Friday, January 29, 2010

A Life Saver Smoothie

While this combination might look somewhat odd to some of you, I'm sure many of you would agree with me about it's life saving abilities. Oh the green drink. So delicious when made right. It's one of the only things I can get Luci to eat when she's sick, or refusing vegetables. It's so nice for me to know that I can drink a big glassful of this and get so much out of it! Because really, it is hard to make sure you get in those leafy greens everyday. This is one of our favorite combinations:

1.5 cups water
2 tbs oj concentrate
1 cup plain yogurt
3 tbs ground flaxseed
1/2 cup frozen raspberries or blueberries
1 orange
1 large banana
as much kale or spinach as you can handle!

The benefits:

The oj and banana completely kick the flavor of the greens, and add vitamins. The flax meal gives omega 3's, magnesium, fiber, and more. Plain yogurt for texture, calcium, pro-biotics (especially good when taking antibiotics), and vitamin D. Raspberries have anti-oxidants, vitamin C, iron, vitamin A, and more calcium. Oranges, well we all know the good things about oranges. Bananas equal potassium, better texture, and flavor. And kale, oh kale, just look at the charts on this baby here.

I have lots to post about, so look forward to some more posts. I hope I can squeeze them in before this baby comes! It's technically only a month away you know.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Mm Mm Good...

Craving pizza?? Try this...

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Mostly Finished

Jacob and I have been working on Luci's big girl room for when baby E comes. I am so happy with how it turned out. It's so bright, and the colors aren't too girly. Luci loves it too. Today she begged to sleep in the big girl bed. Really? I don't know if I'm ready for that. When do you switch them to a big bed? Any advice? She's doing great with the potty. A few accidents every now and again, but that's probably because I forget to remind her. She's hasn't had a poopy accident yet thankfully!

Did anyone else watch American Idol last night? (We watched while I started to make this for a friends birthday brunch.) Idol is the only show that Jacob and I get excited to watch together. Was this not hilarious? "Pants on the ground, pants on the ground, lookin' like a fool with ya pants on the ground"...It totally reminded me of my Gran-Doc. One, because he hates low rider pants, two, b/c he sings rap too. "Hey Shorty, It's ya Birfday, we're gonna party like it's ya birfday" He sings that while dancing to guests at the restaurant. It's hilarious. Sorry, only family will fully understand that one :)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Dry and Clean

This is what we are doing today...

While it does this outside...

Most schools are closed today because of the snow, of course Jacob is lucky enough to get out a whopping 30 minutes early. Come on law school, you're not really that hard core are you? Speaking of Law School, ya-hoo for Jacob who came home with a few pretty awesome grades yesterday. I'm so proud. There are still more to come...
I'm so proud of my Luci too. She is doing a great job potty training so far :) Feel free to call and congratulate her, she loves the praise and sure it helps reinforce the training. Along with the chocolate, fruit snacks, pretzels, and Cheetos... Fun stuff!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Truly Wise Counsel

Last week Jacob and I got to celebrate our 3rd anniversary. Because of many different circumstances, including snow storms, babysitting, and sick little Luci, we got to celebrate on lots of different days. We still get one more date night too to finish off all the things we were planning to do. One of the things we did was go on a date to see Avatar in 3d. It was cool, really cool. We both thought it was well worth the 9 dollars a person. Dates are so wonderful. That is definitely something that we have learned while being married. We have made it a goal from the beginning to go out once a week. Of course there have been weeks when it hasn't worked out, and I'm sure there will be more. We definitely notice a difference in our relationship when we haven't made the time to go out though. This is my favorite quote on the matter of date night. I quote it often, just ask Jacob ;) The book that I found this quote cites it from a CES employees meeting, doesn't sound legit does it?...but the author(Laura Brotherson) then states that she corresponded to Elder Perry about the quote and he confirmed it and added is the gold girls and boys,

From Elder L. Tom Perry,

"The most important meeting of the week is sacrament meeting, and the second most important is date night." Elder Perry later added, "I do believe it is very important that you put first on your calendar, after sacrament meeting, time together as husband and wife."

Thanks Jacob for taking me on dates, and for making me laugh. I love you forever.

***Warning***Side effects of weekly dating and twue wuv may include excessive swelling of the abdomen...

30 Weeks and Counting