It's been a couple months since I've written and I promise it's a good reason. I GOT ENGAGED! I also wanted to announce that my brother will be standing by my side as my Man of Honor. Below is him already fulfilling his Man of Honor duties by tolerating me and my mother during dress … Continue reading I said, “YES!”
Our first attempt at cooking through Ina Garten's "Cooking For Jeffrey." I went through the entire book and picked what I thought would be the simplest and also most likely for my brother to enjoy. My brother eats zucchini and enjoys onion flavored vegetables, so the frittata seemed like it would be a success. My … Continue reading Ina Inspired: Zucchini Leek Frittata & Kale Salad
As the end of 2016 rolled up, I was stumped on what to write next. A couple days ago, I met a friend at a book store and she saw me with Ina Garten's new book "Cooking for Jeffrey." I had originally picked it up to gift it to my mom, but my friend gave me … Continue reading Going into 2017 Ina Inspired
Food shopping or any type of shopping can be a nightmare when you have to do it with kids. Try doing it with a kid or kids who genuinely have not learned the concept or skill of waiting or being able to tolerate “no.” This isn’t due to bad parenting. Sometimes it's due to things … Continue reading Costco Trip
Birthdays are a time of celebration. It's a day to acknowledge that you were able to be on this earth another year and look forward to hopefully another year. For me, maybe it's my otherthinking brain, but birthdays are bittersweet. It's another year of achievement, but it's also another year my brother "falls behind" what … Continue reading Bittersweet Birthday Cake
Family gatherings are always crazy. Our family is BIG. When we gather, it's almost 40 people (kids under 10 included) all under one roof.Food, of course, is at the center of the evening. At the beginning and end of each meal, the ladies flood into to the kitchen to help put food out or wash … Continue reading May we gather
This morning, my brother and I completed our second 5K run together for Autism Speaks. Last year, I had to literally push him most of the race, but this year, my bro ran and walked the entire race. There were a few moments he wanted to quit, but regardless, he finished. I think it took … Continue reading Second 5K Conquered!