Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Instagram August 31, 2016 at 10:25AM

Nine years ago today, back when we took pictures on cameras that didn't have any other function, it was wedding rehearsal day! via Instagram

Monday, August 29, 2016

Instagram August 29, 2016 at 07:35PM

#spiralized zucchini in the chunky mushroom tomato sauce I made last week! #Whole30 (I'm trying not to dwell on how much I would enjoy this with a bunch of parmesan on top...23 days till I can try that!) via Instagram

Instagram August 29, 2016 at 09:14AM

Another time I was happily covered in babies! Didn't have any of my own yet, but I would have been pregnant with PJ here, so we'll call this 3 babies too. Pictures are, I believe, Lizzy & Sophie? @kellypens via Instagram

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Instagram August 28, 2016 at 09:57AM

I just took a Sudafed. Not sure that's #Whole30 compliant, but whatevs. Bad timing, head cold. #itsneveragoodtimeforaheadcold via Instagram

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Instagram August 27, 2016 at 05:17PM

This morning PJ was trying to carry her bear using a play apron, so I sewed her a doll sized mei tai carrier modeled on the one Auntie Judy made for me! Scrap fabric from a tablecloth I used to make something else. #handmade via Instagram

Friday, August 26, 2016

Instagram August 26, 2016 at 08:01PM

Half a dozen #Whole30 avocado deviled eggs with a hodgepodge Friday dinner of guacamole, grilled zucchini, no-filler chicken sausage (Wegman's store brand--recommend!), & fresh yellow bell pepper (which I used to scoop the fresh cilantro-y guac!) #BackToBasics #yum via Instagram

Monday, August 22, 2016

Instagram August 22, 2016 at 08:04PM

Pork carnitas with fajita veggies, drizzled with avocado cilantro lime aioli #Whole30 #BackToBasics via Instagram

Instagram August 22, 2016 at 02:08PM

Day 1 of #Whole30 is off to a good start! Whole family had eggs for #backtoschool breakfast; I'm enjoying my lunch of tuna salad (made with homemade mayo) over super greens (spinach, kale, chard) with homemade ranch; and the pork carnitas I prepped last night are slow cooking in the crock pot for dinner! Just need to decide what veggie to serve with the carnitas. I also made a planner for the next 70 days to take my new meal planning skills through Whole30 & beyond! #BackToBasics via Instagram

Instagram August 22, 2016 at 07:48AM

First day of senior year of college for Paul; first(ish) day of PreK for Penelope; and first day ever of daycare for Maxwell! Max is in the Transitional Young Toddler classroom. #MightyPJ #MightyMax #MightyPaul #consistency #backtoschool Might as well add #MightyMer since it's my first day of #Whole30! I did lots of prep last night, so pork carnitas are in the crock pot right now and I have lunches ready for myself and Paul thru tomorrow! #BackToBasics via Instagram

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Instagram August 21, 2016 at 09:07PM

I made my own mayonnaise! It looks JUST LIKE commercial mayo, and tastes even better. And it wasn't even difficult! I seriously may never buy mayo again. #Whole30 #BackToBasics #backtoschool via Instagram

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Instagram August 20, 2016 at 11:09AM

My car ride home from #ocmd is for reading, meal planning, and grocery list making. Let's do this. #Whole30 #BackToBasics #solongcarbs #illmissyoucheese #motherrunner @runrevmama via Instagram

Friday, August 19, 2016

Instagram August 19, 2016 at 07:50PM

Mommy-PJ ice cream date! Chocolate goatee! via Instagram

Instagram August 19, 2016 at 12:57PM

One more day of lounging on the beach, reading a great book, and being napped on by my very favorite little dude. We've spent four days on the beach like this, and Max has napped out here each time: once on Mimi, otherwise on me. So happy. via Instagram

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Instagram August 18, 2016 at 05:38PM

Totally forgot to take a pic of PJ mini golfing with me & Aunt @hannahhardatwork, but she had a great time: improved her golf swing; played ski ball & won enough tickets for a super ball; got a Maryland squished penny; and at the farm stand, got a honey straw. This morning, we went to a giant playground filled with kids her age. Now we're at the pool, so I'd say this girl has had a pretty fabulous day. via Instagram

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Instagram August 16, 2016 at 07:07PM

Spring in the back of the van on our way from dinner at Captain Max 's to Dumpser's Dairyland for ice cream & shakes. I like the view from back here! (Meanwhile, PJ is humming the Storm Trooper's March, so we have a decent soundtrack too!) via Instagram

Instagram August 16, 2016 at 12:36PM

Second day on the beach; second day of Max napping in my lap. This is the life. via Instagram

Monday, August 15, 2016

Instagram August 15, 2016 at 07:02PM

Daaaaate niiiiight! We're having super fancy seafood, beer, and cocktails. Just finished our "seacuterie" platter with lobster sausage, a crab cake scotch egg, and smoked whitefish paté. It was amaaaaazing. via Instagram

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Instagram August 14, 2016 at 06:21PM

Today we got to ride on family friends' pontoon boat to play and have lunch on a sandbar in the bay! We found shells, saw crabs and lots of minnows, and even held a few hermit crabs and snails! PJ & Max both had a fabulous time exploring in the shallow water. Now we're about to eat Grab & Go Tacos for dinner! via Instagram

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Instagram August 10, 2016 at 06:03PM

PJ wanted to carry some of our harvest like I was :-) One cucumber and six tomatoes! via Instagram

Monday, August 08, 2016

Instagram August 08, 2016 at 07:43PM

Found another few homemade popsicles! Strawberry, blueberry, and coconut milk. It's only gotten messier from here! via Instagram

Instagram August 08, 2016 at 12:13PM

Finally painted my nails for the first time since early May. Not perfect, but close enough to recovered from the HFM awfulness. Getting in the mindset for DA BEACH via Instagram

Instagram August 08, 2016 at 10:59AM

6 years ago, Paul & I embarked on our two week road trip around New England, ending in Montreal. Hopefully in another few years we can do something similar, but with the kids! Rent a camper van to tour national parks? via Instagram

Instagram August 08, 2016 at 07:34AM

It's mismatch/crazy hair day at PreK! via Instagram

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Instagram August 03, 2016 at 07:25PM

The aftermath. There was a good tablespoon of dirt ininside his diaper, too. Now Max and PJ are both clean and playing in the tub! via Instagram

Instagram August 03, 2016 at 07:04PM

Meanwhile, PJ is announcing contest winners. She even proclaimed Max the winner of one! #MightyPJ via Instagram

Instagram August 03, 2016 at 06:56PM

This dude is telling me all about the plants he'll pulling out of my garden. #MightyMax via Instagram

Instagram August 03, 2016 at 09:39AM

I enter every giveaway they run, because some day, I WILL own a @madsencycles bike! #shabbymadsen @shabbyapple via Instagram