Seize the Day! 

Can you believe there isn’t a single filter on this picture?? The first morning of our Colorado vacation, Charlie woke up at 5:45am. (Thanks for nothing time zone change) Rather than throw ourselves a pity party, we brewed some coffee, packed her up, and walked to catch sunrise by the Frisco marina.  We were legit the only ones out there, and it was actually quite cold, but God provided us the most magical morning.  It is crazy to think that if we stayed in we would have missed this.  We even went again the next morning and it wasn’t nearly as beautiful. You just never know when a moment like this is waiting. Moral of the story? Seize the day (and God is so good!)

Here are some more pictures from that morning.

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Baby Led Weaning & Daycare 

One of my biggest concerns with baby led weaning was how we were going to make it work with Charlie’s daycare. Baby led weaning is a fairly new concept versus the traditional puree route, and it also requires that the caregiver is educated both on the method and appropriate CPR techniques.  Charlie has gone full time to a wonderful daycare since she was 4 months old. We didn’t start her on solids until she was 6 months old, but long before then her teachers were eager to give her solids. Our daycare requires parents to send meals at all ages, so this atleast put us in the driver seat for when “solids” would happen. We gave her teachers a high level summary of why we were holding off and explained the method we were going to use.  I assured them that I would send food when I was more comfortable with it all. After all, for the first month we just offered one meal a day (dinner) and only started offering breakfast well into month 7.

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Gluten Free in the Outer Banks

Earlier this summer, I spent a week in the Outer Banks with my husband’s family.  It was my second time there, and the food scene does not disappoint. Any time I am travelling, I always do lots of research to find the best gluten free places to try while I am there.  For this trip, I had a couple places from our visit two years ago that I wanted to try again, but I was also determined to find new places.  We stayed in Corolla, but ventured all the way south to Nags Head, and found places in each little town.

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