Thank you, friends, for your congratulations and well wishes on my blogaversary! All of you are a big reason why I'm blogging, and actually doing more stitching than I have in years. :)
This weekend DH and I drove all over the area looking at this year's entries in the Parade of Homes. There were 25 homes and we made it to 23 of them in most price ranges, from the high $100,000s to $1 million. $1 million gets you quite a home here in the Tri-Cities, about 6,000 square feet and lots of high end appliances and finishes. I noticed a big trend back to darker woods and color schemes; while I appreciate their beauty, I wouldn't make those choices for myself. Several of the homes had wonderful views with large bedrooms and big gathering rooms which constitutes my dream house. They also have a big price tag, one I'm not willing to pay. Still, it's lots of fun to see all the new stuff, and I'm happy that DH will go along with me so we can discuss plans and ideas for our little home.
DD Mystie gave us the biggest news we've had for awhile. She and Matt will be parents again in early May! Yes, our third grandchild is on the way! Poor Mystie is feeling tired and yucky which brings back all those memories of my own early pregnancies. It's strange to be so happy and feel so bad all at the same time! Mystie's sister-in-law is pregnant with her first due in November, a girl; so for Winckler family balance, it would be nice if Mystie has a girl too. :) Mystie and Matt have stated a preference for boys tho - a large family of boys, lol!
DH got some more shelves up in the family room, ready for me to fill, and it will soon be time to start school. Better get dressed and ready for the day!