I figured it’s time I provided an update on my absence. I’ve reached 20 weeks (halfway!) in my pregnancy and we found out the most wonderful news on Friday. We’re having a healthy little girl! And I couldn’t be more thrilled! I’d always hoped and dreamed that my first would be a little girl. Someone to dress up and shop with, to spend hours creating goodies in the kitchen. I’m so excited!

While I’ve been feeling significantly better lately, I haven’t been able to bring myself to start cooking. Food still doesn’t appeal like it used to. I’m eating, but more out of necessity than desire. The several times I tried to make something I could barely bring myself to eat it and the majority of it ended up in the trash bin. Many foods I used to enjoy just sound and smell gross. I can’t predict when or even if I’ll get my appetite back. I sorely miss being passionate about eating, but someday this will pass (and it’s definitely for a worthy cause). For now, we’re spending Christmas split between Oregon and Virginia and I have my family to feed me!

I hope you all have a Merry Christmas, filled with love and happiness and all sorts of delicious things. ..

Here are a few of my favorite holiday treats:

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2 Responses to Absence

  1. Kristin December 18, 2011 at 7:24 pm #

    My husband and I just found out on Wednesday that we are having a little girl also!! So exciting! Hope you are back to cooking and baking soon, my husband and I miss trying your recipes.

  2. Amy December 21, 2011 at 12:33 am #

    Just wanted to let you know how much I’m enjoying your recipes! I recently started eating clean (no processed foods), and a lot of the clean eating blogs I’ve found have recipes that either seem difficult with crazy ingredients or not very tasty. Your recipes work with a clean diet and they’re simple and so good!! I’ve made several recipes from your site and plan to try more. Take care and good luck with your pregnancy!

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