My Inevitable Return

Well, it's been a good two months since I last posted (and if you've been visiting to see if I've updated, I apologize that you have to keep reading about the books I read in April). The last two months have been hectic and life-changing and wonderful, and I'm extremely excited to get back in the normal swing of things and re-start documenting our lives.

From the past few months, here are the days we don't want to forget:

(And if you want the short version:  there's a baby baking in my oven, Scott graduated from dental school, we moved to Las Vegas!)

May 4 & May 6:  We flew home to surprise our parents and let them know their days as just "parents" are numbered...they're bumping up to grandparents soon!  We also got to stop by and surprise lots of other family members with the news.

May 9:  Bleeding on Probing:  The Farewell Show.  It was loud, it was epic, and it ended with Scott smashing his bass guitar into a dozen pieces, so it pretty much couldn't have gone any better.

May 11:  Senior formal, where all the fourth-year dental kids get dressed up and bring their dates and have a final hurrah.  I also made this dress (more on that when I start getting caught up!).

May 23:  A day 4 years in the making.  What absolute joy and pride to watch your husband bestowed with the title of "Doctor" after the all-night studies and the exams and letting him give you fillings.  This guy earned it, big time.

May 30:  Here's the part where we packed up our New York apartment and said good-bye to NYC.  We spent our last night in New York sitting on the roof of our building, watching the sunset behind the George Washington Bridge, eating Magnolia cupcakes.  It could not have been more perfect.

June 1:  We moved to the fabulous LAS VEGAS!  The rumors are true:  the desert is blazing hot.  But it is also a magical place where I got my very first smartphone, so I am now fully entrenched in iPhone culture and I'm all up in Instagram (@valeriesews).

Since getting to LV, we have:

 Practically melted.

 Been pleasantly surprised that Vegas is surrounded by mountains on all sides!

Took our first trip to the Strip as actual Vegas residents...to go to the Apple store.

Took Young America for a spin on Lake Mead.

Barely started the task of unpacking.

Reached the halfway point of pregnancy.

Sent Scott off for a month of officer training!

Life is getting back to a (new) normal sort of place after all that, and I'm looking forward to sharing in this space again (and also SEWING!).


  1. Congrats on the preggo status! I'm so glad you're back in the blogosphere!

  2. Congratulations Valerie!! SO exciting!

  3. Wow! Congratulations, such wonderful news!
    2013 is really a year of big changes, isn't it? Graduation, big move, getting healthy, beeing pregnant!
    Enjoy each moment of it, even the morning sickness ;)

    My life is also on a big change. I will finished my long-story PhD studies on Monday (hopefully successful) and in October I will move from Hamburg, Germany to Toronto... A big adventure, I'm looking forward to thing!
    Just to bad, that I have to leave my beloved sewing machine back in Germany... But otherwise it means I will visit a nice fabric store, that rents sewing machines, so I will meet other sewing addicted people in the new town. Will be fun!

    Good luck and all the best!

  4. Wow!!!! So much good stuff! Congrats on baby and hubby's accomplishment and the big move!

  5. So many wonderful and exciting things happening! Congratulations to you and Scott!

  6. Congrats from one preggo to another! Las Vegas is an interesting place to be...if you ever need to come to LA for some fabric shopping, drop me a line. There are a few of us bloggers over here that love to shop!

  7. so happy to see you back in blogland! i hope to be joining you very soon.

  8. Congrats on all your special milestones! What an exciting time for you guys :)

  9. You guys have been busy! And congrats on baby on the way! So exciting :)

  10. you're back! yay! so excited for you guys...babies are the best :)