• Second Trimester: Weeks 14-17

    I finally entered the second trimester. For a lot of women, the annoying and sometimes debilitating pregnancy symptoms of the first trimester start reducing at this time, and the second trimester is

  • 4th of July Holiday

    For the fourth of July celebration, we drove to Orange County to visit with friends. This was my first year having a proper 4th of July celebration, although I've been here for years now, and Paulus

  • First Trimester: Weeks 9-13

    First of all thanks to everyone who reached out to me with comments and private messages about the previous pregnancy posts. All the messages made me glad that I made the decision to share the

  • Our Memorial Day Trip to Zion National Park

      At the end of May my dad came to visit San Diego for the first time. We had decided to get out of town for Memorial Day, my dad, our friends and us, seven of us all together. My dad had only

  • Spinach Gnocchi

    Some weeks ago, one of my friends (who happens to be an excellent cook) sent me a gnocchi recipe to help me use up/increase intake of random leafy greens. I think she meant for me to use it to

  • First Trimester: Weeks 4-8

    As I'm leaving the first trimester behind, I find myself reflecting on how I've felt over the past couple of months. This post describes my experiences with food, exercise, and feelings in the first

  • Making it to the First Milestone

    Today's post is a bit of a long ramble. I've been wanting to write about our journey into parenthood for a while, but to be honest, I've been hesitant to write about anything related to my pregnancy,

  • Savory Five-Spice Butternut Crepes

    This post features a meal I made a couple of months ago, but it was good enough to warrant a share anyhow. As so many other of my favorite creations, this five-spice butternut crepe came about as a

  • An Expansion of the Royal Family

    It's been quiet on the blog for quite a while. Not intentionally. It's just that I haven't been cooking much lately, and when I have managed to persuade myself into the kitchen, the things I've