All The Things

A lot of friends have noticed I’ve taken a step back from social media and blogging lately. Some have emailed concern, others encouragement, and I give the same response…sometimes life just gets crazy and you‘ve gotta put first things first. Ya know?  It’s been one of those seasons here.

Busy. Crazy. Good. And social media had to take the back seat.

There has been so much going on here in the Pitt household, I wanted to take a moment to fill in y’all on all the happenings. Because first and foremost, you are my people 🙂 . I appreciate that you read my blog, and subscribe. And, as it’s been since the start, this is where I share me. Not just the latest and greatest products I’ve found.

So what’s been going on?

2:1 PLANNING

2:1 Conference

Even though I haven’t been on social media that much. I’m still busy working! The 2:1 Conference is less than 45 days away and I truly believe this is going to be our best year yet! The speakers, the attendees, the message…I get goose bumps thinking of it.

Seriously, you need to come to this event. It’s life changing and blog changing. And I don’t say that lightly.

NEW BUSINESSES

 

Last year, I started a new security business. I know that sounds crazy and straight out of left field, but I assure you it’s not, No really! My husband has been in this business for 20 years and I’ve learned a lot just from conversation and observation.

And because, like most bloggers I’m a serial entrepreneur, when the opportunity presented itself to bootstrap my own start-up I just went for it. So, now I’m the CEO of Enterprise Security Solutions, and Shane works for me.  It’s interesting, and somewhat strange to have my husband working for me. But, the business is growing and we’re excited about the future!

TEEN MOVES

All three teens have moved out. What a whirlwind that has been! Fun, excitement, and yes, some tears.  Just so there’s no confusion in the who’s who, let me explain for my newer readers.  Shane and I have a 19 year old son, Fox (in addition to our 2 other children, Bram who is 8 and Amelie who is 3).

In addition to our children, we were given the privilege of raising my husband’s two younger brothers, Lawrence and Billy, for the past 6 years. It was an adventure I wouldn’t trade for anything, I love them like crazy and am thankful for the time we had them in our home.

However, that doesn’t mean it wasn’t without struggle. Billy struggled the most; he never really felt at home here though it wasn’t for my lack of trying. I have not and will not share online about Billy’s struggles, they are his story. However, there came a point when I no longer felt comfortable having him in our home. That’s why, when he had turned 18 and completed 11th grade, we made the painful decision to have Billy leave.

It was not a decision we came to lightly, I shed many tears. But I wholeheartedly believe Shane and I fulfilled the duty God asked of us and it was time for Billy to move on. He’s now living in Florida with his father and new step mother. I’m sure he’s loving the Florida weather!  He’s a sweet young man and I ask that you would join me in praying God would intervene in his life and show Himself mighty.

Then, there’s Lawrence who is now 19, dating an awesome Christian girl and working a full time job while living in a nearby town.  He moved out a couple months ago. He’s ready to take the reigns of his life.  Shane and I are standing back, enjoying watching him spread his wings and start to fly.

We can’t take credit for the man he’s becoming, but it’s nice to know we played a small part.

And then there’s our son Fox.  He just moved out last weekend. He’s also dating a wonderful Christian girl (more about that below) and working a full time job while living in a nearby town.  He’s also 19 and absolutely chomping at the bit to be out on his own, and be his own man.

Again, it’s so fun to watch him spread his wings and start to soar.

WEDDING PLANNING

Fox and Justina

I think most of you know by now my son Fox is getting married this year…the weekend after 2:1.  I told the couple they could set the wedding for any weekend except the 2:1 weekend and they chose the very next weekend. For Real.

If you’ve ever planned a large event, or a wedding, you can imagine how busy we’ve been LOL.  But it’s all good.  Things were coming together nicely, but then there were….some changes (see below). So now, they’re considering just saving money and going to the Justice of the Peace.

CALL ME GRANDMA!

A few months ago, I learned I’m going to be a grandma!  Yes, my son and his fiancee are expecting a baby.

