Hey there. It's been a few months since the last time I posted here. I took a little hiatus to redefine a few things, and I'm just so glad I did. Many changes took place in this past couple of months in our personal lives, changes for the good, and I can't wait to share them with you in this blog. New seasons. New beginnings. Yay.
On Sunday, we were finally able to plant our little garden. This is the first time we're starting it from seeds (natural and organic), so it's going to be a learning experience for us. Josiah helped his daddy out tremendously. He's showing signs of being a great farmer, he loves the outdoors and tough work (moving the dirt around with a little shovel was his favorite task and he spent quite a while just doing that by his daddy's side). Andrew and I have been longing to live in a house with plenty of land and have chickens. (And a goat. For some weird reason, I just really want a goat. smh).
This family also went organic. For the longest time we've heard how expensive it is to eat organic, so you can imagine, in a home with only one income, there was no way for us to even consider that option. Until we discovered Trader Joe's. And for the first time in my life, I LOVE (yes, I mean it) to go shopping and even look forward to our weekly Wednesday trip to the store. We planned it out to the point that we spend less (or sometimes the same amount) than when we used to shop at Wally, and we get to eat organic, healthy and super yummy food (90% of our pantry is now organic products). This change led us to try new recipes, and all of a sudden, I was captivated by food. I became curious about recipes, try to replace ingredients for a healthier choice. I've discovered Coconut oil. I'm forever changed.
We started a little activity plan with our two little bears. Both kids and mama have been in tremendous need of some structure throughout the day. It's so easy for the kids to get bored or distracted and end up in front of the TV. I've been working crazy hours and I can see how that affects them, so I decided to put together a daily fun plan for us to follow. We started this week strong! We all needed a little structure (just a little, though ;).
Can't wait to catch up with each of you.