Tuesday, October 21, 2014

At This Moment


Making: a Halloween costume for sissy.
Cooking: nothing! We are headed to our neighbor's house for a birthday lunch.
Drinking: peach-pear sparkling water.
Reading: Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child... one day she will sleep... one day.
Wanting: to buy Christmas presents... too soon??
Looking: like a hot mess.
Playing: "Welcome to New York" T. Swift style.
Wasting: time dancing with my favorite toddler.
Wishing: that sissy's cold would decide to be done. Stuffy noses and babies are a terrible combo.
Enjoying: Fall.
Waiting: for the laundry.
Liking: the way toddlers talk and the way they reason with you... very convincing.
Wondering: where the last year has gone.
Loving: that my monkey girl had a great day at preschool.
Hoping: that Tyson does well on his test this afternoon.
Marveling: at how much energy motherhood requires.
Needing: a date night.
Smelling: laundry detergent.
Wearing: baby snot... We aren't very glamorous around here this afternoon.
Following: Shawni's adventures in China.
Noticing: that I should really clean the kitchen.
Knowing: nap time is on the brink of being a thing of the past.
Thinking: about my best friend. Cancer isn't fair.
Bookmarking: 1st birthday party ideas.
Giggling: as sissy waddles down the hallway. I love that cute little toddle of a new walker.
Feeling: content.

Love this idea of taking stock from Sydney.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Three Grain Pancakes

Growing up I was a french toast girl through and through. And deep in my heart of hearts I still am. But lately we've been on a major pancake kick.

We were introduced to this recipe through some of our close family friends. Oh how we love the Marshall family! We were visiting them over conference weekend one year and Connie whipped up a batch of these delicious - and healthy - pancakes.

And this recipe has had a home in our pancake recipe rotation ever since.


Three Grain Pancakes
Recipe adapted from: Chef Brad
Serves: 4-5

1 1/3 c. brown rice flour
1 c. kamut flour
1 c. spelt flour
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp. baking powder
2 1/2 c. almond milk
1 Tbsp. agave nectar
1 Tbsp. butter, melted
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla

Directions: Combine spelt, kamut, and rice flours, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.

In a separate large bowl combine milk, agave, butter, eggs, and vanilla. Whisk together.

Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Stir until just combined. Allow the batter to rest for approximately 15 minutes.

Heat a lightly buttered griddle on medium-high heat. Pour the batter onto the griddle using 1/3 of a cup per pancake. Cooks until both sides are light golden brown. Serve hot with desired toppings.

Shared HERE.

Monday, October 13, 2014

The Second Time Mom

Alright so it's 11:04pm. Tyson is up on campus studying late... so tonight I went at it with the girls solo. Oye.

Today was just one of those days. The kind that start way too early and end far too late. It was a day where the messes seemed to multiply and I just could never quite muster the energy to try and tackle them... so here I am staring at the toys covering my floor and the dishes still strewn throughout the kitchen. And my guess is they will still be there to greet me come morning. 

                 

Adjusting to two babies has been so much more than I bargained for. It's so much more work than I ever would have thought but in the same breath it is also so much more fulfilling. Aren't the best things always that way? So challenging but so so worthwhile. 

I'm not one of those women that gracefully adapted to having another little one around. Let's be honest this is my second go-around and I've never felt more clueless. I love those girls like there is no tomorrow, but when it comes to grocery shopping with both of them in tow... you can go ahead and count me out. Putting both girls to bed on my own?? Almost always ends with someone in tears - and half the time it's me. 

Its almost been a year since our sweet sissy entered our family and I'm not quite sure I'll ever feel like I've figured it out. And maybe that's okay. Because even though most days I feel as if I'm fumbling through this whole motherhood journey, I truly wouldn't have it any other way. Man I love those girls. But maybe tomorrow they could just somehow refrain from pulling every single article of clothing out of the drawer? Just maybe... XOX