Happy Friday friends! I have so, so much news to share with you but before I burst at the seams with excitement, let me come right out and say...WE BOUGHT A HOUSE!
Nothing puts the pressure on a couple to buy their first home and move out of their teeny-tiny one bedroom apartment quite like finding out they are pregnant with twins! The last five months have been a non-stop house hunting, loan applying, escrow-closing (praise The Lord) roller coaster of stress and excitement.
Of course I am dying to share photos of our new soon-to-be home but that's another post! Let's just say we bought a "Freutcake Fixer-Upper." It's the little house that could and Jason and I are so proud (and a bit terrified) to finally become home owners. My favorite feature of the house so far? The crazy jungle-backyard filled with fruit trees that will probably take us years to landscape. Yes, fruit trees! Lemon, lime, orange, peach, avocado and the list goes on. I mean that pretty much qualifies as paradise in my book.
But until I get the chance to snap a few pictures of the house, and all of the renovations that we've started this week, I'm celebrating our home with a round of Raspberry Lemonade Spritzers. The perfect celebratory summer drink to help cool off and make a pregnant lady feel like she's treating herself to a little bubbly while she picks out tile and drools over apron front farm sinks.
Oh, apron front single basin under-mount farm sinks...how beautiful and unreasonably expensive you are! This will be the torture of renovations I am certain. It's vision versus reality. But isn't that always the case?
Back to the serious stuff. At this moment all I feel is thankful, truly blessed, and excited about the crazy new changes that are happening in our lives. I can't wait to share it all with you! Let the next chapter begin. Cheers!
More Raspberry Recipes to Enjoy!
- Raspberry Rose Margarita
- Raspberry Lemon Sweet Rolls
- Raspberry Pop Rock Margarita
- Raspberry Rose Sorbet
- Raspberry Rose Bellini
Raspberry Lemonade Spritzers
A non-alcoholic sparkling raspberry and lemon spritzer
perfect for summer.
- 6 oz San Pellegrino Limonata
- 1 Tbsp raspberry jam
- juice of ½ a lemon
- fresh raspberries for muddling & garnish
- lemon slices for garnish
- fresh mint
- In a glass muddle 4 raspberries.
- Stir in 1 Tbsp raspberry jam and top with a splash of
Limonata. Stir to combine.
- Fill glass with ice.
- Top with Limonata and fresh lemon juice.
- Garnish with more berries, lemon slices and mint.
You can use any of your favorite brands of lemon sparkling water for this drink such as La Croix Limoncello.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 355Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 194mgCarbohydrates: 89gFiber: 3gSugar: 78gProtein: 2g
Congratulations, Leah! And these drinks look sooo amazing, I could use one of these right now!
Leah Bergman says
Thank you Casey! Xo
amanda @ on the corner of brodhead says
sooo exciting!! when we move on from our home my husband says we're keeping the rights to our much loved fruit trees. not sure how that's gonna work out!
Leah Bergman says
Ha! Fruit trees are like gold!
YUM, these look refreshing. And the straws are beautiful!
Congrats on the house and the fruit trees!! I will accept produce as babysitting payment, just sayin'. 😉 Can't wait to see!
Leah Bergman says
Thanks girlfriend! I'm totally taking you up on that offer.
Tammy Thiele says
Woohoo! Your home purchase is more incredibly exciting news! Can't wait to see how it figures in your blog posts! And I'm hoping to make up some of these drinks this weekend…it's been unseasonably warm in the PNW!