Friday, September 30, 2011

He's Moving

Torres Baby #3 is movin' and groovin'.  At 18 weeks, he's already doing a few back flips and twists.  Maybe teaching gymmnastics is not the best idea.  It's giving him ideas.  Ideas he shouldn't have at such a young age.  He's even moving so much Steven can already feel him.  I don't think he felt Little Man and Little Miss until 20 weeks or so.  This little boy wants to make himself known, and I love it!

Thursday, September 29, 2011


No, I didn't poop.  I am pooped.  My brain is pooped.  I don't work outside the home, yet my brain is pooped. How this happens?  I have not an answer unless you count these little bodies around me as brain cell sucker outers (which I do). 

Yes, they are the reason why I'm pooped.  I'll blame them.

Here's to a non-pooped day for you.  Now that's something to toast to!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Why I Love PW

P-Dub has not received enough love on Torres Tidbits lately.  However, I was quickly reminded why I love the ranch woman so much.  She comes up with the best ideas, not only for cooking, but for cleaning up the dishes.  This recipe calls for things better than paper plates...Frito Chili Pie served in Frito snack bags. 

{pic via Pioneer Woman}

Seriously!  Does life get any better?  I think not. 

Kids, throw away your dinner.  No, seriously, go throw it away...when you're done.

I love it. Love the whole thing, and you should love it too.  Simply because I do.  The end.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


I have no doubt that if you are friends with me on Facebook, then you already know Little Man was chosen for Student of the Week.  What can I say?  I'm just a teensy bit proud. 

As Student of the Week, Little Man was able to bring home the class mascot, Froggy.  We were to document Froggy's adventures at our house to add to the Student of the Week notebook.  Since I've never been down this road before, I wanted to cheat peek at what the other parents did for the notebook.  As it turns out, I only had one other page to look at.  I sat there a little dumbfounded.  Little Man was the second kid in his class to receive the Student of the Week award.  Out of twenty kids.  Does it sound like I'm bragging?  I AM!  I am so proud of him.  I've always wanted him to have the character of his father, and the older he gets, the more I can see the resemblance.  He is definitely a little replica of Steven, and I couldn't be happier.

I'll stop now.  We all know I could go on and on and on about how awesome my little boy is, but I think we could all do that with our kids.  So instead, I'll share our weekend adventures to Froggy...

And here's what Froggy had to say about his time at our house...

Hi Class!  It’s Froggy.  I’ve been at Mason’s house this weekend in case you missed me.  Don’t worry.  He made me feel right at home.  At first I was a little sad because I missed my first friend, Savanna.  Mason was good to me and took me for a bike ride just like she did when I was at her house.  I love bike rides.  Mason would go really fast and I had to really flick out my tongue to catch the flies going by.  Those flies by his house were some of the best I’ve ever tasted.

Later that night we went to bed.  I was doing some of my sad croaking so Mason told me I could sleep with him.  I tried to tell him thank you by giving him a nice froggy kiss with my tongue.  He didn’t like that too much.  So I just cuddled up instead and had sweet dreams about those yummy flies and lily pads.

The next day I got to ride in Mason’s Papi’s sports car.  That thing went super fast.  We went to Lowe’s to build a fire truck.  I was a little worried the hammer would smash my sticky feet, but Mason was really careful to only hammer the nails.  After building the fire truck at Lowe’s we went to lunch, and Mason came home to work on his poster.  Thank goodness I was there because I had to help Mason decide on what colors to use.  I think we made some excellent choices.

On Sunday, I was introduced to the most awesome football team ever.  THE BEARS!  At Mason’s house, everyone wears their team jerseys and cheers for the Bears.  I didn’t have a jersey, so they made me a pendant to hold while cheering on the NFL’s most special team.

All in all I had a great time at Mason’s house and I’m looking forward to visiting your house too!

Rrrr-iiib-bit, Oops!  I mean…


Monday, September 26, 2011

Menu Monday

Here 'ya go...

Monday-Lasagne, Ceasar Salad, Breadsticks
Tuesday-Baked Chicken, Stuffing, Green Bean Casserole
Wednesday-Club Roll-Ups, Sweet Potato Fries, Fruit Salad
Thursday-Pot Roast with Potatoes and Carrots, Buttered Yeast Rolls
Friday-Mexican Casserole, Spanish Rice, Corn Saute
Saturday-Poppy Seed Casserole, Honey Bread, Peas
Sunday-Dinner @ my Mama's

I hope you all have a great week.  I know me and my bulging mid-section will.  I am continually amazed at how fast I'm stretching out.  February will be here before I know it and I'll be a crazy mom of 3.

