Category: Food

  • Ice cream

    I think I might just go on an ice cream diet until the baby’s born. Molly Moon has a blood orange ginger beer sorbet that sounds to die for. (I’m so bummed I missed their meyer lemon seasonal flavor.) I keep having visions of the model train that runs around the Mitchell’s creamery in Cleveland- […]

  • New Foutz Rule

    One of the largest take home messages I got from the Positive Discipline philosophy was, if it only works for a week- “Great! It worked for a week!” So who knows the duration of this latest success, but I’m reveling in it as long as I can. There was a long period where dinner time […]

  • Fall Staycation- September 2014

    So I’m WAY behind in my blogging. So in order to get these pictures down for memories sake, here goes. Picture overload. Tom got a week off in September. We considered going somewhere like the Oregon coast, but I was so vacationed out and Tom was thrilled at the idea of just being home so […]

  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

    Today was as perfect a day as a day can be. In my previous post I mentioned I wanted to work on having more “family” time. Well check, check for me! Today fulfilled that desire in every way. It was near perfection: relaxed morning all together, walking in puddles with Scotter, wearing Anders in the […]

  • Phoenix Fun!

    Last week, we got to spend a few days with my brother's family (and a few hours with my brother, Derek). It was great to see my neice and nephews. Scotter was so thrilled to have playmates all day- he was on their trampoline most of the time we were there. It was especially fun […]

  • April 2nd means…produce diversity

    My favorite fruit and veggie stand (Country Farms) is open!!! This morning I got apples, bananas, tangelos, oranges, grapes, grapefruit, asparagus, parsnips, beets, cucumbers, zucchini, carrots, celery and three kinds of lettuce all for 35 bucks. I could have got only four of those things for the same price at Costco and been forced to […]

  • Craving chocolate. Craving chocolate. Craving chocolate!

    When I’m pregnant I loose my sweet tooth. I think my chocolate stores must be low because my appetite for it is insatiable! Nestles chocolate chips just aren’t cutting it. Oh, how I pine for another date to The Chocolate Bar with my bestie, Mary!

  • Cheers!

    I ran today. Only down the street and back, but I ran, and it felt great! Tom has been on call for the last week and he hasn’t got called in once! That means we’ve had “daddy” home all week- unexpectedly. It’s been amazing. I’m going to chalk that one up to grace. I bought […]

  • Visit to Grandma and Poppa's

    We just returned from a fantastic visit to Grandma and Poppa Pete’s place. Here’s a few pictures: The main reason we came up was to hear my youngest sister Dantzel solo with her youth orchestra. She played beautifully, and I beamed with pride the entire time. She wakes up every morning at 5:30 so she […]

  • Baby Visitors: Foutzes

    A few days after my family left Tom’s mom flew in, and a few days after that his sister, Adrienne. It was wonderful to have them and all their help. They kept up the pattern of entertaining Scotter in the mornings while I slept in, and kept me sleep positive by letting me get a […]