What?! A new post?!?

Yes, I haven’t posted in a while. A lot has happened since the last post. Let’s see…

BIG NEWS – I’m pregnant with #2! It’s a girl and I’m doing fine. We figured it was a result of our anniversary month – which means she’s due around Mya’s birthday. (Mya was a result of our honeymoon. Hence the name “Mya” for the Mayan ruins that we visited.) I’m currently 34 weeks along, due on November 4th and can’t wait to meet her. Mya’s quite excited to have a baby sister. She’s even thought of some names while we struggle for just one!

After finding out about the pregnancy, we started our kitchen/whole downstairs remodel. The kitchen/bar/laundry room part of it wasn’t bad at all. We had a great contractor who finished the work in two weeks and a few days. Thom’s cousin helped put in floors about 2 weeks after that and then helped with the crown and baseboard downstairs. We’re currently working on the fireplace and furnishing the house with stuff we found on Craigslist. I’m quite happy that we have a dining table now. I feel civilized eating dinner at a dinner table now instead of sitting in front of the TV.

Thom has been flying out of town since the end of April to help his mother with her double knee surgery recovery. So I’ve been left to my own devices quite a bit (with Mya in tow for 3 of the 4 visits). Between my mother-in-law’s surgeries, we went to Missouri to celebrate Thom’s grandfather’s 80-1/2 birthday. This last time Thom left, he took Mya with him so I had the house to myself – happy me!

Thom threw me a surprise 30th birthday at Costco this past July. Yes it sounds funny but it was quite a unique event.

Mya started 5-day a week / 3 hours a day preschool late in August. They moved to a nice renovated building on the church campus. It’s been quite an event for the whole parish.

One of our cats nearly died from eating thread from a sewing machine that I got on Ebay. It was a huge ordeal – at one point I thought I would have to put her down. But she’s perfectly fine now.

During all this time, I’ve done a few projects here and there – some of which I’ll post about. I threw my best friend, Phoung, a 30th birthday party. I finished my sampler quilt and made a quilt for Mya’s “big girl” bed. I made a dress that accomodates my growing belly (and that I can wear postpartum). I also made a couple of interesting cakes – one is a chicken. Look out for these posts! I’ll start in chronological order.