Yes, a whole year. I don’t really know how this happened. Well, scratch that- I do.
There have been many time in my blogging-life where I have taken a hiatus from posting. Most were a month or two and I always have the intention of going back to the blog. But a year?!
I never intended to stop writing for so long but time just slipped away from me. The last year has brought some big and exciting changes, but from re-reading old posts it’s clear that most things have stayed the same. Through it all blogging has always been in the back of my mind. I have recently had several people ask me why I stopped and if I planned to pick it up again. That, paired with the notice I got in the mail asking if I wanted to renew my domain name brought me back! I realized I wasn’t ready to pack it up for good, and that I really missed posting my recipes and life experiences. I’m not sure the direction the site will take but I know it will still be 80% food based!
So….what’s been happening in the last year?
Well where we last left off, my husband Nolan and I were just told we had to move for the second time in two years. We were house hunting and about a month into our search…
We bought a house! The whole process was nauseating and stressful and time consuming so it didn’t really sink in until….well it’s still sinking in. Everything moved very quickly and we officially moved in on July 1st. The amount of perfection that went into the whole thing is still unbelievable to me. It was EXACTLY what we were looking for, in our budget, in our neighborhood, with the backyard of our dreams… and sitting in that side porch right now typing this, I still can’t believe it’s ours.
As exciting as it is, it’s also terrifying because after 7 years of renting we are now responsible for anything and everything that breaks. Knock on wood- everything has gone smoothly this first year as we have made it our home. This past week we bought the last few pieces of furniture that really make the place feel complete. (pics to come)
But the most exciting thing…Nolan and I can both fit in our kitchen…at the same time!
And we have been cooking like crazy! I’m really excited to share some of our new recipes and unique creations.
Aside from the house, everything else is business as usual.
I was on April vacation this past week and I am in the home stretch of my third year of teaching 5th grade. My class this year is ..to say incredible would be an understatement. I love this group of kiddos and this year has been the most fun and productive yet. But there are only 41 school days left before my beloved summer vacation!
I still spend as much time outside as possible with these guys…
My brother Brian and our family dog Casey. Since Brian’s college breaks don’t line up with public school breaks, Casey and I went on quite a few solo hikes at Callahan State Park this week. 🙂
Nolan and I still don’t have kids-or plans to start a family at all right now to be honest, even though we are both turning 30 this year. Truthfully we are having a blast together and are not ready to give up our selfish ways.
This post is getting a bit long, so I will stop here for today but will be posting plenty in the weeks to come. Promise.
Feels good to be back!