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At the lake & on the deck : Summer edition

Saturday morning, we headed over to my in-laws' after breakfast and walked in to see that my SIL had made French press coffee. We sat on the porch, Cooper got bacon grease on his onesie, and he roamed and tried (successfully, at times) to eat potted flowers. We admired my MIL's sunflowers, growing ever taller, enjoyed the cool morning breeze, and just chatted. We went home just before lunch and the rest of the day was low-key, spent at home with fika and some knitting and lots of playing with a certain little boy...

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Slower summer morning routine

Around 6:15 or 6:30AM, Cooper wakes up, and sits up, playing with his bunny and making little noises. I get up, go to the bathroom, and then get him from his crib and nurse him. (Nicholas sometimes gets up with us, sometimes gets a few more minutes of sleep). I change Cooper and then we come out to the living room/kitchen...

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Treat yourself Tuesday & summer life

Cutting fresh daisies from my in-law's garden. The "friendliest flower," as my friend Rachael would say, referencing You've Got Mail.Making sheet pan chicken fajitas. Nicholas ate his with a gluten free wrap and I ate mine with cauliflower rice...

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Summery favorites, July 2020

This blueberry banana muffin recipe for Cooper. He loves them. Plus, they're grain-free and have no refined sugar, since they're sweetened with bananas. I love the protein and fat from the additional eggs and ghee, respectively...

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Cooper is one!

We've had the privilege of a year with this little soul. It's easy to forget that babies and small children are souls. And that parenthood and child rearing is so much more than the ins and outs of our regular days. On Saturday, we opened Cooper's birthday gifts from my family, along with some very special items from my Grandma's home...

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