My biggest craving this pregnancy has been salad, hands down! I absolutely can't get enough of the stuff. If we have salad as part of our dinner I can easily eat 3 servings of it! When at a restaurant, I always have to order a dinner salad (if I'm not having salad as my meal) even if it doesn't come with my meal. I never did that before pregnancy! Love me some salad and love me some homemade dressing! If I make salad at home, it's gotta have homemade dressing! A couple years ago I learned how to make a simple salad dressing and couldn't believe how easy it was. So now I just try to keep those simple ingredients on hand and whip up my own. Super healthy and no preservatives! ;) you can make a homemade salad dressing with any combination of the following: olive oil, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, hot sauce, worshtishire(absolutely have no idea how to spell this) sauce, salt, pepper, garlic, sugar, and Parmesan. I just saw another ingredient I want to try on pioneer woman yesterday, pesto. :) Yummo! I sure do love me some salad!
Mothering is really something special. I really love it but it is so hard at times. Lately I've been feeling so emotional about it. I want to be the best I can be for my kiddos! Am I doing that?! I don't know, but I do feel like I'm trying and that's all I can do. I'm trying with the help and guidance of my sweet Jesus to be the best mommy to spicer Beth and axl joe. After all, these two deserve nothing less than my best. I have felt so judged by those around me lately, probably just an attack and no one is judging at all, but nonetheless that's how I feel. I feel like I've been the topic of conversation with my decisions as a mom. No one likes to feel that way. But when you go against the norm I guess people will talk. I've felt so alone lately. Again, probably an attack and self-pity. I'm so thankful that no matter what my Jesus reminds me of what he's called me to as a wife and mommy and now teacher to my kiddos. I'm thankful his word reminds me daily of what he's called me and my family too. Some may not understand, but that's ok. It's me and my family and yours is you and your family. I don't judge you. As for me and my house we will serve the Lord! God is faithful and I am thankful! Just needed to share from my heart today. :)