Food and Fun Highlights from the Week

Let’s take a look at some of the brighter moments from the week. A reminder that no matter what we’re going through, there’s always something to be thankful for. I say that now as I sit in a relatively good head space, but trust me I do not always believe what I preach.

Last weekend kicked off with a trip to a local park. Josiah gets all of the credit for making this adventure even more fun by making our way down to the creek to splash around.

The water was freezing, but it was a HOT day! James loved his first time in the creek and didn’t want to leave when it was time to go home for a nap.

My parents had us over on Saturday night for dinner and an early Father’s Day Celebration. My mom made us a delicious BBQ dinner and sent us home with the BEST strawberry shortcake featuring fresh strawberries from her garden. YUM! My father-in-law requested honey butter rolls for Father’s Day, so I prepped those on Saturday night.

Happy Father’s Day Josiah! James spoiled him this year with the highlight gift being a disc golf bag and towel. Side Note: all of his gift bags say Happy Birthday, Ha!

I woke up early one morning this week and decided to surprise my sleeping boys with some blueberry muffins. Not that either one of them are big muffin fans. My main motivation for making them were the two containers of blueberries I happened to buy on sale the other day and needed to use before they went bad.

Cheesy Mushroom Spinach Beef Pasta from Ambitious Kitchen. James has had this meal before and loved it, but it wasn’t looking promising when I put his plate in front of him the other night. Luckily after a few skeptical bites, he ended up devouring his plate and ate two more servings of it! Josiah and I are also big fans of the meal. A family meal win!

My mom and I made the same meal last night for dinner… as you can tell, they look nothing alike. The only thing I changed about the recipe was subbing salmon for the shrimp, apparently that changed the whole appearance? Also, my mom’s photo on the right, I mean professional photographer?!

Oh hey James!

That’s a wrap on our week so far. Lots of food, as usual. Still working on taking pictures of other life happenings. It is crazy how easy it is to paint a picture of a perfect life through the lens of a camera and a few words written below each photo. Behind the scenes of this post, we are going through a lot right now. Some days it’s easier to see the blessings than others. This week has felt heavy, but amidst all of that I hope that these photos are as much a reminder to you as they are to me of God’s goodness in this life.

Question of the Day: What is one thing making you smile this week?


Hi I'm Rae and I am a pastor's wife and mom to our one year old son James. I recently started blogging as a way to share my recovery journey from an eating disorder, as well as married life, motherhood, food, and faith. Hop along for the ride, I’m glad you’re here!

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