The Newest Member of the Simple Seasonal Team – While you’ve been preparing for the holidays, we’ve been busy on-boarding a new taste-tester-in-training at the offices of Simple Seasonal!
While much of the food blogging world has been busily cooking up tasty holiday posts for their readers, over at Simple Seasonal we’ve been busily babymooning. That is, with the exception of a recipe for Monkey Bread and Copycat Cinnabon Frosting… After all, a sleep-deprived mama has got to have some Christmas sugar and spice! This holiday season we’ve been enjoying the gift of an adorable baby boy. And, perhaps, boys are all snips and snails and puppy-dogs’ tails, but if that be the case I’ll take my snuggly and anything but snippy little puppy with a side of monkey bread any day!
So onto the stats…
James Arthur Hanawalt arrived a couple of weeks ahead of schedule on November 1st because of a nasty thing called preeclampsia. Fortunately, crisis was averted and he was born perfectly healthy and no harm came to Mommy. He was born at 1:45 PM, weighed 7 lb. 8 oz. and measured 19 inches long.
Since his arrival, as a family we’ve focused our time on being inside and as cozy as possible as we get to know this little person. Of course Mom and Dad are smitten, but our five year old, David, has become one of James’ biggest fans as well. We hope that you will join in our joy with this new addition!
For our regular readers who have been wondering where we’ve been the past few weeks, that’s just that. Everyone has to eventually come back from a babymoon, however, and Dan and I are excited as ever to continue growing and expanding Simple Seasonal. Although our post frequency may be decreased a bit over the next few months, we’re not going anywhere. We love bringing you delicious recipes. Thank you for your continued readership!
These beautiful photos were taken by Bella Baby Photography and we purchased the rights for their use.
Congratulations on a second lovely son.
This morning I was reading your post on canning no-sugar-added applesauce (Nov. 3, 2015). Would it be possible, please, to send me the names of the tools you used…canning pot, funnel, and jar grabber. Thank you so much. Happy New Year.
Hi Jacci! I hope you had a great new year and thanks for the congratulations. Here are some links to the tools that I used. Note that they are Amazon affiliate links. A portion of the sales goes to Simple Seasonal with no extra cost to you.
Ball Utensil Set: http://amzn.to/2i7aFH1
Ball Secure-Grip Jar Lifter: http://amzn.to/2hN42sl
Ball Wide Mouth Mason Jars: http://amzn.to/2hMRLUS
All American Pressure Canner/Cooker:http://amzn.to/2iwsRNs
You don’t need a pressure canner for this recipe. If you’re not interested in getting into pressure cooker canning (that low acid and low acid foods like green beans) I had my eye on this electric water bath canner:http://amzn.to/2j1qpeF
You can also use this large pot, which is the most economical, and incidentally comes with most of the other tools you’ll need:http://amzn.to/2iwlAx5
I hope this helps and the best of luck with canning!
Just saw this. CONGRATS!! Oh my, he is so adorable. My little dude is 6 months tomorrow, and it seems like just yesterday we were at the hospital having him a handful of weeks ahead of schedule. So glad all is well with you and the fam!
Thanks! Baby boys are so much fun. Sadly it does fly by so quickly! Before we know it we’ll be running after a couple of rambunctious boys, but in the mean time I’m trying to enjoy all of the baby snuggles I can!
Thanks Adina! I feel so blessed with my little family. 🙂
Congratulations on your new addition to the amily. He is so precious!!!!
Have fun and enjoy this time as it goes tooo fast….
Thank you Donna! I’m enjoying every moment with my snuggly baby. With my first son I had to return to work full-time when he was 12 weeks old, but this time around I only have to work one weekend a month. I feel very blessed!