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The Disappearing Act…

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Well, look who’s here! It’s been a rocky couple of last months here on the blog, with me disappearing for more and more time with each post. My nursing school was partially to blame during the school year, but now halfway through summer break, I can not sit here and tell you that that was the only reason for my disappearing act. Yes we have been enjoying the summer with family, checking out our relative’s new kitty litter,

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celebrating my dad’s birthday,

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going red currant picking until we have so much that we have no idea what else we can do with it, AND giving the blog a major facelift. Actually more of a face transplant than a lift, but you get the idea. Hopefully, now things are better looking, easier to search for and visually more appealing. This has been in the works for a long, long time, but finally, the results are here for you to enjoy, thanks to Cre8d Design team that has been super patient, professional and very, very good at what they do.

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The Real Reason…

Aside from all of those other things, there has been this one other important life event that is the main reason why I am not here as much as I wish to be. Yep. We are expecting!

Couple weeks into the start of my nursing school (back in January, folks), we had a surprise of a lifetime when we found out that our family of 4 will be expanding by one new bundle of joy! It’s been a while since the last time I was pregnant, more than 6 years to be more precise, so this whole morning sickness business that is still reluctant to give up, was a bit of an adjustment to my regular busy, busy routine. Between taking care of my family, studying and trying to stay sane, pregnancy and its manifestations were not exactly easy to fit in. With the morning sickness subsiding, I’m left dealing with extreme tiredness and lack of motivation for anything. This is my third rodeo, so I know the drill, nevertheless complaining about it makes me feel a tad better, haha!

I bet you’re all wondering who will be joining our happy duo of two girls and I will keep it a secret no more. I will be stocking up on hair bows, tutu’s, and shoes because there’s another Princess that will be adorning our family this October! Girl power, all the way!

Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him. Psalm 127:3-5

We don’t know what lies on a road ahead of us, but we are thankful that this road will include another human being that God has gifted us. Hope you can patiently bear with me, as I await for my precious baby to make it’s grand entrance to the world.

Meanwhile, enjoy the easy to search menu bar to the left to search for recipes and menu ideas.

Be blessed my friends!

P.S. check our the baby pictures HERE.

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Welcome to Let the Baking Begin! I'm Marina and my love and passion for eating only the most delicious foods drive me to share that love here on Let the Baking Begin (since 2009). With over 20 years of experience in the kitchen, you know the recipes are tested and retested until perfect. I'm so happy to have you here. Enjoy! Read more...

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  • ZS

    Congrats on your pregnancy. Wishing you everything the best during your labor & delivery + recovery. May Lord bless you throughout this process…

    Well you’re almost there!!! I have 3 more weeks to go 🙁 Can’t wait.

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    • Thank you ZS!
      I can not wait to be done with this pregnancy and finally meet our baby!
      Congratulations to you too! To me the last 3 weeks are the longest what it seems, hopefully it will go fast for you!

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  • Ahhhh!! Congratulations – what wonderful news to have to go live with the new site redesign. I’m so happy for you 🙂

    Thank you for choosing to work with us on the redesign and for your kind words.


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  • Tatyana

    Marina, God bless you and thanks for great recipes!!!

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  • Tanya

    Marina, Congratulations!!!!! I am so happy and thrilled for you and you’re family! I bet your little daughter is excited to have a little sister so that is not last. You look really good! Good luck with everything!

    I wanted to tell you that I love your new set up! Also! Your blog page takes no time to open! Thank you again for all of your hard work and awesome recipes! We love you, Marina!!!!!!

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    • Oh thank you Tanyusha! They’re definitely super excited and can not wait to meet their little sister! They’re not much around tiny babies so this will be very fun!

      I’m glad you’re enjoying the new blog set up! I hope everything works well, but if there’re any glitches or stuff like that, definitely let me know! Thank you for all the love and support!

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  • Rajni

    Congratulations Marina! Another blessed baby to savour your fabulous cooking….Enjoy the motherhood experience again

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  • Valya @ Valya's Taste of Home

    Congratulations Marina!!! How exciting! Little girls are so adorable! Wish you God’s blessings to you and your growing family! Congrats again!

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    • Thank you Valya! I love little girls, I know exactly what to do with the girls and they definitely are very fun! God bless you!

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  • barbara

    congratulations. Have a healthy baby

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  • Silvia

    Дуже рада за вас, шо у вас все добре. Нехай Господь поблагословить тебе, дасть сили і здоровя доносити твою доцю, і нехай твої роди будуть легкими. Да, діти це велике благословіння від Господа, звичайно, часом surprise, 🙂 але через багато років ти скажеш Богу не раз, дякую Тобі за цю дитину. Будьте благословенні. Love your blog, recipe.

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  • Natasha of

    You are so cute with your baby bump!! Awww 🙂 . I’m so excited for you :).

    You know I was the same way when I was in nursing school – I took big stretches of leave from my blog because life happened and it was overwhelming. You’re awesome to be doing all that you’re doing! God bless you and your family!

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    • Thanks so much Natasha! I’m really savoring this time of not having any due dates (in school) and trying my best to spend some quality time with the fam 🙂

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  • Congratulations on another girl! And what a great looking blog design.

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  • Marina I’m so happy for you and your family! That is such exciting news 🙂 Praying that the rest of your pregnancy gets easier and for a blessed labor and delivery! By they way, when is your due date? I think we are due pretty close to each other. I’m expecting a baby girl September 30th 🙂

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