Life & Blog Update

Life & Blog Update

Hello World!!! Happy 4th of July!!! I’m back with lots of exciting news, updates and upcoming posts!

It’s been a very eventful and crazy few seven months (but who’s counting….haha), but I wanted to let my friends in the blog world know that I haven’t completely fallen off the face of the earth. There have been so many changes in mine and my hubby’s life, that its been so hard to get back into the swing of things blogging and working on my etsy shop.

The main major life changer is that we are FINALLY having our first born child!!!!!And I say finally because (as only a few of our closest friends and families know) my husband and I had a rough year last year with what they call a silent miscarriage. It is now getting easier to talk about it, especially now knowing that this little one is well on its way out of the womb. It did take us quite a while to cope and then get in sync with each other as each of our schedules kept us busy and tired. I even took at home ovulation tests to try and get to know when the “right time” would be. I believe the stress of testing daily and getting upset when our busy schedules wouldn’t coincide, made things more difficult. I wont continue to delve too much into this as I don’t want to get too emotional on you all, and would like to keep this post as happy and uplifting as possible. But I do have to say that it was good to learn that I’m not alone (though it took a bit of accepting) and there were many other moms out there feeling the same way. Though it seemed as if it was a private club to be in and that most people don’t talk about these things until they know someone else has gone through something similar. On that note, I’d love to here from you lovely readers if you’d like to share/discuss each others stories, you can email me at mgoulart14@comcast.net and I hope to be of some comfort to you and maybe even vise versa.

So back to the HAPPY news, needless to say this has been a long time coming (or so it feels like) and we couldn’t be more THRILLED!!

The first 3 months I was pretty much in hiding from most of the world; we didn’t tell anyone as we both were too afraid of another miscarriage and jinxing things. The next month we slowly started telling immediate family and very few closest friends. And just last month we spilled the beans to everyone else little by little. I still worry every time this kid doesn’t move that something might be wrong and I probably will until birth, but trying to keep positive.

The hubby and I were not on the same page on finding out the gender. I love surprises and wanted to wait till birth. He hates surprises and wanted to mentally prepare himself (but i think it was more to feel a connection to the baby, with what we’d been through). So with all this new fad of gender reveal parties, I jumped on the band wagon and thought it would be a decent compromise. I also figured it would be a nice gift to one another if we found out on the weekend of our wedding anniversary, so he still had to wait a bit to find out and I’d still get my surprise. He absolutely loved the idea 🙂

We had a small gathering in our backyard, of his immediate family and my 2 best friends (practically sisters) with their men and kids. My family lives in Florida and would only be able to make it up for the birth, so we Skyped them in. The technician sealed the ultrasound in an envelope and I handed it to my girls to plan the party. So my poor hubby waited a whole month and a half longer to hear the news.

Here are some pictures!

It was a great surprise! 🙂 HUGE THANK YOU’S to my sisters again! Love Ya!

Now on to other exciting news…..

I’m working on building up my webpage and have gotten my own domain. Pretty soon I’ll be officially a .com site. Woohoo!!

I’ll also have some upcoming posts of a few projects I’ve done the past couple months.

And lastly, some updates and new items to come to my etsy shop!! Can’t wait to get back to posting and sharing updates with you all! 🙂

Have a wonderful rest of your Independence Day lovelies!

~Mia

 

 

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National Tree Lighting in DC

National Tree Lighting in DC

Happy New Year lovelies!! Hope you’ve all enjoyed the holidays! I don’t know about you but for me the month of December has completely gotten away from me. With all the last minute shopping and holiday parties; I’ve forgotten to tell you all about our trip to Washington DC for the 2015 National Tree Lighting Ceremony. 

We’ve been needing a vacation for a while now and when the holidays were approaching, the hubby and I thought that our Nation’s Capital would be wonderful to see all decked out for the holidays. Especially since we both hadn’t been there since we were kids for a school field trip. 

First we had to participate in the lottery mid October, then they announced via email the first week in November if you’d get tickets and we got accepted (yaaaay!). 

   
    
  
So many people but it was such a nice time. If you’ve never been then I highly recommend it for the whole family.

The next 2 days we toured around the city.      

  
   

  

   
  

We got to see a lot in just a few days. And at the end of our trip I needed to take pics of union station all decorated for the holidays.  

    
  This place is huge!! We had a wonderful time but was sorry to say goodbye. Next time we hope to stay longer. 

Inspiration Wednesday – Agate Jewelry

Inspiration Wednesday – Agate Jewelry

I’ve been falling in love with some of these pieces I’ve seen on Pinterest. Thinking that I should make some of my own really soon!!