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Im 30 yrs old very happy married to a wonderful man (Nathan) i have a 7yr old son (Lochlan) and one on the way! We live in a town called Davistown. Im an aussie that use to live in the states! But have recently returned back to Australia! And im VERY passionate about cooking and my family!

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

A Recipe and Exciting News!

Lets kick this post off with a promised recipe!

Simple Easy Tasty Pancake Batter!
YOU wont be disappointed!

2 cups of milk (i used the milk left from making my own butter!)
1/4 cup of sugar ( i used raw sugar)
2 eggs
3 Tsp of honey
1 tsp of oil
1Tsp of vanilla
2 and 1/3 cups of flour (i used hlf wheat hlf white)
1 1/1 Tsp of baking powder

Nothing to it toss the wet ingredients into a blender then add your dry ingredients! Turn it on for a few mins making sure everything mixes up nicely! Depending on your choice of batter (thick or runny!) whether or not you add a little more flour or a little more milk! We like our batter to be a little runny as i find this recipe does puff a little! Use a large spoon and drop desired amount on to your griddle or frying pan! I let the batter sit a min or so then add a few choc chips to mine for my guys!
Give it a go you can add all kids of goodies to your pancakes which im sure you all do! This recipe does not disappoint there is no weird baking powder after taste like some recipes give you! Plain or jazzed up! I keep the batter in my blend and keep it in the fridge for a few days and its still tasty when i get it out and cook it up!

Now onto the exciting news!
So May 7th i turned 30........OH BOY! I had NOT been looking forward to this at all... Now leading up to my birthday we were extremely busy, April was Lochlan's Birthday... Then his big bash! Then it was my mother in laws birthday! Needless to say we have done a lot of celebrating in this time...After Lochlans party i was exhausted! Didn't matter what i did i couldn't get enough rest... We figured it was just all the celebrating! With 30 creeping up around the corner..... and the lack of a visit from mother nature....we decided to do a pregnancy test....expecting the usual....when im having "issues" it usually all starts with missed periods...In the last 6 years we have done plenty of pregnancy tests...all showing negative...and this is exactly what i expected this time...those of you who know me and my adventures in fertility issues know a couple years ago we were told from some of the biologic medicines i had taken for my Psoriasis had made me missing a period or being "late" really didn't excite me at all.... so i sat by our window in the bedroom over looking the box like usual making sure they hadn't changed the signs or anything lol...grabbed the stick and went off about my business...told hubby "ok 3 mins tell me when its up" not sure exactly what i was doing....and then his like "ok its 3 mins babe" got up when to the bathroom picked it up glanced and about had a heart attack my throat felt like it was swelling heart sped up.....i felt faint...i screamed a lil.... hubby was like whats wrong??? whats wrong??? my response " THINK im pregnant?!?!?!"......he was gob smacked...i ran in and grabbed the box and double checked...triple checked....gave him the box and the test and told him am i????? AM I??? Sure enough the pink line was there..... called my mum even tho it was 6am there in australia....and told her! Next i called my best friend Angie! We didn't tell EVERYONE till we had it confirmed seeing there was doubt in our minds that it was "REAL" but what a birthday present huh???

This is my "first" pregnancy photo lol 6 wks!

So onto my birthday celebrations! I was spoiled rotten! We celebrated the nite before at my fav restaurant "Carrabba's" with friends and family. And then friday morning we got up got Loche ready for school dropped him off and hubby took me to michigan! We went up and had a tour of the Mac store! That store is simply amazing! I was told we were going up there to get a cover for my birthday gift i had been given earlier! I Ipod Touch! So i picked out a hot pink cover! And was totally surprised when we left with a matching MacBook! *GASP*

After the Mac store we wondered around the mall and he bought me a bottle of Dolce&Gabbana perfume "The One"

Here is my other present he got me as well!
Hubby and i before we hit the Mac Store!
Yup this is meee! Lol this was taken before we headed to Carrabba's!
Hubby and I!
My fav 3 men in my life!
This was taken at Red Lobster after we returned from Michigan! After dinner we met Kev at the movies and watched Iron Man 2! What a birthday!
These are my beautiful mothers day flowers my hubby got me!

So yes these are some of the reasons i have been MIA :) that and we are still preparing to move back to australia! It has been something else i tell you we have some life changing things headed our way and we are trying our best to spend as much time as possible with friends and family while we are still here in the States!


Natasha said...

My goodness, no wonder you have been MIA-How exciting! Congratulations to you and your family. I bet Lochlan is so excited!

Looks like your birthday was fabulous too! You DO NOT look 30!

Do take care of yourself and relax as much as possible!

Best wishes,

The Blonde Duck said...

Congratulations, Mommy!

Christy said...

all i can say is that 30 is set to be your year! happy belated birthday, congratulations on the pregnancy news and the big move! will you change your blog name now to doubly-homesick aussie, now back in australia but missing USA? :)
all is well here in cali....trying to figure out how to post a video so everyone can see how our busy queen and her bees are doing.

oh..i am so pleased a punch for ya! yeah, yeah, yeah!

one last thing...this is exactly how i like my pancakes...flat and crispy are makin' my mouth water!

Ashley said...

YAY! Congrats!

the domestic mama said...

What a wonderful day!!! You deserve it all- you are such a sweet kind person. I am so excited to follow you and your pregnancy! How much fun! Enjoy every moment! Big hug!

Vanilla Bean said...

Congrats! How very exciting. My hubbie and I have been going thru infertility issues for nearly 3 years...I am always happy to hear good news like this!

KathyA said...

Wonderful gifts -- (I love the handbag!) -- wonderful meals -- and super, super news. Blessings!

Jeannie, Jane, Angel, Mommy, etc.. said...

Woo hoo! Congrats! Isn't it a great feeling? I completely understand how it feels to be infertile and then find out you are preggo. It's such a whirlwind experience!

browneyes_24b said...

Wow - what a wonderful announcement! Congratulations on your pregnancy!

I am stopping by from SITS!

On Monday's I host a link party called Culinary Evolution where you can post a link to your recipes and such. I am hoping to become a good cook - and I always love seeing recipes like your pancake batter! Mmmmm Hope you check it out sometime!

Acting Balanced Mom said...

Congratulations on your exciting news!!! When are you due? I totally understand the whole exhaustion and feeling icky part, I'm 16 weeks along... and just starting to feel a little more like myself... still trying to sneak a nap or 2 in during the day though... Happy and healthy 9 mos! Stopping by from SITS btw

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the exciting news, and all the birthday loot! Looks like you have exceptionally exciting times ahead of you!
Stopping by from SITS - Happy Monday!

LoveMeDaily said...

Wow! What an amazing birthday!!! I hope all goes well through your pregnancy! So this baby will be born and raised in Australia?!

I would love a new laptop right about now. My son is determined to terrorize the one I have now.

It looks like you are very loved. Happy Birthday!!

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Alexis AKA MOM said...

I'm so sorry I missed everything. You look gorgeous and what an amazing time and gifts.

Hugs honey, I'm here if you need me!