Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The 20th!


The 20th is here, yet again!

Lilly is {exactly} 3 years and 2 months old.

Zackary is {exactly} 16 months old.

Shyla is {exactly} 11 months old... one year next month!

Happy 20th to all the babies in the fam!

These pictures make me think of SUMMER!

Why, you ask? Because they have brand SPANKIN' new clothes for summer.

Thanks mom, for the shopping spree this past weekend!

On another note, I've been thinking a lot about maintaining BALANCE in a hectic life.

I had gotten into a habit of cooking "quick foods" when Jeremy would work late. Not fast food, by any means, but "freezer foods."

A goal lately is to move away from that. Tonight, for example, I made Shephard's Pie. It was fast, because I had done much of the prep work yesterday, but nutritious because I "snuck" in tons of veggies... peas and carrots, etc.

I don't really have to sneak veggies in though, so I guess I could just say that I stuck them in there.

Do you have any tricks for maintaining BALANCE in your life... in the kitchen or otherwise?

Don't forget - My FIRST GIVEAWAY starts tomorrow at vicariouschelsea.com

Happy 20th to all!


Suzanne said...

Balance....yes, that seems to be the key to life, and I look forward to what others have to share too, as working and full-time moms.

Here's one that works for me:
Sunday-cut coupons from paper
Tues. night-Fry's ad comes out, Tues. night, while watching American Idol, match coupons to sales items, check freezer, cupboards for food already have
Wed. night-make grocery list, while watching American Idol
Fri. after work-go grocery shopping w/out child....DONE

I love the routine of it that I can count on, since I never know when I'll be able to clean house...that is something I need routine for, and balance.

Suzanne said...

Okay. One more, I use coupons from some online resources too. While it takes time, our family really needs to save $, so that brings me balance, to know I can challenge myself to do that. :)

Natalie said...

OK. Now I'm confused. Should I comment on this blog or your new blog? Speaking of balance, I have started reading to many blogs! How do I balance that?