Thursday, April 18, 2013

November 21, 2013

Late in November, when the leaves have fallen and the air is cold, a little bundle of joy will be joining the Hansen household!

We are so happy and excited about this new chapter in our lives and are thankful to God every day for blessing us with a new life. God had not allowed us to get pregnant for almost two years, but it all happened in His timing, and I am very thankful that He knows what is best.

I am 9 1/2 weeks along, and hope to post photos soon of my journey through pregnancy. I can't wait to share more news as the baby continues to grow! I had an ultrasound at 6 weeks to determine our due date, and just yesterday had my group training at St. Vincent's Hospital (where I will continue going). It is all very exciting and I still sometimes have to remind myself it is real! I'm not exactly sure when it will "hit" my husband, but I'm sure it will be soon. ;)

Friday, April 12, 2013


So after not writing for quite a while, I randomly decided to blog about grapefruit. Sounds about right! I started buying grapefruit about 2 weeks ago because I was wanting to add something refreshing to my breakfast options. I didn't really realize just how refreshing and healthy grapefruit was! And not only that, but if you cut them in half and eat a half each morning they go a long way.

I looked up the health benefits of grapefruit and was so amazed at how many things I found. Grapefruit is low in calories, boosts your metabolism, aids in weight loss, assists the body in fighting off illness, clears skin, protects against cancer... and has many, many more nutrient benefits! Go here to read about the numerous health benefits of grapefruit.

How could I not add this to my daily diet after hearing all those? I especially love grapefruit for the refreshing scent and taste. I top mine with a bit of honey, which is also very good for you, and takes a bit of the tart edge off. There is something about it that just starts the day off well. It may sound silly, but I feel very good and ready for my day after I am finished devouring my grapefruit! We will see if I notice any health changes after a while. I am sure I will.

Try adding it to your morning ritual - it's soo good!