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Hello, everyone!

I know it’s been super quiet around here, but today I have the pleasure of sharing with you some exciting news that helps explain why I’ve been so MIA here and on Somewhere Splendid: I’m pregnant with our first little one! Just saying that “out loud” is sort of making me tear up. Obviously, we’re thrilled beyond words, and I’m finally starting to feel better after having a pretty rough first trimester in terms of sickness and exhaustion. We’re due in March and cannot wait! It’s been hard enough keeping quiet to friends and family for this long, so I can’t imagine how hard it’s going to be waiting for our little addition to arrive.

I’m hoping to start getting back into the swing of things next week, after the holiday weekend. If you’re waiting for an email back from me, please feel free to follow up as I’m way behind on emails (my routine when I come home is pretty much “eat dinner and pass out for 12 hours”, so keeping on top of these things has been particularly difficult lately, and I apologize).

Have a great weekend everyone!

Maddy

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Hello, Hello.

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Hey everyone. I’m not dead, really! Over the last few weeks, I’ve been pretty under the weather, so I’ve been dedicating all of my energy to getting my full time gig done to the best of my ability, then resting at home. I’m starting to finally feel better, so I’ll be coming back to both blogs (here and Somewhere Splendid) on a part time basis. I don’t want to push myself, but I also don’t want either of the blogs to vanish, either. I’ll start posting again tomorrow, so thank you for your patience while I get back to being Maddy!

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Happy Anniversary!

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Two years ago today, I married my best friend. Yeah, I know – everyone, and I mean everyone, says that. But for those who know us, they know it’s never more true than in the case of my husband and I. Since we started dating nearly nine years ago (time flies!), we’ve been inseparable. We do everything together. In college, people were shocked that we didn’t try to kill each other when we spent (literally) twenty four hours a day together because we lived together and were in all the same classes in our senior year. I adore his family, and he very admirably tolerates the (endearing) craziness of my own.

A lot has happened since then. My maid of honor is engaged, and I can’t wait to be there for her as she was for me! We’ve bought a house in the Twin Cities and I’ve started chronicling my homemaking adventures on Somewhere Splendid. My grandmother passed on earlier this year, and I teared up a little looking at the photo of me with her; we never had a great relationship, and I’m very sorry for that. Both of my sisters-in-law have had babies (both now have beautiful little boys!) and on my side of the family, two cousins have also had little ones. My brother, who is on the Autism spectrum, is really coming into his own and I am so incredibly proud of him (this actually makes me tear up more than anything – he’s had a rough time, and I love him more than he’ll ever know). It’s amazing how much has been packed into the first two years of our life together, and as sappy as it sounds, it blows me away that it’s just the beginning.

I’m taking off today to celebrate. I’ll be back tomorrow. Hope everyone had a great Memorial Day!

Images by Brett Matthews Photography.

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