Our youngest son is 12 today! He is always cheerful, helpful, quick, hilarious, encouraging and lovable.
Little by little I’m learning a few new stitches. I search Pinterest, then watch YouTube videos and teach myself that way! Some have been a little tricky, while others have been easier to figure out.
The lime blanket is a star stich and a regular double stich. Alternated.
My plan, once I finish all the crocheted blankets. Is to make a quilt for each one. See them together and bind with ribbon and hopefully sell on Etsy. As a hobby. I would just like to make enough to buy my yarn.
In the meantime I’m crocheting away and dreaming up quilt tops. I’ve already accumulated a lot of cosy, sweet material for the quits.
We had some friends over and had a board game night.
We sing to the boys. Nicholas turns 12 at the end of this month.
Thomas got his first “military” cut. He plans on going into the coast guard after he graduates this summer.
All four of my kiddos!
I’ve been looking forward to this coming long weekend. Thomas is coming home and my husband doesn’t have to work! Yay! We’ll be celebrating Thomas’s 18th birthday and Nick’s 12th birthday (a little early).
I’ve purchased a lot of the special ingredients and am getting the hang of a few of their recipes. I can honestly say, I have SO much more energy and it’s wonderful.
I’m glad my husband is doing this with me. The children eat whatever I make for dinner. So they’re in part, doing it also. I never make separate meals. Our oldest daughter even enjoys the strawberry cheesecake shake, and will come home from school and make one for herself.
We’ve cut out alcohol and I honestly don’t miss it. I think there’s a light beer that we could have every now and again, if we really wanted. I think a small glass of red wine is also approved and fine. For now we’ve just cut it out. I love the GGMS and the Shrinker. My husband hasn’t got the taste of any of the Trim Healthy Mama drinks. So he’s sticking to water.
Well the last few days I’ve purchased a lot o strange sounding ingredients. I’m thankful for Amazon prime! Low carb, zero to 1g sugar and switching things we’d normally eat, to something healthier.
Salmon patty sautéed in coconut oil, sour cream dill sauce, greens and low carb tortilla. This was lunch.
So far so good. Takes a little more planning because of the ingredients, and more dirty dishes. Ha ha. But I’ve loved everything so far and I already have SO much more energy and ZERO sugar crash in the afternoon.