Saturday, October 31, 2009

Just wanted to give a quick update -
I am 39 weeks pregnant and will be induced on Tuesday, Nov. 3rd. We have to arrive at the hospital at 5am Tuesday morning! Hopefully we will get to meet our sweet little man sometime that day! I am very excited, nervous, anxious, name it, but I know the Lord has my best interest at heart and will be with me the entire time! I am blessed that my mother will be with Wes and I also - she is arriving today and staying with us about a week and a half! Please keep us in your prayers as we enter this new chapter in our lives!
Have a Blessed Weekend!


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Mini-Photo Session and Baby Update

Just wanted to post a few pics from my mini-photo session (33 weeks pregnant) that my wonderful husband did (
I do love some of these shots - although I am not fond of the weight I have gained these past 8 months. Oh well, it is all for a great cause, right!
Also, another baby update - We had a 35 week check-up today...everything went well! I am measuring at 38 weeks though, but no worries. I have an ultrasound next week so the doctor can get an estimate on size and weight. I have a feeling our little man is going to be on the hefty side since his daddy was almost 11lbs. and 23 inches long - I feel like my mother-in-law gave birth to a toddler :) But all is well - so that is all that matters! I guess that is all for now - I will keep everyone updated on the doctor visits! Have a great week - it is almost Friday!!!


Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Has it really been almost a month since I have posted anything....
It really has!!! Just wanted to give everyone a quick update on what's been going on with the Roberts' at the 504 Cottage....

1. Wes' Photography business is going strong! The Lord is continuing to bless him (us) with continued bookings and we are looking forward to the 2010 "Wedding Season!" Please pray with us that we continue to look to the Lord for guidance and run our business with honesty, integrity and glorify Him through all that we do! If you are in need of a photographer (and a great one at that) look him up -

2. We have had the Swine Flu!!! Yes, that is right folks...Last week, Sept. 28, I visited my regular physician for what I thought was a bad chest cold. Well, I was told I had bronchitis and was given an antibiotic and told to stay home a day or so and rest. Well, by Wednesday, I was miserable and worse than I was on Monday. I had a scheduled 34 week OB doctor noticed that I was obviously deathly sick and was running a fever - along with all of this - our little man was not moving very much and I was having some contractions (at 34 weeks). So my OB doctor (who I love, love, love) sent Wes and I on over to the hospital so that they could monitor the baby and so that I could get a flu swab. They were able to get the baby to move by some force and we established a strong heart beat on the monitor after about an hour of monitoring...the contractions were thought to be coming on because of dehydration. After that was over, we headed to the Lab at the hospital for the flu swab. We left the hospital and it wasn't 10 minutes later that my doctor called and said that I had tested positive for Type A flu virus (H1N1) and he was going to call in Tamiflu for both Wes and myself. On top of me being sick as a dog, Wes was coming down with it as we both stayed home for most of last week and just did nothing, but watch some movies and sleep! We are both on the mend, but have been told the cough and congestion can last up to 2 weeks after the initial virus is we are still coughing and blowing our noses :) Thankfully, little man is still ok and it has not affected my breathing much!

3. With all that said, we are 35 weeks pregnant! Only 5 weeks to go...or as my baby counter says 32 days....what!! We are not prepared...still have lots of little items that we need to get to make our little man comfortable when we bring him home...I think Mommy is going to need a few things as well :) But needless to say, we are thrilled and can't wait to meet him!!! Wes and I are so thankful for God bringing us this far with the pregnancy - we pray little man holds out a few more weeks so that he is properly developed! On a side note, I was able to pencil myself into Wes' calendar and he did a mini photo shoot of me pregnant at 33 weeks...I will try to post those tonight :)

4. Home renovations are still in the works, but have obviously been pushed to the back burner...
We are waiting on our painter to begin working on the outside - I love the colors I have picked out for the 504 cottage! We do, however, have all new doors and windows! It is nice to be able to open a window for some fresh air. The original windows (1940's) were painted shut and not in operation. We did make sure the contractor saved them for us - so if you are in need of an old window for decorating...let me know we have about 15 of them :) We would also like to do some landscaping in the spring...back and front yard - and fix up our small back patio area!

*I believe that is all for now...I am excited that Fall has arrived here in Alabama! The weather cooling off really makes a pregnant woman happy! I hope you have a great week and your October is filled with beautiful fall colors and pumpkins on your door step!


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Can I Share My Heart For a Moment...

2 Corinthians 12:9 (English Standard Version)

9But he said to me, (A) "My grace is sufficient for you, for(B) my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that(C) the power of Christ may rest upon me.

