Alexander Family

Grateful.

I am beyond grateful for so many wonderful things.

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I'm sitting here looking at his cute sleepy face and I'm overwhelmed with love and gratitude. Hudson has brought a new look on life that I am excited to figure out. I am looking at things differently with him here. Our lives have definitely changed.  

So far it's not in big ways just in small ways. We have to consider him and what he needs before we plan anything. The number one thing that has changed is time and timing.

I used to be able to get ready and out the door in a half hour…. ha. I haven't figured out his feeding schedule enough to get out the door within 2 hours. I had been doing pretty good... then I adjusted it for what I thought would be better and it wasn't!

He went from happy self scheduling perfectly to a fussy tired and hungry all the time baby. I'm grateful in the last 2 days he hopped right back into his happy baby mode. I bet he is pretty happy about it too.

So now I have a baby that sleeps 3-6 hours between feedings and wakes up every morning between 6:15-7.

I knew he was perfect but letting me get some sleep really makes him even cooler.

So today

I'm grateful for my little man.

I'm grateful for a loving and supportive husband.

I'm grateful I'm almost all healed up.

I'm grateful I'm getting sleep.

I'm grateful I'm NOT pregnant.

I'm grateful for my “tribe” and all the support and love they give.

I'm grateful for coffee.

I'm grateful for this new chapter we've started.

I'm grateful I love my life.

 

I hope you have a grateful kind of day too <3

 

Xoxo

Deb

Whole30

Whole30 journey... faves.

Well, that was rough but totally worth it.  

If you don't know what Whole30 is go here

***disclaimer please check for your self if some of this is approved. I did my best to check but I will admit I was unsure on some things!!  

Turkey meatballs, egg, jalenpeno, salt pepper, onion, garlic. baked.&nbsp;  Sweet potatoes 3 kinds, carrots, green onions, zucchini, red onions, salt, pepper, and garlic &nbsp;fried in avacado oil.&nbsp;

Turkey meatballs, egg, jalenpeno, salt pepper, onion, garlic. baked. 

Sweet potatoes 3 kinds, carrots, green onions, zucchini, red onions, salt, pepper, and garlic  fried in avacado oil. 

Turkey Spagetti, tomatoes, garlic, peppers, zucchini noodles, whole30 approved spagetti sauce, salt &amp; pepper.&nbsp;  Garlic green beans and garlic spinach both with salt and pepper.  

Turkey Spagetti, tomatoes, garlic, peppers, zucchini noodles, whole30 approved spagetti sauce, salt & pepper. 

Garlic green beans and garlic spinach both with salt and pepper.  

Eggs w/ turkey sausage made with Italian seasonings and fried set aside for multiple meals. Added peppers &amp;a onion and s&amp;p.    Side of avacado.  

Eggs w/ turkey sausage made with Italian seasonings and fried set aside for multiple meals. Added peppers &a onion and s&p.  

Side of avacado.  

Cauliflower rice, egg, peas, carrots, coconut aminos, jalapeños s&amp;p "fried rice"  

Cauliflower rice, egg, peas, carrots, coconut aminos, jalapeños s&p "fried rice"  

AppleGate sausage inside egg s&amp;p  

AppleGate sausage inside egg s&p  

Chia seed pudding!!!! Coconut milk, chia seeds, banana, mixed berries.  

Chia seed pudding!!!! Coconut milk, chia seeds, banana, mixed berries.  

AppleGate sausage, peppers, onions, egg and s&amp;p.    Garlic spinach, s&amp;p

AppleGate sausage, peppers, onions, egg and s&p.  

Garlic spinach, s&p

Fresh peaches and mango

Fresh peaches and mango

Tuna, avacado, red onion, tomato, jalapeño, green peppers, boiled egg. S&amp;P. &nbsp; 

Tuna, avacado, red onion, tomato, jalapeño, green peppers, boiled egg. S&P.   

Random tips I learned- 

• COFFEE black, brewed with cinnamon and nutmeg.

• Cashew milk is amazing and only slightly nutty. I hate almond milk!!!  

• Nutpods- ok, but definitely not good. Cashew milk was better.  

 • Lettuce bun hamburgers are easy and delicious! 

• Chia seed pudding and fresh fruit was the easiest fast filling food!  

• Costco was my best friend. 

• Costco had organic chicken stock that is amazing that made super easy fresh soups. And was amazing in mashed potatoes.  

 • I had fried eggs almost every day with avacado oil and jalapeños. 

 

 

 

Potato, onion, fried egg, jalepenos, avacado, s&amp;p

Potato, onion, fried egg, jalepenos, avacado, s&p

Chia seeds in apple juice and fresh peaches

Chia seeds in apple juice and fresh peaches

Peaches apple juice (not suppose to have smoothies but the peaches were going bad fast so blended them) 

Peaches apple juice (not suppose to have smoothies but the peaches were going bad fast so blended them) 

AppleGate sausage, egg, apples.  

AppleGate sausage, egg, apples.  

Homemade mango salsa, salmon, cauliflower rice with zucchini and squash.  

Homemade mango salsa, salmon, cauliflower rice with zucchini and squash.  

Sweet potatoes and chicken thighs cooked in chicken broth and green onions.  

Sweet potatoes and chicken thighs cooked in chicken broth and green onions.  

Tessamae bbq chicken (chicken was smoked on our smoker not sure if that's approved as a disclaimer) cauliflower rice and avacado.  

Tessamae bbq chicken (chicken was smoked on our smoker not sure if that's approved as a disclaimer) cauliflower rice and avacado.  

Tuna, avocado, yellow peppers, tomatoes, jalapeños.&nbsp;

Tuna, avocado, yellow peppers, tomatoes, jalapeños. 

Whole30 approved spagetti sauce, peppers tomatoes, onion with turkey. Zucchini noodles.  

Whole30 approved spagetti sauce, peppers tomatoes, onion with turkey. Zucchini noodles.  

Coconut milk, chia seeds and mango.  

Coconut milk, chia seeds and mango.  

Blue berries, coconut milk and chia seeds.  

Blue berries, coconut milk and chia seeds.  

Black coffee brewed with cinnamon and nutmeg. Eggs with jalapeños and fresh tomatoes.  

Black coffee brewed with cinnamon and nutmeg. Eggs with jalapeños and fresh tomatoes.  

Turkey meatballs same as above. White sweet potato hash. Roasted carrots.  

Turkey meatballs same as above. White sweet potato hash. Roasted carrots.  

Coconut milk, bananas, strawberries, chia seeds.  

Coconut milk, bananas, strawberries, chia seeds.  

Organic teas helped curve cravings.  

Organic teas helped curve cravings.