Evelyn | Three Months

Evelyn is three months old!

Dear Evelyn Morgan,

Time has started to slow down. You are barely three months. Most of March, I kept thinking you were already 3, working on 4 months! But, I don’t mind so much that time has slowed down, especially since your first month flew by in a second.

This month has been really good–I’ve enjoyed spending time with you (and your brother) so much. Every time I see you, I smile. You are the sunshine in our family (Rhys is the energy).

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Stop It!

This topic of judging others could actually be taught in a two-word sermon. When it comes to hating, gossiping, ignoring, ridiculing, holding grudges, or wanting to cause harm, please apply the following: Stop it!

Last week, I went to Wal-Mart to exchange some workout shorts I had gotten in a wrong size (sigh…postpartum weight problems). I considered myself lucky because there was only one person in line at Customer Service. However, looking over at the actual registers, there was a long line wrapping around all the registers for the self-checkouts and the “20 items or less” lines. I was glad I didn’t have to deal with that.

As the man in front of me was being helped, an older white woman who had a slight European accent came up and asked the young employee to talk to whoever was in charge of the store. Immediately, I rolled my eyes inside my head–probably an irritated senior citizen going to complain about a product and wanted to talk to the higher-ups.(First way I was being judgemental)

While she waited, she turned to me and said, “Tell me, what do you think happened to our rights? Am I not to be treated well? I’m a citizen here and what happened to the rights of the citizen?” Continue Reading

Easy Lettuce Wraps

Easy lettuce wrap recipe with ingredients you already have in your kitchen!

The first time I ever had lettuce wraps was when my roommates took me to P.F. Changs. It was so delicious and crisp. It is now one of my favorite appetizers to get whenever I go to Chinese restaurants. But, I always figured it was super difficult to make, like every other Chinese dish.

Justin is also always begging me for “greasy Chinese food.” But, 1) I don’t want to spend the money and 2) I don’t want the greasy part. And now that it’s getting warmer, I start craving more fresh and crisp foods, like lettuce!

So, after researching numerous recipes, I realized that I could make lettuce wraps very easily and very quickly.  Looking at what ingredients I already had in my kitchen, I came up with this super easy recipe for lettuce wraps. The best part of this entire recipe? It’s only 3 steps!

Easy lettuce wrap recipe with ingredients you already have in your kitchen!

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Disney Lessons | Wreck-It Ralph

There are many lessons about self-worth, self-identity, prejudice, and judging in Walt Disney's Wreck-It Ralph. It is a perfect family movie to learn from!

It has been quite a while since I’ve done a Disney Lessons post. So, I thought I would do one of Justin’s and Rhys’s favorite movies: Wreck-It Ralph! Justin absolutely loves this movie because it is about video games! He loves pointing out to me all the different references and Easter eggs in the movie. Rhys really loved the action and the characters, especially Ralph and Felix. He’ll do a “hulk-smash” movement for Ralph and mime a hammering motion for Felix. I love the movie not only because of the video game world, but also because of the lessons that are involved–it’s a great movie for children and adults alike. *Includes spoilers!*

There are many lessons about self-worth, self-identity, prejudice, and judging in Walt Disney's Wreck-It Ralph. It is a perfect family movie to learn from! Continue Reading