Clean Kiddo Eats – Part 4

Clean Kiddo Eats – Part 4

Hello everyone!  Happy Friday!  Today is our first official “summer Friday,” so I have both the kids home with me.  The weather is a bit iffy, so we might hang close to home just hanging out (plus I’ve got a list of chores to hopefully accomplish).  Tonight Nathan is bringing home a rented power-buffer so we can start the process of finishing the rest of our basement floor.  Hoping to get the basement 100% DONE before Nathan’s family comes to…

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Recommitting to the Goal – Update

Recommitting to the Goal – Update

Two weeks ago I wrote this post about not feeling great about where I was at – and recommitting to the goal.  And I want to give you guys an update of how I’ve been doing, struggles and victories, as well as my progress so far.  That being said, let’s jump right in! Graham took these pictures of me 2 weeks ago, as I really wanted a baseline to track my progress.  I always love seeing “before” and “after” pictures,…

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Monday Morning Coffee Date

Monday Morning Coffee Date

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you all had a lovely Father’s Day weekend.  We really enjoyed ours, and it seemed to be the perfect blend of family time, relaxation, household chores, and yummy eats.  What could be better?  That being said, I figure we could catch up this morning over a cup of coffee (or tea, or lemon water). My coffee of choice would be brewed in our new french press.  Luckily Nathan has turned into a coffee aficionado, so…

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Fun Costco Finds

Fun Costco Finds

Hi everyone.  Happy Friday!  Anyone else as excited for the weekend as I am?  We have decided to simplify a bit this weekend, with only one “main event” each weekend day.  Graham has his last day of soccer tomorrow, which means practice, a game, trophies, and a carnival complete with bounce houses and hot dogs. Sunday will be church followed by brunch at my parents’ house.  Then lots of love to Nathan for Father’s Day.  We are hoping to sneak…

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Fun eats – Camping Style

Fun eats – Camping Style

Happy Wednesday everyone!  We are now officially halfway through the week – I still can’t get over how fast the weeks seem to be flying by lately.  We are in the home stretch of school, and luckily things have been pretty laid back for Graham as he finishes up.  We have a busy weekend ahead, which I am already getting excited about.  Yeah for summer! I know I already gave you a detailed rundown on how I prepped for our…

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Life Lately – Let’s Catch Up

Life Lately – Let’s Catch Up

Hi everyone!  Happy Monday!  Did everyone have a fun weekend?  Ours was jammed packed with activity, and I’m a bit exhausted this morning (and longing for some “free time”).  But everything we are doing is fun, so it’s hard to complain.  But I can tell the kids are feeling it as well, as they’ve been a bit grumpier and “edgy” recently.  And falling asleep before their heads hit the pillow.  Me too, kids – me too!  So with that, let’s…

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Recent eats – Part 7

Recent eats – Part 7

Hi everyone!  Happy Friday!  Who else is super excited for the weekend?  Reagan and I are volunteering at Graham’s field day today, so it’s going to be a busy but fun day.  I’m ready to get the weekend started 🙂  Since I seem to have an obsession with food (is this really a bad thing?) I yet again found tons of meal pics on my phone to share.  So I guess that means it’s time for another edition of my…

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Recommitting to the Goal

Recommitting to the Goal

Last May I sent an email to my brother-in-law asking for his help.  I had tried and tried to get back to where I was pre-pregnancy, and I kept getting so.close, yet never could quite reach my goal.  I felt that I was eating “clean,” and yet was struggling with what I affectionately called the “mom pouch.”  I would wake up with a flat stomach, but the minute I ate breakfast I felt like it kept growing all day long….

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Scenes from a fun (and busy) weekend

Scenes from a fun (and busy) weekend

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  We were BUSY, but it was all good stuff and the kids really had a blast.  Although as I sit here on Sunday night typing this post, I am realizing why we’re trying to embrace the concept of being weird – even all these fun activities can take a toll on us.  June is super busy for us (at least the next 2 weekends) but then we are hunkering…

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Food Prepping – Vacation Style

Food Prepping – Vacation Style

Our family loves vacation – doesn’t everyone?  Whether it’s a skiing vacation, trip to the beach, or camping, we all just enjoy spending uninterrupted quality time together.  That being said, we aren’t really “hotel” people.  We are more “rent a cabin or house” people.  I love this for many reason.  First, you usually get to spread out more, and the adults can have adult time after the kids go to bed.  Also, you can limit the amount of food you…

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