Pregnancy: The Continuing Story


Pregnancy Announcement-1-2 Thank you everyone for being so excited with us about our pregnancy! Sergi and I are completely overwhelmed by such an astounding flood of congratulations and warm comments. We did read ALL your comments and are so thankful for everyone who took the time to write and share in our happiness.

Announcing the Pregnancy to Our Families

The perfect opportunities to share our exciting news with our families came just a few weeks after our first visit to the doctor, where we finally confirmed that yes, indeed, we WERE pregnant…. 

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Pregnancy: The Continuing Story


Thank you everyone for being so excited with us about our pregnancy! Sergi and I are completely overwhelmed by such an astounding flood of congratulations and warm comments. We did read ALL your comments and are so thankful for everyone who took the time to write and share in our happiness. Announcing the Pregnancy to… 

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12 weeks, 4 days pregnant at the time of this picture

Big News! We’re Pregnant!


Surprise! Sergi and I are going to have a baby! I am currently 15 weeks pregnant. The past few months have felt so surreal and incredible. It’s still hard for me to believe that I am writing this post. I was actually almost 9 weeks pregnant when I took the home pregnancy test. After 7… 

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Dill Pickle Spears


The summer and fall at my parent’s house involved a lot of food preservation. It was almost like Little House in the Big Woods:). I absolutely loved it. My Mom would make jam from all the berries we picked, applesauce, apple chips and apple filling from the apples from our very own trees, and of… 

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Yellow Rice


Rice is one of my favorite side dishes and I love serving it with many of the main courses that I cook up. It’s so quick, healthy and we love the taste too. I usually make some type of rice pilaf, keeping it plain or adding some garlic and parsley, or carrots and onions, etc…. 

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Whole Roasted Striped Bass With Tomatoes and Herbs


Roasting whole fish is probably one of the easiest, most beautiful and satisfying meals to prepare. This dish is not only a looker, but is astoundingly exploding with flavor in every bite. When I recently went to a local seafood market and came home with two gorgeous striped bass, I really wanted to roast them… 

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Cheese Tortellini With a Creamy Tomato and Spinach Sauce


Recently, we spent a lot of time with our families, because one weekend my baby sister got married and the next weekend Sergi’s baby sister got married. It was wonderful to have a chance to reunite with family members, spend time together and celebrate some awesome events. Happy moments are always multiplied many times over… 

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Banana Ice Cream


Can you believe it’s already September? This summer just really flew by. I’m sure those of you with children or who are going back to school yourselves really feel a big change at the beginning of each school year. For me, it simply means that the days will soon be cooling off and we will… 

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Ricotta Crumb Bars


As an introvert, I’ve always loved to spend time at home. There is nothing more comforting to me than relaxing in our “humble abode”, no matter what I might be doing – housework, cooking, cleaning, reading a good book while curled up on the couch, spending time with my husband or sipping a cup of… 

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