Another year gone by, and this blog neglected for what seems like eons. I am most definitely still around, and I’d love to share some updates with my dear readers, FAQ style. If there’s anything else you’d like to know, ask away in the comments! Bar any inappropriateness, I will answer your questions.
Q: Are you still displaced from Hurricane Sandy?
A: Nope! We moved back to our home in Long Island City after almost five months of being displaced, and our building is well on its way to recovery. We are so blessed to have Tim’s sister live so close by, and they generously gave us space in their home for the entire time. We gained so much perspective during that time, and I do feel like God used the storm to show us just how much He cares for us.
Q: Wow! What was it like living with your in-laws for so long?
A: I’m not exaggerating the least bit when I say it was so much fun. It was like one really long slumber party. We had a lot of movie nights, I enjoyed having people to cook for, and then there was the dog that brought so much joy each day. Plus, we experienced first-hand the transformation of their beautiful new apartment! If you need home inspiration ideas, check out my sister-in-law’s blog. Chris and Jenn, we don’t thank you enough for all that you did for us. Not many people could stand living with their in-laws for a little while, much less five full months. Thanks for sharing your home when we needed one.
Q: Are you still baking?
A: Yes! Once we moved back into the apartment and got full use of our gas and electricity, I’ve been giving my oven some much needed attention. I’ve been baking mostly comfort desserts, which to me are chocolate chip cookies and green tea mochi cake. During the long break from baking, I’ve made quite a list of projects I want to try, so I will be baking a lot more this year.
Q: I heard something you changing jobs–what are you doing now?
A: You heard right, and I quit my job earlier in the year. Instead of selling enterprise software, I have made a huge decision to launch my wedding planning business, Savour Weddings. It’s been quite the journey since I started helping friends out with their weddings some six years ago, and I believe that this is the perfect job for me at the moment. There is nothing like the end of a wedding, after the couple has been sent off to start their marriage by all their friends and families–I relish in that moment and will work so hard to ensure that happens at every wedding.
Q: Are you going to get back to blogging?
A: Yes, yes, yes. I’m back in my home, I’ve got a flexible work schedule, and I’ve been baking and cooking. I would love to continue blogging my baking projects, but I may include some cooking and other related posts as well. I miss my blogger friends and readers, and I am sorry I’ve been away for so long.
Q: So what all happened in 2012?
A: I’ll answer this question with an Instagram recap. Here are some memorable moments from the year:
To celebrate our 5th anniversary (and Texas Independence Day), Tim and I served Frito Pies to over 200 people at church! What a joy to bring a little bit of Texas culture to NY.
We lived with little Wonka for 5 months, and there’s nothing like the warm welcome from a dog when you come home back work. We’d love to get our own dog, but we consider this one almost like our own. (Chris and Jenn just don’t know it.)
I traveled to Thailand this summer, mostly to spend time with family, especially my ill grandmothers. A month later, my paternal grandmother, Khun Ya, breathed her last breath. I cherish the time I got to spend with her, and I’m glad she’s not suffering any longer.
Breaking Bad had its last season, and I celebrated my birthday Walter-White-style. Minus the whole drug empire thing, of course.
And then there were all the weddings I worked! Yuna and Addison’s wedding featured a relaxed Brooklyn brunch, and they taught me that the best is certainly yet to come. I look forward to an awesome 2014!!