Ellie & Lyla Segarra - First day home!

Ellie & Lyla’s Birth Story*

I am so happy to announce that Ellie Renee and Lyla Marie are here! They surprised us by coming 3 days early — on August 15th, 2014! I was scheduled for a c-section for Monday, August 18th at 7:30 am (which would have put me at 37 weeks and...
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Peach Barbecue Sauce*

This is my last post before the twins come. Whoa. When I started this blog back in 2008, Jorge and I had just gotten married. I was in my early 20’s and just enjoying life. My how things have changed! Thanks for sticking with me all these years. But...
Apple, Cheddar & Turkey Panini via www.thenovicechefblog.com

Apple, Cheddar & Turkey Panini*

Tart green apples and sharp cheddar are meant to go together. It’s one of my favorite snacks! With the twins showing up any day now, Jorge and I have been struggling to find more quick and easy lunches that don’t come out of the freezer. We both love making...
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Thai Iced Tea*

Jorge took me on one of our very early dates to a Thai restaurant. It was my first time ever having Thai food and I had zero clue what anything was. We sat down and I scoured over the menu. We ordered drinks and he asked for a Thai Tea....