Friday, January 31, 2014

A confessional session never hurt nobody.

I confess...I cringe when I watch the Bachelor and another girl starts to cry. That and when they ask for a kiss. The first kiss especially. I guess I'm just old fashioned, but I would so much rather have the guy chase me... and might I add, only me. Not 25 other girls.

I confess...I made my favorite homemade granola recipe the other night and this time used coconut oil instead of olive oil, and it was a HIT! Added flax seed, walnuts, pecans, and cranberries. Mixed it with plain yogurt and organic blueberries, and the kids were devouring it. Even Graham loved it, and it was his first time having granola. I'll try to post a recipe soon!

I confess.... a baby sleeping is one of the greatest moments to capture. Most definitely.

I confess.... looking at the above picture reminded me I'm due to wash Graham's sheets! Tomorrow, since he's sleeping on them right now.

I confess...I've been riding around the house on this toy with the kids. It is seriously the greatest thing to have ever been invented. Okay, maybe second to the computer. But it is pretty neat, but I'm also positive that I exceed the maximum weight limit. Regardless, the kids think it's funny to have mama sit with them, and that's all that matters.

I confess.... making homemade pizza beats carry out any day. And I'm for real on this on. Not to mention that it's full of veggies and you know what's in your pizza! Two thumbs up by the kids and husband.

I confess...My doctor said I looked like "a little girl" the other day. I'm not even taking that as a compliment, and it sure isn't anything new that I hadn't heard before. Hopefully they say the same thing when I'm 50.

I confess... I am stupid excited to be putting together the kid's Valentine's day baskets. Growing up, my dad always got us something for v-day, and it's definitely something I want to do for the kids. I ordered their personalized books the other day {you can win a free one here}. If you need ideas, I put together a gift guide that can be found here.

I confess... I had never heard of lactation cookies until the other day. I don't have problems with milk supply, but many people had said that these worked for them after I posted the link to the recipe. You can find it here! Oh and the mama is pretty awesome, so follow along her natural parenting blog!

I confess... Andrew and I celebrated our 8 years together anniversary yesterday... and he remembered before I did {at Graham's 6 am feeding he woke up, kissed me, and said "Happy Anniversary," all while I was thinking...oops totally missed that one}.

I confess.... I've been trying a lot of new recipes. Tons. And it resulted in me have a grocery bill that is almost double what I am used to. Okay okay, maybe it wasn't so much the new recipes as it was the fact that it has been a blizzard around these parts the past couple of weeks and my refrigerator and pantry is now running on low. So I went a little cart happy today and threw everything in it. Along with my two little helpers. Can we please talk about how frustrating winter time can be when you have to take coats, gloves, and hats on and off every time you get the kids in and out of the car.

I confess... we've been to the Children's Museum a lot because of the freezing cold weather. Thank goodness for memberships.

I confess... I catch myself watching these two quite often and am amazed to see how much closer they have gotten. Elliana asks for Graham to play with her a lot, and she really misses him when he naps. Now now, there still are moments of shoving and "don't touch my stuff Graham," but for the most part they play so good. I also find myself thinking back to the days that I thought it wasn't possible to love another child as much as Elliana, and that adding another child would "throw us off." Silly me.

I confess.... Andrew just walked downstairs and is getting ready to pop open the champagne bottle... which means...

Time to celebrate 8 glorious years. Or as he put it yesterday....

2921 days. Woah.


  1. So I'm reading this post and loving it and laughing at it and then I see you gave me a shout out :) Thanks so much! XO

    And they really do work! I don't think my supply was low or anything, but I rarely pump to "check" it so I made them and after a day of devouring them I felt fuller. So they definitely work for anyone running low. I figured if I'm gonna bake cookies, I may as well make them "productive" LOL. So I've been making them a bit hahaha!

  2. I'm a new follower of your blog and find myself giddy to come here and see a new post. I especially love this one! Your observation of the way your children interract is very much like the one I've had in the last year. My kids are 7yrs and 2.5yrs and, with the baby being so much older, there's so much more fun to be had. :)

  3. Happy Anniversary!! ...and would love to know how you make your pizza's (& what all toppings are on the one up top! Looks yummy!!!)


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