Friday, July 29, 2011

Movin' on Up

Here's our new house! Molly Maids is there right now getting it all nice and clean for us. Rich's parents are coming to town, my parents are helping, and we have several wonderful friends who have volunteered to help us out. Those are true friends that will help you move in July!

We are hoping to get everything in one big load in the morning. We have a big Uhaul truck, a covered trailer and about 4 pickup trucks plus my Xterra. It's gonna be chaos! I replaced my digital camera (dropped and broke the old one :() so I will document the process.
I've got a 7 miler planned for 6am, so tomorrow will be long, physically tiring day but it will be so worth it in the end to have it all in and done. Wish us luck!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Vegan Zucchini Muffins

We had a few extra zucchini (s?) so I thought I'd make some muffins. Muffins and pancakes are quick and easy breakfasts and snacks to send with Lucy to daycare. I needed a dairy free recipe, and as usual, allrecipes had something to fit the bill.

Here's the recipe. I made a few modifications: 1/2 whole wheat and 1/2 all purpose flour, decreased each sugar to 3/4 of a cup each, increased cinnamon by a tsp, used coconut oil instead of vegetable oil, and used cornstarch instead of arrowroot powder.

They turned out great. It made 12 muffins, and 24 mini-muffins.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Exciting news on the Farm

Part 1: We are buying a new house, and close next Monday! We looked and looked in a couple different towns, and finally decided on Maumelle. That's where Lucy is already in daycare, the public schools are good, it's only about 15 minutes or less from most places in Little Rock. The house has 4 bedrooms, a nice big kitchen and a big fenced backyard. It is move-in ready, although I'm going to have to do something about all the neutral walls. I like color! We did the final walkthrough yesterday afternoon and everything looks good.

After being at Mom and Dad's for a year (a year tomorrow to be exact), we are definitely ready to have our own space. We have loved living with them though, and it's been amazing to have the help with Lucy. I know they'll miss having her there, and we'll miss seeing them everyday. I am really excited about getting into my own kitchen, and going furniture shopping. It has a den and a living room, so basically we need a second set of cozy living area furniture. I'm going to start scouring Craigslist and antique shops to see if I can find any good pieces.

Part 2: The Mt. Pleasant house has rented for another year. We weren't sure what we were going to do with it since the housing market has plummeted even more this past year. We debated on trying to sell for a big loss, but in the end decided to hang onto it for now.

Part 3: Saturday was our 6th wedding anniversary, and Sunday was Lucy's 14 month birthday. She went to Magnolia and stayed with Rich's mom and stepdad. I was nervous about how she would do at night since she's used to sleeping with us and nursing throughout the night, but she did great. She slept all night long in the crib. Go Lucy!

Here are a few pics from her first weekend with Cece and Poppa.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Summer update

All is well in Morrisville. Lucy is walking all over the place, and cracks us up everyday with her silly antics. We are buying a new house and should be moving in the last week of August. Wahoo! I am hoping to run the Route 66 Marathon in November. Hmm...that's the high points for right now to ease myself back to blogging. I'm hoping to at least get a post up weekly. If I don't post in several weeks, I get overwhelmed with things I wanted to say but didn't and end up putting it off even longer!