a letter to my baby daddy.

a letter to my baby daddy, for 21 months we have been parents to our little bean.  for 21 months we have loved, worried, prayed, hoped and treasured this life we created. before i was pregnant i had all these elaborate plans to “tell you” about our positive pregnancy test.  all pinterest finds, of course.  on that morning, with no power and very little cell service, i couldn’t wait.  i told via text.  we...

slow cooker freezer meal day {september 2014}

freezer meal cooking is how i provide delicious and healthy meals to my crew every week.  after garrett was born they were our lifesaver.  each morning i would just grab a bag, throw it in the slow cooker and by dinner time it was done.  now that my little one is crawling, getting into everything, and quite possibly the most fun person to hang with, cooking dinners just don’t seem to happen.  there is not...

chickens and eggs.

our favorite thing to do in the evenings is sit outside and watch the chickens.  garrett has become so aware of the animals in the last month and he just lights up when martha or milo walk into a room.  literally, smiles from ear to ear.  when outside, he just watches the chickens so intently. who needs television when you have the entertainment of chickens?!   what better way to learn where food comes...

weekly menu

i am slowly finding our new normal around here which means, weekly menus! i mean, it isn’t like it has taken me seven months to get used to having my little one … oh wait. sunday lunch: sandwiches. easy peasy. dinner: butternut squash shells baby food prep: roasted beets, sweet potato fries, roasted vegs. monday lunch: leftover shells dinner: veggie loaded polenta bake tuesday {GAME DAY! GO USA!} lunch:...

6 months old.

we have a private blog that i am keeping note of photos, moments and stories that each year will turn into a book. with each monthly photo, i am also writing letters to my little one. below is the letter i wrote for his six month birthday.   happy six months sweet boy. i know that what lies ahead of you is so great that my heart nearly bursts with anticipation for your future. there is an indescribable...

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