Tuesday, December 11, 2012


I love the mornings. Especially when I get to wake up before the kids and have a few minutes to wake up and drink my coffee in the quiet.

And as soon as I typed the last sentence a kiddo walked out and joined me on the couch to snuggle.

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Christmas tree veggie tray

I've seen these made with broccoli but raw broccoli is not my favorite and it doesn't agree with me so I made my own version. I peeled 2 cucumbers and sliced them up and then laid them out in a tree pattern. Then I decorated with cherry tomatoes, carrots, and bell peppers. It took me maybe 15 minutes to make the whole thing. I served it with guacamole and some ranch. Nom Nom. What's your favorite healthy holiday dish?

Saturday, December 08, 2012

The coolest kid. Ever.

I seriously have two amazing children. They're kind and intelligent and hilarious and I just love them more than anything. Today Amelia got to be an extra in a movie for a friend of a friend. They needed kids and Amelia volunteered. So this morning Mia and I ran errands, picked out gifts for friends and did some cleaning. Then we drove to Long Beach for this movie. She had so much fun. After they wrapped, it was late and we were hungry so we stopped at Denny's for dinner. We talked, and laughed and Mia said it was "the best day ever". Then we got on the freeway and drove back home while we rocked out to Taylor Swift, Adele and P!nk. And while we were driving on the 22, singing (yelling) "we are never, ever, ever getting back together..." I started to think for a moment that I'm truly blessed. Did I have fun being at the movie shoot? Eh, not really. It wasn't my thing. Did I totally enjoy seeing my daughter having an amazing time? Heck yeah I did. I'm so thankful that someday my kid can look back and say she got to be an extra in a movie.