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October 27, 2015

Healthy Options for Halloween Treats

Halloween signifies the grand opening to the season of OVERINDULGENCE.  From Halloween through December, many of us will continue on a non-stop ride to parties, treats, maybe some wine, time with family and friends and some shopping and more parties, just to name a few.

Whenever possible, I like to try and balance the season of Overindulgence with as many healthy snacks as I possibly can.  When I received these adorable, healthy snack recipes from Terra's Kitchen , I thought it would add a healthy option for our kids (and adults) this Halloween week.

How fun are these?!!  Perfect for a school Halloween party!

  • White: pear, jicama, banana
  • Orange: cantaloupe, apricot, mango
  • Yellow: pineapple
Directions: Choose one of each color fruit. Cut progressively larger size triangles and thread onto lollipop sticks to look like oversize candy corn. Served chilled.

  • Kiwis
  • Mini pretzels
Directions: Carefully peel kiwi with a vegetable peeler. Cut off a small lengthwise piece (the belly of the spider) so it sits flat on a plate. Break mini pretzels into curved pieces and insert 3 legs on each side. Carve out little indentations for eyes and serve. (You might also try raisins or chocolate chips, if you can figure out a way to make them stick!).

Photos and recipes courtesy Terra's Kitchen.
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October 22, 2015

Traffic Jam

When life happens, it's all at once.  I feel like it has been much too long since I've sat at my computer and posted an update for you all.  Blogging is a passion of mine but sometimes when we hit traffic jams in the fast lane of life, the things that we love get placed on hold. I'm sure you all can relate.

I took a drive out, to the other side of the property and encountered these lovely ladies at the bridge....

My dear Mom has just completed double knee replacement surgery at her young age of 84.  She came through it wonderfully.....I only hope I'm as strong as she is when I reach her age.  After three weeks of spending time in hospital and rehabilitation facility, with daily visits from her immediate family, she is back in her cozy home with my Dad and continuing with her physical therapy sessions.  

Over the summer, we made a decision on what schools our kids would be moving to.  Bryce began middle school and we moved Paige to another elementary school.  We cannot be happier with our decision.  Both the kids are extremely happy and are now excelling socially and academically.  They both love their new friends, schools, teachers and schedules.  We couldn't have asked for more than that.

With all of the new changes in our lives, we made time for some family fun time as well.  Bryce has been wanting to try a long standing pizzeria, Old Chicago Pizza, in nearby Petaluma.  After an hour wait time to be seated, we dug in to the deep dish style pizza.  So good.

And to work off all the carbs we just ingested, we bowled a couple of games at the close by bowling alley.

After a few gutter balls and a couple of strikes and spares, we called it a night.

I hope you all have been well this past month!!

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