Monday, December 29, 2014

Whole 30? Why Not?

Have you heard of Whole 30?
Yes it's an elimination diet! Yes it looks hard! Yes it looks like a lot of Benjamin's $$$! 
Is it completely doable on a tight budget?  Heck Yes!

Starting Monday January 5th I will be kicking a Whole 30!
Why not the 1st, like everyone else?
While I'll admit that starting Jan 1st sounds all nice and pretty, but
it has a few flaws for me.  My husband and children will still be on Christmas break and 
don't you feel like Monday is always the best day to start anything?

I've decided to blog through out the process.
Here's why!
1.  Accountability!!!!!!! 

2.  I'm on a tight budget! Like $100 a week to feed my family of 7.
To make this doable in my budget,
I will be price matching at Walmart. :-(.  Such a pain but so worth it.
I will be making my menu from what I price match.
 I will post the menu and grocery list.

3.  It's always funner to do things with a group!
So who's with me?  I'm giving you a week to gear up.
Megan I'm looking at you!

If you're in, leave a comment, email me, text, call.
Let's just do this!  Cheers to health!
Cheers to acting and not being acted upon! 

P.S.  I started a whole 30 back in June,  I lasted about 14 days and than a vaca to California 
got in the way.  Somethings I learned in those 14 days.  
About day 3 is super hard!  I've never been hung over but I think that it must feel something like day 3.
After that it was great,  my mind was clear and I felt amazing.  I lost about 10 lbs in that time and kept it off for about 4 months after.  It's so doable, come on and do it with me.


Monday, December 1, 2014

Lauren turns 12!

My sweet, responsible, joy of a daughter just turned 12!
I don't why but this was so much harder then Dal turning 16!

With turning 12, Lauren is now in the Young Woman's program at our church.
I love how welcoming her new leaders have been.
Her birthday was right before Young Woman's in Excellence.
It was so nice to be able to go with her and see how the girls are working towards 
their YW medallions.  I loved seeing how much they love the Lord and how the leaders and YW
love each other.  Lauren will be in good company.

Lauren is so talented.  She is kind and giving.
She has a way with little children, they all instantly love her!
One day she'll be an amazing mother and wife.
Sometimes I think it her who is raising all of us.
I'm only kinda kidding with that. ;)

Just like her Grandpa Reynolds, Lauren loves the Pepperidge Farm's Coconut Cake!

For dinner she requested Creamy Tortellini Soup!
Go here for recipe
Evie didn't like the burnt lettuce!.

Lauren asked for a party and I was happy to throw her one!

It was super loud and crazy!
It also was wait for it........A party with BOYS!
Which is one reason it was loud and crazy!
Everyone had so much fun they asked to extended it until 10 pm!
Because it was a Saturday night and we had Church the next day,
we compromised with 9:45 pm but most left around 10 pm anyways.

To keep Milo and Evie upstairs and out of Lauren's hair,
Justin made a bunch of towers with them.
Each one they would name after a Temple and the top cup would be Angle Moroni!
Then they would knock it down, not sure if I should read to much into that?

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