Friday, September 23, 2011

A Hard Life Lesson

Blogger is driving me crazy!  I have posts scheduled ahead of time and then come to find out I'm having to manually post them later...frustrating!  Anyhoo, here ya' go...

{Little Man @ 2.5 years}

For the most part, this little guy is well-behaved, easy-going, and funny.  But, like any other almost five year old he has his moments.  He has his moments of willful defiance and whining.  It drives me crazy, because as easy going as he can be, he can also really dig his heals in and hold fast to a bad attitude.  He must get that from his father.  It can't be from me.  I'm not easy going.

Recently we've been working on first time obedience.  In fact, we've been working on this for quite some time.  Steven and I have resorted to telling Little Man and Little Miss that we can't keep them safe when they don't obey.  Well, Little Man got a real life lesson Thursday afternoon.

For the last week, I've been telling Little Man not to get out of the car when we drop his friend off afterschool.  After I helped his friend out of the car, I went to shut the door.  The door met some squishy resistance, and followed by a loud scream.  What I didn't realize as I tried to close the door was Little Man was trying to escape the car after I told him to stay put.  I had smashed his wrist in the hinge part of the door.  I felt horrible, and he was in pain.

After we got home and iced it, I sat down and talked to Little Man about obeying the first time.  Even though I felt horrible for his pain, it could have been avoided.  Had he obeyed, this could have been avoided.  Obedience would have kept him safe.  It was a hard lesson for him.  Thankfully, when I asked him if he planned on staying in the car in the future, he answered very quickly, "Yes!"  That makes mama happy.  It keeps him safe, and that's what I want for my baby.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fall Is Coming

What I love about Fall...




Can you tell I'm excited?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

5 Very Important Things to Know About Me

There are just some things you should know about a person, and today I'm going to share.  Please, go ahead and get out your notebooks.  You'll need to write this stuff down.

  1. I am a firm believer that every roll of toliet paper should pull over and not under.  I have analyzed toliet paper dispensers for the last 8 years and for the life of me I cannot figure out why someone would want to aimlessly grab at toliet paper hanging down instead of over where you can see it better.  If I have ever used the bathroom at you house, I can assure you, I've checked out your rolls.
  2. I absolutely hate unloading the dishwasher.  It is so tedious and needs to be done everyday.  Silverware is the worst...fork, knife, spoon, fork, knife, drives me insane.  As soon as I can train my little boogers to put the dishes away without breaking them, I'll be in heaven.  Leave me the toliets, but please no unloading of the dishwasher.
  3. I take two showers a day (at least).  I cannot go to bed without showering and it's hard for me to get going in the morning unless I feel squeaky clean, thus I shower again.  Steven is the same way.  Fortunately, for our water bill, our children only bathe at night.  It's only a matter of time before they develop this water wasting habit.
  4. I used to have a day where I cleaned the whole house top to bottom and did all the laundry.  I now have children.  I'm lucky if one thing a day gets done.
  5. I cannot go to bed breathing hot air.  I feel like I'm suffocating.  If Steven rolls over in the middle of the night and is breathing on me, I immediately turn.  First of all, I don't want to die from breathing in his carbon dioxide, and secondly, who wants to breathe in someone else's stinky breath.
There you have it.  Information that you wouldn't be able to survive the day without.  Glad you stopped by, and just remember...if I come to your house, be sure your t.p. rolls are over not under.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Crappiest Date Night Ever

Ever so often my mom offers to take the kids overnight so Steven and I can have an extended date night.  It is wonderful!  This past Friday was our date night.  The kids were so excited for their slumber party at Grammy's and we were excited for a 100% adult evening complete with sleeping in the next morning.

Earlier in the day I kept to my usual routine. I dropped Little Man and his bud off at school, went to the grocery store, got milk, and came home to work on numbers and colors with Little Miss and Chunky Monkey.  Mason came home from school, we had lunch, and took naps.  For some reason I decided to lay down and cuddle with Little Man, and about an hour into the nap I noticed an uncomfortable pain in my left side.

I have a pretty high tolerance for pain, so I wasn't worried.  Thirty minutes later, I could barely stand.  An hour after the onset of pain, I was puking my guts out.  Thankfully, my wonderful sister-in-law (Chunky Monkey's mom) was able to rush over from work.  I got ahold of Steven and we were on our way to the ER.

