Blessing #4

We have some big news to share with you… Michael, Lilliana, Lucas, Julian and I are welcoming a new addition to our family, a new sweet little baby. We are so very excited and anticipating his/her arrival sometime in Mid-May.

2-14 baby body

Our family has been through such a terrible tragedy with the loss of our Julian, a little over three years ago. It has been a rough road, but we have pulled it together, as a family, and we continue to show each other our endless love and gratitude. Life is quite a journey, some days are filled with so much hope and happiness and others with sadness and confusion, but we continue to live our life, together as a family, trying to enjoy each day together.

Now, we have this new little baby on the way, and it has brought us so much joy. We welcome this baby with our love and gratitude and know that he/she is a true blessing to us.

2-14 baby face

I have finished putting together Lilliana, Lucas and Julian’s scrapbook and am so happy to be able to share these with the new baby. I believe this baby has also been touched by his/her big brother, Julian. I can feel it. We couldn’t have gotten to this place without Julian’s love all around us. Even though he is not here physically, it’s so nice to know he is living here with us in true spirit.

Of course, it isn’t always easy, there are days of doubt, worry and concern, but that is expected. Our family works hard to remind each other of all of our blessings in life and to enjoy and savor these special moments. There was a day when I was worried about the health of the baby and Lilliana knew that and wrote me a special note and included Julian’s picture on there. That meant so much to me. My children and my husband, my family means so much to me. Without their love and support, we couldn’t make it to today, but we did and for that, I am most thankful.

Our new Baby Cerrato will be here in about 11 weeks, right in the middle of my favorite season, Spring, and right after my birthday and our anniversary. It’s a special time of the year and will be even more special with his/her arrival.

Advertisements

Jalapeno Popper Dip

As we all know, today is Superbowl Sunday. I don’t know about you, but football isn’t my thing, but eating tons of snacks and drinks IS my thing!

jalapeno popper dip

I made this Jalapeno Popper Dip, as a special treat for my husband who loves Jalapeno Poppers, as one of tonight’s tasty treats. It is so creamy and packed with tons of cheese and the crunchy topping from the Panko breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese is delicious. Plus, it’s definitely got a little kick from the jalapeno peppers. If you like it even spicier, you can always add a chili pepper to this dip too.

Enjoy!