Sunday, February 12, 2012

Whole Foods?

This week has been a busy one. Week two without Todd--but we made it! Kara had a cold and whenever she gets a cold she wheezes and coughs, coughs and wheezes. That earned her a trip to the doctor and some steroids. It also meant Mommy and Daddy were up with her every 4 hours at least during the night doing breathing treatments. Add that to Sophie's feedings and you had one tired Mama. But we survived, barely... but we did :)

The good thing about all that was all the help we have. Both sets of grandparents came over to help out more than once. And as my parents head off to Florida next week, Todd and I are going to the Melting Pot in Charlottesville tonight for our first date night since Sophie was born. And it is to my favorite place!! 

The other news in the Derrenbacker house is our turn towards eating healthy. I have officially lost all the Sophie weight and am back in my pre-pregnancy jeans. Praise God! My friend Kristen has a blog all about organic eating and she has gotten me thinking about the amount of high fructose corn syrup and processed foods we eat. So I am on a kick to get us to eating better foods...more plant based, less meat and diary and processed foods. If you are really interested, you should watch Forks over Knives on Netflix..great documentary. May change your life...maybe.


I made pumpkin chocolate muffins this week.  They are actually kinda healthy, at least healthier than normal chocolate muffins.  You can find the recipe here. Pretty easy actually.

 With these fresh ingredients I made...
Zucchini Guacomole. Yummy. A lot of chopping but easy as well and so yummy.
This was my kitchen after ---that was a mess.

 And last but not least our pictures for the week--enjoy!
My dad and Sophie Feb 2

 Daddy and his two girls: Feb 3
 "Huh?" Face: Feb 6

Relaxing on a play mat: Feb 6

Carseat dreamin' Feb 8

Block City Kara made Feb 9

Feb 10   Sunset...
Both girls asleep in the car after indoor park--Kid's Cove
 Kara planting seeds with Daddy in the Areogarden Feb 11

 Have a great week! Newborn pictures of Sophie will be later this week!


  1. Awesome!! You did good getting back into those jeans!!! It took me forever! We are really trying to eat all healthy and whole foods also. We were doing really good, but ended up splurging on Chris' birthday a couple of weeks ago. Things went downhill from there... Today is the day we are getting refocused though! You should try the whole wheat banana pancakes recipe that I just posted on FB. So good!! Hope to see you soon!

  2. Thanks Katie! I agree, sometimes you just have to "splurge". We went to the melting pot in Charlottesville last night, that was one huge splurge. Everything in moderation right? I am going to look up that banana pancake recipe right now.