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10 YEARS. 3,652 DAYS. 87,658 HOURS.

24 more days, and all of those numbers are official. I am so incredibly thankful for the life that God has favored us with. 10 years. I truly am overjoyed to make it to this milestone. In a society that puts little value on a lasting marriage, we choose to celebrate marriage! We celebrated by recreating some of our wedding photos at Annie Wright School, where we tied the knot 10 years ago. And can I just tell you, it was incredibly fun, brought back so many memories, and gave me some warm fuzzies for my hubby all over again! Our original wedding photos are credited to the artistic work of Christy Pelland, and our recreated photos, plus bonus family photos, are credited to Miss Abby of Abby Joy Photography.
Whenever I get asked marriage advice, I always say something to the tune of, "Out serve each other dail…

Whole 30 :: Week 3 :: Meals

We just wrapped up Week 3 of our Whole 30, and I'm so proud of us! We have stuck to it, even during social engagements, and with peer pressure. This week was extra rough, because I signed up to provide baked goods for the sports camp our church hosts each year. I did mini-muffins one day and snickerdoodle cookies a second day. Oh man did they smell yummy! I didn't taste test even one. I left the 2 year old in charge of that, which she was definitely okay with!
Here's what Week 3 meals looked like for us...

DAY 15 Breakfast: Fruit bowl with pear, apple, banana, blueberries, chopped almonds, and almond butter. Lunch: Sirloin patty topped with Primal Kitchen Whole 30 Approved Mayo, hard boiled egg, and cucumber slices on a bed of spinach. Dinner: Shrimp & zucchini (picked fresh from our garden!) sautéed in coconut oil, garlic, and pepper over cauliflower rice.
DAY 16 Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with Whole 30 Approved turkey deli meat that I found at Costco. Lunch: Sirloin pat…

Whole 30 :: Week 2 :: Insights & Recipes

We did it! We went another week without eating dairy, grains, or added sugar. The junk food eater in me was having some serious cravings this week, and I was a little grumpy, but we made it. I did not cave. And my mood is improving. Sugar withdrawal really is a thing. I didn't know how much sugar I was consuming on a regular basis, but almost everything packaged sneaks it in there, so I was eating quite a bit.

Insights from this week...

Your friends, most of them, they don't want you to eat healthy. Most people think that eating healthy is smack dab in the middle of the no fun zone. Other friends, they are super encouraging and text or message you with fun new recipes to try and encouraging words. Those friends are rad.

Instagram peeps LOVE pictures of food. The #whole30 and #paleo community on Instagram is strong, and they are very encouraging. I never knew you could feel so encouraged by complete strangers.

I felt lots of temptation this past week. Yummy smells get to me. Wh…