YHL Book Signing and a New Addition

Posted by John on January 31st, 2013

Hey guys!  Hope everyone is doing well.  I apologize if you’ve expected more posts out of us, but lately we’ve been a bit busy.  I think we’re going to drown you in posts next week though, so you have that to look forward to!  Stay tuned for those.

In other news, Lisa and I went to the Young House Love book signing in NYC this past Wednesday evening.  Beforehand, we met up with another blogger friend of ours, Kristen, from Popcorn on the Stove.  We read her blog all the time and it was fun getting to hang out.  If you haven’t read her blog yet, check it out.  Luckily, she knows the city pretty well and took us to a great pizza place after the signing.

john and sherry young house love book signingJohn and Sherry were extremely friendly.  Very chatty.  It helped with our nervousness!  The signing started at 6:30 and we got in line around 5:30 or so.  It was a good idea, because the line was huge by the time the signing started.

After they signed our book, there was some light refreshments and a photobooth…

prego lisawhich brings us to our new addition!  Lisa and I are having another baby!  BOOM!  Lisa is actually pretty far along now and she’s due in April!  Since we don’t already show our first daughter on the blog, we’re not planning on showing this child either, but we wanted to share the news anyway.  So now you know!  Oh and we don’t know what we’re having.

A few months ago, I dropped a hint in a post (Lisa had me quickly redact that comment shortly after she became aware of it) that we had some big news coming soon.  Before I had a chance to delete the text, Michelle from Decor and the Dog guessed this:

decor and the dog commentAmazingly enough, she was right on both accounts.  A short time after this comment, we setup our Ektorp couch in our sitting room!

So we have plenty of work ahead of us.  We’ll bring you up to speed next week.  Enjoy your weekend!

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  • Yay!!!! Congrats!!!!!! That's amazing news. And wow, April, so soon already! Will you be doing a nursery?

    • Thanks! We\’re planning on reusing the existing nursery for the new baby, thus the urgency for a toddler bedroom.

  • Woohoo! 🙂

  • Maureen

    Congratulations!!!! What fantastic news! Lisa is an adorable pregnant little lady! 🙂

  • Whhhatt!? Congratulations! & So jealous you got to meet the Petersiks & Kristen!

  • CONGRATULATIONS!!!! That's such exciting news!!

  • casadechristine

    Wow! Congrats! Way to keep that secret under wraps! Lisa is adorable with her pregnant belly! So jealous you got to do all this blog writer meeting! Have a great weekend- looking forward to the post filled week next week!

  • That's awesome! Congrats you guys – on the baby, not on coming to our signing. We're pretty excited about that (always nice to meet "Internet friends" in person) but the baby news trumps that by like ten billion. Woo hoo!


  • Congratulations…that's fantastic news!!! Lisa looks super adorable, btw. And I'm so jealous of all your bloggy meetings last night. I'm glad you guys had a blast! 🙂

  • Wow!! That's so awesome!! Congrats on your newest addition! And holy moly michelle was spot on!!

  • Congratulations!

  • Congrats!! I'm amazingly good at this kind of stuff. Or I always guess babies when bloggers have a secret. It's starting to back fire on me.

    Jealous of the YHL signing. I was too ill to make the Chicago signing. (Sinus infection. Not pregnancy.)

  • Congrats you guys!!! I loved meeting YHL too! They are so sweet!

    And isn't Kristen just the best?! Jesse and I got to have dinner with her and Joe and we all hit it off so well! 🙂

    • John and Sherry were great! Kristen was very cool. We got along with her really well.

  • amyanniemc

    WOW! That is big news! Congratulations to you both!!!

  • Um….I don’t know HOW I missed this!!!!!!!!

    Congratulations!!!! I’m so happy for you both. What a blessing.

    Michelle is the freaking baby whisperer lol! She knew when I was preggo too 🙂