2017 Winter Break Snapshots

Happy New Year, Sports Mamas!

I was lucky enough to be able to spend the last 17 days staycationing with my boys! The last time I enjoyed that much time off was after giving birth!

Here are a few snapshots from my time off:

I finally got around to making another batch of energy balls. I even caught No. 3 reaching for them a few times!

The recipe is SO easy! Just combine all ingredients in a large bowl; 1 cup of old fashioned oats, 1/2 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips (I use the minis), 2 tablespoons of honey, 1/3 cup of ground flaxseed, 1/4 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes, 1 tablespoon of Nutella (yes, Nutella! It’s the secret ingredient!). Once combined, stick the bowl in the fridge for about 15- 20 minutes to make the mixture less sticky. Finally, roll into balls. That’s it!

How cute are these bracelets?

They are my absolute favorite right now! And it’s not just because they match just about everything. No, not at all! It’s the fact that each bead is handmade out of recycled paper by women living in poverty in Uganda! If that doesn’t touch your heart, I don’t know what will.

The purchase of these beads not only provides income for the women to meet their immediate needs, it also helps them to become self sustaining entrepreneurs. Want to order your own? Visit BeadforLife today!

We took our annual trip to the drive-thru light show.

And it didn’t disappoint!

We also tried a new cookie recipe.

No. 3 is the best sous chef! (Shhh, don’t tell his big brothers!).

I also made this super easy, yet super yummy Oreo pudding pie!

Oh, and Santa came! And everyone was on the nice list!

Christmas was wonderful.

I just couldn’t resist snapping this photo of Ginger (Bells); and she couldn’t resist the treat bribery. Ha!

Or playing in the snow, apparently…

And what would (our) winter break be without a little ball?

Woot woot!

All good things must come to an end though.

Although coming back to a desk that looks like this isn’t too shabby, eh?

I wish you all a healthy, love and sport filled 2018! I have a bunch of new content coming for you all. Stay tuned!!!