To make a long story short, I was admitted into Labor and Delivery for 3-4 hours, dismissed, sent down to ER for another 4-5 hours, all to find out I had some of these...

The dreaded kidney stone.  Actually, the ER doctor thinks it's kidney stones since he didn't see me until after I passed them.  Well, I think that's what I passed since there was not a strainer available to me and I was NOT going to stick my hand down a hospital toliet.  

I believe there's been a debate over the pain associated with labor and the pain associated with kidney stones.  Which is worse?  I can now attest that kidney stones are much worse.  Ladies, imagine your worst contraction without meds and never getting a break for 8 hours straight.  Hideous, hideous pain.

The good news.  I survived.  The bad news, I've been enlightened about how kidney stones can occur.  At first I was baffled.  I drink mainly water and milk.  Maybe one caffeine free non-water/milk beverage every other week.  Obviously it's not the lack of water that contributed to mine.  What could have been was the spinach (a huge offender), peanut butter, whole wheat toast, kale (another huge offender), green bell peppers, and green beans.  I would have never guessed that foods that are supposed to work for your body can work against it. 

Another cause for me could also be holding my pee.   All you preggo girls know frequent urination is slightly annoying, especially at night.  I now know that the annoyannce is better than the stones.  I'm hoping and praying to stay away from those bad boys.

All in all, I'm all better and our baby is just fine.  That is all that matters.  I hear I'm pretty lucky passing the little boogers within eight hours.  I can't imagine lasting any longer without some kind of drugs. 

Monday, September 19, 2011

Menu Monday

This weekend was, well, interesting.  It was supposed to start out with an overnight date night with my wonderful hubby.  I guess we still got our overnight date, but it was just in a much different location than we expected and not much fun.  More on that tomorrow.  For now I'll let you in on what we'll be consuming for dinner. Enjoy.

Monday-Italian Chicken Soup, Cheesy Biscuits, Salad
Tuesday-Lemon Basil Pasta, The Bread, Green Beans
Wednesday-Baked Chicken, Cheesy Broccoli Casserole, Corn Bread
Thursday-Slow Cooker Cheesy Potato Soup with Grilled Cheese
Friday-Spaghetti, Breadsticks, Garden Salad
Saturday-Poppy Seed Chicken Bake, Peas, Honey Bread
Sunday-Dinner @ my mama's

Friday, September 16, 2011

Party Foods via Pinterest

I have way too many good recipe pins on Pinterest.  I'm making it my life goal to try all the pins I have before Christmas.  In order to acheive my #1 goal (what can I say...I'm ambitious) I think I'll have to make a few pins a week.

Thankfully I've made a few to get me started.  They both classify as great party foods.  Perfect for football season.  Here's the rundown...

These were fairly easy to make.  The most difficult part was not slicing through the entire potato.  I botched a few before mastering my technique.  Once you do the slicing and slatherin' on the good stuff, all they do is sit and bake.  Easy peasy and delicious.  Serve with all kinds of potato dipping sauces...or ranch...whatever.

These are little bites of heaven.  So easy to make and so delicious.  No forks needed for serving.  Just little bite size, finger lickin' pieces.  I think I'll make this babies tomorrow...and the next day...and next day...

I do have one recipe I haven't tried, but it just looks too perfect not to share.  Another finger food perfect for par-tays.

Do these not make your mouth water???

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Operation Christmas Child

I realize it's barely mid-September, but I was pretty excited to have received my packet for Operation Christmas Child.  OCC is a program that allows families to pack shoe boxes filled of goodies for children all over the world.  You can even track your box's final destination. 

I was so thankful we were able to participate in this program.  It made such an impact on Little Man.  Although our initial shopping was a learning experience about giving, it was a memorable moment for him.  There are times when Little Man says his prayers at night and he prays for the little girl who received the box he packed.  There's something about hearing your child pray for the needs of others that makes my heart swell. 

This year we will do two boxes.  One for a little 5 year old boy, and one for a 3 year old little girl.  Little Man and Little Miss will be responsible for picking out what we will give and wrapping.  Then we will take our boxes to a drop off location, pray for the recipient, and leave our gift.  If there's anything I want my kids to learn, it's we have been blessed.  We, as a family, are to be givers.

If you are interested in participating in this program, go here.  It will tell you how to pack a box and the drop-off locations for your specific area.  Basically, all you need to know.  It's so easy and drop off week isn't until November 14-21.  Plenty of time to shop and give.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

It's a...

