Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

I am happy to say we are expecting the arrival of baby #3 on the tentative due date of April 2nd. As exciting as it is I have had a completely opposite pregnancy than I had with my boys (fingers crossed for a girl but will be just as thrilled with another boy)... nausea, vomiting, heartburn and…

National Corn Fritter Day

The boys and I figured it was about time we celebrated a holiday, lucky for us it was National Corn Fritter Day - something new to try. This boy is a ball of energy and always so excited to help me cook but as soon as it's picture time I get this bored expression... hmm... Thankfully…

Dear Little Boy

Dear Little Boy I love So much, You are taking a morning nap as I sit here writing my apology. I have already yelled enough by 10am to last us for the week. I had a full nights sleep, breakfast, I exercised, I prayed, read my Bible, my house is decently clean, the sun is shining, I'm not mad…

Being Intentional: Sleep

I am TIRED! Bet you haven't said that before... ha! This is my daily mantra - maybe even my hourly one. The problem is as soon as my boys are in bed I get a second wind. I am FREE! To read, to write, to watch a movie, play a board game, to clean in peace (OK this is one is…

A Lesson On Gratitude

This past weekend we took a mini vacation to the Seattle area. It was a fun break as well as an opportunity to see a close friend who was visiting from the East Coast. One of the best parts of our trip was exploring Whidbey Island. Jeffrey, as well as most children I assume, loves to stop and…

Nature Photography Day

We celebrated a few holidays today - the first being Nature Photography Day. I have an old camera I let Jeffrey use to take pictures outside. All of these photos Jeffrey took without my help - except the ones he is in obviously. My picture of him taking a picture... Of this... Pictures of the vegetable garden...…

National Strawberry Shortcake Day

The boys got to enjoy a fun day with BOTH of their Grandma's! After a hike... We had a little picnic in the park... Where a squirrel kept getting really close and asking for food! You don't see that every day... To end such a fun day we went home for a treat to celebrate National…

National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

On Caleb's day of watching the boys (while I was at work), they made our first clean eating dessert recipe, to celebrate National Peanut Butter Cookie Day... Stirring it up... Cookie sheet time! And ready for the oven... Wearing Daddy's grilling apron... I LOVE THIS! And some "healthy" peanut butter cookies... they could use a…