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Week 312 Menu

Good morning, everyone! Here are two things that are on my mind today...these oatmeal cookies that we made yesterday and getting steps on my FitBit. Kind of contradictory, I know. :) I'm pretending that oatmeal cookies are an acceptable form of breakfast. And I'm super excited to have a FitBit. I've had one for a week and have loved seeing my steps (or lack of, at least yesterday...my Sunday was very restful, I guess).  (Do you FitBit?  We should be FitBit friends!)

How was your weekend?  Ours was busy, but good.  We finished up my son's basketball season, went to a birthday party, cleaned lots of our really yucky windows, and enjoyed the beautiful weather.  Yesterday I spoke in church and am really glad that it's over.  :)  It wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be.  I was the last speaker and somehow filled almost all the time leftover.  I talked about Come Unto Christ and I listened to this song over and over while I planned my talk.  Now it's stuck in my head, which is probably a good thing.  

I'm excited for this week.  Nothing too exciting or big going on, just beautiful weather, time with the kids, doing my taxes, heading to the DMV (wish me luck), no sports practices, etc.  And I'm trying to teach my two year old not to push his dumptruck down the stairs since it's too big for him to carry it. 

One more thing to share...pretty exciting.  One of my favorite people, wrote a book, Light of the Candle (which is fabulous!).  There's a giveaway going on now where she's giving away FIVE copies of her book.  You should enter!  And read it!  

Menu time...

Monday: taco salad

Tuesday: Asian BBQ chicken, whole wheat cous cous, veggies

Wednesday: lasagna, the best french bread


Friday:  Blue and Gold Banquet (taking southwest pasta salad to share)


Sunday:  chicken pot pie (my daughter has been begging me to make it)

What are you making this week?  I love it when you share!

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