So much to share!

I’ve wanted to write for awhile now, but a multitude of things have kept me away. And of course, today, when I woke up and started to tackle my to-do list which included me publishing this post, I remembered the power had been shut off for some works happening right up the road from us, so the post would have to wait due to lack of electricity leading to lack of wifi!

During the next week(s), I plan to recap a lot of what has been happening in the last few months. This particular post won’t be anything spectacular (well, maybe it will be!), but I knew that if I just wrote one post then I would want to keep writing more posts. You need to start somewhere to get to where you want to be, so this little post is it for me!

(I really cannot believe I have not written since March. Yikes. Not happy with myself about that, but such is life sometimes!)

Our days have been filled with visits from friends and family, a trip to Wales, a trip to Edinburgh, purchasing an incredible new house and moving into that house, and putting our old house for rent and saying a tearful goodbye to the place where we started our life in England together. Needless to say, it has been an exciting and emotional time for us!

There is one thing that I haven’t mentioned, and to us, that thing is the most important of all. We’re still in disbelief some days and completely over-the-moon excited to have found out right before Easter that our family of two will become three in late November! We’re going to have a little British-American baby!

So yes, there is a lot for me to cover and I’m looking forward to sharing it all!


You’ve heard me moan about the horrendous weather here and are probably wondering if we are buried under this much snow in mid-June. Thankfully, we aren’t and we’re actually experiencing a stretch of beautiful weather! The relevance of this photo is that I took it on a walk the day we found out we were going to become parents. Every time I think about that day, I remember our excitement and I remember the snowstorm. 

P.S. Due to the power outage, our security alarm has gone off twice today leaving me frantic and unable to shut it off. No matter how many times I punch in the code, the alarm will not stop screeching! I ran out of the house earlier to apologize to the neighbors on either side of us, and thankfully we’ve lucked out in the neighbor department because they were so understanding and one of them was actually outside checking to make sure everything was okay. It’s now off, but I’m afraid to move around the house for fear the motion sensors will trigger the alarm again! (I just spoke to Richard again and he has assured me this will not happen. Phew.) The irony of the situation is Richard works in the security systems industry and he is in London until the evening, so he’s had to helplessly field both of my panicked calls – one of which was me sobbing! Oh, the pregnancy hormones are out in force. Ha.


6 thoughts on “So much to share!

  1. Congratulations!!! That is wonderful news and I’m so happy for you both. You are going to be wonderful parents!!! What an exciting time!!!!! Glad you are back to posting. I look forward to following along. Such a blessing!!

    • Thanks so much, Andrea! We’ve had 2 midwife appointments and our first scan so far and things have gone swimmingly (aside from me being sick most days, but I am feeling better)! It’s been interesting to hear about my friends’ experiences with birth in the US compared to here. 🙂

  2. Oh my gosh, congratulations!!! I was excited to see a post from you, excited to hear about the move (need more info!!), and then WOW, how fantastic!
    Gorgeous picture, too- I’ve worn down to a dull longing-ache when I see Yorkshire (and Scotland), but it’s a good feeling… and I’m trying to figure out when I can make a trip back- I’ll let you know!


    • Oh, and we had all kinds of house-alarm issues at our second house, and it didn’t help that Sloan turns into pathetic, shaking, panic dog when alarms go off. Finally I had our DIY guy disconnect it (we didn’t use it anyway, and it would go off at the slightest blip in power!)

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