Friday, March 30, 2012

Gone moving...

Yesterday was my birthday *throws confetti for self* *provides beautifully frosted cupcakes for the class*, and it was also the first day in my new home.



I AM BEYOND EXCITED TO BE A FIRST TIME HOMEOWNER. NEXT UP: ADOPTION.

If any of you are interested in the adoption story and seeing photos of the home just let me know. I'd be more than happy to blog about them! Anything to be able to share some of the struggles are inspiring people I've met alone the way.

That being said... I'm not really here (unless you count in spirit, then of course, I'm here). I'm unpacking, sitting on the brand new bed I got, and watching movies. However, for those of you who need something to do now that you can't spend all day here, I've got a special treat!!

Michele Gorman's new book Misfortune Cooke was released last Thursday! If it's anything like Single in the City you're going to love this new story!!! So stop in and check out her novel on Amazon. Grab it for your kindle and go find that beach hottie who can rub lotion on your back while you read by the ocean. I'll be back Monday!

Here's the adorable cover art:


About Misfortune Cookie:

"Following your heart will pay off in the near future"

The fortune cookie had spoken, affirming Hannah’s decision to move to Hong Kong to be with her boyfriend. She’s no stranger to rash decisions – after all she moved from the US to London on a dare, and that worked out, didn’t it? Ever the optimist, she’s determined to make a success of her move, no matter what anybody says.

Unfortunately, anybody seems to be everybody and her life isn’t going exactly to plan. Sure, she’s found a career in fashion that she loves, her best friend Stacy moved to be with her, and they’re exploring all that’s weird and wonderful about Hong Kong. It’s her love life that’s not quite living up to expectations. It isn’t easy having a relationship with a boyfriend who’s been posted to a job in another country. Particularly one who seems a bit too cosy with his new boss.

When things also start going wrong at work, Hannah begins to think her friends and family were right. Has she made the worst mistake of her life?

25 comments:

Natalie Aguirre said...

Love your house! It's exciting that you're a homeowner and that you were able to get such a nice home.

And congrats on deciding to adopt. I'm an adoptive mom. We adopted my daughter from China 14 years ago. She'll be 15 in 2 weeks. So recommend it. I'd love to hear about the process and feel free to e-mail me for moral support or any questions (though I'm out of the loop a bit on the beginning stages but still know some).

Connie Keller said...

Love the house! Can't wait to see more pictures and hear about the adoption.

SA Larsenッ said...

So many congrats on your new home!! Such an exciting time for you. And ... I missed your B-day?? #bad blogging buddy.

Happy Belated Birthday!!

Carolyn V said...

What a beautiful home! Congrats! Woohoo!

Slamdunk said...

Happy belated birthday. Your house looks great--congrats.

Writer Pat Newcombe said...

Happy belated birthday and enjoy your new home!

Clarissa Draper said...

What a beautiful home!

Please keep us up-to-date on the adoption thing though. I would love to hear the process and I hope it goes well for you.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Happy belated birthday! Glad you're in your new home. Feel free to post pictures.

Marsha Sigman said...

Did you move in down the street from me?ha Happy late birthday.

S.P. Bowers said...

happy birthday! I'm always up for adoption stories and house pictures. Good luck with the unpacking!

Amy Saia said...

Congrats on the move Jen! It's a gorgeous house!

Emily R. King said...

I'm so happy for you! It's all coming together, Jen. You're gonna be a true blue housewife. Let's nab a baby for each of your hips. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Wow. Happy (belated) Birthday, and congratulations on your new home! :)

Angela Brown said...

Happy belated Birthday to you and Three cheers for your lovely new home. There is a certain special feeling about owning your own home so cozy up with that feeling and enjoy it.

That new book sounds very interesting. Will have to check it out.

DeniseCovey_L_Aussie said...

Congrats on becoming a home owner. Looks adorable! I'd love to see more.

Thanks for the heads up on Michele's new book. Looks lovely.

Just a question about the A-Z. Did you ever send a childhood pic, or didn't you have one? I don't seem to have it if you did...

Denise

DeniseCovey_L_Aussie said...

And I forgot to wish you many cupcakes for your birthday! And will stay tuned for the adoption! D.

Jemi Fraser said...

Love your house - it's gorgeous! And happy belated birthday - hope you had a fabulous day!

Kittie Howard said...

So much good news - Happy Birthday! And Happy Owning a Home! Hope diapers come soonest.

DL Hammons said...

Such a pretty house! Congrats!! :)

Jennie Bailey said...

Oh Jen - the house looks BEAUTIFUL! How exciting! Congrats on being a first time homeowner! How are the cats liking the new place? Have they come out of hiding yet? Our sensitive kitty took a month to venture out of the master bedroom closet! You must, must, must post pictures of the inside and the backyard! Share!!!

Susanne Drazic said...

CONGRATS on the new home! Have fun unpacking.

Susanne
PUTTING WORDS DOWN ON PAPER

Sarah Pearson said...

Belated happy birthday to you, and congratulations on the new house. I'd love to know how the adoption is going :-)

kstar said...

Can't believe I managed to miss the fact that it was your birthday! I hope you had a fabulous day filled with much love and cupcakes. :) Enjoy the new house!

Clara said...

Congrats Jen!! And the house is LOVELY, do share more pics please! : D

Bish Denham said...

Oh Jen. What a lovely looking home. I just know whatever child comes through your doors will find love and security.

Blessing to you.