Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Long Time, No Blog

Wow - so it's been over 2 months since my last blog post. Not really sure what happened, I wasn't planning on taking such a long break. Life just sort of got crazy busy and I lost motivation.

Anyways, I'm back!! For a quick recap on what we've been up to this winter/spring:

*** LOTS and LOTS of home renovation/decorating! I'm happy to announce that after 11 months of living in our house, I have finally hung stuff up on the walls! J was shocked when he came home from work one day to see actual art hanging in our living room - it was a big moment.

*** J has been a busy busy handyman completing all sorts of interesting projects that I suggest. He finished our half bath (that's a whole other post to come soon!), painted our front door red, installed a new mailbox - I could go on and on.

*** We survived 3 back to back blizzards. It was pretty insane. We had over 45" of snow for most of February. We also had a wedding at work DURING the worst blizzard storm - I won't even go into how insane that was.

*** We are hoping to start with a pretty major kitchen remodel later this month and into May. It will involve a ton of painting, installing new countertops and figuring out installation of a breakfast bar to make our kitchen "eat-in". Yes, we're doing it all ourselves!

*** Tax Refunds - pretty incredible! So happy and thankful for that $8,000 first time homebuyer credit. We will probably NEVER get as much money back as we are getting this year. So of course, I'm stalking our mailbox every day for the check. (you can't e-file that return - bummer!) As soon as we receive it, it's getting put right back into the house. We are getting a new roof (yay!), all new windows (yay!) and 2 new sliding glass doors (yay!). Not that we plan on having too much left after all of that, but we'll save whatever is leftover.

*** My BFF K is over 6 months preggo now! It's been SO fun to watch her belly grow and hear all about the baby. In a complete shocker, she's having a BOY! We (including her husband) were all CONVINCED it was a girl. She called me after they found out and made sure I was sitting down before she told me - ha! But I'm super happy for them and I can't wait until the little man gets here in July! They are naming him Will. Love it!

*** My other BFF C from college is engaged! And I'm her Maid of Honor!!! Notice I said Maid - I refuse to be anything with the word Matron in it. The wedding is this June (eeek!) down in Florida and I'm so super excited! Our bridesmaids dresses are gorgeous and I love everything she has planned so far.

*** Work is starting to gear up for a super crazy wedding season. J and I are going away for a long weekend next weekend to get away before I have zero time off. Can't wait to relax with my man and my puppy dog!

That's about all the updates I have right now! Happy to be back writing and reading!


***Positively Preppy in Pink*** said...

So glad you're back!! Looks like you have been SUPER busy!! Many exciting things happening for you though!! :)

KatiePerk said...

I was thinking about you last week! K looks so cute in her FB pics!! Welcome back! You are becoming quite the Handywoman!!

mFw said...

Glad you're back! Sounds like you've been super busy!

All you need is love... said...

Good to see you back! Have missed your posts!
And I am really excited to see how the bathroom turned out!

Freck said...

Woohoo! Welcome back! You've been busy little lady!

MCW said...

Welcome back! The snow in MD was insane! I was at my parents the weekend after the huge storm. I cannot imagine having a wedding in that!

Barefoot in the Park said...

welcome back!

Always Organizing said...

So glad you are back! I was blog stalking you daily to see if you had posted :)

Sounds like a lot of great things have been going on in the last couple of months!

Belle said...

Happy to see that you're back! Can't wait to see all the stuff you'eve done to the house!

Emily said...

Welcome back! You've been up to a lot of fun stuff!!!

The Pink Tutu said...

YAY!!!!!!!!! I am so happy you're back. I've missed you gbig! I was worried I blew your cover or something ;)

P.S. SO excited to see you at C.'s wedding!! I will finally meet Mr. Jake :) You need to post the adorable shower you threw for her. It looked amazing!

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