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Saturday, August 2, 2014

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1. 8 Things I Will Teach my Children. Parent or not, this is a good read...many of these things were good reminders to ME!

2. I have an unabashed obsession with McDonalds ice cream cones. I've probably mentioned it on the blog a time or ten, but I have yet to find a better soft serve cone than what you can get at good 'ol Mickey D's! For the record, it's the only thing I'll eat there, and if I had to guess, I'm there getting a cone far more often than the average person. However, it should be noted that I was once again reminded why I married Ryan when, on our last drive to Chicago, he pulled off the exit when we were only thirty minutes from my parents' house, simply to get us cones. He read my mind!!!!! 

3. Brecken is SIX months old today. Guys, I don't even know where to begin...how did my teeny squawking newborn become this smiley girl with so much personality?! I'm not going to get all sappy on you here, I'll save that for the baby book, but I'll tell you what I tell everyone who asks: parenthood is truly better than anything I ever envisioned and better than anything anyone could have ever explained to me. Brecken is the light of our lives and I say a prayer of thanks every day that God chose ME to be her mom. It's terrifying and humbling and exciting and fun, so so fun!

Linguine with Summer Vegetables | The Sweets Life
Linguine with Summer Vegetables 
4. Looking for a quick summer meal? I'm all about maximizing my time with Brecken in the evenings, which means very little time for cooking! This Linguine with Summer Vegetables and Goat Cheese features fantastic summer produce and comes together in all of 20 minutes. It's a must make!!

One Year Ago: Lemon Blueberry Rolls
Two Years Ago: Lemon Zucchini Rosemary Bread
Three Years Ago: Lentil Burgers with Tzatziki 
Four Years Ago: Strawberry and Mandarin Orange Salad