Some Big {belly} News!

Hey gang!  I know I’ve been away for awhile now, and while I like to avoid making excuses whenever possible… (okay, who am I kidding? I always have a load of excuses) I hope you’ll bear with me as I share a few more.  I promise it gets good.

*Cue violin music.

So…it all started a few months ago when my husband and I decided to buy a 1980’s beauty (house, that is), roll up our sleeves and dive head first into some pretty significant renovations.  While in theory, I thought this would be a *super-duper* fun project “on the side” of each of our full-time careers, it turned out to be a bundle of stress with all sorts of funding deadlines and ridiculous late nights of sanding, painting, and what not and so much more.

There were days when we wanted to lock the door and throw away the key and never look at our blessed house ever again…but then one day, our home finally started to take form, and soon we began to see all of the ways our hard work was beginning to pay off (pictures to come soon).  It’s a good thing, too…


Somewhere in the midst of the dust finally settling, I discovered two very significant problems about myself: 1.) I had never felt so exhausted in my entire life, and 2.) Was it really possible for anyone to feel that bloated?

Which then lead me to a possibility that was about the furthest thing from my mind in the midst of the construction chaos…which I pretty much dismissed but concluded that I had better double check…

Well, well, well, what do you know?  Turns out I’m pregnant.  Yup.  It’s true.  Our little sweet pea is due to arrive on or around November 4th.  Yahoo!

So…now I’m dying to know if my little one will be a…


Images via Hostess Blog

Any predictions?

So with that, I blame my absence on utter exhaustion, life and all of the little surprises and blessings the good Lord throws our way.

I’ve missed you all, and I wish you a wonderful day.  Thanks so much for stopping by!


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