Friday, June 30, 2017


my girls never got dirty. at least not THIS dirty. brody eats dirt. so there's that. at least now i have big girls who will tell me when their brothers start doing something mischievious. of course i am learning to let go and just let them be. also to be noted after i gave the girls permission they also rubbed dirt on themselves.

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green tomatos

i have very eager garden helpers, but they are too enthusiastic in picking my GREEN tomatos. anyone have any good recipes for using green tomatos?

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22 months {j & b}

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tomato chicken macaroni

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another easier comfort food type of recipe. like the chicken and rice i think this will be a staple during the cold weather months. 3 out of 4 kids liked it and it was even better the second day.

recipe count: 17

Friday, June 2, 2017

life lately according to instagram

i post way more on instagram as a virtual family yearbook of sorts. so here's some of the latest posts...

annual spring lentz get together (despite both my boys having strep). sisters and girl cousins at the park and it was hot.

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got our haircut in augusta. and jackson fell in love with carrie's little dog cj.

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lining the girls curtains was imperative. even if it meant sewing with littles underfoot. thank goodness after this the ridiculously early wake up times stopped!

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glen want on a canoe camping trip and the kids had a blast playing on the canoe when he got back!

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last day of school for emma taylor and her beloved teacher mrs. sistare.

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first week of summer my friend and i braved the zoo garden splash pad with all 9 of our kids (ages 5 and under). clearly this was a feat to be documented.

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national donut day means free donuts for everyone. no purchase necessary. also, the boys first donuts.

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lime sea salt watermelon

yep this was a recipe in the book. watermelon topped with lime zest mixed with sea salt. it was a good mix of sweet and salty, and clearly the easiest recipe in the book. memorial day was the best time to try this one out.

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recipe count: 16