Our Spring Family Photos

We finally get new pictures on our walls! Not that I’m not completely infatuated with the chunky, bald eight-month-old that stares at me from our fireplace mantle, but I just don’t know who that baby is anymore. I can tell you that she is definitely not the rambunctious two-year-old I have running around, dumping toys, and screaming “DANCE PARTY MAMA” every morning at 7AM (although I’m infatuated with that little girl, too). Even our sweet, equally energetic five-year-old looks so much younger when comparing last year’s photos to these- albeit much less drastic, but the little hints of boyhood come through more each year, and it gets harder and harder to remember he was a toddler a few short years ago.

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Hey Honey, How Was Your Day?

6:30am

It begins. I can hear my two year old screaming down the hall for me. Good thing we bought her that alarm clock that turns green at 6:45 a.m. to tell her it’s okay to wake up. I mean, she does stay in bed (so mission technically accomplished), but only so she can scream “Mommmm, it’s not green yet!” repeatedly for 15 minutes until it is, in fact, green. My five year old remains completely asleep and unphased by her screaming. God bless that boy. Let’s start the day.

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Week 5 Meatless Meals: Santa Fe Squash Boats

This week, squash is the star of the show. I know, I get it. Squash? But yes, SQUASH. It may sound a little off as a main dish, but add in black beans, corn, and flavorful peppers, and I promise you will be spooning up these leftovers the next day (and it’s healthy so no need to feel guilty!) In fact, leftovers are my favorite part about this. You will definitely have extras, and the filling is SO versatile!

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Week 4 Meatless Meals: Bruschetta Portobello Mushroom Burgers

So… I have a confession to make. I was terrified of making these portobello burgers. There’s something so daunting to me about portobello mushrooms for some reason. What if they come out leathery, or watery, or bland? I would never post a recipe I didn’t truly enjoy, so I went so far as to plan a back up meal just in case. That being said, if you’re anything like me and scared to try it,  let me tell you, your future self will thank you.  Continue reading “Week 4 Meatless Meals: Bruschetta Portobello Mushroom Burgers”