Everyday Life and Menu Plan 1.24.16

Another week, another two trips to the Y on the same day for swim lessons.  I go in the early afternoon with my 5 year old, and in the evening with the 8 year old.  He loves that he's old enough to hit the hot tub.

Meanwhile, I hear Eddie Murphy doin' James Brown in my head. 

And, this week: another trip to see The Force Awakens, this time with the kids!  My boy loved it, of course, but I think my daughter got a little bored - what!?  We'll keep working on her...
This Vlog Brothers video pretty much sums it up for me.  The movie is just so great.

This morning started out leisurely, and I would have loved to do this all day:
But, as all Pacific Northwest folks know, if the sun is out: then you MUST get outside.  We do not squander our sunny days.  It was a perfect day for the zoo.

This week, we're trying out some Mediterranean bowls and getting out for a date night!

As always, I'm linking up with Org Junkie, Mommy Run Fast and Jill Conyers - be sure to check out all the great weekly menus!


  1. The quinoa bowls look delicious! You know I'm probably the only person left who hasn't seen The Force Awakens, lol.

  2. Oooh, thank you for sharing these recipes! I definitely want to try the Thai-Style Ground Beef!! Hope you have a great start to the week!