I'm going to try to do these Thankful posts more often,
I hope you don't mind.
It's not that my life is perfect,
but that I am trying to look past the imperfect to see the blessings
that are hard to find sometimes if we are not looking.
Thankful for rosey cheeks on little girls that dress themselves!
Don't worry little one, I'll pick up your coat...
Thankful these kids were busy for hours making a car out of this diaper box
(Christine--this is not the box I told you about)
Thankful I've got at least one daughter interested in cooking and baking!
No Bake Cookies
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
2 Tbsp cocoa
1/2 cup milk
3 to 4 cups quick cook oatmeal
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup peanut butter
In pan combine butter, sugar, cocoa and milk. Boil one minute.
Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter until melted.
Then add vanilla and oatmeal, mix well
(may have to add oatmeal to get to the consistency you want)
Spoon onto wax paper.
Cool in fridge.
Or if you live in MN, put it outside on the porch for like 5 minutes.
Thankful these taste amazing
How am I doing?
Well...I'll be honest here,
I lost 7 lbs before Christmas.
Then Christmas happened.
I gained one pound back.
I have not gone back to counting points.
I need to.
There has been a lot going on here.
I'll get back to it. I have to.
I'm thankful for life's distractions, truly I am.
Sometimes they are hard ones though.
Thankful this beautiful Amaryllis I bought as a bulb just 3 weeks ago,
is blooming, and brightening up my kitchen.
And reminding me that winter is not eternal.
I found these at Wal-mart the other day.
Thankful that for $3.33 each, I can bring a little spring into my kitchen.
They make me smile.
Thankful we are now Catan settlers.
The kids love this game!
We need to get the add-ons though so more can play...
Doesn't it look fun?
Thankful for French toast Fridays....
When I was little, my mom made French toast
with plain bread, milk and eggs.
I hated French toast.
This is what I do now:
Cinnamon bread (a must)
Cinnamon sprinkled in mixture
vanilla--a dash or a tsp, whatever, I just squirt it in
of course syrup warmed up.
Add some smoothies and you've got the perfect meatless Friday meal!
Thankful my kiddos love playing outside
(except Little Red--he hates it now that it's cold)
She wants to go see the...
Nice mailbox now, huh?
And the best part?
Thankful for hot cocoa and marshmallows....and Hero Factories...
Thankful our little baker
made our Sunday dessert
She picked Red Velvet Cupcakes...
We tried to copy the recipe picture...
Thankful my littles are still little.
Oh, if I could keep you like this FOREVER, I would.
Thankful for snotty nosed toddlers with a forehead full of bruises....you little honey....
Thankful for my weekly kitchen helper, starting this week with her.
She's 7, which is much later than the other kids started with helping jobs
but 9PeasMom inspired me to get to work on the younger ones too.
The person that empties the dishwasher, puts dishes away and sets the table for the week,
is the weekly kitchen helper.
This person is there to help while I"m cooking.
Cutting up veggies, putting together components of the meal,
learning how to cook real food!
It takes a little longer to train littles, but I know in the end,
it will be so worth it.
(in like 5 years)
Here she's making Popover Pizza
(if you want the recipe, it's a favorite of ours, go HERE!)
Thankful my baby still fits in the sink.
His knees are on the edge, but he fits.
babies toddlers in the sink.