I’ll be honest; I’ve been a little MIA around here the past few weeks (if you haven’t noticed!). I’ll share with you exactly what has happened;
Life has gotten SO busy lately, and this post is all about the why. While there is definitely lots of good news, I also have some bad news to share, too. They always seem to go hand in hand, right?
I’ll start with the good news. I know, usually people start with the bad news and end with the good, but all the good news sort of leads up to the bad news. Anyway. On with it.
First, about two months ago I found out we are expecting our second child! Woohoo!! We knew we wanted to have another one and this was about the time we were thinking, so that worked out perfectly. I’m only 13 weeks, so it’s still too soon to know the gender, but we will definitely be finding out. I’m such a planner! My due date is May 21st. Yay spring baby!
Little miss Jade doesn’t quite understand, but she does like to rub my (already big) belly and say, “there’s my brother or sister in there!” and then asks to see the baby. I tell her she can’t quite yet, and she gives me a perplexed look and then is on to somthing else. She’ll get it soon enough! 🙂
And, for news number 2.
Before we found out we wee expecting, David and I were throwing around the idea of selling our house and moving. The market was doing reeeeeally well, and we just thought, what the heck! We had had a “5 year plan” when we moved in our current house, and it’s been exactly 5 years. We knew we wanted to have another baby soon and wanted a little bigger of a house and yard, so we threw the idea out on the table.
Two weeks(ish) later, I found out I was pregnant. We decided selling our house right now was perfect timing, as we wanted to sell, buy, and be settled in well before the baby came. We worked our tails off getting our house in order, and finally last week it went on the market. We’ve had a few showings already and we’ve looked at some other houses, but for now it’s just a waiting game. Phew! I gotta say, getting a house ready to sell and having showings is not so fun with a toddler running around taking out the toys you’re putting away. It’s a good thing she’s so cute! 😉
That all was the “good” news and why I haven’t been posting as much lately, either.
On with the bad news.
While I absolutely love blogging and sharing all my crafts and creations with you, I’ve made the super hard decision to take a break. Moving and this pregnancy has consumed us right now, leaving virtually no time for projects, crafts, or blogging. I say break because I WILL be back. I don’t know when next year, but after our little bundle is born and we get into the routine of two kiddos, I’ll have the time (and maybe energy?!) to “get my craft on.” yeah, I just said that.
You don’t know how sad this makes me, as I’ve truly loved every bit of this past year and this journey I started. I’ve made some fabulous “bloggy” friends and have learned a ton about blogging in general. I’ve gotten to chat with and “meet” some of my amazing readers (that’s you!!). But my family comes first, and these big changes going on in our lives needs my full and undivided attention (and if you have any tips on moving with a toddler, OR how to handle two kiddos, I’m all ears!!).
So, until further notice, I’ll no longer be posting on Dwelling in Happiness. Everything will still be here exactly as it is so I can pick right back up when I’m ready. However, I do still plan on posting pictures and updates of our move and the baby on social media, so if you’re not already, you can follow me on Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date, and I’ll most definitely still be pinning my favorite things on Pinterest (because let’s be honest, who can stop??). I’d still love to keep in contact and hear what’s going on in your lives while I’m away, so please don’t hesitate to shoot me an e-mail me, either!
This isn’t goodbye, my friends, but “see you later.” Like I said, I will be back; so don’t go too far! I’ll be thinking about you all!
Until then… 🙂