Family, Food

An Update On Life, A New Project, & What’s on the Table

I like to share our meal plans on Mondays – but life has had some other plans 🙂 Here’s a little update on life with some food at the end! Because really, everything goes better with food. 🙂


For those of you who are wanting to know how our daughter is doing after her surgery and the subsequent hospitalization, she is doing well! She had her PDA closure procedure on September 15 and two months later, she has missed less than 3 full days of school (but many half days). A miracle! We have so much for which to be thankful – and although we are all very drained and worn out – we are just so happy. We recently had follow up appointments with neurology and cardiology. All of the tests that have come back so far have been perfect!  Her neurologist has decided to keep her on a blood thinner longer than we were hoping – we will reevaluate in 6 months – but it hasn’t inhibited her life thus far. We are praying that continues.

We have, however, found that she is slightly anemic so she will be taking an iron supplement for a while. Again, this is a nuisance, but compared to all she’s been through, we can’t complain. She is playing hard in P.E. with no restrictions and loves taking Pilates at the gym. She also brought home an incredible report card. We are thankful that God has taken care of her so perfectly.


I’m really excited about a Facebook Group I started for the duration of the holidays to help keep our homes and minds clutter free. I love connecting with those in the group and sharing our baby-step progress. The goal is to spend 15-30 minutes per day doing specific(ish) assigned tasks. It takes the pressure off of big projects and but keeps a project moving. We are using my free printable as a guide but it’s not necessary to have to participate. I’ll be there to encourage you all day long! It’s just a simple way to bring peace during a season of stress – and I’m loving it. Anyone can join at any time – no catch, no strings.




Cereal – Peanut Butter Panda Puffs

Gluten Free Waffles

The kids have been eating leftover cornbread for breakfast. One child (who shall remain nameless) keeps eating it with peanut butter! Eeeee!



Dad: Leftovers, Nitrate Free Turkey/Ham Wraps

Mom: Salads

Kids: Perdue Gluten Free Chicken Tenders Raw Vegetables, Almonds, Veggie Straws, Rice cakes with Peanut butter


Dinners: (More red meat than usual for us now!)

Steak, Roasted Potatoes, & Roasted Broccoli

Turkey Meat Loaf, pasta, Green Beans

Hamburgers & sugar snap peas

Easy Oven Baked Chicken Tacos & salad/mixed vegetables (Was on last week’s menu but we didn’t get to it!)





Granola Bars

Tortilla chips & Guacamole