At home in Cholula

There’s been a long radio silence on the blog, and that was because:
– We were planning a year-long relocation to Mexico
– We found out we’re having a baby in January

I realize plenty of people blog about life changes as they’re unfolding, but it didn’t work for me. We had to thoughtfully roll out the communication for first the relocation and then the pregnancy, meaning there were long stretches  when only certain people knew. By the time the info was blog-able we were so deep in logistics that there wasn’t time for much else.

But now I’m in Mexico! Cholula, to be exact. R. is here doing research for his dissertation. I wanted it to be a joint adventure and my job was willing to give me a year’s leave of absence. Then we found out about the baby. I guess when we have adventures, we tend to do several at once.


I plan to blog about planning a move abroad and having a baby abroad, since those were both topics I googled a lot this spring. But there will still be posts about knitting, quilting, and spinning, since I entered the country with a borrowed Hitchiker wheel (thanks to Christine), a pieced and pinned quilt top, about 20 skeins of yarn, and several pounds of fiber. Let the projects begin!




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  6. raanve (@raanve) · September 12, 2014

    Oh my gosh, Katie – congratulations!!! (I’m a bit behind in blog reading, oops.) I’m so happy for you! You are going to be such kickass parents. 🙂

  7. Kristina · September 2, 2014

    katie! such exciting news! congratulations!!! 🙂

  8. Molly · September 2, 2014

    Congratulations! The baby in and of itself will be an amazing adventure. I’ll be curious to see just how more or less the experience changes living outside of the country :-). Wishing you both (all) the very, very best of luck.

  9. Angela Hickman · September 1, 2014

    Wow! So much exciting news all at once!

    I hope you’re settling in well and everything is going more-or-less smoothly. What a big year this will be 🙂

  10. Dee Spiess · August 31, 2014

    Congratulations on your “soon-to-be” bundle of joy! Sounds like a very interesting year for all of you!

  11. Alison Barnett · August 31, 2014

    Enjoy this very special year. I’m sure you’ll find lots to inspire you to create memories for the future.

  12. barefootrooster · August 31, 2014

    Hooray for all of this! Here’s to a wonderful year for you both (you three?!)!!

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