I could break out in song!

I feel like breaking out in the Hallelujah chorus!  However, I will spare everyone.

Life has been way to hectic here lately, and tonight I FINISHED my big paper.  I also finished my presentation, and now all that is left is to present my paper tomorrow night and take my final next week.  I am on a downward slope!

To make things even more exciting, Jennifer is going to be induced on Wednesday!  Not only do we have Molly, but little Laura will be here this week also!!  I can’t wait to hold my two new nieces.  Here is a new picture of Molly.

To celebrate, tonight Luvy and I made something I have been craving for over a month.  Now that I can have wheat, we made PIZZA!  A REAL pizza- not a polenta one.  Of course, there was no cheese or tomato sauce.  BUT it was the best LEAP pizza ever. I thought I was in heaven.  I may or may not have eaten almost 1/2 of the pizza…. 

It certainly cured my craving for bread.

Now that school and life will be winding down, I plan on putting that bread machine my mom gave me to work!  I can’t wait to have a piece of TOAST!!

Stay tuned tomorrow for my recipe for the best whole wheat pizza dough and pizza recipe!  I think I might just make dough and eat it by itself…  🙂

Off to bed for this gal.  See you all after class tomorrow night- you don’t want to miss this recipe!  Plus, we may have another new family member by tomorrow night!!!

What food do you all crave? (I crave bread, almond butter, and hot carob)

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Welcome Molly!

We have a new member of the family!!

The adoption is FINALLY complete, and Molly is coming home.

Nathan and Paula have to get her visa.  She also has some medical tests that she has to get before they can come home.

We got to talk to everyone tonight on Skype.  Molly was very alert and precious.  Nathan says she loves her mommy and sister, but could take or leave him and Daniel.

She also has CURLY HAIR!!!  Just like her Aunt Brittany.  🙂  Now, I won’t be the only curly headed one in the family.  Even though she is Chinese, she will probably pass me in height by the time she is 10 just like all the other nieces and nephews… 🙂

We love you Molly, and we can’t wait to meet you and hold you in our arms!

You can check out Nathan and Paula’s blog Meeting Molly and follow their story while they are in China.

Luvy Approved

I am pooped after traveling this week!

Last night, we went to the Michael W. Smith concert with the 9:35 worship band at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts.

Luvy put this together for the band’s Christmas party.  It was FREEZING last night, but worth braving the cold for!

The gals

Luvy looked so handsome (like always)…

The music was absolutely beautiful!  It was so soothing and relaxing being there.  I saw signs for the Nutcracker and dropped subtle hints.  😉

We need to go to more shows!  Luvy was in heaven.  He is a musician, and he loves the performing arts.  This was for sure Luvy approved.

Today, we had a busy, busy day.  Luvy had lots to do at the church.  After, we took a run to Whole Foods to pick up some essentials.  Just so you know, it is cheaper to buy things in bulk there!  I bought a case of 365 Unsweetened Almond milk for close to $3 cheaper than if I bought them all separately.  I go through the almond milk!

Today, I added in blueberries, so I had to think of something for dinner.  I had run across a recipe for Zucchini Chickpea Pancakes a while ago over at Just Hungry.  Of course, I modified it to be LEAP friendly.

Zucchini Chickpea Pancakes

  • 4 cups of shredded Zucchini
  • 1 cup Chickpea flour (Garbanzo bean flour)
  • fresh basil
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • oil for cooking

Finely shred the zucchini- I used a food processor.

Chop basil and add to zucchini in a large bowl.  (or tear with your fingers!)

Stir seasonings into chickpea flour and add to zucchini.

Stir well.  There should be enough moisture from zucchini to turn this into a batter.  If not, add just a little bit of water.

Heat a small skillet over medium heat.  Add oil and spread around skillet.  Add half of batter and cook for about 5 minutes.  Flip and cook another 5 or so minutes.  You can check the center to make sure the pancake is cooked through.

Add other half of batter and repeat cooking process.

Cut into wedges and serve!

This was also Luvy approved.

Two thumbs up two nights in a row.

Time to watch Peyton and the Colts!

What are your favorite shows or best memories with the performing arts? Mine is for sure seeing Phantom on Broadway with Luvy.  But then again, Luvy makes everything special.  🙂