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I’m Still Here!

January 2, 2013 duchessoffork 0

Just wanted to check in and let you know I’m still here! We moved last Friday and it has been quite the whirlwind ever since. I can’t stand living among boxes, so we’re already about 85% unpacked. The Duke and I have been working like dogs the past few days …

A New Chapter

December 28, 2012 duchessoffork 4

For the last two and a half years, this has been our home. We’ve only been renting it, but it holds a special place in our hearts. We brought Julia home to this house. We celebrated three Christmases, many birthdays, and made thousands of memories in this house. Today w …

A Merry Little Christmas

December 26, 2012 duchessoffork 5

We had, without a doubt, a wonderful Christmas. Among all the chaos of moving and just entering my third trimester of this pregnancy, it was so nice to spend time with family, eating great food, and enjoying each other’s company. This little girl had an absolute ball wi …

Merry Christmas

December 24, 2012 duchessoffork 0

Just a little note to wish you a very Merry Christmas. 2012 has been filled with highs and lows, but at this time of year, I pray you’ll hold the true meaning of the season close to your heart. For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government &hel …

What I Ate Wednesday

December 19, 2012 duchessoffork 1

This is my first time ever linking up with Peas and Crayons for WIAW. Woohoo! Breakfast was pretty small, especially considering I went to Body Pump at 6. I wasn’t as ravenous as usual, so I had 1/2 cup Kashi with 1/2 cup Honey Bunches of Oats, skim milk, and a few blue …

Bump Update: 26 Weeks

December 14, 2012 duchessoffork 0

How far along? 26 weeks Size of baby: The length of a cucumber and around 2 pounds, according to my doctor Total weight gain: +17 pounds. I have no clue how this is possible, but I didn’t gain a single pound over the last month. It’s a Christmas Miracle! Gender: I …

Weekly Eats

December 10, 2012 duchessoffork 1

I honestly don’t remember which nights we ate what last week, but we had some tasty meals. Here’s a rundown: 3 Ingredient Turkey Burgers with baked sweet potato fries This is such a great meal that never disappoints. The Duke had been wanting a burger, so I made m …

Inside Julia’s Stocking

December 7, 2012 duchessoffork 7

Last year was Julia’s first Christmas. I wrote about our decision to give her three gifts since three gifts were given to the Christ child when He was born. I don’t want Christmas to ever turn into “what else?” for my kids. I want the spirit and meanin …