BABY!  Seriously, did you think I would come out and say it already?  I have to have a little suspense here.  A cliffhanger, if you will?

We had our immediate family over last night (minus Steven's mom, and my dad and brother).  Then we made them choose a team.  Girl or Boy team.  In this family, we like to be right.  Choosing sides was the only way to really show who was right and who was wrong.  Yes, we're dysfunctional.  Functionally dysfunctional.  Does that even make sense?  Nevermind.

Here's the members of Team Girl...
I want everyone to notice my father-in-law's pink shirt.  He wore it all day because he just knew it was girl.  He even called me at 9:00am to tell me.  I really love that guy!

Then there's the members of Team Boy...

Little Man has been praying for a baby brother ever since we told him we were having another baby.  He's super stoked about the idea of a new baby.  Chunky Monkey, well, not so much.  Kidding.  He's excited.  He just doesn't smile in pictures.

Here's the reveal.  I don't think you can see the color mixed into the cupcake batter too well, but just take a look at Rene (Steven's bro).  He's giving the fist pump.   And the fist pump can only mean one thing...

It's a boy! 
These Torres men like the idea of their name being carried on, and I can't blame them. 
It's an honor to be a Torres.

As for me, I've only gained a total of 7 lbs at 16 weeks.  If it sounds like I'm bragging, it's because I am.  I blew up with my first two.  Gaining a total of 40 lbs each with both.  I'm hoping to not go there again.  So far I'm on the right track.  Unfortunately, I can't really say I'm doing too much different than I did with the first babies.  I think God's just having a little mercy on my old lady body.  Here's me (at the end of the day) in all my glory.  Be jealous of my sexy good looks.  Be very jealous.

I hope you know I'm kidding.  There is nothing sexy about me at the end of the day (or at any part of the day).  Nothing.  Period.  The end.  Good night.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Bread Store...A $$$ Saver

A frugal friend of mine was shocked that I didn't shop at our local bread store.  After much convincing I decided to check it out since it's a mile away from Little Man and Little Miss' gymnastics.  I'm glad I did.  It's a money saver.  Here's what I purchased last week (I usually go once a month)...

7 loaves of whole wheat bread
1 package whole grain bagels
1 package whole grain English muffins

If I were to purchase this in a store it would have easily been $16, but I only paid a little over $6.  The key for me is to shop on Thursdays.  At my local bread store, Thursdays mean double money days.  For every dollar I spend they count it as two and mark it on my card.  Once my card is full, I get to pick two free items off the table (English Muffins and bagels).  Then if I spend over $6, I get an additional free item from the table (1 loaf of whole wheat bread).

I'm sure many of you are wondering how we go through 7 loaves of bread before it goes bad.  Well, we don't.  We do go through a lot of bread, but I only keep one loaf out at a time.  The others go to the freezer.  When it's time for a new loaf, I pull it out to thaw (usually takes 45 minutes) and it's just as fluffy as the day I bought it.  It works for us.

I've had a few questions about the bread's 'freshness'.  In full truth, the bread is just as soft as it is on store shelves.  It is not stale, nor day-old bread.  You should really try it out if you have a bread store near you.  It could save you a few extra dollars, or in my case and extra $10 a month.  Hey, it all adds up!

By the way, tomorrow I'm going to reveal the gender of our baby.  Here's a hint...we already have one! ;)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Menu Monday

Typing this out seems so trivial when you have spent the last hour watching tributes to the families of 9/11 victims.  Most of us remember so clearly the events that happened that day.  It's been hard to watch, but good for me to remember.  I've been so blessed with family that I often take for granted. 

Without too much reflection, here's my menu for this week...

Monday-Monterey Chicken, Layered Salad, Baked Sweet Potatoes
Tuesday-Pizza Night with Family (we're revealing the sex of baby #3)
Wednesday-Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Corn
Thursday-Easiest Crock Pot Meal Ever with Corn Bread
Friday-Date Night
Saturday-Killer Clubs with Veggie Chips and Fruit Salad
Sunday-Dinner @ my mama's

Friday, September 9, 2011

Learning To Listen

A few weeks back I had my cash ready to buy some new running shoes, but I knew the money was supposed to go to missions in Africa.   I don't regret my decision at all.  I have learned over the years, the more I listen and obey what God has asked me to do the more blessing I receive in return.  I knew my time would come to receive new running shoes.  My time just wasn't a month ago, but it was today...

