Still taking a photo a day (well, except for Friday but I'll get to that in a moment).
I will be updating here periodically with some photo shares as the 365 journey progresses. I have to say that shuttercal.com is really, really helping with this process. Having a place where I can upload my photo + write a few words about it makes this process so much easier for me. For one thing I don't forget what I want to say about the photo or day. The journaling is already there. Not to mention I love that I can check out my friends' photos and see what is going on in their lives. Makes me happy + it inspires me to keep going!
So, Friday, I forgot to take a "life" photo. I do have a photo. Several, in fact, but they are scrapping related. (See THIS post). I am going to use one of these because a) I don't have any other photos from the day and b) it is a part of my life. I was one of the hostesses for the Two Peas online crop on Friday evening and getting ready for it took a good portion of the day. That and the plumber that was here for hours messing up my hot water. ;)
Back to photo shares, here are a few favorites from the last couple of weeks:
I really love this photo of my oldest engrossed in a book. We were spending the evening hanging out, just he and I, and it was just one of those great moments where I caught him being himself. Not posing. Not rolling his eyes that Mom has the camera pointed at him. He's growing up. There are new trials and challenges. But also lots and lots of joy. Chad and I were just discussing yesterday what a young man he is becoming. We can see it happening right in front of our eyes. I am so, so proud of this kid.
My latest obsession. I posted about them HERE. I love the rainbow of colors so I wanted to record that + I want a record of me in this album, too. I don't want to forget to include what I'm into these days.
This really isn't a great photo by any stretch of the imagination but I absolutely adore the smiles and laughter on these two faces. They made an obstacle course out of the kitchen bar stools and were racing a car through them while I cooked supper. This photo just made my heart happy. Proof that they don't always fight. ;)
A little Valentine crafty project that Payton is working on. She found a book at the school library with Valentine crafts and couldn't wait to bring it home and show me. We saved paper towel holders and a tissue box for a couple of weeks so she could put this together. Once she finishes painting and decorating it she can use it as her "mailbox" for the Valentine's she gets at school. She said to me this morning, "why are you sharing it, it's not done". Because sweet girl, I needed a photo the other day and this just spoke to me. She rolled her eyes.
Food photos: I tried this Cherry Tomato and Ravioli Soup recipe last night and it got rave reviews from all three kids (Daddy is out of town and sorry he missed it!). Mellypea shared the link for this recipe the other day and gave it two thumbs up so I immediately put it on my "must make soon" list. I've really been trying to make new things. I feel like I've been stuck in a bit of a food rut lately. This yummy soup is going on permanent rotation, though!
Speaking of food: I haven't made these Strawberry Banana Crepes in years. I have no idea why I waited so long either. They are just as delicious as I remember and the kids ate the heck out of them. Another recipe that is going on permanent rotation for Sunday Brunch.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 - 1/2 cups milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 -2 tbsp butter or margarine (I used shortening)
In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, milk and eggs; mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
In an 8" nonstick skillet, melt 1 tsp. butter. Stir batter, pour about 2 tbsp into center of skillet. Lift and tilt pan to evenly coat bottom. Cook until top appears dry; turn and cook 15-20 seconds longer. Remove to a wire rack. Repeat with remaining batter, adding butter to skillet as needed. When cool, stack crepes with waxed paper or paper towels in between.
- 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
- 1 carton (8oz.) frozen whipped topping, thawed
- 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
In a mixing bowl, combine the filling ingredients. Spread 2 rounded tablespoons on each crepe; roll up.
- 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
- 2 medium firm bananas, sliced
- 1/4 cup sugar, optional (I left this out, my kids don't really care for sugar on their fruit)
- we also had fresh blueberries :)
Combine topping ingredients; spoon over crepes. (I don't combine the fruit, I just place bowls of each on the table and everyone can help themselves to the toppings they like).
Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. We're getting ready for snow today (not as much as so many of you have been getting the last few days, though)! Stay warm if you're snowed in. Have a great day!