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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I'd like to poll the audience...



Yes, that is right, I want to pick your brain. I know so many of you out there have a wealth of knowledge you are just waiting to share. Since before getting pregnant, I have been thinking about ways I could help my family move to a better, healthier lifestyle. Specifically in the food department. Now I am not one to just jump on the latest and greatest fads so I am not going to run out and buy all Organic because some hippie says its the only way (no offence Hippie friends). And lets just face it, my son and hubby would not be very welcoming to tofu at dinner...they would think I've gone crazy (no offence to those of you who serve tofu). Really I am not trying to offend everyone today...Anyway---So what I am wanting to do is find a few simple ways that I can start slowly changing our eating habits. And without it costing us an arm and a leg. Honestly, when I walk into Whole Foods, I about flip out at how much things cost. For those of you who know me you already realize that I pay full price for nothing. So spending the extra $2 on organic Peanut butter or Organic milk causes me to question...is it really worth it??

So, this morning while eating my bowl of Grape Nuts with Organic Milk, I was trying to do some research online about if organic milk really was better than regular milk. There is so much information out there, and part of it says there is no difference and part of it says there is a big difference. Which is it!? I don't have the time right now to sit and research every little item. Then it dawned on me, many of you have either already done the research or have just learned from trial and error...so why not ask you guys!?

Are you ready?? Here is the question: If you were on a strict budget and could only afford a few healthy items at the grocery store, what one, two, or three items would you say 'I can't live without___.' or This item makes biggest difference in my families healthy eating....

Now remember, go easy on me, we aren't going to start growing Kele in our backyard (however I did just start a little herb garden) or eating fish for breakfast. But are Organic fruits and veggies really that much better? Please help!

NOTE: Please realize that the picture is just a joke. I do realize the obvious that soft drinks, processed foods, and sweets are not part of healthy living. I also know that 'whole grain' bread is suppose to be better than white, drinking water is good for you, and edamame is a good source of protein.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Another little treat for the Granparents...

And Vimmer adds his own little surprise to the video just for you!
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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Dog for Sale




When I got home from the grocery store this afternoon this is what I found. I was not happy to say the least. I think someone is having jealousy issues with the new baby. Let me tell you, he got some attention after this stunt and I don't think it was the kind of attention he was bargaining for.

We got Fletcher from a cute couple who loved him dearly but supposedly were getting rid of him because they had just had a baby, both of them worked, and they didn't have enough time to give him the attention he deserved. Well, I have a feeling that them might have left out a few minor details. Such as he will reek havoc on your home if you don't give him the attention HE thinks HE deserves. Let me tell you, this dog is not deprived of love...Little Man loves on him daily. He is walked every morning, he has a big back yard to play in, he goes in the car with us to most places. And just this morning he was found sleeping in bed with Little Man (which is completely against the rules!). Unfortunately we can't sell him. I think Little Man would have psychological problems if we got rid of him. So I guess we will just 'deal' with it for now.

Monday, April 20, 2009

For the grandparents...

A little video of Vimmer at "play"...


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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Future Politicians...

Tonight we ventured out to be apart of history for the TEA Party Protests. Little Man is learning all about taxes and politics. Vim promises that his boys are going love politics! For me, this was my first 'protest', fortunately I didn't have to burn any bras or flags.







Can you see the signature of one of our little future politician (look next to the big 'K' near the center)? He is getting his name out there early.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy Easter!


We had a wonderful Easter this year! It was Vimmer's first Holiday (if you don't count St Padddy's Day), we were able to spend it with both sets of parents (such a treat!), and although the day started out ugly it turned into a beautiful day! Since having Vimmer we have been out of church quite a bit. It felt so great to be back on Sunday worshiping and hearing God's word...and the music was amazing! We dyed eggs on Saturday night and had an egg hunt on Sunday at my parents house. The Easter bunny hides the baskets at our house, so when we get up we have to look for the baskets...



Not under the dinning room table...


Not here either...


There it is! Under the desk.


Since Vimmer is too little to look, William got to find two baskets this year.







Hope your day was just as wonderful!