That’s right – there’s a bun in that oven! More importantly, there’s a bun in MY oven 😉 I’m so happy I can finally share THE BIG NEWS with all of you! I’m overjoyed to announce that Etienne and I are expecting our third child on April 29, 2018. The upcoming addition to our family brings a whole mix of excitement and anxiety. My life, my days, and my thoughts are all so busy with my two little
terrors darling children, I’m still trying to wrap my head around the idea of three!
THREE. I come from a family of five, so in my heart I knew I always wanted three children of my own (siblings are the BEST, right?) but now that I’m smack in the middle of toddler/pre-school-dom it’s feeling fairly daunting! All that being said, I’m so excited to meet this new little person with his/her own personality, who will form our very own family of five!
I have to say, as a food blogger, the past few months have been ROUGH. If you’ve suffered from morning sickness before, you’ll know what I’m talking about. Why do they even call it morning sickness?! It’s definitely more of an “all day long” sickness. Along with that fun little symptom of early pregnancy, I’ve been struggling with nausea’s sidekick, a never-ending list of food aversions. What used to look and sound delicious to me (I’m talking about you, chimichurri pork) became revolting. We’ve basically become vegetarians, even though most vegetables are still tough to stomach…so really, we’re bread-tarians; however, the fog is lifting, and much to my husband’s delight I’m getting back into the kitchen and putting a little more colour (and meat) on our table!
Thankfully, most sweets and cakey, delicious things are still very eye-catching. Whew. I may have eaten three of my cranberry white chocolate donuts in one sitting the other day…
Other than our big news, life has been fairly uneventful. Oscar started a pre-kindergarten program this fall and that has created a whole new routine for us, and some fun one-on-one time with Mr. Wally! I finally mastered my sourdough starter, and have been baking a loaf of the tangy bread at least once a week. It is SO good! We love to break into it while it’s fresh and soak it up with some olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
As most of you know, we’ve also been battling all sorts of sickness for the past month but I think we’re out of the woods, except for a few lingering coughs! We had a few solid weeks of some major Netflix and snuggly blanket time. It’s definitely that time of year!!
This time of year also brings a billion birthdays. It was Etienne’s birthday on Tuesday and mine is coming up on Monday. I can’t wait to turn 25 again….(hah).
We celebrated my father-in-law’s 65th birthday this past Friday, and luckily Etienne’s sister and her family were home from Kelowna to join in on the festivities – and eat some of this ridiculous cake I made!
I had planned to do a blog post on it, but it didn’t turn out quite as I had hoped. It was delicious, but WAY over the top. Brownie bottom, white chocolate cheesecake middle and a chocolate mousse layer on top. Oh, and pounds of icing in between each layer and all over the cake. Right, and chocolate chips. It was good, but so, SO sweet and just too much. Not what I was going for, but I learned a few baking lessons along the way.
Speaking of baking, my friends and I just completed our Christmas cookie exchange this week and now I’m loaded down with a variety of amazing sweets – it’s so helpful to have a few different kinds of baking on hand for when company stops by, without all of the work! My contribution included my holiday twix bars and some double chocolate peppermint biscotti (post to come next week).
We will find out the gender of our new little peanut next week and I cannot wait!! Having two boys already, I’m hoping for a little bit of pink in my life, but obviously, a healthy baby is all I can really ask for!!
Babies, baking and Christmas bling. I hope your December is full of love and laughter – and a lot of ridiculously indulgent food.
Great news, Katherine! 3 kids – more fun (Said the guy who doesn’t have any haha). Also, happy belated birthday to your better half and, well, I don’t like congratulate people in advance – so nothing for you yet 🙂 Also, look forward to more delicious festive ideas!
Haha!! Thanks Ben. It’s definitely going to be more fun – but a whole lot more crazy too!! I don’t mind you waiting on the birthday congratulations, as long as you don’t forget on Monday 😉 Cheers to the weekend!
🤗🤗OMG …Katherine that is amazing news…Congrats to you guys. Thank you for sharing it with us. The boys must really be excited with this news as well. Sending Lots and lots of love to you in the coming months, morning sickness and all😊.
Thank you for all of the love, Ashika!! That is so sweet of you. Oscar definitely gets it, and will be just the best big (big) brother!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend. XO
CONGRATULATIONS! I’m so happy for you and can’t wait to meet the new little one. Kelsie is a lovely name if you’re looking :). I’m sorry for the all-day sickness but being a bread-atarian definitely doesn’t sound all bad. I pretty much eat nothing but bread and I have no nausea to speak of. Have a fabulous weekend, Katherine!
THANK YOU friend!! Hah – I actually do love the name Kelsie. It’s so classic and pretty! It’s true, bread and cheese aren’t the worst things to survive off 😉 I hope you have a great weekend too!!
omg CONGRATULATIONS!!!! such exciting news! so excited for you and your family! morning sickness sounds like a total bummer, but couldn’t arguing with eating 3 donuts in one day 😉 wishing you all the very best with your pregnancy!
Thank you so much Georgie! We are really excited. Haha – a giant appetite for donuts is a pretty great side effect 😉 I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!
Awwww, congrats on the new baby! I’m new to your site and have been fun poking around. Your recipes look awesome! I can’t wait to keep up with what you’re up to!
