Thursday, September 4, 2014


Feeling quite the spirit of renewal here lately. Kids back in school, even Miss Priss for a few hours 3 days a week:

A structure to our days, thank heavens! My new before-school-lets-out pick-me-up:
Here's how:
Throw some leftover coffee in the vitamix, add a banana, some coconut cream, a heaping spoonful of cocoa powder, and a few cubes of ice. Blend. 
The ice will disappear but you need it for liquid and coldness. Serve over ice. So yum and totally Paleo y'all! 

Speaking of Paleo, we finished our Whole30. It was as life-changing as they say. We lost a combined grand total of 33 lbs. and more importantly our eating habits have changed for the better. I was not tempted in the least by dessert at church last night, J can handle 2 beers max, and grains are not at all interesting. It's kind of scary trying to figure out how to eat normally now. I tried to get this new iced coffee chick-fil-a has and it was loaded with sugar. I ended up throwing it away it was so gross! 
Anyway, whole30 was great and we highly recommend it to everyone. 
My Post Whole30 lunch (that's actually Whole30 because I don't want to eat anything else now!)

So lots of change for the good, and really it's just the beginning...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

School's In!

Today was the big kids first day of 2nd and 4th! Hurray! 
They were up and ready to go, waiting on the couch, 20 minutes before we actually needed to leave to walk there. That's never happened! ;) 
I had quite the productive day and a very pleasant toddler which was quite a bonus after the last couple of weeks. 

We ended summer on a positive note with train rides uptown and swimming at multiple pools and the finale was the baseball game last night. We have a new stadium and the kids have never been. We had fun exploring the stadium, eating Dippin' Dots, and rolling down the grassy hill. It was a cool night and we sprung for the cheap seats on the grass which was nice for the kids to be able to get their wiggles out. Although at one point we ended up in the fancy seats to check out the view and the kids decided they liked it better there; I was completely nervous we were going to get caught the whole time so I didn't really notice how great the seats were...I know, I'm a rule-follower. 
Regardless, it was a perfect way to send off the summer!