Tuesday, October 14, 2014

39/52

Abby Kennan Photography, San Antonio TX Children's Photographer
Abby Kennan Photography, San Antonio TX Children's Photographer
"A portrait of my children, once week, every week, in 2014."
"Sometimes, I need only to stand
wherever I am
to be blessed."
Mary Oliver                                           

Pumpkin Patch 2014

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38/52

Abby Kennan Photography, San Antonio TX Children's Photographer
Abby Kennan Photography, San Antonio TX Children's Photographer
"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014."
"The less I needed,
the better I felt."
Bukowski                                           

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Baby # 3 // 15 Weeks

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Guess it's time to finally address this third pregnancy!  Woohoo!!!  So far, I have been so sick.  I mentioned that here.  I basically felt car sick from son up to son down ;-)  Now, I find that, though it's very sporadic that it's mostly in the late afternoon and when I haven't eaten anything in a while.  I also have the pregnancy acne (which is painful, feels like brusies).  And did I mention exhausted?

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Being pregnant at 25 and 27 is very different than being pregnant at 32...or maybe it's just the fact that I have 4 & 7 year old boys with busy schedules to attend to :-)  I had some psoas pain around 10 weeks (it was painful to even walk) that I was able to fix right up with some wonderful yoga poses    I'm not going to complain about everything though!!!  I've already felt flutters (third pregnancy means I'm pretty in tune with my body), the boys are having fun coming up with names (Alberto Keshawn Kennan is Coltrane's choice) and are asking us tons of questions.  We are over the moon excited and I know that we are partially crazy for adding a third to this mix :-)  We can't wait until Spring little one!

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>>  MY FIRST TRIMESTER  M U S T  HAVES  <<
  1.  Sea Band Mama - Accupressure Wrist Bands  //  Even got my SIL hooked on these pretty little things ;-)  Get yours here
  2.  Sea Band Anti Nausea Ginger Gum  //  I swear this gum worked, it's a bit pricey compared to your normal Trident but worth it.  Get yours here
  3.  Ginger Ale  //  I'll be okay if I never have to drink a ginger ale again, I went through this stuff like wine ;-)
  4.  Sour Patch Kids //  For whatever reason, these have helped when I'm feeling nauseous
  5.  Tons of water //  I was-am so thirsty all the time!
  6.  DoTerra Peppermint Oil  //  I will be having a post on essential oils here in the next week :-)

What are some of your first trimester must haves?  

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* all photos by Kyle :-)

Monday, October 6, 2014

Current Book Faves {Children's Edition}


My friend Monique, one part of Idyll Isle recently launched her "Book Bandit" series.  I thought I would follow suit and just post a few of our current favorite children's books.  Kingston LOVES to read and that makes Kyle and I so happy.  In fact, I just picked up 6 more of the the Magic Tree House series books for him.  He also will read to Coltrane which is just the sweetest thing.

 Kyle and I love to read (he from a kindle and me from old fashioned books) and I hope this sticks with our children forever.  I still remember some of my childhood favorites-- Nancy Drew, The Babysitters Club and Sweet Valley High anyone?!  Yet I digress...Check these out for your 4 & 7 year olds!






Sunday, October 5, 2014

37/52

Abby Kennan Photography, San Antonio TX Family Photographer
Abby Kennan Photography, San Antonio TX Family Photographer
"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014."

"Everything that has happened to you 
is either an opportunity to grow 
or an obstacle to prevent you from growing.  
You get to choose." 
  ~Wayne Dyer                   

Friday, October 3, 2014

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeños


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Ok y'all.  I totally have my appetite back!  Though my morning sickness has reared her ugly face again and I've been feeling a little icky, sporadically through the day...one thing though that has come in full effect are my cravings!  I woke up yesterday and was like, 'I'm going to make bacon wrapped jalapeños for dinner.'  (We ended up going out to dinner instead and I was secretly twitching bc I realllllly wanted these bad boys).  But alas, I was able to make them this evening, after Kingston's football game!  I mean...football and bacon wrapped jalapeños!?!?

BACON WRAPPED JALAPENOS 

INGREDIENTS

Jalapeños
Whipped cream cheese (makes it easier to spread)
Bacon
Tony Chacheres

DIRECTIONS

  • Cut the jalapeños in half lengthwise
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  • De-seed and de-vein the peppers (if you want, I prefer spicy but I thought I'd play it safe this time)
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  • "stuff" the pepper with cream cheese
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  • sprinkle with Tony's
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  • I split the bacon slices down the middle and then wrapped each pepper with the half of bacon
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  • Bake in a 400 degree oven for 20 mins (or until bacon is cooked)
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I may or may not have had 15 of these.  Yup.