Sunday is a relaxed day for us. We always start with going to Sunday school and church. On this particular Sunday we all slept in a little late and made a mad rush to get to church on time. I scrambled some eggs in record time, threw an apple at everyone, and we were off. Not very glamourous, but it worked!
Church is always fun for the kids but, mommy fail, I forgot to account for snacks. Levi’s class was offering goldfish, Shiloh’s was cheetos, chocolate and apple juice, and Jeremiah was offered not 1 but 2 donuts. Sooo hard for them to resist! Next week I am planning ahead much better and bringing some irresistible snacks to church for everyone.
It was pretty awesome to really feel God at work this morning. You know those times where you know He is talking right to YOU and you know He is right there BESIDE you? Yep, that was my morning. It was so reassuring, comforting, and even overwhelming to know that He not only sees me but is for me. More about this in an upcoming post….
We didn’t get home from church until about 2 o’clock so our tummies were on the grumbly side by then. Thankfully, I had planned for Chicken Salad and it only takes a couple minutes to throw that together. I made a HUGE bowl of it and we gobbled it up in no time. Brandon and I were joking that it tasted extra good because of how hungry we were. Everyone had extra servings- Jeremiah had 4 rolls! It was pretty good if I do say so myself….
After lunch we wanted to hang out as a family and be active so we decided to go for a run/walk around the lake in our neighborhood. We actually did pretty good! Jeremiah and Jazz ran with me and Brandon, while we took turns pushing Shiloh and Levi in the jogging stroller. We probably ended up running about a mile in total which isn’t too shabby for an out-of-shape guy and a highly pregnant lady!
After our run we played on the playground for a while and then Brandon had a surprise for us. We went golfing! Well, kind of. He found a really cool area in our neighborhood where golfers practice their putting on a few holes. The kids were in golf heaven. We played “putt-putt” and laughed at them stealing each other’s balls until it got too cold. We will definitely be back to play again. What a fun, FREE thing to do as a family. What fun things can you do with your family?
As I’ve said before, our weekends are much less scheduled than the weekdays. This weekend I had hoped to make Turkey Curry and Salmon Cakes but we had so mammy leftovers, both meals weren’t needed. I took a poll and was met with an outstanding vote for the Salmon Cakes. I forgot how easy these are to throw together and had them on the pan in about 5 minutes. Levi helped me to stir the huge bowl, I warmed up some frozen green beans, quickly tossed together the dill dressing (because you can’t have Salmon Cakes without dill dressing) and we were set for dinner! GOSH, WAS IT GOOOOOD!!!
You would think it was a gourmet meal but rest assured it was super quick, super easy, super tasty and if that doesn’t convince you maybe Shiloh will. As we were eating she tells me with excitement, “Mommy! You can make this everyday! It’s the best food ever! And I’m serious!” Haha! Yeah buddy, it was that good.
First week of 100% Paleo in the bag! I think we are over the hump of feeling bad and heading into the clear headed, feeling great stage. Brandon said yesterday how weird his head felt and came to realize, it was because it felt GOOD! Haha, I guess it’s been a while. Bring on week 2 and if you need a little guidance when it comes to some healthy meals, check out our week 2 meal plan.