*This particular verse helps me through many of my days. I have felt the need for it recently as I am in the end of this pregnancy and starting to feel anxiety of welcoming our little man into the world. My hormones have my emotions jumping from excitement to nervousness to tears...and I am not sleeping much as my mind races of things that need to be accomplished in the next 8 weeks and contemplating what position will be most comfortable to accommodate this growing belly.

I have to remind myself that no matter my circumstances, His grace is sufficient and made perfect in my weakness...If you think of me in your prayer time... please pray that my anxiety will lessen and I will rest in the grace and comfort that the Lord so graciously provides us.
Thanks for listening to my heart just for a moment...
I hope the Lord is blessing you always!!!
xoxo, Meagan

Monday, September 7, 2009

Nursery Details and more....

I have not blogged in so long...
I have not really been that busy just tired. I have entered my third trimester - I am at 31 weeks this week to be exact! The early pregnancy tiredness has returned and I find myself on the couch more these days! Many wise mothers have told me to cherish the "couch moments" because they will soon disappear after my little man arrives. We are continuing to work on the nursery. The "tree mural" has been painted and is complete thanks to a lovely client of Wes' and a good friend of ours! Ms. Erin (who is getting married in Oct. and Wes is shooting the wedding) came over several nights to paint the tree for us! We love it and if any of you are in need of her services, please let me know...she does a wonderful job at painting murals in nurseries! The crib has been put together and my wonderful mother purchased the crib bumper that I registered for! The curtains have been hung also, thanks to my loving and hard working husband! We have purchased some shelves to go over the changing table and some organizers for the closet! There are a few more items to complete the room...but I have time to make it all come together!
On another note, I am having my first shower on Sept. sweet cousin, Jenny, has planned a "family shower" for me! I love the invitations, as they have a cute blue bird sitting on a tree branch, matching little man's room! Wes and I feel extremely blessed that everyone is looking out for us and has provided so much for us as we prepare for our son's arrival! Enjoy the pictures below and have a blessed week!!!

The crib has been pushed up against the wall with the tree over it.

"Ms. Erin" hard at work!

The tree is finished!

Little Man's white Jenny Lind crib with the great bumper I registered for.
The faux silk curtins paired with a white roman shade.
Blessings, Meagan

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A Few Pics at 6 months/25 Weeks...

Being the wife of a photographer, I normally have no pictures of myself or my husband and I together...but I made him capture these few shots one afternoon to document my pregnancy.

*All pictures by Wes Roberts Photography -

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

New Banner...

Just wanted to let everyone know that my super-talented photographer husband designed me a super cute banner in photoshop.
I love it and think it is is just perfect for my blog...
and for those of you that need photography services check out his website... or his blog

I think he is quite fantastic!

Have a great day!


Monday, July 13, 2009

More for the Nursery...

Just a few more items I have purchased for our Little Man's nursery.
It is coming together...I can't wait to get the mural painted on the wall! It is going to be started next week!
Enjoy and Have a great week!!!

This is the crib skirt that I purchased on, just $19.95. It is by Carter's, an ecru and white stripped skirt. It will match the ecru sheets and brown crib bumper perfectly!

I found these wonderful faux silk floor length panels, in chocolate brown, at Walmart; $17.00 a panel! I hung them on solid white wooden curtain rods.

This area rug was a great find at Lowe's. My mom so graciously purchased this for Little Man's room! It is a cute shaggy, ivory rug and really softens the room up and makes it feel cozy! Wes and I have all hardwood floors in our cottage so I love a good area rug! This rug will make a great place for some play time when our sweet boy arrives!
Hopefully my fabric will arrive this week and I can have my pillows made for the daybed! I will hopefully get to post some of my own pics soon!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

4 months to go...

Well for those of you that do not know we are having a....BOY!!! We are very excited and thrilled (but more so for the fact that he is healthy and developing well!)
I have narrowed down my nursery choice to "trees and birds."
We have begun the exciting process of getting his room ready for his special arrival the first week of November. The colors for the room are shades of blue and chocolate brown. The room has been painted a pale blue color called "water glass blue" by Martha Stewart available at Lowe's.

I hope you enjoy my selections and hopefully I can post pictures soon of the completed room!

This is the fabric that will be used as accent pillows on the day bed. We have purchased a day bed to put in the nursery for extra sleeping space. (Found this fabulous fabric online at Hancocks of

I am using mix and match stuff from Baby's R Us. I am not a "matchy" type person and do not prefer "bedding sets" and matching furniture. It looks great in other peoples homes and nurseries but it is not my style. This will be the crib bumper, it is so sweet and soft. I am using ecru sheets and an ecru crib skirt - sweet and simple.

My parents have so graciously purchased our Little Man's crib. It is a Jenny Lind crib in white. I am mixing the furniture and wood tones as well. The dresser, that will double as a changing table, is an antique honey oak dresser that was in my own nursery as an infant and then was my dresser all the way through high school. My mother has allowed me to bring to my house to use in the nursery. What makes it even more special is the fact that my grandmother bought it and refinished it for my mother when I was born!

