Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Sweet, Sweet Baby

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Books I Am Reading

Yes, I said books. Plural.

I think it may be my ADD tendencies that cause my odd reading habits. But at any given time, I'm usually in the middle of several books. I switch based on mood or just read whichever book is closest.

Here is my current list:

•Fablehaven, Rise of the Evening Star by Brandon Mull
•Earthborn by Orson Scott Card
•The No Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley
•Persuasion by Jane Austen
•I Hate It When Exercise Is the Answer by Emily Watts
•The Frozen Kingdom, poems about a breast cancer journey by Gail G. Schimmelpfennig
•An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison

So, what about you? What are you reading? And do you have any odd reading habits or do you read one book at a time like a normal person?

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Newborn Photos of Peanut

This darling newborn is now THREE months old.

Wipes tears...

Why is it that, when you have a baby, time seems to literally speed up?

Photos taken by my talented and generous friend, the ShutterDoula.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

My favorite morning smoothie

I am posting this from the mother's room at church. I am nursing a sweet baby and my stomach is grrrrumbling because I forgot breakfast. So, since I'm thinking about food anyway I thought I'd post about my favorite breakfast. I love making whole juice smoothies for breakfast. Yummy, quick and I get in most of my fruits & veggies in one meal.

Here is my favorite "recipe":

1/2-1 cup juice (I usually use apple or grape)
Large handful of grapes
1-2 handfuls of fresh spinach
Handful of baby carrots
About 2/3 cup frozen blueberries
4-6 frozen strawberries
Sometimes I also add a banana and/or half an avocado
Sometimes I also add a tbsp of benefiber

Add all ingredients to the blender (juice & soft stuff first, frozen and hard things last). On my blendtec I just push the "whole juice" button a couple of times. On a vita mix or other blender you'd probably just start with a low setting and increase the speed, blending until it's smooth. This recipe usually makes about three cups. I drink two and Coco drinks one (a little at a time, cuz this stuff is a bugger to clean up).

See, Coco loves it!

Man, now I'm reeeallly hungry!

Do you have any favorite smoothie (or other breakfast recipes) I should know? If you do, post them in the comments section or post to your blog and link back to me.

Have a happy Sunday!

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Wednesday, November 04, 2009


Kaitybean: Aliens are not real, Mashuga!
Mashuga: Yes they are!
Kaitybean: Are not!
Mashuga (very matter-of-factly): Kaitybean, do you see this book I'm reading? It's about aliens. And it's NON-FICTION.

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