One baby later…

It has been entirely too long since I last dusted off the old keyboard to write about my knitting adventures and such things.  I have had them, believe it or not, as well as many others since my last post.  The biggest of them all is the birth of my son Aengus in February of last year.  He is now going on 12 months and is just the most special little boy.  I could fill pages with details about this little bundle, but instead, I will share some pictures of our new little family.

PicMonkey Collage

It’s pretty amazing how many photos I have of this little doozy.  I think I may actually clog up Google if I’m not careful.  I mean, really.
Ok…there will certainly be more to come about Aengus in the near future, I’m sure, but I am so eager to get back into the swing of things here in Greenhorn land.  I have lots of knitty things to discuss and even some non-knitty things to share.  One of the major things that will impact my posts from here on out is the fact that I am now a stay-at-home mom!  My husband and I decided that it was best for our family and would not only allow for me to be here with the bug (Aengus), but also for me to finish my Masters program in educational leadership and administration (and dare I say, knit!).  Truth be told, it was a huge hit to our income, considering that we are both teachers, but making it work has been a pretty fulfilling challenge.  Cutting back on non-essentials is liberating to say the least.  It seems to be a trend now and it’s great that people are so willing to share their advice in this regard.  It’s something to be proud of, frankly.  There’s so much people can learn when they learn to live with less.  I think that being a crafter, or DIYer, makes this challenge all the more interesting because it taps in to our need and desire to find ways of making it work without spending extra cash on convenience.  Ah ha!  Convenience.  I guess that’s the biggest nonessential that can be pared down.  I guess I never really thought of this abstract idea in that way.  I clean out my closet, bathroom, kitchen, and garage to eliminate non-essentials.  However, I never thought of convenience…
Well, needless to say, I have returned to the blogosphere to share my stories with you.  Thank you for reading and thank you for sticking around all this time.
*Photos courtesy of Jessica Quadra Photography

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