And lastly, we are having a tree painted in the room similar to the one in this Pottery Barn picture. Ignore all of the other things in the picture - we are just using the idea of this tree. The sweet girl who is painting for me will be here on Saturday morning to scope out things and look at the room so we can decide the best place to paint the tree!

I am so excited and can't wait for it to all come together!


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

My lastest obsession...

Since all you now know that we will have a new addition in November...I am going to share with you my latest obsession...
BABY Rooms - of course!
We will not find out what it is until June, but I already have my eye on some ideas and bedding that I love. If you have any ideas please share them with me! I hope you enjoy some of my ideas that I have found. I will hopefully be able to post a picture of my latest find - a rocker/recliner for the nursery ( I purchased it at Goodwill for a mere $10). I am going to have a slip cover made for it when I finally decide on what to do with the room!

Be Blessed

This bird picture could quite possibly be the inspiration for my nursery! I love it!

I love the rug in this nursery and those curtains are great (from IKEA - my sister has these in my nephew's room)

Maybe my handy husband could whip up one of these great little changing/storage stations (in his spare time between running financial aid, running his photography business, and taking care of his pregnant wife!)

And a baby will make 3...

Just in case you haven't heard the news...Wes and I are expecting our first child in November! We couldn't be happier! We had our first "real" ultrasound last week and we were able to hear the heart beat and see the little peanut moving! It was such an awesome experience! We feel so blessed already and have not even met the little peanut yet! Wes is continuing to get better...He is still on steroid drops for his eye but the swelling has decreased tremendously! He still has a fuzzy haze over his eye, which will probably have to be removed with surgery, and some back pain, but all things are looking up! He has been a great care-taker for me! I have had horrible morning sickness that can last all day at times! My OB doctor has given me some wonderful medication to help with the nausea, but I keep telling myself that in the end this will all be worth it! I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter and is enjoying the wonderful spring weather! I will hopefully get some ultrasound pictures up soon along with pictures of our new doors and windows. We are also getting ready to embark on a journey that will test our marriage - we are getting ready to paint the outside of our house! For any of you that have been home renovators know what I am talking about! Please pray that the painting goes smoothly and that we will still love each other in the end :) !

Have a wonderful week!


Monday, April 6, 2009

Many Thanks

Thank you to everyone who commented and who have been and who are continuing to pray for Wes. We still have a long way to go to get him better. If anyone likes specifics to pray about, we are asking that you pray for Wes' right eye. He has a form of Ankylosing Spondilitis. I know that is a long word but what it boils down to is an auto-immune disease that can manifest itself and flair up in other parts of your body. Right now it is in Wes' right eye. It has caused Iritis (yes all these big words) - which is severe inflamation in the eye. People have lost their vision from this disease. He has been battling this for about 3 weeks now. The doctors are keeping it dialted and he is using drops several times a day. The inflamation has caused a cataract type plaque to form on his lens which means the only to correct his vision will be through sugery. He is very frustrated because he cannot see out of that eye and it is very sensitive to the light. We do go back to the specialist this Friday, we are praying for great news!
Sorry for the medical run-down of Wes, but I am sure you will pray specifically for the eye!
Thanks to everyone! We love all of you! We pray many blessings come your way!

Monday, March 30, 2009


Wow - I feel like a stranger to the blogging world! I have been so busy, I have not been able to keep up with the blog. I just wanted to post a short something to let you know where we have been and that we (Wes and I) desperatly need your prayers. Wes has been going through some serious medical issues and we need your prayers. It is way to complicated and involves many long words that are hard to pronounce but hopefully the doctors will be able to get everything worked out and get him treated! We know that the Lord is faithful and He will see us through this trial, but we could not do it without the prayers of our friends! I will hopefully be able to post more in the coming days but just thought I would ask you guys for prayers!
Thanks for uplifting us!!!!

Be Blessed,


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

In Need of a Little Inspiration...

I am in need of a little inspiration...I am trying to be creative, yet budget friendly with decorating my cottage. I have found a few ideas for decorating - mostly just inspiration to get ideas turning in my head.

I love this dresser - but what I love more is the wall behind the dresser.

I love the linens on this bed! I have a shabby chic room - but the bed in that room is in need of a fresh set of linens. Any ideas?

This living room is precious to me - I am so excited to announce that my custom roman shades have been completed and will be hung in my house this weekend! That's right my friends, goodbye blinds, hello custom shades! The shades have been custom designed and made by one of my very best friends, Molly Rigoloso of Henderson and Rigoloso, Drapery and Design. She is a great designer with a great, creative eye! If you are in need of some of her services, let me know and I will be happy to pass along her contact information!

