Friday Evening

So I missed posting a Thoughts on Thursday yesterday.  I’ll go ahead and be honest and let you know that I took a nap while Peyton napped instead of typing a post.  Trust me – it was very needed.

So here I sit on a Friday evening.  We just laid Peyton down for bed and Forest is in the basement painting and grouting tile so he can install baseboards tomorrow and be D.O.N.E. [except for dusting everything and putting it all back in place which we’ll do tomorrow and he said his basement will be done for Mother’s Day – how sweet. ;)].

So here are a few thoughts from my week:

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Peanut Butter Cookies

Peyton and I made the easiest peanut butter cookies yesterday afternoon.  My dad made them over the weekend for a cookout so I the baby was obviously craving them and I’m telling you, they are SO easy!  Which is the goal when baking with kids, right?!

  • Ingredients:
    • 1 box yellow cake mix
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 cup oil
    • 1 cup peanut butter
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix all ingredients and spoon onto cookie sheets.  Bake for 10 minutes.  Times vary so check frequently (I had used 3 cookie sheets and the best ones were baked for 14 minutes but my dad said his didn’t need to bake as long so it depends on the oven!).

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Pregnancy #2 Update

I haven’t posted a single update for this pregnancy and I feel really bad.  Not necessarily for any of you readers but mostly for our little one!  Who knows how long I’ll continue to blog but I don’t want this little baby to feel neglected when she reads through my blog to see several updates throughout Peyton’s pregnancy but only one – at 32 weeks! – of her pregnancy.  So this might be a lengthy post but stick with it!  If you’re interested. :)

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Thoughts on Thursday | 04.06.2017

Indie had a 6-week post-surgery check-up at the vet on Friday and the doctor gave us the go-ahead on physical therapy – short 10-15 minute walks that gradually increase in length as the week progresses.  Her walks started the next day and so did my shin splints.  Ouch.  They were better today during her walk after dinner, thank goodness, but shin splints are no joke!

We had a guest speaker at church on Sunday, Daniel Fusco.  He actually grew up in the Old Bridge, NJ area and is a 3x church planter currently living outside of Portland, OR.  He mentioned his book, Honestly: Getting Real about Jesus and Our Messy Lives, and I’m very interested in reading it.

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March & Me | 2017

RECENTLY

loving.  That I’m the obvious winner in our March Madness brackets even though the tournament isn’t over yet.

needing. Filling for a big cushion I’m making in Peyton’s room for a reading corner.

wanting. To get Peyton’s room all decorated and to get all the newborn clothes washed and in the nursery dresser.

writing. Important April dates in my planner.

reading. 2 Samuel as part of reading through the Bible in one year.

watching. Criminal Minds.

listening. I finished listening to the S-Town podcast last week.

wishing. For the rain to stay away!

feeling. A lot of baby kicks and rolls!

craving. A sonic milkshake.

cooking. Fried rice is on the menu for dinner tonight.

eating. A Reese’s peanut butter egg.

drinking. Water.

smelling. Spring rain.

working on. Backing up our pictures.

wearing. leggings, tee, and sweater.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Forest and I have another March Madness bet!

Peyton is moved into her new room!  She transitioned really well (in regards to sleeping in there) and I have a post on the way for an update on the decorating!

I joined the world of fantasy baseball, and the season started Sunday!

LOOKING AHEAD | GOALS FOR NEXT MONTH

  1. Get all of our family pictures backed up online.
  2. Stay up to date with my 2017 photo project.
  3. Keep kitchen island clear of clutter.

Until next time — Cindy