Thank you Christina!! That’s so sweet of you to say! I’m glad you’re here for the ride 🙂 XO
So happy for you Katherine! Such exciting times for you and your growing family! All the best!! XO
It is definitely exciting times – we’re approaching a whole new terrain 😉 Thank you Mary Ann!!
Congrats!! I am so excited for you and your family!! I love how you announced it too 😊. Your cake looked delicious even though you said it was too sweet. Xoxo
Thank you Kelly!! Hah – I’m glad you liked my bun!! I thought it fitting for a food blog announcement 😉 Aah I appreciate that!! You are just as sweet!! XO
WOOHOOOO!!! Congratulations Katherine!! That is such fantastic news!!!! You will have to keep us updated on the rest of your pregnancy! And your father-in-law’s 65th birthday cake looks fabulous! 🙂
Aaah thank you Alia!! I will absolutely keep you all updated!! I’m glad you appreciated the cake – it was a giant hunk of sweet, sweet cake!! Haha!! Cheers friend!
That’s a huge news! Congratulations. Your little boys must be excited since they’ll be having another brother (or sister). Maybe you’ll have three musketeers! Oh and that 65th birthday cake looks delicious!.
Thank you Paul!! The oldest is definitely excited – I think my youngest is still just wondering what’s going on with Mom’s belly 😉 Haha! The cake was delicious – even if it was sooo sweet!
Such wonderful news, Katherine!! Congratulations!! Can’t wait to hear whether your baby is a boy or a girl…
And that cake you made may have been over the top, but wow! Gorgeous…
Thank you Marissa!! We find out so soon – I can’t wait to know as well! Aah – thanks. It was so over the top, haha but glad you appreciate it! 🙂
Happppieeee bday Kathy!!!! And Congratulations!! Big huggie :* :* I am sure some crazy times are awaiting you! The kiddos will surely love the new member.. Take care darling!!
Thank you times 3!! The boys will be great big brothers! There are some definite crazy times ahead 😉 Haha cheers!
I had to laugh when you crossed out “terrors” and wrote darlings…I’ve felt the same way about my two boys. haha Being a mom of 2 boys isn’t easy and I can see why a third child could feel daunting. I know you’re going to manage it so well and congratulations to all of you Katherine! That’s so exciting!
Haha – they go between darlings and terrors on a daily basis! I’m glad you understand the apprehension – and I hope you’re right! Time will tell 😉 Thank you so much Marcie!! XO
Awwww, congratulations!!! And yes, it is definitely all day sickness. I started my blog at the same time that I was pregnant with my third… it was definitely hard to post recipes routinely considering I couldn’t be in the kitchen without feeling ill. Here’s to feeling better soon! I love the way you announced it- perfect.
Thank you my lovely!! Ugh – poor you!! It is so nice to finally be feeling better and excited about food again. I’m glad you understand! Cheers!
Congratulations Katherine! That’s so exciting for you and your family! And what a busy month indeed! Baby news, birthdays and Christmas! Good thing you didn’t lose your appetite for sweets! 😉 A girls gotta have something to get her through the busy days! All the best!
YES! Such busy and exciting times, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Thank you Leanne!! I will never lose my love of sweets, haha!
I’m so excited for you! Time for a girl! 😀 When I had morning sickness, it was never in the morning! Late afternoon and boy did it suck! I hope you are feeling better and I am wondering what your pregnancy cravings are going to be?
Can’t wait to see this unfold! 🙂 Again Congrats Katherine!! xo
I totally agree!! I will find out so soon – can’t wait! Ugh, morning sickness!! Such an awful way to begin a pregnancy! I’ve craved margaritas and sour things in the past, so we’ll see what this one end up liking 😉 Thank you for the kind words Kim!
Well, of course I forgot to do it on Monday so happy belated birthday. Let’s eat the cake. Wait…Do you have the cake?:)
Aaah thanks Ben! Better late than never!! The cake is gone…ALL gone. Sorry! Haha
Congratulations Katherine!! What a busy and wonderful time for you and your family! I can’t wait to hear more of your exciting news. Happy 25th Birthday again! It’s fun turning 25… I have done it more times than I can count (haha).
Thank you Thao!! It is such a busy time for us, but so, so exciting!! Haha – I’m going to be turning 25 for at least another 5 years 😉 Cheers!
YAY congrats! that’s soso exciting, though that morning/forever sickness doesn’t sound liike fun at all (good thing doughnuts are still appealing 😉).
Thank you Heather!! We are super excited. UGH – no, it was awful. I’m feeling so much better though, so yay!
CONGRATULATIONS, my friend! I am so excited for your sweet family! What a beautiful, busy month for you! 🙂
Thank you Annie!!! We are very excited about the new arrival! It has definitely been a crazy month!! 🙂
I can’t believe I missed this!! Congrats!! How exciting. I remember the morning sickness all too well. Just the wrong smell could set it off and I could not look or touch raw meat!! Your two boys will be great big brothers!! Cant wait to hear more as time progresses!! Take care.
Aah thanks Stacey!! Ugh – yes. Meat is the WORST. My husband is happy that I’m finally bringing it back to the table (slowly) haha. Thank you so much for the well wishes!
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