Where has this month gone? I am just realizing today that it’s March 14th. This really has been such a busy year so far for our family with lots of work commitments (both Zack and I) and social activities with our friends. Last month Caroline-made launched and then just recently I opened the Gussy shop back up. Maxwell turned ONE on Wednesday and I feel like I keep saying this, but I thought I would be so much more sad about that than I actually am. I think I’m realizing that we’re exchanging “what was” for “what’s to come”, and honestly that’s really exciting and comforting for me. He is becoming a little boy more & more each day, and it’s just plain fun :)
We’ve been going to the park a lot to swing. Sometimes the toddler swings are full but that’s OK, I take Max in my lap and we swing together on the big kid swings. He giggles the entire time and closes his eye as we rise and fall in rhythm. It’s so much fun.
Maxwell’s been making us laugh with all the silly things he does. Whenever he drops something or he’s not sure what we’re asking/saying, he looks at us and raises on hand (palm upward) and says, “whaaaa?” SO CUTE!
This weekend is supposed to be wildly gorgeous so we’re hoping to head to the beach one day and then meet up with our friends for dinner at their apartment. I’m really looking forward to both of those things :)
Life around here has been full of laughter, a little bit of chaos, exciting (and sometimes stressful) work challenges, bright blue skies and lots of meals around our kitchen table. Life can be hard sometimes, but I’ve been focusing on Psam 119:105, Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.
Oh, one more thing: I’ve been planning out our meals more often which has been so great for knowing what’s on the menu each night ;) Do you have a favorite recipe? I’ve made a few from my Pinterest board (this soup is delicious, these BBQ sandwiches are so easy & tasty, I could eat this creamy chicken dish every night and these oven fajitas are killer!) but I’d love for you to share in the comments below a link to some of your favorites.
Look up Kraft Jumbo Meatballs! Not saying they’re healthy, but so yummy!
Sweet baby boy pics! Hey, thanks for sharing those recipes. I have a friend who just had a baby, and we are scheduled to prepare a meal for them. I’m liking that creamy chicken recipe a whole lot!!
I have an entire board of meal recipes that we’ve tried and liked!
I can absolutely relate to this year flying by! My favorite go to meal is this one pot lemon chicken, risotto, and zucchini dish. My husband and little one (just a couple days younger than maxwell) love it and it is healthy, easy, and tasty! Us adults add some Parmesan to our risotto after to make it extra tasty :) — http://www.simplebites.net/one-pot-lemon-chicken-and-zucchini-with-rice/
Pinterest is very inspiring for meals. I find that I get hungry when I am pinning food things at night. But I love that I can find simple meals & dishes too.
My neighbor & I made 22 freezer meals each in 4 hours. It was so much fun. They were simple too. Nothing was cooked ahead of time except the meat in the spaghetti sauce & the mashed potatoes (freeze in cupcake tins) & thaw & bake as many as needed. It has made mindless days easy.
Maxwell is so precious! I can’t believe how fast they grow up (my daughter is about to be 11 months).
I have like a million meals pinned (http://www.pinterest.com/halestorm/hungry/), but am terrible at the meal planning. I always have my go-to-meal chicken fajitas with peppers and onions.
Those piggy toes! Oh my goodness look at his cute little toes! My fav go to site for healthy quick easy to make family recipes is Skinnytaste.com. My kids love everything I’ve made from that site.