Friday, April 12, 2013

I Confess: My Husband Is Better With Fondant Than I Am (and a few other confessions and letters)


dear kevin: I never knew you were so talented in the kitchen. I mean the fruit salad and sauteed squash you cooked earlier this week were divine, but you blew me away last night with your careful crafting on fondant turtle heads. (p.s. This is a little preview of what my sweet husband and I were doing until almost midnight last night.) Also, I hope you feel better soon. This sinus infection/allergy/whatever you want to call is not fun. I love you more than words can say. And a happy six months to you (tomorrow).
dear k.c.: You are my favorite five-year old in the world. And I am unbelievably proud of you! You are great at everything you do and you're so smart, too. If there's a toy that needs fixing, you can do it. I was so proud of your good hit in your first real baseball practice earlier this week. I love you my little blueberry ocean eyed boy!  dear kaden: When did you get so old? FOUR! That wasn't supposed to happen for at least another four years. You have the sweetest disposition and I could just eat you up. You are too cute! I can't wait for your official birthday party tomorrow - we're going to have so much fun! I love you little one! dear stephanie: I'm proud of you and I know whichever college you choose will be the right one. Not many people get into every school they apply to. No matter where you go, you'll do well and I know you'll go far. You mean the world to me and I'm so proud of you! I love you! dear running shoes: Please stop giving me blisters between my toes. They don't feel good. Also, new socks, please correct this problem so I don't have to buy new shoes. And I'd like to win my race tomorrow. dear beach: You and I are overdue for some quality time. I'm looking forward to hanging out with you soon. dear God: I don't know why, but you continue to amaze me with your faithfulness despite myself. I am blessed and you have blessed us.

This week I confess that...

... I'm not so good at following our family's "Simplify" rule. Granted, my husband picked up snacks and drinks for tonight's ball practices instead of me making cupcakes. Little steps right?

... Even though I don't follow the "Simplify" rule all the time, making a big deal out of things like birthday parties is fun and brings me joy. But I'm glad I finally believe it's ok to sign up for chips instead of a homemade snack.

... I want to watch Food, Inc. Kayla has been telling me about the "pink filler" McDonald's and other fast food places use in their burgers and it makes me sick. 

... I am going to start eating and cooking better and limiting take out. It scares me to think about what crazy things are going into my body. 

... I think I sometimes have too high expectations of others. Or maybe it's that I pay attention to the little things. Or it could be that I am tough on myself.

... I love the Build 'Em Up Series!


Ariane said...

Hey Anna,

I have really high expectations of other people too. My loved ones, my coworkers, strangers, anyone, really. I think it's because I hold myself to a high standard, and it's hard for me to "get it" that other people think in different ways and have different priorities and that's okay!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and a really fun b-day party for Kaden :)

Tori G said...

I need to start limiting take out as well! It is a habit that I must break! = )
Happy Friday
Stop by some time

Ashley said...

Ew. What is this pink filler stuff? I do love a McDonalds hamburger...I have to admit...but this makes me kind of nervous.

Kathryn said...

Those turtle heads look pretty impressive! And yes, Food Inc will make you think about a lot of things. The food industry is so jacked up, and it's not just fast food restaurants.

Ashley Robyn said...

Hello impressive turtles and good luck on your race. I know you'll do fabulous!! Happy weekend pretty lady.

Victoria said...

New Follower! I could definitely use some lessons in "Simplifying". It makes me realize how selfish and "me me me" I am. Have a fun weekend!

Kaylin said...

I need to start cooking healthier too, this going to take some work!!!

Jennifer said...

Allen is WAY better at fondant than I am. It started innocently, I was worn out from rolling the fondant (man, it's tough when you're covering a whole cake) and I ask him to help. Then I was trying to get it smooth on the cake and when he helped, I realized he was way better than I am. :)
I'm glad you're loving the Build 'Em Up Series. It has encouraged me so much!