Hello there, blog followers! Are there any of you still out there? I’m sure you’ve been wondering where I’ve been. And instead of listing my numerous excuses, I’ll just summarize it with a mini timeline of exactly why I’ve been absent from my blog for oh-so long.
Sold our house, moved in with my parents while looking for new house, had abdominal surgery
Recovered from surgery, continued looking for new houses, made offers on two
Found new house and offer accepted
Closed on new house (that needed – and still needs – LOTS of TLC), and most importantly…found out we were expecting!!!!
Moved into said house, began the long series of improvements that needed to be made, had first ultrasound, marveled that we were finally having the opportunity to do so
Announced pregnancy to my students on Valentine’s Day (with pink and blue iced Krispy Kreme) and to the world via social media
Enjoyed the end of my first trimester and the return of my former energy level
Interviewed for and accepted new position for the fall in a new district, school, and grade level (Ah! Am I crazy?!)
Taught Children’s Literature at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, taught at Fine Lines Writing Camp, had first baby shower
Had second baby shower (the clothes are so cute – and tiny!), began getting new classroom ready, tried to wrap my brain around the fact I will be a mom in one month
(Coming soon…) August 2014
We will be joined by our new son or daughter in mid-August!!! Wish us luck!
Whew! Busy year. Thank you for continuing to read my blog. I would promise to write more, but we will see what Baby Phillips has to say about that whole idea…