Friday, March 11, 2011

So, what's new?

The answer, not much.

Moving date is set for March 21st and not a single box has been packed yet. Hubby's work schedule is insane right now. He hasn't been home before midnight in the past two weeks, working weekends, and off to work first thing in the morning. Pretty poor timing. Hopefully we'll get a little done this weekend, and then the following weekend, both grandmas are coming up to watch Emma and help. So hopefully in the end, it will all get done before the moving truck arrives.

Lots of work going on at the new house. The entire place has been painted and new carpet has been laid in the bedrooms. It will probably look like a totally new place from the last time we saw it. Oh, and did I mention that we sold our condo? Hooray! Perfect timing! We'll close just a few days after we move out.

On the 1st birthday front, preparations are underway. We are planning a little get together with friends in Northern Virginia the weekend before we move to say good-bye and celebrate Emma's birthday (it will actually be the day of her birthday). Then, once we move, we'll do a party with family, which will be her "main" party.

And did I mention that we have 50+ family members in town between the two of us (well, mostly on hubby's side)? Obviously we can't do a party that big so there might end up being some hurt feelings. But I'm ok with that. Better that Emma have a fun, manageable party than her parents lose their minds and baby be overwhelmed. Just my opinion.

We are going to do a pink and green theme for the party, with some cupcake decorations sprinkled in. I've bought several things from Etsy for the party, including a Happy Birthday banner and some cute favors.

I also bought this little onesie for Emma to wear to announce our news about the new little one to our parents next weekend when they come to visit.

Guess that sounds like a little bit more than "not much" going on.


  1. You haven't told your parents yet? Oh, I'm so excited to hear how telling them goes!!! :) I always assume that real life family and friends read our blogs, but I guess that isn't always the case. :)

    Okay. . . you must post pictures of your new house when you are in and settled. It sounds beautiful.

    Hope you are feeling well. :)

  2. Yay for selling your condo!! Can't wait to see pics of Emma's party!

  3. we closed on our house... i think four days after i had louise, and started moving the day after that, it was AWFUL. but i love our house and now that it's been over a year i can say it was totally worth it :)

  4. Boy, won't your parents get a shock! Sounds like you have a lot coming up. Share pics of the party and the house!

  5. How great that you're able to sell your condo! Some how the packing will all come together :-)