Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Monday, April 29, 2013

Day 29: I wore this today

My new shirt from the Gilroy Outlets (The Loft)

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Day 27: Earth

My view from our cabin at Redwood Christian Park 2013 Women's Retreat

Friday, April 26, 2013

Day 26: Childhood

Passing by quickly-wasn't it just yestreday I was putting these gates up for my own children. Now I am passing them onto someone with younger children.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Day 25: Life is

Full, and blessed.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Day 24: I saw this person today

In honor of our 9 year wedding anniversary (and I saw my husband today).

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Day 23: Time

With all the kitchen issues going on, I remember the time we first got our house keys. My husband looks so young here.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Day 22: Blurry

Silly girl!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Day 21: Fire

Fired up to clean up our mess!

Day 19: Button

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Day 20: On your mind

Need I say more?

Friday, April 19, 2013

Day 18: Hello

Hello hot mess! (taken the morning of the 19th, since the full effect could not be seen until then)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Day 16: Your favorite color

The bright red of fresh berries is my favorite color right now.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Day 15: Alone

When I have the rare opportunity to eat alone, I try somewhere new. Today it was Bella Cafe.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Day 14: water

Our pool

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Day 13: View from my bed

An obsence amount of reading material by my bed. This is where the free magazines get relegated to in my home.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Day 12: In the middle

Gabriel's sweet face, in the middle of two ice cream cones

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Day 11: Detail

Detail of tiny toes (Rebecca)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Day 10: A place

After school snack at a place with the little ones

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Day Nine: Tiny

Tiny grains of tricolor couscous from my pantry

Monday, April 8, 2013

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Day Seven: Dreamy

Rebecca sleeping and all dreamy

Passover 2013, clean eating, April

The spring air is invigorating this morning, and I have my phone fixed (yay for posting again!). I am going to upload the FMS pics for April during downtime tonight, also have pictures from Spring Break (what a fun-filled week that was!)

Passover came and went, and I am proud to say I abstained from bread/flour/grains for the eight days/nights. It was incredibly challenging at time (donuts on our day trip, eating out with the family, Easter brunch) but I made it! My body felt different too-mentally and physically, I felt clear headed, and ready to take on what I had to accomplish. I had to push through the hard parts (day 5 was the biggest challenge), but I chalk it up to not having yet grocery shopped, and being out of produce and fruit. It was much better once I shopped at the farmer's stand and grocery store.

Tomorrow is the start of Jason Vale's Big Juice Spring Clean detox. I asked Robert if he wanted to do it, but he's worried he won't have enough nourishment to go to work and feeling ill all week. In the spirit of doing what I can, we are going to participate in having juice with salads and lean protein. I'm going to limit our intake of grains and flour, but not cut it completely out. I need to maintain my weight, but having the juice and salads/protein in the house will make it easier for Robert to accomplish his goals. I've never been a fan of fad diets or extreme eating plans, but this furthers where we are headed and have been for some time.

April is filled with fun. Kids are now registered for Taekwondo, and Robert is doing it with them. I am planning on doing the women's class since it's free for me. We're just trying to get into the new routine, since Elijah's class time is different than the older boys, and Robert's class is later than all of them. We have the cub scouts pack pinewood derby, Vintage Days at Fresno State, and the women's retreat. This month is going to fly by (and then there are only 7 weeks left of school too!!!) Spring is in the air, and I can't wait to get out and enjoy it in full force. I'll be posting some updates on FB, twitter, Instagram, and here of course. Hope to see you along the way!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Day 31: Stuff

This is just some of the stuff (clothes) I passed onto my friends who have younger children. I was able to bless five moms with the boys and Rebecca's outgrown clothes.

April's Photo a Day & Day 1: Play

Fat Mum Slip's picture list is here.

Rebecca at play :)

Day Six: Air

Enjoying fresh air at a Fresno Grizzlies ball game!

Day 29: Goodnight

He was completely exhausted, and fell asleep in this odd positio.

Day 28: In the mirror

My hair, pre-cut and style

Day 27: Pair

Pair of feet during an organic pedicure at Thread and Sugar. No difference in price between a conventional pedi and an organic, but mentally & physically- it was refreshing and restorative.

Day 26: Something you did

I went shopping for matzoh and Passover Seder dinner fixings.

Day 25: In your drawer

My Nikon J1 camera

Day 24: Up

Gabriel, up in a tree

Friday, April 5, 2013

Day Five: Something good

The contents of my Birch Box

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Day Four: This happened today

Two new a/c units replaced on our home!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Day 3: Something beginning with A

Actress Gywneth Paltrow on a new cookbook I want to read

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Day 2: Blue

The trusty baby backpack used for my four children that is now up for sale.