Freedom... From What?

July 05, 2011

Happy Belated Independence Day!  We were so incredibly busy having fun and soaking in the sun over the past 3 days that I totally forgot to blog! 
My weekend?  Amazing!  The weather was perfect, we saw a parade, and "L" and I made this:

Its this recipe... Yes it was a ton of work, but amazingly delicious, and no it is probably something you don't want to know the Points Plus values for.
This weekend I took the time to celebrate my freedom.  Freedom from what?
-- From constantly thinking about the issues with my pregnancy and our baby girl, and just loving life for a few days - eating BBQ ribs, watching a parade, roasting smores, and running in the sprinkler
-- From thinking about food constantly (yes I know I get a pass this year as I'm pregnant), and just trying to be conscious about portions, making sure what I am eating is fresh (see above cheesecake, no artificial ingredients there), tastes amazing, and is always in moderation!
-- Guilt (mommy guilt, food guilt, weight guilt, not writing on blog guilt).

I also thank God I live in a country that allows me to express my opinions and live my life the way I want to live it!  Happy Birthday USA!

At the same time I celebrated my 13th wedding anniversary yesterday.  13 years ago on July 4, 1998 I married my best friend.  When you say wedding vows there is usually something in there about for better and for worse.  Well... there have been lots of "betters", but in the past several years, we seem to have had our share of "worsts".  During the betters, life is easy, marriage is easy.  Thinking about it, I am certainly glad though that through the worsts I have my husband by my side.  I cannot imagine doing any of this without him, or with someone else.  Hopefully in the near future we'll be able to enjoy the betters together once again.

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  1. That flag looks super delicious! YUMMY!

    Happy Anniversary to you and hubby! Many more years of love & happiness ahead!

  2. Hi there, I just wandered on over here from Gitz's blog. Just wanted to give you a great big hug as you walk this uncertain, scary journey. I have been on this journey two times and I know 'that silence' you talked about in a previous post. My bubba (who had less than 1% chance of surviving an hour and a condition that is 100% fatal at birth) lived for 2 years, 8 months of blessed, miracle-every-day life. There is hope and God is good.
    Praying for you,

  3. Hooray! Sometimes we need some freedom from the things that are weighing us down. Glad you had an awesome weekend!

  4. FYI, They are 4 points plus a piece if there were 60 pieces, so actually not all that bad, although I did eat 3 pieces :)

  5. The cake looked awesome!! So fun!

    Happy Anniversary!!!


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