Monday, August 20, 2012

new in my world

my world just expanded, along with my heart, in a way that i never really believed that it could. i am no longer just jackie- wife, daughter, auntie, sister, friend, cook. i have added the most beautiful role to that list- 


the mister and i have been on a waiting list, waiting to grow our family by adopting, for just under 2 years. last weekend, it happened, in a whirlwind of a middle-of -the-night-she-is-in-labor phone call, a 3 hour drive and one exciting/emotional/intense/surreal night in the hospital with our new son.

things may be a bit quiet around here for a while, but you couldn't keep me outta the kitchen if you tried! since the peanut has been home with us, i have already made chocolate chip cookies, pasta with a meat sauce with local turri farms ground beef, eggplant and zucchini and i roasted a llano seco pork shoulder for some tender, juicy carnitas that we had in tacos one night and on a slightly toasted ciabatta roll with sharp cheddar, thinly sliced red onion and tomato, the next night.

i will be cooking and taking pictures soon enough, but for now, i will be happily soaking up my new role.


  1. Congratulations on your new little bundle of joy! What an exciting time for you. Enjoy every second...both in and out of the kitchen.

  2. Congratulations! I know it has been a long wait for you. I enjoy your blog very much, but take all the time you need with that beautiful little blessing!

  3. Oh my goodness, I just got complete chills reading your post. I am so, so, happy for you and I know exactly how you feel. Congratulations and here's to your happy family!

  4. thank you everyone for your kind words. rebekah, i can't believe you have been blessed enough to feel this incredible feeling TWICE!