What a Trip!

Hey everyone! Hope this is finding you well and warm! I am writing from the plane, on our way home from a truly amazing trip. I can’t believe it is over, and that reality is back in full swing. This one hurt a tremendous amount to leave. The tears we all had, still feeling achey….

Forgive me WordPress, for it has been 8 days since my last post.

This title is brought to you by the fact I haven’t been on WordPress in a bit; and, ALSO, that my daughter’s first reconciliation is tomorrow.  Her first sacrament toward Communion this year. After her last religious education class, she was left with a lot of questions and concerns.  They prepped them for their big day.  She shared that she was…

Waking up Fall.

This morning, I woke up laying on my right side. Opened my tired eyes to view the light spilling in from our window. My cat is sitting on the sill. Perfectly still like a statue, he is facing the window perched on the skinny white sill. He hears me rustle in the sheets. His ears…

Weighing in! #11

Hello gorgeous blog readers! I cannot believe the hideous day I have had. Glad it is over! And, for some reason I felt compelled to weigh myself. To see if I made progress, to lift my spirits. I know, I am crazy! First, since my last weigh in, we had the Fourth, a week of…

A Diaper Wreath

This project came to life after my mom and I made my older sister’s diaper cake .  It was such a fun project, and since I was left with a lot of left over diapers, and I mean A LOT!, I wanted to do something more.  I think I counted about 58 diapers left over from that project.  Instead…

A Pasta Primavera with Peas, Artichoke Hearts, and Grape Tomatoes

Nothing makes me feel better at the end of a long day than a pasta primavera.  It’s hearty, quick, and DELICIOUS! Even leftover to the next day! Also, the variations of vegetables are endless.    Pasta with Peas, Artichoke Hearts, and Grape Tomatoes 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 small yellow onion, chopped 1 cup peas…

My List: Pixar Movie Ranking

A ranking of the current 13 movies created by Pixar. This topic came up in conversation a few days ago. As I listened to opinions on which Pixar film ranked where, I argued some cause the person was obviously out of their ever loving mind, but I was also thinking that this would be a…

A Fun Weekend and Caponata

It was a great weekend! Started off Saturday with hanging out with new friends, which was a lot of fun. We met this family through the girls’ dancing school. We’ve actually met 4 years ago, gingerly talking in the waiting room of the school every weekend during dance sessions. Just some of the few people…

Boneless Pork Loin Chops

Boneless Pork Loin Chops 6 Boneless pork loin chops, rinsed with cool water and patted dry 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2/3 Cup Whole Wheat Bread Crumbs 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tspn Dried rosemary 1 tspn Dried thyme A pinch of salt and pepper Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl,…