Tuesday, May 10, 2011


I know it's been awhile since I've blogged and so without a minute to spare I must get to bloggin' about what me and my family have been up too lately.  And it looks as though I left off at Easter.

Sunday, April 24, 2011


My dad, step mom and sister came from Houston to visit us for the day.  The boys just love them to pieces and enjoy getting to see their Papa Jeff, Nana and Aunt Gabby.  This particular day we even got to hang out with my brother, John, who lives in South Austin. 

My dad came and picked me and the boys up and we met my brother at Red Lobster for some yummy seafood.  I was still on my cleanse, so I just got a salad and soup.  It was delish. 

After lunch we went to the Georgetown Wooden park so the boys could burn some energy and we could fellowship together.  I really enjoyed our topic on this day.  I know my dad loves me!  After our great conversation, my brother wanted to try an Acro Yoga move on me. 

And we finished our special day at Sonic.  =)

Happy Easter

Today was filled with God's presence.  I had planned on taking the boys to my work which was having a Spring Fest and Open House but when I looked online to register tickets for Sundays Easter service they were sold out and had requested Celebration Church members to attend on Saturday.  So, we got all spiffy-ed up and went to our church service at 5pm.  I just have to say, Pastor Joe Champion always has the most powerful sermons.  It's like God is completely speaking to me.  Worship was perfect.  Cody was able to enjoy a helicopter egg drop with his class but the younger boys did not.  They were ok with that because they got cotton candy after their little service. 

After service, we had dinner at one of our favorite places to eat Pluckers and then came home put the boys down for the evening.  Prayers and kisses is our evening ritual. Then me and the hubby cuddled up and watched our yearly veiwing of The Passion of Christ.  This movie is for us to experience just a small glimpse into what happen 2000 years ago, what Jesus endured for us to be freed from satans bondage.  I encourage anyone who has not seen this movie to please do so.  Your life will change to see what this man did for you.  How much he loves us, is beyond our comprehension. 

We ended the evening watching the little Easter Bunny hop through the house to find the perfect spot to lay his lute for the boys.  The Easter bunny left a letter for the boys and Initialed buckets, initialed cups with silly straws, sun glasses, and bug kits. Hayden got floaties since he is the only one of the 3 who doesn't know how to swim just yet. 


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Cleanse Funnies from the Family

I was on the phone last night with my husband, Jacob, who was at Walmart getting a few items when he was checking out proceeded to ask if he needed to pick up any butterfingers, snickers, twix?!  Um, NO thanks!

This morning, my son, Hayden, was done with what he could eat of his Honey Bun and asked if I wanted to eat the rest.  I just laughed and said, NO thanks! 

I am down 1 full pound!!!!  I am completely proud of that pound being gone.


Monday, April 18, 2011

Day 1 on Cleanse

First day of cleanse was a piece of cake kale! First thing this morning besides the normal rush to the bathroom to pee (sorry I have warned you in earlier posts my filter doesn't work very often, too much TMI moments) I heated up my big coffee cup full of lemon and water.  It was different from my normal just cold water but it's do-able.  Got dressed and right before I left the house- toasted my sprouted bread and added almond butter.  It was quite tasty.  God knew what he was doing when he made this delicious healthy food. 

For my snack, I brought the hummus I made the night before and it was also very tasty with the green bell peppers and carrots.  For lunch, I ate my sprouted tortilla with avocado, bean sprouts, cucumbers, spinach and tomato.  As a side, I had a baggie full of mango, kiwi, and cantalope. It was very juicy and full-filling.

For another snack, I had a banana and a vitality booster (sprouted almonds, almond milk, chia seeds, coconut flakes, flax seeds, mixed fruits (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries), and kale.  It was good, even Mason (my 5 year old) enjoyed it's yumminess. 

Dinner is my favorite, I made sweet potato fries (look at blog post before this one for recipe).  I am going to make 1/4 cup quinoa and a side salad and drink more water.  It's a good thing I love water! 

Sweet potato fries

Another favorite of mine is french fries with salt and pepper.  Of course, I can't have that during my cleanse but I CAN have sweet potato fries!  I peeled the skin and cut in half.  I cut some like fries and some in circles.  I sprinkled olive oil, sea salt and peppercorn pepper on top.  Put in at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.  DELISH, I tell ya!

Kale Chips

I needed to make something that was crunchy yet all natural for my cleanse.  Therefore, I made Kale chips.  I snipped off the stem into whatever size chips I wanted (I made big ones) and placed them in a bowl.  After I finished snipping the stems off, I sprinkled olive oil on the kale and mixed around.  Then added sea salt and peppercorn.  Placed kale on a pan and put into the oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.  Crispy texture, perfect for my chip needs.