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Soon to be “Mommy”

12 Jun

28 Weeks… literally cannot believe that in less than 3 months baby Jacob will be here. Pregnancy has it’s good days and bad but I feel I’ve been blessed with minimal complaints. It’s so surreal – we are so thrilled and excited and nervous all at the same time. Will I be a good mom? Will he be a good baby, or a straight up pain in the ass? (seriously!!) Will he let me sleep? Will my milk come in? Will breastfeeding be as bad as everyone says? Will those aden and anais sheets really get softer after each wash? So many questions… so little time.

Lately I’ve taken to youtube to watch “days in the life” of moms with newborns. I’m not currently working so for now I’m kind of a “stay at home wife” if you will and to be honest, I’m bored out of my mind! Cooking and posting on this blog helps a lot as well as reading other mom’s experiences. The opportunity to finally be a “stay at home mom” excites me, to finally be busy and have my hands full. These women in these youtube videos are so damn impressive. Like how do you have time to even record a video while doing all of what you are doing and then edit and post the videos? Persistence and talent… I’d say. Or maybe like me, they enjoy it to share and positive??

I’ve also been reading books, getting prepared, obsessing over the latest registry trends – although in Judaism, we don’t even have baby showers before the baby is born. Which is super funny because I have all these things on my registry (top registry picks post to come) and won’t know if they will even be purchased until after Jacob makes his arrival. Can you imagine, the baby comes and you have literally the bare necessities that you yourself pick up if not already purchased. I’m a serial planner and the thought of this makes me anxious but I have to deal with it! The first 3 months are the hardest and It’s the only time that I’m worried about. We have an amazing support system and I’m lucky to be where I am.

Also, we live in a new area which I’m having a hard time finding mommy support groups. For now, I’m the pregnant lady strolling in the park watching the little kiddies, imagining my life to come. For those of you new mommies, advice and kind words are appreciated. Wish me luck!

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Our Honeymoon – My Favorites

27 Mar

I’m pulling a Ziggy. Yes you Ziggy! Italy… oh my god Italy. The most beautiful country.. Its been about a year since our wedding and honeymoon, and we are so damn nostalgic looking at these photos. We decided to embark on a journey to Venice, Florence, Tuscany, the Amalfi Coast, and of course, Rome. We stopped at Bologna on the way to Florence, too. These are our favorites (food post is next).

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Engagement

9 Sep

So guess what?

I got engaged! Here’s my wonderful story…

11 am-5:45 pm – Lounging around the apartment playing video games (literally, looked gross all day and didn’t suspect a thing. apparently he was sweating all day)

6:00-7:15 pm – Showering and getting ready for our evening out for dinner to celebrate my new job (yeah, that happened too! i got a job working for a great company in NYC)

7:30-9:00 pm – Dinner at Perla in the city, foie gras for appetizer, arugula salad with pistachios, oriechette with sausage and pesto (like my recipe!), and Dave got the lamb breast and wine.. we had a great time, the place played old 80’s hip hop and we talked about how happy we are to be back in NY, both working, and finally settling in. We’re also going on vacation tomorrow to Bar Harbor Maine just to relax a little. It was a wonderful dinner.

9:00-10:00 pm – We went to eataly (mario batalis market) and got Hazelnut Pistachio Gelato. This is significant because we did this when we first started dating a lot… i walked in, and dave immediately stopped me because he said he “left his wallet in the car” and had to go get it. We got gelato when he got back, and he wanted to go outside. I was like, no!! its drizzling and wet! hes like its fine we have an umbrella.. So we walked over and sat on a bench in front of the flatiron building in madison square park. I just sat there, enjoying the sights and refusing the eat anymore gelato.

He put down our gelato, and started getting all serious on me saying, you’re my best friend, I would never want to spend my life with anyone else, and at that point i knew what was going on, and looked at him in that, OMG whats going on face. He got down on one knee, and proposed with the most beautiful ring!!

After tons of hugging and kissing and crying, Dave wanted to go to his favorite bar, Flatiron Lounge, for a celebratory drink. Little did i know, my parents, his parents, and my brother and his fiance were there waiting for us with champagne and flowers. How awesome is that!??!?

I had the most wonderful week. I celebrated my birthday the week before, got a job offer, and got engaged to my best friend in the whole world.

Hints of the night i realized later:
*He DROVE into the city, he said he wanted me to be comfortable since it was raining and i was wearing heels. He never drives into the city!
*He asked me to bring my camera
*He dressed up real nice, and wore cologne and he NEVER does. i was like, whaaaa?
*At dinner, he asked me to keep the cork from our wine

P.S…. look at my ring!!!!

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M.S.

Blogging

30 Aug

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Food blogging has been an amazing thing for me this year, I’ve been able to track my progress, keep and recreate my favorite things, and share them with people I love. Whats better than that??? Also, my birthday was this past Tuesday. Yay! Happy almost Friday

M.S.

Happy 100th Birthday to Julia Child

15 Aug

Happy Birthday to a legendary Chef, Author, and Wife.

“We should enjoy food and have fun. It is one of the simplest and nicest pleasures in life.” Julia Child 1990

I mean, look at this woman!

I’ll be back soon, promise. Just need to get a job and then start cooking again!

M.S.