Tuesday, May 15, 2012

What I’ve Been Up to the Past Month {And Announcing an Upcoming “Series”}

Holy cow.  My last blog post was April 24th!!!  My BFF actually sent me a Facebook message yesterday asking, “Did your blog die?”  haha

Nope, she’s still here….just went on hiatus. 

I know I can’t be the only person out there who starts to sit down at the computer to write a post….but then gets so overwhelmed with all the catching up that needs to be written out that you just end up reading other people’s blogs instead of updating your own.  Anyone? 

So without further adieu….let me sum up my past month as concisely as I can!

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My last post mentioned that I was traveling to Florida with my parents. 

We had an amazing time and we got to do some really fun things…..like my first EVER visit to Hobby Lobby (I’m totally in love with that place!  Consider yourself lucky if you live near one because we don’t have any up here in New England!)

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We also went to Disney World! (Epcot and Downtown Disney)

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I also got the pleasure of finally trying out CHICK-FIL-A!  It was delish. 

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I started freaking out with happiness because we ended up eating at Mimi’s Café one night for dinner and I‘ve heard Kelly talk about that restaurant for years and years on her blog!  I was a little disappointed that I wasn’t able to get poppy-seed dressing and chicken salad for the full-on Kelly experience but I did get a delicious salad that came with a chocolate muffin on the side!  Have you ever heard of such a thing?  I feel like that menu was Paula Deen-approved.  haha (Not that I’m complaining – that muffin was awesome!)

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On a completely different note, on May 4th we got the GREAT news that we are licensed to adopt!  Now we wait for the right match for us.  Super exciting time! :)

Last Sunday  was Mother’s Day and I had a GREAT day with my two favorite men.  We moved Luke into the big boy bed the night before Mother’s Day, and the poor thing was up 4 times that night crying (I think he was disoriented, plus we cut him off from the paci so he didn’t have that to soothe himself, either).  Needless to say, we mutually decided at 4:00 am that we were not going to church! haha My amazing husband let me sleep in til after 9 (it was pure bliss) and then we hopped in the car to go to Chipotle (our mutual favorite). 

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We also stopped at a beautiful nursery to pick up some flowers and plants for the garden.  Luke had a great time checking out the animals. 

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On the way home we stopped to get my favorite ice cream (Almond Joy!) from one of the only places around here that serves it.  Super yummy. :)


Luke is still getting services every week for his “issues” (he has a speech teacher, an OT, and an early childhood teacher come to the house to work with him).  His speech is improving and he is starting to make more sentences.  He has also gotten a LOT better at pronouncing “l” in the beginning of a word (so now he says “look” and “lion” instead of “yook and “nion.”)  His latest thing is “Mommy hold you” when he wants me to pick him up.  It just melts my heart!  (Not just because it’s cute but also because he typically never shares wants/needs so that was a big developmental step for him, too). 

On June 8th we go to a meeting to determine if he qualifies for a special preschool program at the local elementary school.  This program would be the MOST perfect fit for him so we are really praying hard that he qualifies to get in! 

Wow, okay, I think that about sums it up! 

The “series” that I mentioned in the title refers to some posts that I’ll be doing over the next two weeks that show our house progress one year later.  We bought our house exactly ONE year ago tomorrow (May 16th)!  I seriously can’t believe a whole year has passed since then!  This whole house is just such a testament to God’s faithfulness. 

Our friends and family in PA have asked about the house so I thought it would be fun to show how some of the rooms have changed (and how some have unfortunately stayed almost the same!  lol).  So check back here sometime this week if you like some good before-and-afters.  I know I do!  :)


  1. So excited for you as you complete one more step in the adoption process! Can't wait to hear what God does.

  2. Congrats on your next step in your adoption! I have been wondering about about you so please know you have been missed AND I completely understand. Life gets busy for sure.
    We don't have a Chic-fil-a and it's a good thing because I would be there all of the time. When we travel south though we have to make at least ONE stop or two :)
    Can't wait to see your progress on the house!

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