I'm fairly certain I drove the sales clerks crazy.  I tried on almost every pair of Saucony's, Brooks, New Balance, and Asics in the store.  Not only did I try them on, but I ran up and down the aisle with my preggo self and Little Miss trailing behind.  No, I'm not kidding.  I needed to make sure the shoes were going to support the weight I will gain for the remainder of this pregnancy.

I finally decided on the above Asics.  They were the only shoes that supported my crazy high arch and cushioned my heal without buying extra insoles.  The bonus came at the register.  The shoes were marked $89.99, but rang up for $54.99...YES!  I mentioned to the cashier that I printed off an online coupon, but I couldn't use it until September 30th.  He asked what kind of coupon it was, and when I told him it was a $10 off a $50 purchase, he said, "I have one of those.  I'll scan it for you."

I really wanted to hug him, but decided against it.  So my $90 shoes ended up costing me $48.82 with tax.  I still have some cash to spare.  I think I'll just add that to the kids' birthday funds. 

All I have to say about this is, I am thankful I gave my original money to missions.  Not only was I able to bless people I have never even met, but I was blessed in return.  This was a great lesson for me.  I can't outgive God, and neither can you.  You will always receive a blessing in return.

Have a Great Weekend!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Creamy Chicken, Noodles and Peppers

Wednesday evenings are challenging for me.  I think I've mentioned before that we serve at our church on Wednesday night.  In order to make it on time we have to leave the house by 5:45pm.  To get the house picked up from the day, dinner made, and kids presentable is a real challenge for me. 

When thinking of our weekly menu I keep in mind something that is easy to make and easy to consume for Wednesday nights.  I also try to keep our weekly grocery budget down too.  Keeping those two things in mind, the Creamy Chicken, Noodles, and Peppers was born.

It's a combination of combining good sales with a good coupon.  The recipe is nothing new.  Nothing too exciting, but fairly easy to make and yummy.  A rich, creamy, filling dish.

So here's the break down of the ingredients and the cost of each item...

Creamy Chicken, Noodles, and Peppers

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, thawed (I used half a bag of frozen chicken breasts=$3.00)
3 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp butter
1 yellow bell pepper, coarsely chopped ($.33)
1 red bell pepper, coarsely chopped ($.33)
1 small onion, coarsely chopped ($.45)
1 10oz tub of Philadelphia Cooking Cream Italian Cheese and Herb ($1.30 using a coupon)
1 box of whole wheat penne ($1.00 after price matching)
Salt and Pepper to taste

Total cost of ingredients=Roughly $6.40 or $1.60/person with two containers of leftovers.  Not too shabby!

Here's what I did...
  • Heat oil and butter in a deep skillet  (I used my Creuset pot).
  • Salt and pepper chicken and cook in pot with lid on until juices run clear.
  • Cook noodles according to package directions.
  • Without draining liquid from the chicken, toss in peppers and onions.  Cook for about 5 more minutes.
  • Remove chicken and slice in thin strips.  Return to pot.
  • Add in Philadelphia Cooking Cream.
  • Add in noodles and serve.
That's it.  Pretty simple, inexpensive, and really delicious.  Enjoy!

Happy Cooking!!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Road Trip

Sometimes you just need to get away. So we did. We got away for a day. That's it, but it was good enough. We all loaded up early morning Saturday and headed to Pops in Arcadia, OK via Route 66. My mom and her husband Michael even came along for the adventure. Little Man's and Little Miss' super cool Papi came too, but he rode his Harley. See what I mean about cool?

I have to say we loved Pops. We don't drink Pop very often so to be able to pick out a really good one out of literally 500 old time bottles, was a treat. I chose Root Beer to share with Little Miss. I try to not do caffeine while preggo, and Little Miss definitely doesn't get to have any. After contemplating over 20+ different types of Root Beer, I finally decided on the Route 66 Root Beer. It just seemed appropriate for the day. Steven chose a Waialua Cream Soda, while Little Man opted for the Jelly Belly Strawberry pop. It basically tasted like liquid candy. My mom chose the Route 66 Cream Soda, and her husband chose coffee. Yes, you read that right. We drove 200 miles round trip and he didn't even try a pop. Just coffee. As for Papi, he picked himself out some Russian Lemonade. I didn't try it, but it looked like perfection in a bottle.

