Monday, September 24, 2012

September 21

Weird title for a blog post huh?  Well, I thought about what to write up there to describe what I was going to talk about, and it seemed like I would need to put half of my post up there since there has been so much going on in the 3 months (gulp) since I've bothered to write anything here.  So I figured I would give a brief overview of all of it and maybe try to catch up.. We'll see, no promises!

To start of with, the last post I wrote was when Evan was 18 months old.  Today he is 21 months old.  Really getting up there, I know!  He has been such a great kid through all the crazy changes we have had going on around here.  That is not to say that he is not a challenge.  He is incredibly active and hard to keep up with, but it's worth it.  I know that his mind is working so quickly and I love to watch it.  He is in a stage of not saying much right now.  It's a tad frustrating at the moment, since he was saying so much a few months ago, but I figure there will come a day in the not to far future that he will be blurting out full sentences out of the blue.

Evan's first trip to Parker's Maple Barn, a staple for Autumn breakfast in NH as far as I'm concerned

Next up, Today I am 29 weeks pregnant with our twin boys.  Everyone tells me I look great.  Well most people....Some tell me I am enormous.  A lot of people seem to have pity on the lady pregnant with two babies.  For the most part, folks, I'm doing just fine.  Yes I look like I'm past full term with one baby, and I still have quite a few weeks to go, but that's to be expected, No?  Mike and I have not agreed on a single name for these boys, and we have not done a single thing to get ready for their birth.  This leads me to my next item up for discussion.

I think I look a little larger from this side... yeah, lets go with that!

It's been 22 days since we closed on our new house.  
So far I am completely in love with it.  Of course, there have been a few bumps in the road and there will most certainly continue to be, but all in all it's a great thing.  We bought a two family house with a rental unit on the second floor.  

Haha, look at Evan at the door!

It just so happens that our new tenants as of October 1 will be my husbands brother, best friend, and another good friend.  I continue to tell my husband that I'm pretty sure he is the luckiest man on the planet.  He can't disagree.  I am just thrilled that we will not have strangers in the same dwelling as my family.  Additionally, I think we have made a fantastic investment for our future and for our current living situation, since we have a supplement to help pay our mortgage.  Financial security has never been something I really thought we'd have, but it feels like we are one step closer anyway.

Last up, I've been working my tail off getting things in order for my online shop.  For anyone who doesn't know about it, Hazel Love is my Etsy shop, where I sell baby bibs, burp cloths and blankets. 

Rainbow Chevron Bib Set

I became extraordinarily motivated when I saw how well one of my competitors was doing.  Maybe that sounds a little odd, but it helped me to realize that I will only get out of this endeavor, what I put into it.  It spiraled into my participating in a local event this coming weekend, that I am equally nervous and excited for.  It will be the first time I am face to face with my customers.  It will (hopefully) be a good thing to see reactions to my items in person for a change.  I have gotten great feedback from my online customers so I hope it goes well!  For anyone who is near enough, and has children that would enjoy the event, come check it out.  I will be at Nini-Palooza, an event to raise money for High Hopes Foundation of New Hampshire

That's a brief recap, and yes I realize that I am going to be publishing this post on September 24th as opposed to the 21st as the title may indicate.  Here's the thing.... it took me that long to get my rear end outside to take a picture of my house, which I felt I could not do without!  The only reason I got out there, was because my husband called and told me the insurance company needed the picture.  Two birds with one stone..Yipee!  

I hope to see you again soon!


  1. Love reading your blog Meg! And sorry if I called you enormous!!! You do look fantastic and really are carrying them all in the belly, which is awesome!!! Can't wait to meet them!

    1. worries, I am enormous! I can't wait to meet them too!!



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