Tuesday, August 13, 2013

school lunch ideas

Morning Y'all! 

This year Jacob has requested that I pack his lunch instead of sending a Lunchable. He says that they just don't fill his tummy up enough. Even though they are easier to toss into a lunch box in the morning, I am happy he said he would rather have me pack him something special. 

It makes this mama's heart feel good.

So naturally I have been browsing Pinterest looking for ideas. (Seriously, what did we ever do before Pinterest?) And there are so many awesome ideas! These moms are pretty awesome to take the time to make some of these lunches. I mean WoW!

Tiffany over at Peanut Blossom has so many wonderful ideas! 
I really like that she gives lots of ideas and even some made with leftovers. 

The boys would love this submarine sandwich lunch from Lisa Storms.

These make ahead lunch ideas over at Spoonful are awesome. You can make them on the weekends and have them ready to go for the week!

These pizza rolls are always a hit with my boys. Plus, they are easy to make and are non-messy. 

What are your favorite school lunch ideas?

Monday, August 12, 2013

birthday weekend

*Warning: Lots of Pics*

This last weekend for my birthday we rented a cabin with our friends in Ruidoso, NM. I have always been a barefoot and sandy toes kind of gal so I was pretty reluctant to spend time in the mountains. It was actually farther from the ocean! But I have to say... I'm not sure if I will ever be a beach gal anymore. The mountains were amazing! The air was so clean, the wildlife was everywhere, the roads were fun to drive, the scenery was glorious. Everything about them was amazing!

It was the best birthday a girl could ask for! Our friends are amazing and I am incredibly blessed to have them in my life and be able to consider them family! 

Here are some pics (all taken with my iPhone) of our extended weekend away...

Our first morning there was beautiful!

Trying some French beer and a Green Chili Beer. 
Neither tasted as good as Coors Light.

The best-est friend a girl could ask for!!!

The kids loved playing with the snails!

Putting my feet in the hot tub on a chilly mountain morning.

Lake Bonita

Pony races! 
We lost a whole $12 :)

I absolutely loved this weather!

The End