Thursday, July 28, 2011

My week in pictures...

To keep myself on track with my new goal to do more cooking and meal planning I am going to start blogging  some of the weeks recipes.  Here goes nothing...

Strawberry Spelt Pancake Sandwich with mashed banana and almonds
 These were great after our first family run in the new jogging stroller, for the record, Bryan kicked Lola and I's behind, but it was still fun!

Spicy Black Bean Burgers with avocado on a Sprouted Grain Bun and steamed zucchini

These were good.  I'm not a fan of spicy, so I used the smallest jalapeno I could find and made sure to scrape out ALL the seeds, they had a little kick, but I liked them.  The buns were really good for frozen, Alvarado Street Bakery:

with the avocado just made it the perfect meal!

Meatless Meatloaf Muffins and Sweet Potato Fries
 These were good.  Bryan said he liked them better than regular meatloaf, so from him, I'd say that's pretty good.  They were really a lot like meatloaf, but with more texture and flavors.

Well I'd say I did pretty good for my first week, since my goal is to make at least one meal.  Lets see how next week goes! :)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Up Side

The joy of these days is amazingly more than I could ever have hoped.  Joy is a choice, but it's depth is unmatched by any fleeting feeling.  I am learning more each day and becoming more comfortable in this new skin.
We just finished our first successful week of 100% cloth diapering!  I am excited to keep this up and save tons o money in the process :)

 Lola is getting to be a pro at holding her head up and she has even rolled over 3 times!

 She loves her Sophie and her little seat (Thanks to her cousin Judah)

She is smiling a ton...although never for a picture :)

This should be arriving TOMORROW!

My new jogging stroller!! Thanks to some generous people at our church, we had enough money to cover most of this, plus the carseat adapter so we can use it ASAP!  I went for a little trial workout today, pre-stroller and am happy to say it was really the first satisfying workout I've had since September 11, 2010 when I broke my ankle at 8 weeks pregnant.  We have a great running trail across the street from our apartment and Bryan has started running too, so we can have a family run soon :)

Everyday is a challenge and a blessing, but most definitely worth every second!