Hey friends! How’s the week treating you so far? Things have actually been pretty busy over here the past few days, between all the usual suspects…work, Lucas, home, and holiday-related stuff. Since I found a few spare minutes in my evening, I figured I’d check in and say hi, and give a few random updates through some of my latest iPhone pics. Fun? Maybe? Well, let’s see what’s been photograph-worthy the past few days…
Last night after work, I was suuuuuper busy in the kitchen!
Lucky for me, Lucas fell asleep in the car on the way home from picking him up from the sitter, so while he continued to nap in his car seat in the living room, I got to work. We have a holiday luncheon at work on Thursday and I offered to bring a dessert, so I decided to make these delicious things, which are a spin-off of my Dark Chocolate Turtle Graham Bars.
I also wound up making another batch of Chocolate Raspberry Bars for Jay to bring to his own work party on Friday (and have plans of making another batch tonight for my own work holiday party on Friday…whew!).
Earlier in the week, Jay and I made Chicken, Sweet Potato, & Spinach Quesadillas.
And, as if you couldn’t already tell from these horribly crappy photos, we tend to eat dinner in our pretty dark living room…on our way-too-springy placemats. Oops.
The photos may be crappy, but those are always some pretty great ‘dillas.
If you follow me on Instagram, then you’ve probably already seen this photo of Lucas from Tuesday.
I was totally in love with this outfit he had on and, I swear, if I could find one in my size I’d wear it at least once a week. It looked and felt just so darn warm and cozy.
We had fun reading a couple of books quick that morning, too. Little man looooooves his books!
Peanut butter and banana. ‘Nuff said.
On Wednesday, I arrived home from work to a pretty amazing package waiting for me from blog reader (and Instagram follower), Amelia.
She was so kind to send me a goody package filled with some of her handmade holiday treats…including buckeyes, sea salt almond toffee, and vanilla bean caramels. Ummm, YUM. I made sure to sample all three last night and they. were. incredible. Thanks again, Amelia!!
All last week, Lucas was obsessed with the little rolly thing on his activity jumper. This week, he’s been a jumping maniac and has also now discovered the sun.
He was absolutely cracking us up last night in this thing. Seriously…so, so great.
Hey, guess what? We actually managed (and planned ahead) for not one, but two dinners so far this week! In addition to the ‘dillas above, I also put together a batch of Beef and Sweet Potato Stew (I still need to share this recipe with you guys soon) along with a side of Cheesy Italian Quick Bread.
The stew is great, but that bread is my jam. It’s most definitely a favorite of ours around here.
Now, just for fun, I thought I’d share a secret little glimpse into what things actually look like around here these days. That photo above? Yeah, sure…looks like dinner is nicely situated at the table and ready to eat, right? BUT, if you pan out juuuust a bit more…
You’d see the mess that is my house right now. With a side of Lucas creepin’ in the background.
Seriously. Sometimes I wonder if my home will ever be clean again for more than five minutes. It seems like as soon as I get an area cleaned up, there’s crap all over it again before I know it.
Either that or it’s the abundance of Lucas’s stuff taking up just about every inch of extra space you can find.
Such is life of a new, working mom, eh? Hey…I guess it’s a good thing I can deal with a little mess here and there.
Well, today’s post may have been a little random, but I had fun checking in with you all. Have a great day, friends!