Friday, March 29, 2013
Posted by Laura at 11:03 AM
Monday, March 25, 2013
I realize I'm several days late getting this post up. Oops. :) I didn't get as much done last week towards my goals as I did the week before, but I did make some progress.
1. Prepare for baby's arrival. I got my hospital bag out of the attic. I didn't put anything in it, but I hope to do that this week. I also cleaned out the van, switched Noah over to a booster seat, and washed the covers to Joseph and Peter's carseats and the infant seat. It seems like I did more than that, but I can't think of anything else.
Posted by Laura at 5:54 PM
Thursday, March 21, 2013
After a rather long day of seemingly constant discipline and endless messes, I was enjoying a few minutes of solitude (at the ironing board!) while my two youngest napped and my five oldest played outside. I heard the door open and I heard some sneaking around, and then the door closed again. I came downstairs, admittedly more than half expecting to find a mess of some sort or to discover that they had gotten into something that was off-limits. But this is what I found. :) I am a blessed Mama.
Posted by Laura at 6:16 PM
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Posted by Laura at 4:10 PM
Friday, March 15, 2013
I was able to get a lot done on my goals this week. I'm starting to feel very big and tired and I'm not sure I'll be so productive the rest of the month, so I'm glad to have gotten a good bit accomplished!
Posted by Laura at 3:54 PM
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
I've made a few new recipes over the past month or so that I think are well worth sharing. We'll be transitioning out of soup season pretty soon, but Vegan Black Bean Soup has become a favorite of ours. We are definitely not vegans, and to prove it I substitute chicken broth for vegetable broth. :) I usually cook some brown rice to serve this with. It stretches the soup a bit and tastes great topped with sour cream, cilantro, and salsa.
White Chicken Chili (which I got from got from one of Emily's Pinterest boards) is one that I've only made once, but will certainly be making again. This week, in fact!
We also enjoy the recipe below for Tomato Lentil Soup. My aunt sent this one to me and it is very tasty! It is similar to the black bean soup, but the lentils give it a different flavor and texture.
Posted by Laura at 11:38 AM
Saturday, March 09, 2013
I've come up with three new goals for March, and I have a feeling the month is going to fly by! It's hard to believe that it's already the 9th...nearly a third of the way through!
Posted by Laura at 2:10 PM
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
I turned 35 weeks pregnant and another year older yesterday! I'm feeling pretty good, though I do feel big and tired. I had been doing well with my exercising, but haven't been the least bit motivated to get up and walk in the mornings for the past few weeks. I started back today, so hopefully I'll stick with it. It's hard not to let the snooze button get the better of me. :) I've gained 24 pounds. That's still a little on the low end of normal for me, but I think I look rather huge in the picture! Everything else is going well...my veins aren't bothering me too much. My blood pressure has been pretty low, but the midwife isn't the least bit concerned at all. I'm glad that it's low and not high.
Posted by Laura at 4:46 PM
Friday, March 01, 2013
Posted by Laura at 3:43 PM