Monday, July 27, 2015

Simple Things

We took the girls to the water park today. I love watching how excited they get when we mention something so fun. The big girls spent most of the time with their daddy in the wave pool. I stayed with miss priss since she's not  a big fan. 

We've been busy here lately. In the process of selling our house and will be moving just around the corner. All to do with the Air Force which you know are details that usually are left out. Frustrating, yes, but I have faith that details will fall into place when and how they're supposed to be. 
(that said, it took a few days to be able to say that with a straight face) 

So within all of the busy I've been trying to enjoy the simple things. Watching my girls play together and love on one another. Watching them bloom each day. It's amazing and I know if I don't watch closely it'll whisp by. So we eat pancakes for supper because it's a victory for their bellies and watch the summer sillies at the movie theatre with a bottomless tub of popcorn. Gluten free for the win!!

Hope you had an amazing Monday!

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Gluten Free/ Lactose Free Blueberry Muffins

If it were up to my girls, they would eat cereal for breakfast every single morning. Since they can't eat a normal box of cherrios anymore, cereal at $5 plus a box is a little outrageous. So I've been looking countlessly for breakfast alternatives. I must add, my girls will NOT eat eggs. Crazy I know. So...

We made gluten free/ lactose free blueberry muffins this past week and the girls absolutely loved them. I was shocked but extremely happy. I thought they would turn out gritty or hard as rock. These were fluffy and full of flavor. The nice thing is you can leave out the blueberries for a plain muffins or even add different fruits and nuts instead of blueberries. You could even snazz it up with a layer of jelly between the muffin batter. So many different options.

It's so nice to finally have an inexpensive muffin recipe that they not only love but can eat their little hearts out.

  • Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free baking mix (any brand will work, I used Arrowhead Mills
  • 1/2 cup palm sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil 
  • 2 large eggs room temp
  • 1/2 cup lactose free milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon gluten free vanilla
  • 3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • cinnamon sugar blend for sprinkling on top.
Preheat your oven to 350°F. Grease your muffin pan.
Mix all of the ingredients in except the berries. Once it's all combine well, fold in the berries. 
Fill you muffin cups just below the top and sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar blend. 
Let them bake for about 25 minutes. Take them out and let them cool.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Summer Bash at the Lake

This year we've been making a few more trips to the lake rather than heading to the beach. The girls like the water better and I  like the simplicity of it all. They've never been crazy about having the waves crash in their faces and frankly, I don't blame them. I love the smell of the salty air and the sound of the waves hitting the beach shore, but I prefer the peace of the lake any day.

When we heard they were throwing a Summer Bash we knew we had to take the girls. We normally do our lake trips early in the day and come home after lunch so this was something completely out of the ordinary for them. Excited? Oh they were ecstatic. 
There was music playing until a live country cover band took stage. The girls danced around and played in the water. Mike and I enjoyed taking a trip back in time to some of the older songs the band covered. It was so much fun. 

We have realized this year how much we love it here. How much we click with it. We're keeping our fingers crossed that where ever we might end up this next year that it'll be close enough to head to the lake. 

But as for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more Psalm 71:14