I love those red end tables for a punch of color!

I am also in the process of renovating my little cottage laundry room. I am going to post some before pictures later tonight but for now I can explain - it is an indoor/outdoor room. It has great concrete floors and original tongue and groove walls and ceiling. It is fabulous - just in need of some freshness! I love this storage idea - not sure if it is practical but it sure looks cute!

Hopefully I will find some inspiration to assist me with my continuous cottage renovation. If you have any ideas please let me know! Hope you are having a great Wednesday!


Monday, February 16, 2009

That's a cute Idea...

Here are just a few cute ideas I found while searching the Internet last night. I am always on the look out for a cute idea that does not take much money to complete! Hope you enjoy your day - I am enjoying a day off of work thanks to President's Day!

This is an idea for a chic but cheap headboard. All you need are 8 square canvas' and 8 vintage hankies. Mount the each vintage hankie on a canvas (the spray glue works best). When you are finished, hang them above a bed for an incredible head board. Vintage hankies are inexpensive and this is a great way to display your collection.

I thought this idea was great! You will need an old window frame. Paint it the color of your choice. Paint a piece of cut plywood with chalk board paint. Mount the painted plywood on the back of the window frame and viola...You have the cutest chalk board in town!
Hopefully I will find us some more creative and inexpensive cute ideas! If you have any to share, please leave me a comment...I would love to see your chic, cheap ideas!
Have a great Monday!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Choose Hope...

For those of you who don't know...

During the summer of 2008, one of my greatest heroes - my Dad, was diagnosed with Bladder Cancer. Bladder Cancer...that was the first time I had heard of anyone being diagnosed with that. He has come through so much - they removed the cancerous tumor in his bladder in June, 2008. He began treatments shortly after that. He is still in the process of his treatments and will continue them until the doctor feels confident that he can stop. My prayer is that this June we can celebrate 1 year cancer free! My father is such an incredible man. Not only did he work extremely hard to provide the best for my mother, my sister and myself - but he also raised me with great values and morals. He cares for and loves me so much and for that I grateful! He would always take time out of his busy life and made sure he spent time with all of us! He takes such good care of my mother and loves her so much! My parents will be married 29 years in April!

With all of this being said, I found an amazing website that supports all different types of cancers! I have been searching for the designated "color" for bladder cancer and some stuff to buy to support bladder cancer awareness and research. I have found that on the Choose Hope, Inc. website -

For those of you who have had cancer affect your life in one way or another - my prayers go out to you! It is never easy, but know that the Lord has plans for your life (Jeremiah 29:11). Continue to pray for my dad, we still have a long road ahead of us, but God is good and I know he will see us through all of it...and to my dad...I love you with all of my heart! I am the women I am today because of all you have done for me over the years! You are truly one of my hero's! No one will ever take the place you hold in my heart! I am praying for you daily! I know the Lord will continue to restore your body!

Many Blessings,


Sunday, February 8, 2009

Where have I been...

Well...let me tell you where I have been...

I have been everywhere but blog land! Sorry I disappeared since Christmas! Is it really February? A lot has happened over the past couple of months!

Wes and I have finally opened our studio in downtown Troy. The renovations have made the studio look amazing! We have not officially opened, but of course we are still booking weddings and portrait settings. We are planning an open house to officially open the studio! If you need a photographer call us up ( (Had to put the business plug in!) God has continued to bless our photography business. He has opened up many doors for Wes! Wes has stayed booked and busy - Pray for us as we continue to seek Him about what is best for us and our business!

We also have some great news...we have a new niece in town! My sister gave birth to her second sweet child on Friday, Jan. 30, 2009. Paige Marie came into this world a healthy, beautiful girl! Wes and I are thrilled to have a new niece and can't wait till we can hold and kiss her chubby cheeks!

Here is big brother Caden (he is 3 1/2). He is loving his new little sister!

Here is Caden and little Paige Marie again...Love those thumbs up from big brother. Paige, savor those thumbs up - who knows how long those will last...

Paige's first few pictures after only a few hours in our big world!

I can't wait to teach her girly and sassy sister refers to me as a "hair bow." I am a Chi Omega Alumni and am still very involved in my sorority chapter. I am a chapter of course - Paige, as my only Chi Omega legacy at the moment, will be decked out in owl stuff (Chi Omega's mascot) as well as the Chi Omega letters. She already has Chi Omega shirt and is only a week old!

I hope everyone has a great week! I promise to be more faithful to blog land! Please continue to read my posts...I am not sure if anyone even reads...but I sure do love to blog!

I will leave you with a recent pic of Wes and I...when you are a never have decent pictures together - so we have to settle for the ole' digital camera "self" portrait!