Friday, April 25, 2014

Lately

I’ve been…

Reading
The Husband’s Secret.  If you can call it reading.  It’s a really good book, but I’ve been working on it since before Evelyn was born.

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I’m also reading The Mass: Four Encounters with Jesus that will Change Your Life for CWOC and really enjoying it. 

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I’d like to read some Civil War and Revolutionary War historical fiction or good history books to gear up for a Pennsylvania move.  Any recommendations?

Watching
Nashville.  Love that show and can’t wait for new episodes to start again.  Jarrod and I are also really enjoying Turn – the new series about General George Washington’s spy ring during the Revolutionary War.

Listening to
a lot of the Disney Pandora station.

Loving
this little girl’s infectious smiles!

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Not enjoying
poopy diapers.  Evelyn has 5-7 per day.  She cries nearly every time she needs to poop until she actually has the BM.  Then she’s fine.  Anyone else have a formula fed baby poop this much?

Planning
our cross country drive.  I’ve already got two nights booked at Yellowstone!

Admiring
Charlotte’s preschool artwork.  It’s amazing how her paintings have evolved from just mixing a bunch of colors together on a page into pictures that I can recognize without having to ask her about them.

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A butterfly, a tree, the sky, and the grass

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Charlotte says that this is me, and she swears that those are eyebrows, but I think they look more like my under eye circles!

Pinning

Marinated Chicken Fajita Kabob’s Marinade I used: 2T olive oil, 1T fresh lime juice, 2t chili powder, 2t cumin, 1/2t garlic powder, 1/2t dried oregano, 1/4t salt, 1/4t pepper, and 1/4t red pepper flakes. Best healthy dinner we've had in a long time!
Marinated Chicken Fajita Kabobs

Perfect summer drink! Blend 1 can frozen limeade, 1 cup rum, 1/2 can sprite, 2 cups frozen strawberries, and muddle with mint and the pulp of two limes.
The perfect summer drink

Denim jacket coral tank white pants nude heels - not sure I could do white pants with my little kiddos dirty hands always on me, but I like the idea of it!
Cute summer outfits

DIY Glow In The Dark Sprinklers- what a great idea for Summer Fun!
DIY Glow in the Dark Sprinklers

Fun Things To Do In Pennsylvania - Attractions, Sightseeing and Events ...
Pennsylvania Sightseeing

Cooking/Baking
a lot of new Pinterest finds. 

Lemon Wedding Cookies #TheCookieJar #cookies
Lemon Wedding Cookies – These light cookies were so good!

spinach pesto salad
Spinach Pesto Salad – Quick, easy, and delicious!

Cheddar Jalapeno Chicken Burgers with Guacamole
Cheddar Jalapeno Chicken Burgers – Our commissary doesn’t have ground chicken, so I’ve used ground turkey to make these.

Six Sisters Zesty Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken. So easy to make and these little sandwiches taste amazing! #sixsistersstuff
Zesty Slow Cooker Barbeque Chicken – I love slow cooker meals!

I’ve been trying to find stuff that I can throw in a crockpot or prepare ahead of time.  If you have some tried and true recipes like this, send them my way!

Missing
girls’ nights.  It’s been far too long!

Cleaning
dirty (like REALLY dirty) clothes.  And trying to explain to this little man that it’s okay to like playing in the mud, but getting covered from head to toe in mud playing “mud monsters” with friends at school probably isn’t the best idea. 

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Wearing
workout clothes.  I’m back down to my pre-pregnancy weight, but not my pre-pregnancy body.  I’m working on it though!


What about you?  What have you been up to lately?
 

9 comments:

Kate @ Daffodils said...

I miss girls' nights too- let's plan one for this summer!

Ashley said...

Oh the messy kids clothes!! I finally just had to make friends with bleach and tell my kids "Oh well ... they're just clothes!"

Hana R said...

I am loving Charlotte's artwork! You need to put those in some nice frames! Perfect for a playroom, her bedroom, or kid's bathroom!!

Jennifer said...

That Husbands Secret book sounds really good, Ill have to see if our library has it.

Jen said...

Now I'm hungry! all that food looks amazing!

Shannon said...

Too many friends are pinning delicious food! Now I want to eat all of it! :)

Love Charlotte's painting. The first one was extra superb!

Eileen said...

Charlotte's paintings are great! I love seeing their artwork evolve. I read The Husbands Secret too.

Ginna Van Zandt said...

We have a lot in common -- most importantly, I'm glad to see you like the Husband's Secret, it is on my list AND where are you moving?? We did a cross country drive twice, so if you need/want any info, let me know!

Jessie said...

Can't wait to hear about your Yellowstone adventure! Also, thanks for sharing some amazing looking recipes. Yum!