Phew guys, it's been a long time since I wrote anything on this little corner of the internet I call mine. It goes like this (I'm sure you all know), you get busy, the days turn into weeks, the weeks turn into months, and all of a sudden people are asking if you're even blogging anymore? Hmmmmm....well the answer is yes, but I've definitely fallen behind here on some HUGE changes that are happening so let me fill you in:
Yes it's true, we did it, we finally moved. We kept it quiet, putting the offer on the house all the way back in December, and it was a long, arduous process (mostly for my husband dealing with the mortgage people). Then the actual move itself was literally one of the top five worst experiences of my life.
It's one thing to know in the dark corners of your mind that you have a whole lot of crap in your house, it's quite another to have it paraded out in front of you, your husband, your family (who is kind enough to help you move), and a couple of total strangers. Like embarrassing amounts of stuff, which I still haven't unpacked. Crafter/hand maker = semi-hoarder. Fortunately we have a big unfinished basement, a nice big garage, and lots of other storage spaces. The rest of the house is shaping up nicely, and we've already hosted lots of people and are loving our new space.
Oh, and yes, lest I forget to mention the previous owner was a master gardner, so there is an amazing yard with the most beautiful collection of perennials, which makes this floral designer very, very happy! You can follow along with our new house, and all the fun projects we're working on with #thewalterstudor or via my Instagram @emmyray.
WE'RE HAVING A BABY
Yeppers, you heard right. Baby numero dos is on the way, due to make the big debut October 2016. We didn't do a big formal announcement like last time, and we actually aren't finding out the sex either. We want it to be a fun surprise this time around. But we do have names for boy and girl picked out, and also the nursery is already all decorated in my head (sharing more on that very soon).
However as with most second children, and the stereotype is totally true, I have been terrible at documenting everything so far, but that's what happens when you spend 80% of your day chasing around a toddler. I can't tell you how many people have said "I didn't even know you were pregnant". Surprise everyone! We're beyond excited to be expanding this little family of ours though, and can't wait to meet this little one.
Picture by the talented Rebecca Peters Photography. More from this adorable shoot coming soon.
I think those are the biggies for now. I've had so many great ideas swimming around and lots of good content built up guys, that I can't wait to share with you soon. Can't wait to catch up and get back into the swing of things again!
xo - Emily