Saturday, November 16, 2013

twenty five.

We are closing in on Blueberry's due date. Our official due date is December 31st, but babies come when they're ready. In all honesty this mama is ready. It'd be super nice if Blueberry decided to make his/her appearance in December and not January. Everything about this pregnancy has been different and that's leading all of us to believe this baby will be a boy. If we were placing bets that'd be the route most people would go. That is most people except Little Love. She is faithfully proclaiming this baby to be a girl because as she states, "I want another sister." Little Love promises that if Blueberry is a boy she'll still be nice and sweet. She says she can't wait to sing and hold the baby. I strongly believe she'll make a wonderful big sister. The two older girls are adamant that Blueberry is a boy. However, that's probably mostly wishful thinking on their part. They love each other very much, and Little Love too, but they're desperately wanting a baby brother. 

W and I know that the sex of this baby doesn't matter. We know that God has big plans for this unborn child. We feel so strongly in this because we knew about this baby in October of last year. He had given me (the mrs) a vision of this baby. I awoke with my heart pounding

Friday, August 9, 2013

twenty four.

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Our first week back to homeschooling was successful! This year we've decided to go with a curriculum instead of unschooling. I think the older girls need the structure. They seem to do much better when they know what is expected of them. We gave unschooling a shot last year, however, our girls seem to like their printed out charts of assignments, earning stickers, and overall having a schedule, of sorts. 

For Big Mak and Mess I'm using a curriculum called My Fathers World. We'll be doing their Exploring Countries and Cultures this school year. I actually bought the curriculum in early April and planned on beginning our school year then, but that didn't exactly work out. We did start and complete weeks 1 and 2 before I was out of commission and our schedules became incredibly busy. So, this week was really just a review week for them and next week will be too. 

Little Love is doing a Letter of the Week PreK curriculum.

twenty three.

So, it's been a few months since I updated. Yeah, I'm an awesome blogger. I'll start with the Whole 30. I didn't finish the full 30 days. I made it to day 20 and couldn't continue. I couldn't continue because I was having the worst morning sickness I could have ever imagined. I could barely eat or drink anything much less even think about eating a piece of meat or a vegetable.

As most of you know we are expecting Baby #4.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

twenty two.

The weekends get so busy for us and it's hard for me to find the time to update the blog. I am currently on day 11 of the Whole30 and doing awesome, if I do say so myself. 
The last day I updated was on Friday, which would have been what I had eaten on the previous day, Thursday. It's now been a week!! We've eaten a lot of yummy food and also a lot of the same foods. I have found what I like to eat in the morning and kind of eat it every day or most days. For breakfast I eat a lot of scrambled eggs with mixed organic baby kale's and baby spinach. I usually have a little fruit with it or other vegetables and occasionally a monkey salad. 

I have also discovered that I really like sweet potatoes pan sauteed in coconut oil.

Friday, April 19, 2013

twenty one.

I am truly one of the luckiest women in the world. Last night, after dinner, W went to the grocery store for us. We still had food but nothing really for breakfast the next day. He's been trying to follow the Whole30 with me and even went so far to go upstairs and look up paleo information. He didn't know all the rules of the Whole30 but even still he only brought home 3 things I can't eat! He is such a magnificent husband. He does little things like that for me all the time. It makes every day special instead of him waiting around for an anniversary or holiday. I am a blessed woman.

The three things he bought that I cannot eat during the Whole30 are bacon, corn and honey.

Thursday, April 18, 2013


Mess & Little Love enjoying the gorgeous day

This morning's breakfast was a repeat of 
yesterdays. Eggs with baby greens and
a bowl of monkey salad

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Oh, my, how I wish I had an extra $100! This food processor is on sale from $180 to $99! 
We have a blender which hasn't been working very well lately. I do a lot of chopping by hand and it would be great to have a helper like this instead of the tiny hands that try to intercede and "help" most of the time. Don't get me wrong... it's nice that the girls want to help chop and cook and I know it's also very educational. However, sometimes a mom needs less hands in the kitchen when her sanity for the day is wavering. My birthday AND mother's day is coming up if anyone is feeling generous! In fact, I discovered when I made our Whole30 board that my last day of the Whole30 is on my birthday!! 
Little Love put herself down for a nap
after crying about not getting donuts