Thursday, January 16, 2014

Preparing dinner...







Over the year's preparing dinner in our home has changed quite a bit. There once was a time that it was just my husband, and I.-Before we even came across our pug, and had our beautiful daughter. Those were the times we would sip on a glass of wine, and enjoy some one on one conversation. We would laugh, and just enjoy our time together preparing a meal.

 Now that we have our pug and our little one...I often find myself tripping over a sneaky pug trying to sneak in the kitchen.-As our daughter yells- "Get out of the kitchen". Our daughter normally stands on her play stool and says; "Mommy, let me help you make food".  I'm always delighted to have her help. I turn on our tiny kitchen radio, and we sing while washing, chopping, and gathering ingredients for our meal. 


I've been making decaf iced tea, and using the In the raw monk fruit sweetener. -It's definitely a change, but a good change. We have even switched to decaf coffee.-We have our reasons. :)  So while preparing dinner; my husband and I will chat over an evening cup of coffee. -It's nice, and relaxing. But I don't want to lead you on to thinking it never gets hectic while I prepare dinner. -Oh my..that would be a lie! It does, and I still enjoy those moments we spend in the kitchen as a family. It's strange to think that there was a time it was just my husband and I. Now our home seems more lively, and vibrant. 

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  1. You're so right! It's amazing how drastically our lives can change. Yet, it's still fantastic at the same time.

    It's absolutely adorable that your little one wants to help out in the kitchen. :) I love spending quality time with my son. Especially over baking/cooking!

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    1. Melly, thank you. I love when she helps, and I'm sure you enjoy spending that quality time with your son. -That's wonderful. Thank you for stopping by!

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  2. I'm glad it's working for you! Dinner time is hectic, isn't it? My kids seem to be at their neediest while I'm trying to cook. They do like to help, though, and that makes it run a lot more smoothly than if I leave them to their own devices while I try to do it all myself! :)

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    1. Jennifer, It sure can get hectic. And I'm sure with you having two kids it gets really hectic, lol. :) (I can only imagine)

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  3. I think it would be impossible to believe that most of your days are rainbows and butterflies. LOL! I know that life can get crazy and hectic and sometimes your daughter might have a bad day. But, you mostly remember the good times! Which is important.

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    1. Dina, ain't that the truth! Lol. Made me giggle. Yes I try and remember the good times. :)

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    2. Although I do wish it was rainbows and butterflies! LOL!

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  4. First, your pictures are making me hungry!
    Second, I feel the same way. I enjoy the crazy loudness because it makes my house feel like it is full of love even if it is always chaotic and loud. :)

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    1. Kristy, thank you! I know it just wouldn't be the same without a full house. :)

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