The start of the road trip

Hey everyone! It is so good to blog again, but was great to take a week break…if that makes sense….

Anyway, Andrew and I are home from the beach. It was AMAZING!!! I REALLY want to go back. Well I didn’t want to come back at all haha.

I hope you enjoy all the amazing recipes while I was gone haha. But now I need to catch you up on the trip 🙂


Rewind to Monday morning, when my dad, Andrew, and I headed out of town at 5AM!!! eek. It really wasn’t too bad, but I made sure to have my gas station coffee

old photo

The trip was pretty uneventful. We found a nice park to have lunch

And Andrew was able to play and run around

Later that afternoon, he announced that it was time for a nap, and then slept for 2 hours!

I drove almost the whole way, so I only have these two pictures of the USS Alabama

And the tunnel through Mobile

We FINALLY arrived around 7pm, and had subway for dinner, went for a walk on the beach, and then passed out!

to be continued…

sugar coated

Dear candy,
I hate your stinkin' guts.
you make me vomit.
you are the SCUM between my toes. 
Love. Kristen

Yup today was one of those days.


This morning the whole city was awoken by tornado sirens and hail. I was one of them. Needless to say, sleep was not happening. Luckily, there weren’t any tornado sightings, and the house is intact.


But, we weren’t as lucky in the NICU.

Work started w/ a baby going to heaven. And two others not doing well. (and this was just in my area of 12 babies)

Needless to say, tension was high, along w/ emotions. And I was one of them.

So I ate candy. DARN YOU. haha

The past week or so, I have felt AMAZING. I don’t even think I have lost weight. But I have more energy, am happier, and I always find time to workout.

After today, when I ate my body weight in candy, I see why I need to stay away from this stuff.

But man, for 3.5 seconds…it taste SOOOOOO good haha

So tomorrow is another day in the NICU, and Im getting a jump start on getting back on track. My lunch is packed w/ healthy treats. I am also in bed already (yup. its 9pm) so I can get a good nights sleep.

For me… sleep=overeating. It happens everytime.

Well, I’m off to bed!

I ALMOST FORGOT!!! Im one lucky lady to come home to this little guy 🙂

(he is the one in red if you can’t find him under all the stuffed animals haha)

Question for you:

Ever fallen off the wagon?? how do you hop back on?

Do you have a sweet or savory tooth?