Why, Mommy, Why??

I debated about publishing this post today because I don't want this blog to turn into anything that resembles a journal entry. However, there are things that have been weighing heavily on my mind, especially after I attended a 3 hour seminar last week talking all about the issues I will discuss below.

 Monday was an example of that and I want to discuss a little about it hoping I can spread a meaningful message.

The above photo is what Sunny takes to school for her pre-school snack. She is the only one in her class of 17 who brings her own food because Sunny is on a strict diet now. Sometimes I will trade out the nuts for bananas, carrots or cucumbers. The point of this snack is that it's healthier then what the pre-school gives the kids and I know Sunny needs the best nutrition she can get. So, Monday I picked Sunny up from school and she hardly had touched her snack. I asked her why? She replied with, "The other kids were calling my snack yucky and they kept looking at m…

Oatmeal Pancakes (Gluten-free)

It's only been 6 days since I started Sunny on her new elimination diet. I am happy to report that the changes are good, both health and behavior. I am excited to keep going on this diet. Even my baby is gradually doing it even though she shows no symptoms of gluten or corn intolerance.
Sunny has pre-school 3 times a week in the morning and that am always thinking about what I can make her that will keep her tummy full and keep her blood sugars stable.  These oatmeal pancakes have been my favorite for years. Most oats are gluten free, but double check just in case.

Oatmeal Pancakes

1 1/2 c. Oats
1/4 tsp.  Salt
1/2 tsp. Baking powder
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1 egg
1 c. Milk or almond milk
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
1 T. Honey or agave
1 T. Flax, or chia seed, optional.

Pulse the oats in blender until flour forms.

Combine milk, egg, vanilla and cinnamon in bowl. Whisk well, add flour and other dry ingredients.

Heat pan with oil (I use coconut oil) and  pour batter into pan.  Makes about 6.

The batt…

It's Finally Time To Reveal The News

Have you sensed a bit of an emotional side to me lately?  Is this blog going to turn into a huge pity party steam vent for myself? Then answer is Yes and No.  

 I admit I do get very emotional during pregnancy. It's not me, its the hormones. They can be real brats. If you've been pregnant or are pregnant, you might get that.  Things are starting to calm down more thank goodness. 

I am almost 12 week.  My pregnancy has had complications and many times i thought i had miscarried. I have been rushed to the ER three times this past month for bleeding.   I will share the details later as there is way too much going on for me to write and I am so tired I could crash this very second. 

Halloween 2017

This was the first Halloween in a long time where not one of us was sick.  We had so much fun. I am kindof glad Halloween is over because Nov. 1 marks the first day of the Christmas season for me and I will be playing Christmas music in my house all day long, every single day.  My tree will be up in about 2 weeks. Hallelujah!

The Best Daddy

Tonight I snuck in to take a picture of Sunny and daddy reading a book.  This is the typical bedtime routine. A story or two, a song, talk and prayer. I put soft music on her cd player for her to wind down and relax to. Sometimes Sunny goes to sleep, other times she plays with her toys, then falls asleep.

Rodney puts Sunny to bed every night while I put Adelaide to bed. I listen to their interactions and the patience Rodney has for Sunny.  I listen to her pray and then the door is closed and we both sigh and relax, our backs both hurting.   What a day. Once those kids are in bed, we reflect on our day.  I want to reflect on our blessings more and really slow down.

Heavenly Father has sure blessed me. I never want this season of life to leave me.   Some days I do take it all for granted. However, for now, I want to relish every single moment of my life with my wonderful husband who is also such an amazing dad, and my two perfect children. I love my life and I wouldn't trade any of …

Fall Outings 2017

I've been making more effort to get out as a family and take advantage of some local outdoor activities. Now is the perfect time to get outside before the cold really hits.

 Last Saturday, we headed up to the red rocks and visited a fun little outdoor garden.  They have it decorated for Halloween and Sunny got a little freaked out over at spider that jumps out at you, but other then that, it was a blast.

I took a lot of pictures and I never know which ones to share and not to share, so I will just add everyone of them that were taken.  I will let the pictures tell the story. Also note that the pictures are not completely in focus until you click on them to enlarge. I have no idea that is why it is,  but has to do with their upload.

So, what do you think of my overalls. Yay or nay when it comes to them. I find some people either think they are cute or not so much. 
I haven't worn overalls since I was 21. I decided to pull them out of my closet and wear them. How you style them is e…

Crockpot Chicken Enchiladas

Because I am a mom of two busy kids,  I really like to find ways to simplify my life, because after 5 pm, I am often dragging. Today being Saturday, I still need to clean out my husband's car, which now is mine, make a trip to the DI to donate some stuff, bake some cookies for a scout event, clean the house, do some yard work and figure out what to make my 4 year old to eat.

Speaking of my 4 year old, she is really getting mouthy lately.  I'll be honest, I don't like this age. I thought only teens were mouthy, but she is constantly telling me how it is and putting me in my place. Last year she was nothing like this, but more of a baby in many ways. I hope she snaps out of this stormy period she is in because she expects rewards for every little thing now. Boy is she ever giving me a run for my money.

Anyway, the crock pot is my favorite to use any time of the year, especially the summer.  Now that fall is here, I am still wanting to use it in place of oven.  These crock po…