Wednesday, December 19, 2012


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Saturday, December 1, 2012


We had a such great time in Michigan! Here are some pictures from our visit.

Thanksgiving Day
Enjoying Vacation!

Mom and Molly trimming a Christmas tree

It was so nice to catch up with old friends.
Jocey and I at Maloney's.

We got a snow storm

and even lost power. 
Molly & Raelo

Ivy's first snowfall

Ivy's First Birthday Party

Grandma Love

Four generations

Ivy's Cake Recipe (she loved it!)
1/3 cup brown rice flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
dash cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 banana
2 oz. baby food (earth's best pumpkin/cranberry/apple)
4 oz cinnamon apple sauce
1 egg
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 mins. in large greased muffin tins (made two cakes)
fill remaining muffin cups with water
Frosting: blend greek yogurt & raspberries

cake kisses

'doggie' a new favorite word

fun to pull out our sweaters and bundle up

We're back in Phoenix now where it doesn't feel quite as wintery.  It's been 80 degrees!  Sharing a peppermint chocolate chip milkshake

While pulling out decorations I came across one of my favorite Christmas pictures of my sister and I.  It makes me laugh everytime I look at it... poor Molly, always the reindeer!

Mommy's lil helper


A lot has changed in a year!  Ivy brings so much joy to our lives and it is so fun to watch her learn and grow.  She has such a sweet little personality.  I cannot believe our baby is ONE! I often wish I could slow or freeze time.  We love you and are so blessed to be your parents - Happy Birthday Ivy Adele :-)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Busy Weekend

The Junk in the Trunk Vintage Christmas Market was Saturday. Here are some pictures of my booth.  It really cooled down this weekend which made the market feel more 'festive.'  It was so nice to bundle up in a sweater, enjoy a bowl of organic chili from the Torched Goodness food truck, listen to the awesome live music, and visit with venders and shoppers.  I'm looking forward to the next one!

I, of course, came home with some treasures.

We brought Adam and Doug to the airport very early Sunday morning.

She makes grocery shopping so much more fun

We went to Hissyfits Hullabaloo - a once or twice a year handmade market that always has the cutest little girl things.  I wanted to buy it all!

 The only hat Ivy doesn't immediately take off

We got Ivy's blocks down and have been having a lot of fun building and smashing towers.

Only two days of work and then we're Michigan bound for 10 days!!

Thursday, November 8, 2012


I've been making a freezing some healthy little meals for Ivy. Veggie Quinoa Bites on the left and fruity pancakes on the right.
I want to remember this quinoa bite recipe (HUGE batch):
Cook 2 cups of quinoa in 4 cups vegetable broth (I used 1 cup regular quinoa and 1 cup Inca Red quinoa)
Chop a 10 oz bag of frozen veggies (this one was carrots, broccoli, zuchini) into itty bitty pieces and add to quinoa as it's in the middle of cooking
Once the quinoa and veggies are cooked add 6 oz cheese (I used a colby jack/cheddar blend), 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley, 5 eggs
line pans with wax paper and add bite size drops
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes

Ivy was sick all last week so we had several 'work from home in our jammies days'.

Fifties Day Bring your monster to work day.
Ivy came to work with me for a couple hours Friday.
She had fun playing with my friend Suzanne, another speech therapist.

first 'chucks'

If you're happy and you know it...

 and she's off

We've been trying to super budget, so I made some homemade laundry detergent. The recipe is from Little House in the Suburbs.  Supposedly it costs less than a penny a load. I like it so far.

contemplating the depths of the universe or mesmerized by the fan, I guess we'll never know

The weather has been gorgeous!

 enjoying hot chocolate & a walk on a rare cloudy day

 The 'Vintage Christmas' market is this weekend, so I've been busy preparing

ONE WEEK until Michigan!!!