Totally Awesome Toddler Food Fun


I may or may not have an obsession.  It depends who you ask.  I kind of have a crazy love for cute, but practical, food accessories.  Actually- it’s not a “kind of” love- but a head over heels, total junky needs to go to rehab love (if you ask my hubby anyway). I love bentos.  I have for a few years- like before Asa turned one because it wasn’t huge in the USA yet and I was looking everywhere to find adorable food picks and rice molds.  In particular, I love C-U-T-E bentos. A great Americanized version is Muffin Tin Meals– […]

How Do I Make A Monthly Menu? On My HUGE Wall Calendar!


Back in September I came up with an idea for keeping our monthly calendar/menu in an easily accessible place that I didn’t have to hunt down in order to view.  I figured we could paint a ginormous square on our wall with chalkboard paint and create a monthly calendar.  It worked great for the first month, but since we were using chalkboard pens, it didn’t erase at the end of the month 🙁 So onto plan B.  We mounted plywood on the wall and adhered black contact paper to it (After wiping it down really well so there wouldn’t be […]

Advent Christmas Decor

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Back in November one of the Pastor’s at my church (Mars Hill Church in Albuquerque) approached me about heading up the Advent decor.  I was honored, and humbled, and a little nervous too.  I wasn’t sure if I would be able to do it because I was having surgery and didn’t know how it would go.  Greg and I prayed, and we felt like God said WE should do it.  So we said yes, with the understanding that I might be limited in what I could do.  God graciously provided help in the form of interns (you guys are bomb!) […]

What’s up New Mexico?!

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It’s been a long night, but I thought I would write a quick post for the morning.  I’m curious if anyone has any ideas for things to do between January and April-ish.  I have all kinds of fun things to do from April-December (family outings, festivals, etc.), but I’ve been seriously lacking here the last few years to find fun stuff to do that won’t be too cold.  If you have any fun ideas, I would love to hear them (and so would these guys!)   Tweet

I’m on Sabbatical

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“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven” – Ecclesiastes 3:1 We have had a season, let me tell you.  As some of you may (or may not know) we had a crazy busy year last year.  In particular, we had a crazy last few months.  Let’s just say, I am glad the season is over and we survived! In the last six (seven? It’s all a blur…) weeks, I have had major surgery (which, if you are a woman thinking of having a baby or are planning to have surgery at some point, get […]

24ish Books I Want to Read This Year


I love reading.  It is awesome.  The biggest problem I have though, is finding time to read. Really, I’m not a marathon reader.  I’m more of a sprint reader.  I like to sit down for six or seven hours (depending on the book length) and read it from start to finish.  Since having kids this has proved challenging (who would have thought?). I want to read 24 books this year (more is fine, but I want to set a goal that I can work toward).  That means I need to read 2 books a month.  One fiction, and one none […]