|photos by Scott Haydon with a little help from Trina Nazaroff. (Thanks Trin!)|
I have disappeared off the face of this blogosphere. Not on purpose and I definitely haven't forgotten about any of you. We've had so much going on in "real life" that my ability to make food that I want to share with others has all but disappeared. Temporarily! I promise. I will be back in the kitchen, a brand new to me kitchen, soon.
I don't have a recipe to share with you today. Instead, I want to let you in on all of the big and wonderful changes that have been happening in my life.
Number 1: Scott and I are having a baby! A baby boy, who is due to arrive this coming April. We've decided that his name is Theodore Kassidy Haydon. Although his nickname is currently a source of much discussion I call him Theo. I already love him.
Number 2: We bought a house! It needs so much work and it will be a long time before our to do list isn't a little overwhelming, but it is ours.
We are making a home and a family all at the same time. We've spent the last few months full of stress and joy and anticipation and doubt and we are finally seeing a lot of our goals and ambitions coming to fruition. This life is big and scary and wonderful. I wouldn't want it any other way or with any other person.
The pictures above are from our gender reveal party. I made felt rosettes and Scott made felt mustaches so our friends and family could place their bets on boy versus girl. I also made a felt garland and some toppers for the cake. We got our cake from Celebrity Cake Studio in Tacoma (a wonderful place!). I baked some marbled cupcakes to go with the cake and homemade pretzels and pretzel dogs. We made a from-scratch lemonade and my Mom helped us out with a tasty delicious salad. It was such a great experience to share with our loved ones. I love this life. I hope you do too.