Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Passion for food...

Sorry I have been MIA for.... oh going on 6 months or so! I have been busy! Busy with what you ask? Cooking, being a wife, a mom, a Sunday school teacher, a dance teacher and new to the list...a jewelry consultant as well as we will be hosting a home group (for our church) at our home once a week! So you could say I have my plate full!

I am going to tell you a little about our family's nutrition. I am so blessed to have discovered, along with my whole family, the joys and rewards of eating a nutrient dense diet. Many people already know that we have cut out grains, sugars, and ANYTHING you can get on the inner part of the grocery store. This also means we do a completely organic, pastured and grass fed diet as well. My heart wells up when I see my little girl eating REAL yogurt made by ME at home from grass fed cows or I see her gobble up her "eggies" eggs cooked in grass fed butter in the morning. she of course LOVES meat! Chicken, fish, beef and pork! She also eats her veggies too, but I load them up with good fat like butter, ghee, or even bacon grease. Her favorite veggie combo right now is onions and mushrooms sauteed in butter and coconut aminos (kinda like soy sauce but we don't eat ANY soy not even the fermented kind). There are a few other key aspects to our diet that I will save for later.
Why do we eat this way you ask? To be healthy! As a Christian mom I have prayed through the question "Why is it important to be healthy?" while this isn't our "Goal" here on earth it is our responsibilities to be strong, healthy, and work hard for our families. You learn to REALLY appreciate and understand the things God has made naturally for our bodies. I have many moments of worship in my kitchen when I prepare the foods for my family because I know the science behind His creation and why I feed my family what I feed them. Man is sinful and does not have your best interest at heart when it come to you and your families health. The foods in most stores are filled with toxic chemicals, hormones, pesticides, preservatives and the tastes your tasting isn't even the food in many's "flavoring". People wonder why so many people are getting cancer, heart disease and diabetes to name a few. We are eating ourselves into the illnesses and I want to do my part and helping you and your family change this! I want to hold your hands and walk you through a very important life change! Kevin and I both have a strong passion for this and know that God has called us to help others.

Would you like to know more?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

WIlla's 8 month pics

I have posted these other places but I have family that follows this blog to get updates on our little bean so I am re-posting them! She is doing so great! She is crawling, pulling up to a stand, climbing the stairs, has 3 teeth, smile constantly, eating 3 meals plus a snack a day, still nursing, sleeping 12 hours a night, loves playing with her toys, kisses her baby dolls, and her favorite time of day is when dada comes home from work!! I love this little bean! She is the biggest blessing from God and it is a JOY to be her mother.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Play "Date" video version

Play "Date"

Yesterday, Willa's boyfriend came over to play! I CAN NOT put into words how excited Willa was to have another baby over in HER playroom! I have a video I will post next so you can see them interact. Here are a few pictures of these two in action:

Willa is trying to tell Saber about all of her cool toys.
I was trying to get them to both look at the camera so i said Saber,
and he looked so I snapped the picture...
Then I said Willa an this was the face she gave funny!
Bean having so much fun!
Saber has no idea what is going one... he's just thinking that Willa is a little too excited.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Maddy Moo's 5th Birthday!

On Monday we were picked up in front of our house in a LIMO! My parents got a limo for
Maddox's 5th birthday because his dream was to ride in one. Willa was very excited and enjoyed every minute of it! The limo door opened and there was the family... my parents, my sister and Darren (her husband) and my niece Ruby and nephew Maddox. Maddox of course donned a birthday hat and was grinning from ear to ear!
We then headed to BJ's for some yummy dinner where uncle T (my brother) met us there. Here is a the whole gang:

Maddox LOVED all his gifts. We gave him a Roly Poly Playground my parents gave him baseball cards and an Aunt farm.

After this we got back in the limo andheaded over to Marble Slab for some yummy ice cream. Ruby asked for "princess ice ream" and even though there is no such thing the guys at the counter created one for her from strawberry ice cream and sprinkles!!

It was a great time had by all and I am BEYOND happy that my sister and her family moved here from Cali this year!

Monday, June 6, 2011

A letter to Willa

Happy 6 months my sweet Willa. You are growing up so fast. You are way more than I had ever expected. Me and your daddy's lives have changed so much in the last 6 months but for the better! Our little bean, your doing so many things these days. My favorite is that last week your started saying "Ma Ma" not sure if you know yet that I'm mama, but you say it all the time!! "Tummy time" is no longer spent on your tummy. You are rolling everywhere and you are even starting to bring your knees up under you b/c you want to crawl so badly. If you see your toy across the room you scream until you figure out how to get to it. Mostly your efforts scoot you backward though. I feel so bad for you but I try not to intervene because I want you to learn on your own. You can now sit up by yourself to play with your toys (although you do still tip over after a while). Your favorite toys are the exersaucer, your Janet giraffe, and baby keys. I did just buy you some new toys for your 1/2 birthday that are also growing on you. Your best time of day is the mornings when you smile and talk to me and daddy. I am not sure who you get being a morning person from because both daddy and I are NOT so chipper in the mornings. You take 3 short naps a day. The naps last anywhere from 20 mins to an hour...but NO LONGER than that. You have had some sleep issues at night but I hope to clear these up when I stop working in a few weeks. You just like to eat all night long. Maybe when you start solids you will change this habit. You are quite the social butterfly. You pretty much love everyone and LOVE when they give you attention. You are still wearing some 0-3 month clothes but are mostly wearing 3-6 months. Don't think you will be in 6-9 for a while. You are in a size 2 diaper. You can FINALLY fit into size 1 shoes! Some of them are still a little big but we make it work. I think you have your mommy's short toes...I am sorry! You are kind of a little chunk these days too (at least for you). We went to your 6 month well visit and you are 24 inches long - 5th%, 13.5 lbs - 8th%, and your head is 16.5 inches around - 35th%!! Your still our little peanut! Your new favorite activity is the pool! You swim with me and daddy then pass out on the way back home. Splashing the water is the most entertaining thing for you! It is just so cute. My heart is so warmed when you give me little love pats and a cherish the time when you are still and cuddly. Gone are the days of you sleeping in my arms. You are just so active. I am most excited because this Sunday is your baby dedication where your daddy and I get to stand in front of the church and publicly make a commitment that we will raise you in accordance to God's word and teach you that He sent His son to die for your sins (you are very much a little sinner and I can already tell you need a savior!). I also want to teach you how to serve God and others because you love Him! Sweet child... it will be hard to understand why mommy and daddy don't give you everything you want. I believe that the things that are valuable are not here on earth but are in heaven. My prayer is that you gain the kingdom not the earth and that you will love God with all your heart, soul, and mind.

We love you Willa!

- Mommy and Daddy

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Willa's first boyfriend

Saber and Willa sitting in a tree...and you know how the rest goes.

I think Willa has a little boyfriend! They are so cute. She stairs at him he stairs at her. Last night they even showed up for church in coordinating outfits! Saber is in our home group (it is actually at his house) and his mommy Jayme is such a sweet friend! The babies were sitting next to each other last night and Kevin looked over to see them secretly holding hands... he asked Saber what his intension's were with his daughter, but he still can't talk so I guess that conversation has been left for another day. We did get some pictures of the two "LoveBirds"!! Here they are! Willa was really tired so she isn't her usual smiling self.

Saber, Jayme, Liz and Willa
Where do we look?
Willa still doesn't get it, bit Saber looks cute!
Love this one...
Saber is up to something here:
Yup, he did it...he messed with her bow! You don't mess with a girls bow!
It's all over now. They are adorable!