Wednesday, March 5, 2014

One year later

I can't believe it!  It has be one year (and 2 days) since bitty girl was born!  It's crazy.  It feels like it has both went by so fast and took so very long to get to this 1 year mark.  So much has changed in the last year.  Bitty girl is walking now, eating or at least trying, and food you give her.  Her favorites are kielbasa, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, and yogurt drops.  All whole foods, she has NEVER liked the baby pureed foods. Her and I often share scrambled eggs for breakfast and she likes Chex cereal as well. 

We have moved 800 miles with multiple (excruciating) car trips for house hunting, moving, and visiting family.  It is torture seeing how bitty girl hate the car seat with a passion. We have bought a house.  They hubby is a recruiter for the Navy now. There is currently about 30 inches of snow on the ground! Yea, 30 inches!  I don't think I've seen grass since October! O_O  seriously. 

In the past month, I have decided to try a grain free diet.  It was so hard the first week! I am so into baking, and I didn't have any grain free ingredients yet.  Luckily, after I got a few, mainly coconut flour, all was better.  It's still hard, but way easier than it was that first week.  I've also already lost about 7 pounds!  In the past week, I have become an Advocare distributor after seeing great results the people of the web has had and great results from a friend.  I was all about it.  I can take the products while I still nurse bitty girl, another huge plus, because she is showing no sign of stopping.  I get my Advocare products on Friday.  So we (hubby and I)  will start taking them on Saturday.  I will make sure we get before and after pictures and measurements :)  I have Spark, Rehydrate, Catalyst, and ThermoPlus coming! 

Earlier this winter I found this recipe for Potato and Kielbasa Chowder.  Oh man, it is wonderful!!  Perfect for cold winter days and it's done in the crock pot so it takes like no effort! The first time we made it I followed the recipe, mostly. I used dried onion instead of fresh onion because we are not onion lovers.  This last time I made it I used poultry seasoning and dried dill as my seasonings - AMAZING!  Turkey sausage instead of the regular kielbasa (It is also wonderful with andoullie too).  I used 3/4 of a block of 1/3 less fat cream cheese instead of the cream for the awesome creaminess.  By far my favorite yet.  Next time I might try it with Greek yogurt for the creaminess.

Bitty is up and wants to play, toodles for now!  

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