Friday, September 19, 2014

Smore Sensation?! Thank you Pillsbury :)

Cookies. Yes. Cookies.

These little beauties just jumped in my buggy.

I know. I know. I couldn't help it.

So, we did a "trial run" with the first pack. S'more Sensation.

I almost chose the Melts Molten Fudge Cake filled cookies, but...the S'mores won!

And let's just say that Chappy gave it a two thumbs up.

So, they are super easy.
Like cookies...but better.

Pop them in the over, and then ice them.

Hey...I never said the "icing" had to be pretty :)

He ate them right out of the oven, and then had the leftovers the next day.

He said he preferred them warm & gooey :)

And then, even better...they are a Box Tops we were giving to a good cause :)

“Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op.”

Friday, September 12, 2014

Don't judge me by my cute shoes

As I sit in a doctor's office, I can't help but notice all of these other ladies' cute shoes. 

Some are wedges, some are flats, some are tattered. 

And then I think "I wonder if those are indicative of who they are. Who I am?" 

And then I think...probably not. 

The lady to my left is bald. 
The lady in front of me has her hubby with her. She looks like a baby herself. Very obviously having her first. So cute. So young. So much ahead. 

Today, my prayers are consumed with Mason as he continues to try up find his place, and balancing life, studies, and just college in general.  I find myself praying more. 
Yet, I have a friend with her daughter at college. She's struggling too. With chemo. And adding treatments to her schedule. 
And another friend, well...she never got to pray for her son in college. He died too soon. 

All 3 of our struggles are real. We all wear cute shoes. 

Scott's been working out of town. A lot. 
Like A.L.O.T!!
It changes the dynamics of our at-home life. And makes my role a little more challenging. 
But I have another friend, her hubby is unemployed. Not by choice. 
And another, hers is stationed overseas.  Defending our country. 
And another, she will never kiss him goodnight again. He died too soon. 
And another, he decided the grass was greener. 

All of our struggles are real. 
We all wear cute shoes. 

As much as I want to be a runner, I'm just not. 
Not right now. I'm a walker. And until they figure out what's going on. I'm just gonna be a walker. Period. But I'm thankful for the walking. 
I have a friend training for a marathon, and getting the miles in are hard. But she wants it. Bad. I love seeing her posts as she train. She presses on. Days are hard. Miles are long. 
And another friend that some days is just thankful to get out of bed. Walking is certainly not even an option. 

All of our struggles are real. 
We all wear cute shoes. 

So as I sit here consumed with my own life, I try not to discount the struggles of my friends. 
Your marriage, your work situation, your cancer, your pregnancy, your miscarriage, your divorce, or your dreadful migraine. 

All of our struggles are real. In our own lives. 

But I guess it's important that we notice when our sister is hurting. Better yet, that we just check in and say hi. She shouldn't have to ask. Just know that I care. I'm an ear, if you feel like sharing.  
Even if she has on cute shoes, in disguise. 

I won't judge you by your cute shoes, if you don't judge me by mine.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

New music from Train

So....I just received the award "Best Mom EVER!"

Ok, ok. There was no trophy, no OSCAR, no TV show host to present it to me...but Chap squeezed me like I was a big husky football player, and exclaimed it in the kitchen.

that counts for something, right?, the new album from Train: Bulletproof Picasso will be released later this month, and I got my hands on a fresh copy, BEFORE it hit the stores.

That's like a gold mine, to my musically inclined child.

So, he says mom..." does it have Angel in Blue jeans"
me: "yes"
him: "does it have give it all"
me: "yes"
him: "mom, don't tease"

I mean, had I known this would hold so much value, I really could've gotten some work done outta the kid, first :)

So, we gave it a listen, and it does NOT disappoint!

I am already a fan of Train, but this, just keeps it going!

We've already loaded on the ipod, the iphone and the laptop. The kid is in Train heaven!!!

You can pre-order a copy here:
  * iTunes:
  * Amazon:

I participated in the Train Bulletproof Picasso album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided a free album to review but all opinions are my own. 

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