Aside from drinking our caloric intake for the day we also stayed to eat in the diner. All things fried. I distinctly remember thinking that I should not eat a hamburger and onion rings because my stomach would kill me later, but did I listen to my own little voice...NOPE. Did I pay for it later? YES. Would I do it again? YEP! What can I say? I like to toture myself.

After stuffing our faces and slurping down the best pop we've ever had, we drove a mile down the road to the The Round Barn, and iconic Rt 66 Landmark. Another must see, but I can safely say once you've seen it, you don't really need to again. Especially if you travel with a man who videoed the entire visit on his phone and interviewed Butch, The Round Barn conceierge. If you ever feel inclined to watch the 10 minute video, feel free to contact Steven Torres at 1-800-543-DORK. He'll be happy to show you. I, on the other hand, just have pictures...

{Little Man and Papi going to check it out}

{Little Miss and Michael were not far behind}

{They thought the horse was real}

And because he's made me watch the 'Butch Video' one too many times, I'm going to show you this picture.  If there's not a blog post tomorrow, you'll know he killed me...

{Nothing like some Chili Cheese Fries...yummy ;)  }

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Menu Monday

It feels like Monday, right?  Let's just say it is, and then be pleasantly surprised when Friday rolls around earlier than usual. Plus Menu Tuesday doesn't sound right. 

If you're like the average American, you grilled out for dinner last night.  We enjoyed our share of grilled goodies yesterday.  I hope your weekend was as fun filled as ours.  At the very least, I hope you enjoyed the weather.  I think we spent every waking moment outside from Sunday to Monday. It was great.  I plan on doing the same thing for the remainder of this beautifully forecasted week.   More than likely, we'll eat dinner outside too.  To be exact, this is what we'll be eating...

Tuesday-Spaghetti, Parmesan Knots, Fresh Green Beans
Wednesday-Creamy Chicken and Peppers, Spinach Salad, and Parker Rolls
Thursday-Broccoli and Chicken Casserole and Honey Bread
Friday-BBQ Chicken Quarters, Corn Casserole, Salad
Saturday-Soup and Sandwiches
Sunday-Dinner @ Mom's

Friday, September 2, 2011

Hitting the Pavement and More

Before kids Steven and I would meet at the gym after work and workout for at least an hour and a half before heading home to a leisurely dinner together.  Then we had Little Man and I started running.  I just couldn't work all day, pick him up and head to the gym.  More time away from him was a no go.  Thankfully, I have a wonderful husband who would push the jogging stroller while we ran together.  Then I had Little Miss.  Free time was few and far between so my only work out time came in the form of an after dinner walk as a family.  I can't really say I benefited much from those walks other than I WAS moving instead of sitting.

I've mentioned before that I like the Jillian Michael's workouts on Cox OnDemand, but now that I am preggers (again) it's hard to motivate myself when the couch is calling my name.  Instead I've been hitting the pavement with a neighborhood friend three times a week. 

I can't say I thoroughly enjoy running, but I do enjoy the after feeling.  I haven't quite found anything as efficient as running before the kids wake up.  Needless to say, I'm asking for some advice.  All the peeps with crazy schedules out there, what do you do to stay in shape?  If you are going to mention a raw food diet, just stop right there.  We all know I won't go there.  At least not now.  Maybe I'll be in such dire straits post baby #3 that I will in fact cut out my beloved carbs and sugars.  I highly doubt it though.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

How To Gain Weight

No one really talks of it in this manner.  Most articles talk say, "Lose 10 Pounds in a Week", or "Eat What You Want and Stay Thin".  Frankly, I find these articles completely annoying.  We all know 'how' to lose weight, but we don't really want to do it.  Wait.  Am I speaking just for myself? 

As I sit here eating the rest of my Harvest Cheddar Sunchips, I know I should have cut myself off about 50 chips ago, but my hand still keeps dippin' back in the bag.  I could have opted for the carrots, but I made a choice.  Instead I'll be dragging myself out bed early three times a week to run off whatever I ate the night before.  Is it the healthiest?  No.  Does it make me happy to lick the cheddar off my fingers? Yes.

So instead of talking about how to lose weight, I'm going to tell you how to gain it.  Join Pinterest.  The end.  Then you can dream of cooking up this...

These could be dangerous.

Or this...
Oh my goodness Reese's cheesecake brownies.  If someone made this for me, I'd cry.

Or even this...
Homemade Girl Scout Cookies: Samoas Bars...MY FAVORITE!

Now that you have my weight gaining secrets, let's start posting our weight gains.  I bet I can outdo you for the next 6 months!