Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Yes, I'm alive

Well it's been too long since I've blogged. The keyboard has been broken on the mac so I couldn't type anything! Wellicouldbutitwouldhaveturnedoutlikethis. Anyways. We have been just enjoying the marginally warmer weather. We took another trip down to Salt Lake. My sister had her senior recital (at byu) and so my parents and sister came. It was a lot of fun. Kimberly is amazing and I wish I was as passionate about something as she is about music. After this semester she is moving to Nashville to live her dream! Go her. Well her concert was AWESOME! I have a new favorite song from her and I can't wait til she gets it recorded.

Well we've been busy looking at houses. I think we decided it was finally time for us to lay down roots once again. And we found a great house that we've put an offer on and are crossing our fingers it all works out.

I think I mentioned but I have been on this healthy food thing. I watched a food documentary and read a few books on the subject and I want to change. I have really wanted to go organic for a long time now, but I've realized that's just not going to cut it. So I have also been slowly but surely cutting out processed foods, adding more fresh produce and whole grains, cutting sugar, meat, milk, and corn products. I've also been trying to follow a strict budget (dave ramsey's book) which has made this so much more challenging, but I've really been blessed.
I just can't stand the thought of causing my kids unneeded health problems because I was too lazy to put forth a little more thought and effort into what I feed them. I hated going to checkout and realizing that there was more prepackaged stuff on the conveyor than fresh food.
Snacks have been the biggest challenge and so I started making a lot of stuff from scratch. Crackers, granola, tortillas, bread, bagels. It's been really fun actually because we've been trying a lot of new recipes. I am quite surprized how willing the kids have been to try new stuff. I feel happier, meal times have been less stressful because I already have everything planned out and hopefully it won't be too bad for the waistline either.