Saturday, August 13, 2011

Puffs cereal, time with Grace, and Roseola

Some here's whats going on with us this week:
- Madi has been eating big girl food! i.e. puffs (dissolveable cereal) real bananas,  and peaches. She loves it WAY more than baby food.
- We discovered Madison has an allergy to oatmeal, only proving my suspicions.
- Grace spent 3 days with us over the past 2 weeks since Ronda had inservice. We had a blast and she is such a wonderful help with Madison.
- Madi has was diagnosed with Roseola last night. According to google this is the best definition that I can give of it without writing a novel.

"Roseola is an acute disease of infants and young children in which a high fever and skin rash occur." (Accompanied with irritability, swollen lymp nodes, and runny nose. She has it all FROM HEAD TO TOE)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Gluten free...please (maybe)

Jenn recently took part in a restoration diet where she practically ate NOTHING in order to determine what, if any, allergies she might have. Prompted by the idea, I decided that I would do it as well. I have always wondered why people are so crazed when it comes to gluten free diets. I have read MANY, many articles pertaining to gluten free lifestyles and the pros and con's associated with it (Mostly positive associations). I decided what the heck, lets give it a whirl and see if I could manage a month of gluten free/sugar free lifestyle. I am 8 days in, and I admit it might be a little premature, but I am really jumping on board and understanding why so many people prefer this lifestyle (Ask me in another 3 weeks and I might think differently!). I feel like my body has detoxed all of the funk out and I feel healthy! My body is craving less and less sugar, pasta, bread, and overall crap. Needless to say that I have more energy and I am actually having to put some creativity into cooking, which is always a positive for me since I find it be therapeutic. So far I have mainly been eating just lean proteins (turkey, pork, chicken, fish) and the occasional splurge of steak, fresh fruits, and fresh vegetables. So far, so good!

But....I am planning to venture out this weekend (after we get paid; gluten free is EXPENSIVE) and cook my first real gluten free dish. I think that I'll start out with some brownies or breakfast bars since that seems to be what I miss the most.

Stay tuned for the turn out! Cross my fingers and hope that it's tasty!


Madi and I drove almost 400 miles (by ourselves) to Camdenton, Missouri to see our old friend Katie! We had such a blast and Madison, surprisingly, did fantastic! We spent the week spending time with Katie and Gabe, her 20 month old son. Katie and I grew really close during the time that she and Chad, her husband, were here. Katie helped me plan all the details of our wedding and we were so sad to see them move to Tulsa, Ok where Chad was working on another hotel. We have already decided that we will be seeing them again (hopefully) in January if the weather permits! We love you guys and we were so blessed during our week there! Can't wait to see you guys again :)