Monday, April 28

April Wrap Up

I am so excited to welcome in May. April was full of so many fun things that demanded so much of our attention. While it was fun, I am so glad it is over. Here is a little recap of April in photos.
1) Our schools big annual fundraiser that I got to decorate
2) Parker got a shorter cast put on
3) I traveled to Denver Co to speak at a conference
4) I joined a gym and nearly died in Spin Class
5) I ran a color run with some of my besties and my sister
6) I had several baking days with my home girl Alison
7) Celebrated Easter with 3 class parties in 1 day.
8) Celebrated Wynnes 30th bday!!
9) Celebrated my niece turning 3 (which I sadly do not have a picture of)

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I am looking for to May. We don't have anything big planned so it should be nice and relaxing after having something huge every weekend for the last 8 weekends.  I hope you April was lovely and that your May will be dreamy!

Sunday, April 27

3 Ingredient Cookies

Who doesn't love a little sweet snack at the end of a busy day?
From the day Beckham was born, I have had an intense sweet tooth! Since I have been on a #reshapingitall journey for the last few months, I have been trying to find ways to still enjoy sweet treats without feeling so guilty about what I put in my mouth. 

I have seen various pins on Pinterest of these cookies. I had a few soft bananas yesterday that needed to be used so I thought I would go ahead and give them a shot. They are amazing! I followed THIS recipe from Skinny Taste

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What you need:

2 ripe medium sized bananas
1 cup of oats (I use Bob's Red Mill)
1/4 cup of chocolate chips (I use vegan chocolate chips)
(The nestle chocolate chips are not vegan...I remembered I had vegan cc's after I took this photo)

First peel your brown speckled bananas and mash them up really good. Toss in your oats and mix well. Then fold in your chocolate chips.
Lightly grease a cookie sheet and use a TBSP to measure your batter per cookie. My mixture made 16 cookies (only 12 fit on this pan). I used the rounded bottom of the TBSP to flatten them out just a little bit. Bake them for 15 minutes on 350.

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Easy peasy and really delicious! Enjoy!

Friday, April 18


So lets talk "disorders" shall we?
I have this thing and it literally turns me into a physcotic person.  Or maybe a demon. 
I cannot stand crunching. 

When I am near someone and they excessively crunch their food (and slurp...OMG! just don't) something in me snaps and I have an academy award winning freak out session. My poor children. My friend Jessica was over today and she got to witness it. I should have been ashamed but I was not.  She looked at me and said "you know theres a name for that right?" 
NO!!! What!?! This is a REAL thing?!?! 
Let me introduce you to my newest self diagnosed condition...
According to Dr. Wikipedia, misophonia is literally, hatred of sound. It is a neurological disorder in which negative experiences such as anger (check), flight (check), hatred (check), and disgust (CHECK), are triggered by specific sounds. In my case crunching.  See for yourself here

So if you loudly crunch (like a chipmunk) your food with an open mouth while I am sitting next to you I might slap the food from your hand and spaz out like a crazy person, please DO NOT be offended. Its a condition, I can't help it and I need intervention. Pray for me people. Seriously. 

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Happy Crunching!

Monday, April 14


On March 28th my big turned 8.  photo IMG_7473_zps7c26677b.jpg
For some reason him turning 8 made me super emotional. I mean every year is hard but this year 8 just sounded so big. We celebrated with day with a special lunch date at Whataburger. His new favorite place to eat.
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Later that evening we had a fun party with all of our family and Parkers friends. We hired a video game truck for his party this year. I am pretty sure this is the best party invention ever for little boys. I might have had a blast myself playing the Wii Just Dance game.

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I am thankful for this child. He stretches me and challenges me to be better. I have to stay on my toes with this one or he outwits me. He has the uncanny ability to think critically just like his father and he thinks about things deeply. He is too smart for his own good and he has great ambitions. He has more determination to get things done then most adults. He is a goal setter, a creative, a dreamer and a do-er. He will go far in this life. I know he will. What a blessing it is to be his momma. Even if he does give me gray hair and wrinkles on my forehead.

Happy Birthday Parker! I hope this year is even more adventurous and beautiful then the last. You amaze me each day with you hilarious sense of humor and your tender heart for Jesus. Nurture that, it will take you far in life. You have my heart. Forever and always you will be my boy. The boys that made me a mom.