Monday, October 31, 2011

A New Season

Because it was in the time of silence on my blog I never mentioned that Asa and I have been married two years!  I can hardly believe that two years have come and gone.  They have been great years, so far... One of the things I am most grateful for is the way that Asa supports and is enthusiastic at every new meal, dessert and project I start! 

However, there's a new project that we both have stepped into. It's something that takes two and complete commitment on each person's part.  It's scary and exciting at the same time, and DEFINITELY a first for both of us.  Can you guess what this new journey is?


Yes, Can you believe it?  We are actually going to be parents! On September 14th we took one test (later I find out most people take multiple), and got the results that it was true, We're FINALLY going to have one of our own.  Over the 4 years of our courtship if there was something I learned it was that everything happens in God's perfect timing.  During the past year while I was waiting to have a child, I was once again at peace with the fact that I knew there was something God had in store and He would work all things out in His timing.     SO for the past year I have enjoyed endless sewing with my Grandma, I count this as a very special time that would have been a little more difficult with a toddler crawling around.  

Every time I tell people we're pregnant there are always a few questions that are first out of their mouths, so I'll try to answer them now :D  Baby Kiser is due to arrive sometime in the first half of May.  Everyone tells me May is the perfect time to have a baby, so we'll see. I'm hoping I have some extra warmth over the winter that seemingly has already started.  We are NOT finding out what we're having... as of now we want the surprise and the joy of telling everyone what we had!  AND the other most important question: "Have you been sick?!"  I have been tired, but thankfully haven't been sick!!!  (I thank my Mom for her good genes)  

It has been fun the past months finding out how big the baby is and comparing it to a food that we can relate with.   It has gone from the size of a lentil (the week we found out) to the size of a LIME (this week).  It has definitely become more real since we got to see the baby on an ultrasound on Friday!  I couldn't believe there was actually something in there!  The picture was great, I could see it's little nose, mouth, hands, ear, and hear the heartbeat! During the course of the ultrasound the tech. mentioned that we have an active one.  Sure enough there it was swimming, kicking and arching it's back!  I sat there think, "I should be able to feel that!"  but all I felt was the pressure of her ultrasound thing and my full bladder!  Asa of course was asking all sorts of questions!  It was such a joy to see our active little baby for the first time, even if it was just on a computer screen!

I look forward to keeping you all updated and I am THRILLED to be able to share this news with you!  

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Wow, it has been MONTHS...and I have missed writing... I hope I haven't lost too many people in the busyness of my summer!  There has been so much that has happened... so much that honestly I don't know where to start... DO I start with the garden?  OR continue with the India trip?  What about telling you about a beautiful friend of mine that has missed all of Summer due to a car accident one Monday morning? Then there's the trips to the Lake, the Fourth of July dessert contest, with many smiles, tears and days of mowing lawns in between!

AND there's MORE news, BUT that shall wait until another inspired post!

I have had all summer to think about this blog, and still I wondering where I want it to go.  In June I took a trip to visit a very dear friend and her family.  Some of you know her as the writer and amazing crocheting of .   While I was out there we spent lots of time gabbing, and being together. I have never felt so close to someone I have never met before and I left feeling as though I was leaving family.  One thing we managed in, between talking and iced coffees, was some kitchen adventures!  We made delicious pretzel wrapped hot dogs from Willow Bird Baking and some other goodies.  One thing that I left thinking about was the how do present spending time in the kitchen to people who read my  blog.  Do I use recipes that look nice but in reality come across impossible? Or do I present the recipes and tasks in such away that they go away empowered and feeling up to the task of creating something new?  These are all musings that have been going through my mind this summer when I've thought about my blog. I don't expect to be famous but if I can encourage one person to get out the mixing bowl, or another person to write their thoughts and ideas down.... then my time here will be well spent.

I want to make a difference.... whether I'm in my kitchen and writing on this blog, or serving donuts to a crowd of people making apple cider in my back yard...

More blogs to come... just want you to know, I'm still here... and I'm still thinking!