Saturday, October 17, 2009

Checking In With Blog Land!


Wow, it has been over four months since I last wrote here! And what an amazing four months!

Here are some highlights:

~We gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby girl on June 22, 2009. She was born at home on Salt Spring Island in to her Daddy's hands, 7lbs 12oz, 20.5 inches, pure joy and radiance.

We named her Sophia Katarina and have been smothering her in kisses and hugs ever since. She is almost four months old now and thriving on 100% mama's milk. She loves to nurse and suck, and delights in putting everything she can get her hands on into her mouth! Her excitement when she realizes she is about to nurse and the look on her face when she is full of sweet milk are some of the most beautiful things I have ever known. She sleeps in the bed with her Mama and Papa and wakes up with radiant smiles for us every morning. Sophia's newest trick is rolling over, and she even wakes up in the middle of the night to grunt away and work at it, the bed has become a baby gym!

Here is Sophia's first week in pictures!

Here is our Summer in pictures!

(I have been working on a new blog that is all about my experiences with pregnancy, birth, and motherhood and I will let you know when that is up and running!)

~In Juicey News, the Autumn Juice Feast is in full swing and just past the half-way mark. David is coaching a fantastic group of 8 people and I am loving being on the periphery of such juicy excitement.

One of the Autumn Juice Feasters (and our friend from Patagonia, Koali) is keeping a gorgeous blog over at Simple Healthy Beauty that I have just spent all morning reading, and happily reminiscing about my own magical adventures in Juice Feasting. For more blog pleasure, check out this I Love Me Some Juice Feasting! post by Phil Bolsta. Phil has done a fantastic Q&A about his experience with Juice Feasting that you might enjoy.

For those of you who are interested in joining a group Juice Feast in the future, keep your eyes open for an announcement about the New Year's Juice Feast, set to start in January, 2010! You can also register with if you'd like to receive email announcements about our work.

~Cafe Bliss is a hit and keeps getting busier and busier! I am so proud of my sister, and so excited to see our community loving the raw food glow! I was there yesterday with Sophia, and watched as two young men toasted each other with shots of E-3Live as I had some of Heather's amazing lasagna, a moment of perfection. Cafe Bliss was featured in the most recent edition of our local weekly, Monday Magazine (will post link if I can find it!) and was also mentioned in the Globe and Mail! For more on Cafe Bliss, join us on Face Book.

Ayrie and the new Bliss boards
Bliss Blueberry Cheesecake
Heather, Sarina, and the giant Bliss zucchinni

~I just compiled an album of Raw Food pictures from our Flickr account. Although my center of gravity is still on raw-vegan, I have been eating more as a "Whole-Foodian" with my pregnancy and now as a breast-feeding mama. This has been a wonderful and important shift for me to make, but I still love the beauty and simplicity of raw food and so created this album as an inspiration to myself! I hope you enjoy it too!

I think that is it for now, I hear my sweet Sophia calling my name!

I hope you are all well and have had a beautiful summer,

with many blessings and peaceful steps,

Katrina, and with love from David and Sophia!


Azura Skye said...

Your little baby is wonderful!
So pleased for you both. A wonderful healthy happy family.
Enjoy your days xxxx


Thanks for linking to my Juice Feasting Q&A!

Most of all, congrats on your lil' bear cub! You have so much to look forward to! Here's a five-minute music video I put together to celebrate my own Daddy & Daughter days:

And here's a little something I did to make sure that cherishing my daughter stayed in the front of my mind:

Blue skies!

Phil Bolsta
Author of "Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything" (