Saturday, November 05, 2011

Big Changes Ahead

Blog love around here has been a little low.



It's my fault really. Inconsistent bloggers who don't have time to type, let alone say anything entertaining shouldn't really expect 20 comments per post. I'm happy with 1 these days. 



Looking back, my most trafficked posts have been related to big decisions. I think the record was 29 comments for "what color should we paint our house." Awesome stuff.



There are a couple big things coming up in Paradise. Firstly, we are planning a kitchen revamp... not remodel, so don't get too excited. I got a bid for custom cabinets, I dreamed and schemed, then joined reality again, cried a little in disappointment, and came up with a way to make what we have more functional for the few years. It will still involve a lot of changes, so stay tuned. Before and after pictures rock.



Then there is the basement that still needs some final touches before "the big reveal." It might be just a touch, just a touch, anti-climactic, but a REVEAL all the same.



Another big news is coming in the late Spring. Exciting from our standpoint, but as blog readers, it means even less frequent posts in our already busy lives.



Here's a video I made to share with you all:








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27 comments:

Grace said...

Made me cry! SO SO SO SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!! I was just thinking about you the other day and was hoping for this news. Congratulations Friend!

Kelleigh @ Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs said...

Eeek! I'm all teary now! Wonderful news!!

Kelly said...

Never met you, Alysun (friend of Lindsay Button) but I'm thrilled for you! Congratulations!

Joelle said...

I've enjoyed reading your posts, regardless of their frequency. Your ability to recount stories of horror are quite entertaining. Keep it up! And congratulations on your upcoming addition!

Carissa said...

oh Alysun! I am so excited for you guys! Are you feeling ok? I know you have had morning sickness really bad with the others. How wonderful!!!

Michelle A. said...

I thought so! I just didn't want to say anything. I'm so happy for you!

Olivia said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! So happy for you guys!!

Rachel said...

So excited for you. Loved the video. Miss seeing you at Mops.

Krista said...

I'm so excited for you! I pray it is a good 9 months!

Molly said...

Congratulations! We Billings Friesens are delighted for you!

Stacy Coleman said...

Congratulations Alysun! I'm sure Mandy is thrilled to have another baby in the house. She loved playing with Rebekah when she was little. Are the girls hoping for another brother or a sister?

Melanie said...

Congratulations - what great news, and what a creative way to say so! I was guessing that's what it was, but you kept me wondering through the whole video.

I've been thinking about you lately because I've been researching ways of living without sugar. Are you already eating high-protein, low-sugar, or does the gestational diabetes vary with each baby?

Amanda said...
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Amanda said...

Congratulations! I've never met you but I love reading your blog! I look forward to your posts and your honesty is refreshing as is your love for the Lord!

Sherri said...

I was wondering when this darling video would go public! We enjoyed watching it again too. Also wish I didn't FEEL your disappointment with not being able to totally redo the kitchen, but having been in the same position so many times I know how it can hurt until you can let it go.

Sarah D. said...

Excited for your family. I am sure baby will be a wonderful addition. Too bad you and Nell didn't coordinate better. I guess one month apart isn't too bad.

Jennifer Read said...

Ok so now I'm sitting in my kitchen all teary eyed, but I'm so very happy for you and your amazing family! You have been such an inspiration to me, on so many levels, and I cannot wait to watch your family grow :)

Stacy said...

Congratulations! Such wonderful news!

Jill said...

Ah, how special, wonderful and so exciting!!! It has been fun to watch your family grow online, and in real life ;) Praying your pregnancy and kitchen revamp are equally as exciting with no unnecessary surprises! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Congrats, Alysun and Jeff!!!
Deb

Applejacks32 said...

Congratulations Alysun! Are you trying to stay in MOPS forever? You are well on your way to a lifetime membership! So happy for you my friend!
Jacqui

Linds and Manda said...

Congratulations! Love you!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Congratulations! So happy for you...def. need more of your beautiful children in this world! I hope it's a boy;)

Peggy said...

I was so afraid that you were going to tell us that "the change" was that you were going to give up blogging. That would be devistating to many of us who keep up on your beautiful family via Paradice!
Anyway, my fear turned to excitement when I scrolled down and saw a video. You wouldn't do a video with bad news so of course the anticipation mounted as I watched .......... and cried.
Love you and we are so happy for you.

happley handcrafted said...

Yeah! Congratulations! When do we get to start guessing gender and voting on names. ;) so, maybe not much blog love lately, but lots of Peters love!

Katie said...

Four is the perfect number :)

Lesley said...

So happy to know there will be an adorable baby to cuddle at next November's family reunion. (Maybe we'll finally get to meet!?!) Congrats!!