10/27/13

"I like to juice it, juice it!"

   
Woot! Woot! Im finally getting my butt back into gear with this whole foods/healthy eating thing. I've always been a health-nut. I learned about juicing during my pregnancy and started doing it when Rob was first born. Unfortunately- somewhere along the way I kind of gave it up:/ not because I didn't enjoy it... But life got busy! As soon as my baby became mobile, life never seemed to slow down. I was constantly chasing him, constantly digging foreign objects out of his mouth, kissing boo boos, Etc. Etc. Dinner time was always rushed and there was hardly any time left when it came to cooking. Frozen vegetables (the cool ones that you can steam!)  have become a staple around here. It's quick and easy- and when you have a toddler... Well that's just how things go! Lately- rob hasn't been eating very good, and it's stressing me out:( after doing a research paper on eating a whole foods diet... I decided to give juicing another go. Life isn't slowing down anytime soon, and that's ok. At least with juicing, I know that we are getting raw organic nutrients from somewhere. And guess what... It's easy! And pretty tasty. Rob actually enjoyed the one I made today! Let's hope he continues to enjoy them because this time I plan on having these delicious smoothies stick around for a little longer!:)

Ingredients: 
Half an apple
Handful of spinach
Kale
Chopped carrot
Mixed berries 
Seeds from trail mix ( I like mine to have a nutty flavor) 
Good belly probiotic juice 

(This is literally a recipe I came up with on my own. Warning- I like strong juices! The more dark greens, the better. The beautiful thing about juicing is you can tweak it and create something you enjoy for your specific tastebuds. But don't be scared to explore! You never know what you might like!)

For other great smoothie recipes follow green smoothie girl blog. I followed her when I first started my juicing journey. That girl knows what she's talking about and she is a huge inspiration! 

             ^^ inside the cup ^^
     ^^Im not gonna lie... I think I'm more thrilled about putting my nutribullet to good use again. This was an awesome gift!^^

^^ this stuff is awesome! Good substitute for probiotics when dairy isn't an option^^


^^here it is...green smoothie! Ok more like brown. Close enough right?;)^^

      ^^see! See! He liked it! Yippee!^^
                        ^^yum!^^

Oh, and of course I have to add some pics from the park today :) 






^^Happy sunday funday  everybody !^^







 


10/24/13

It was a good one :)



Today was a good one. Like seriously, it was great- Full of unexpected adventures   And memories to last a life-time. I'm gonna attempt to describe my day in a nutshell: A couple days ago my husband bought me a bike and a carrier for our little guy. I've been dying for one of these for a very long time! I was an adrenaline junky growing up and was always riding bikes: street bikes- mountain bikes- dirt bikes- you name it- I rode it. If this kid is Anything like me, then I knew  he would love bikes! And being outside period. (thankfully- he does) I got an unexpected call from my parents in the morning asking if I wanted to join them for a bike-ride at the green line. "Heck yea!" Were my exact words as I sprinted out of bed to get me and rob ready:) we biked for a good hour. It was fun! We then stopped for a break while poppa bear laid out on the road and soaked up some rays, and while rob wandered around a big open field with absolute content.  It was a great start to the day, needless to say. 
    We then came home. I get a call from my sis saying she needs to stop by. She does, and then She leaves three of her children with me while she runs a quick errand. It was crazy in my house!!! But kind of nice. I couldn't help but smile when I glimpsed into our future (cal and I) and saw 4 great children like these running around our house :) ( this was before they started pulling each other's hair out of course- so maybe were good with just one for now. 😉) no seriously, it was a lot of fun. They're great kids, and I love them all to peices- Every one of them. My sister truly has a beautiful family! 
    As the day comes to an end- my really good friend and her new fiancĂ© stop by. These two are great! Karissa is one of my best friends. Most of you might know us by "Kmfc" karissa, Mikki, faith, and chelsea. We grew up doing dance together and have been best friends since. I love every one of these girls. When I think of robs future, I truly worry about the people he will surround himself with. Friends make a huge impact on our lives. These girls have on mine-  which is why I am so grateful that  they are all wonderful and kind hearted souls  who have a desire to seek Christ in thier lives. We may not be perfect, and some of the paths we have taken may not represent it well, but we are a friendship driven by Gods divine love and grace. We are growing everyday as best friends, but more importantly as followers. My prayer is for Rob to have this. Friends that encourage and love him. A mother can only pray. I love you Kris! Glad we were able to enjoy you and your sweet fiancĂ©s  company tonight :) 
  
 So after ALL that, rob finally conked out. Finally! And mom is writing this blog and staring at this mess left behind from this eventful day...and I'm so happy:) my life is chaotic... And I'm in love with the chaos. I'm in love with my family. Today was a good one:)  enjoy your week everybody! :) 
             The Keatings 

Our day- according to my IPhone. 
^^Starting the day off right with a little bike trails^^
^^ Mom forgot his real jacket, so of course we improvised!:) 
        ^^Omg, I could eat him up:)^^
  

      ^^just taking a break:)^^
          ^^ I adore this picture. ^^
                 Nana and Rob

^^Poppa bears windows were rolled down... I think he enjoyed it!^^



^^ bring on the madness! I have mad respect for my sister who does this on a daily basis. She's pretty much superwoman in my eyes. I've always felt that way about her:) ^^


       ^^ boys will be boys, I guess :) ^^
              ^^"Back up arrived!!^^


^^So we cooked for our men. I wouldn't say it was perfect, but man we had a good time! :) thats what matters most right?! ^^

^^ I have no idea what we thought was cute about posing with a greasy oily chicken, but we did. And here it is. ^^


               ^^ Story time! ^^

                        The End. 

                             :)











10/10/13

A wedding and a fire-station visit.

So this past weekend we attended quite the shindig. One of my husbands cousins tied the knot! What a gorgeous wedding. wish I had more pictures but I was kind of busy chasing this guy^^ Oh...and he was all over the place! Ever since we came home from this wedding he has been non-stop busting the moves. Its quite possibly the cutest thing I've ever seen :) He stomps his feet....shakes his head back and forth....up and down. Then practically stand on his head and rolls over like a little roly poly.

I mean seriously, he has such a personality now. This new stage is so much fun and believe me we are enjoying every minute. :)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Visiting Daddy!

10/1/13

A day at the park!

We decided to take his one year photos at the same place where we had his 2 month photos, Audubon Park in Memphis. Like always http://www.brittneywillifordblog.com/ did such a wonderful job! Rob was a ham. He LOVES the camera! It was so adorable watching him run around. Hard to believe 10 months ago he was barely lifting his head, and now we can barely keep up! whew! I recently read an article about enjoying every moment as a new mom. It had a quote in there that I loved- "the days are long, but the years are short." Oh how very true. This year sure has flown by! It became evident to me how true that saying really is as we sat there watching him pose for the camera and herd off ducks . Enjoy every moment moms! It flies! :)