Chad Michael Murray and his beloved wife, Sarah Roemer, have shared delightful news with the world. The couple recently introduced their beautiful baby girl to the world through an adorable Instagram post. The photograph showed their newborn daughter dressed in a cozy striped outfit, her legs crossed as she lay comfortably. A sweet heart-shaped birthmark adorned her shin, adding a touch of uniqueness to her already captivating presence.
An Exciting Arrival
The announcement of their baby girl’s arrival was accompanied by an outpouring of love and joy. Sarah Roemer, Chad Michael Murray’s wife, originally shared the delightful news on her Instagram story. The couple’s happiness radiated through their posts as they basked in the joy of their new family addition. Murray’s repost featured the caption, “She’s here!”
A Precious Reminder of Love
Roemer’s announcement emphasized the endearing detail of a heart-shaped birthmark on their baby girl’s ankle, symbolizing the profound love that now graced their growing family. The caption revealed, “Our baby girl arrived last week with a heart on her ankle. We are so in love!” The post encapsulated the tenderness and excitement that comes with welcoming a new member into the family fold.
A Growing Wolf Pack
The couple confirmed that they were expecting their third child in a previous photograph. Murray proudly showcased Roemer’s baby bump, captioning it “Baby #3 loading…” with a red heart emoji. The One Tree Hill star’s humor shone through as he playfully requested recommendations for new baby gadgets, given the passing of time since their last baby’s arrival. The subsequent post subtly hinted at the baby’s gender, as Murray referred to their family as a “wolf pack” that the new arrival had already been a part of, even before birth.
From Two to Five
Chad Michael Murray and Sarah Roemer’s family has grown from a duo to a lively quintet. In Murray’s words, they are now a “family of 5,” humorously anticipating the reactions they might receive as they traverse airports together. From their marriage in 2015 to the present day, their family has expanded to include three beautiful children. The names of their son, aged eight, and daughter, aged six, remain private. In a touching Mother’s Day tribute, Murray celebrated Roemer’s strength and selflessness, acknowledging her as the rock that anchors their family. Chad Michael Murray and Sarah Roemer’s journey just got a lot more exciting, and we’re all on board for the laughs, the love, and the adorable baby moments that are sure to flood their Insta feeds!
Although today, haggis is a strictly Scottish dish, its origins are as mysterious as the infamous Loch Ness Monster itself.
The Dubious Origin of Haggis
No one knows how or when haggis came into being. Some claim it was the Romans who first brought it over. Their version uses pork instead of sheep offal, and it supposedly began as a means of preserving the meat during hunts. Others believe that a similar version of a proto-haggis may have come from the Vikings between the eighth and 13th centuries. They think the root, hag, may derive from haggw (Old Norse) or hoggva (Old Icelandic), which both mean “to chop,” which refers to preparing the offal before stuffing it into the caul or stomach. Others speculate haggis actually came from the French, but none of these theories is conclusive.
How Haggis Became Scottish
Interestingly enough, the first people to label haggis as Scottish were not the Scots, but their neighbors, the English. There were two main reasons why they did that. The first one was related to the change of the English diet following the Agricultural Revolution at the end of the 17th century. The English were consuming a wide range of new products, which made the demand for offal scarce and present only for poorer people. The Scottish, on the other hand, were experiencing a period of severe economic decline where people could only afford to eat cheap food like haggis.
The second reason, unsurprisingly, was political. Despite the Act of Union (1707), the English still expressed their obvious contempt for most Scots, especially Highlanders. In an attempt to undermine them, the English who had long stopped eating haggis, labeled it as the uncivilized dish of the Scots.
A False Tradition
So how did haggis come to be Scotland’s staple dish? It all changed when George IV decided to make amends with Scotland during a grand visit in 1822. It’s then that Sir Walter Scott threw a banquet trying to show off traditional Scottishness (which he made up almost entirely). He served haggis, had everyone decked out in tartan, and did everything to impress the king. His mission was a success and resulted in a craze among the English for all things Scottish. The rest, as they say, is haggis history.