Saturday, December 31, 2016

new years goal {2017}


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i dont like new years resolutions. any time i have ever had one i have failed or forgotten it by february. i have also realized that i have gotten comfortable in my life. i dont challenge myself very ofter or ever, and i dont go outside my comfort zone. so this year i have a new years goal. it is not a life changing habit or something like that. rather its a fun goal that i am hoping to document here. i hope it will make me a better cook and maybe help me be a bit more disciplined in following through.

so here it is. glen got me a cookbook for my birthday. of course it arrived 3 days after i had sworn off cookbooks and gotten rid of ALL of ours. what a blow to his attempt to surprise me for my birthday. however, i swore off them because i never opened them ever. this one however will be different. we have been watching a show on PBS called A Chef's Life. i highly recommend it! the goal for this year is to try to cook at least two recipes a week or more if time/budget allows.

i dont always follow instructions but plan to do the recipes step by step and with all of the appropriate ingredients. i almost chose to cut corners on the first recipe which really means i wasnt following the reall recipe on the first try. instead i chose to go to our bi-lo (which i dont like) and stand in the meat section looking like a total novice among what seemed like a hoard of experienced southern cooks in choosing the right seasoning meat, but i did it. feeling like an idiot, i found the smoked ham hock i needed. already i am stepping out of my comfort zone. as glen told me after i got home i should have asked those women who looked like they knew what they were doing for a little advice in choosing the right seasoning meat.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Sunday, December 11, 2016

30th birthday getaway

i was surprised by some dears friends that they were taking me on a surprise overnight to charleston. we ate good food, played games, walked on the beach, and explored a little of downtown charleston. i am so thankful for them and for glen who helped surprise me and take care of the kids!

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pretend boat

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stockings

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15 months {j & b}

jackson
height: 32 1/4 in (83%)
weight: 23 lbs 6 oz (57%)
head: 18 1/8 in (26%)

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brody
height: 30 3/4 in (30%)
weight: 19 lbs 1 oz (5%)
head: 18 3/4 in (72%)

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

baby stroller

jackson has found the joy of the baby doll stroller!

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the cheerio club

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lentz thanksgiving 2016

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celebrating nana

in lieu of a traditional thanksgiving meal we joined kirk and hannah's family along with glen's parents in north augusta and cooked a birthday dinner for nana. i would say it was a success.

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matching pjs

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the big cousins

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