Since last week I wanted to focus on my amazing shower this week I will update you on the other things going on. First off I have used almost everything I have gotten at my shower. Waffle iron, dutch oven, toaster, spice rack, juicer, apple slicer, mandolin, so on and so on. The only things I haven’t used are the baking dishes and the nice pans. I use my cast iron skillet for almost everything as I am a tad iron deficient and have been told it is a perfect way to get a little more into your system. Also it is so nice and seasoned now it is better than any antistick pan I have had. Plus those new pans are so nice and clean….I don’t want to get them dirty yet.
This is the first recipe I made in the dutch oven and it was a roasted red pepper alfredo. Ah maz ing.
8 pounds of oranges peeled so Sean could have some fresh squeezed juice. It made 64 oz though so that was impressive.
Leading up to the wedding I wanted to focus on Sean and I and not planning the wedding or focusing on the next task. So I decided that once a week we will have a date night that is unique. Below are the first three we have done.
On the weight loss front I have been going slow and steady which I am completely ok with. I lost it really fast the last time I did weight watchers (almost 10 years ago now) but within less than a year had gained a lot of it back. I feel with this turtle pace I will be able to lose more naturally, by naturally I mean eating what I normally would just maybe having smaller portions or choosing to substitute Greek yogurt for part of the mayo. I am hoping this lifestyle change will really stick with me this time.
The best part is a lot of my clothes are fitting a lot better now or things that didn’t fit or zip before are now back in the rotation. It is a great feeling and motivating me to keep on the turtle pace.
Lastly this was from Easter. Easter has always been a family event for both Sean and I. Last year was our first Easter away from our families and we went to DC for the weekend. It was a wonderful weekend and a nice get away but it didn’t feel like Easter, it just felt like a weekend away. It was good and I loved it but it wasn’t a holiday. This year when we are more than a year into our life down here and have made a handful of really good friends. The closest ones are a family that also works with Anheuser-Busch and they invited us to Easter Brunch.
After brunch we went back to the house and the kids had a water balloon fight and set up the slip and slide. We didn’t get home until 7 and I was just so at peace with where we were. It was a shift that has happened slowly but I know we have made this place our home.