After I got over the initial shock, and honestly some disappointment too (they’re still so young and unmarried), I fully accepted the excitement that a grandbaby has to offer. My daughter-in-law, Justina is due in February and something tells me they’re going to have a boy.

But I guess time will tell.  And honestly, my gender guesses are often wrong. Ha! But, you dear reader, need to brace yourself for an onslaught of upcoming grandbaby photos because I’m going to be ridiculous, I’m sure.

NEW WEBSITES

Young Grandma

As I mentioned earlier, as a blogger I’m a bit of a serial entrepreneur. When I found out I’m going to be a grandma, I couldn’t help but think that I’ll be a young grandma (I’ll be 37 when baby arrives).  And, my friend Toni of the Happy Housewife, just became a young grandma as well.

Grandmas are no longer wrinkled and clad in polyester! We’re young(ish) and vibrant. And by golly we need a website for the modern grandmother!

Thus was born Mod Granny.  My favorite designers and tech geniuses, Honey and Jonah of Honeycomb Design Studio are working on the website now. So watch for my ModGranny.com launch, coming soon.

MORE BABIES!

PittBaby2016

Last, but certainly not least, just saving the best for last…  A few weeks after I found out I was going to be a grandma, I also was surprised to learn I’m also going to be a new mother!

I’m pregnant!!! Surprised and over the moon excited!!

I’m currently 12 weeks and due March 16th. After some rough days with extreme nausea, and months of being utterly, overwhelmingly exhausted, I’m starting to feel better and my energy is returning with the second trimester.

Something tells me I’m going to have a girl, but again…you never know.

I’m due about 3 weeks after Justina. Plus, my step-sister is also expecting and due in January.  So, from January through March, it’s going to be babypalooza around here!! I’ll be using the hashtag #PittBabyWatch2016 to share updates on this little one. <3

So what do you think?  All this is a good excuse for stepping away from social media for a bit, right?

22 thoughts on “All The Things

  1. OH. MY. WORD!!! I’m so excited for you! This HAS been an eventful year! Thanks for sharing so I know how to pray for you better. May God keep you and yours, and keep your testimony sweet for Him as always! (hugs)

  2. Wow!!!! and YIPPEE!!! I’m thrilled for you and so excited for what’s ahead! Can’t wait to catch up at 2:1 It’s gonna be a BIG BIG year for you guys!!

  3. Wow, girl! You know how to pack it in! It looks like you’ve been blessed with the task of managing many blessings – congratulations! And yes, good reasons to step away from social media. Good for you for recognizing that in-real-life is the top priority!

  4. So much excitement! I’m semi-young(ish) Grammy at 46 and I LOVE the idea for ModGranny.com!

    Good for you for taking steps back from social media (and sideways and forward again and then an inch to the right and whatever else needs to happen) to keep life in a God-honoring balance. Praying for your family and all the complexities that make family life so precious.

    My 2015 has been much about finding a different rhythm between work and husband and kids and home and health and travel. I sometimes wish there was a step-by-step protocol for how to live in balance, but then I remember that if I found one, I’d be tempted to run off and follow it in my own strength. How much better to keep looking to my Father who has it all perfectly in hand, trusting His guidance as I baby-step each day.

    I will be missing 2:1 this year (for balanced-life reasons!), but my 7Sisters Kym and Vicki will be there and have promised to share all the wonderfulness I have to miss this time around. Blessings on all your endeavors, sister!

    1. You are a young Grammy, Sabrina 🙂 I’ll look for you at ModGranny when it’s up and running.

      Thank you for the prayers. The older I get the more I realize how precious time is and I just don’t want to waste any of it.

      I’ll pray for you, Sabrina. Life is the cha-cha – forward, back, forward, back 😉

      You’ll be missed at 2:1!!

  5. Oh friend!! I love it all! Even the pain is something that God can use!
    Oh the joy of life!!! Congrats all around!
    I know about becoming a young grandma and the exact circumstances but we close rejoicing!

  6. Oh. my. goodness. You’re not busy at all. LOL What a wide spectrum of people your family covers! Best wishes -and prayers- for the success of all the things.

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