On a personal note…


I have so much to blog about but I feel like I need to fill you all in on life and to make a little announcement.

First off, thank you SO much for reading the blog. I know that posting has slacked off a lot in the last few months, but you all are still around and still as wonderful as ever. What would I do without you and this fun outlet?! I just love you guys.

Sure we’ve moved, started a massive garden, husband has been gone more than home, and I have my sister (and soon to be brother too) living with us, but there’s even more of a reason why I haven’t been blogging much. I’m pregnant! I’m due on Halloween which puts me at 20 weeks today!

I stopped barfing about 2 weeks ago although I still gag brushing my teeth and now I’m waiting for the some of the exhaustion to let up so that I can feel like a functioning person again. After a miscarriage scare just a week ago I’m feeling ready and excited to share the good news with you guys. So take my humble apology about the lack of blogging and be excited for me instead 🙂

I hope this kid likes babies as much as he likes popsicles because ready or not… here it comes!

I find out the gender of the baby two weeks from today. The sad news in my husband will be out of town and they only schedule ultra-sounds every six weeks. I’m not willing to wait another 6 weeks so I’m going to go to my appointment all alone. Hopefully they can make a video though so that we can watch it again later.

Here’s me and the other monkeys on Mother’s Day. I’m so excited to have another little one. We’ve always wanted a large family and we’ve been very blessed so far. I love being a mom and am so grateful that I get to be just that.
october baby

There you have it… some very exciting news and a pretty good excuse for my slacking.

Thanks for sticking around, even when it’s a bit quiet.

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17 Responses
  1. Congratulations, and we miss you guys so much in the Little Green Valley! Guess what? We are due the week before Thanksgiving! And we love our little pack of chickens too.

  2. Heather

    Happy stopping barfing to you! Hopefully, I am voting for a girl. October seems to be your lucky month for birthdays!

  3. Stephanie Cooper

    Congratulations, Melissa!! So excited for you!! Joseph used his phone to record Adelyn’s ultrasound. Maybe you can ask someone to go with you so they can record it and he can see it asap? Congrats again!!!

  4. Sarah B

    GREAT news!! And a Halloween baby? How fun. You’ve held out a long time. I am glad everything is good for you now. Prayers for the pregnancy to stay that way! Can’t wait to hear the gender.

  5. RobinM


    Food for thought for your gender reveal ultra sound. You could come prepared with an envelope and ask them to seal the results and then when you and the hubby are together, you can open it together and find out at the same time…or make it a family affair. I know doctor’s offices do this all the time so they can give it to a baker to do a gender reveal cake. 🙂

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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.