Throwback Thursday

Today is high school graduation day for my friend, Abbey! Last year, when I graduated, we got together at a fun Mexican restaurant with our moms to celebrate. Last week, we got together at the same restaurant to celebrate Abbey’s graduation! It became a little tradition of ours.

Abbey and I have been friends for a very long time. We began pre-school together and now here we are both college students! So, for this Throwback Thursday, I decided I would dedicate it to Abbey with pictures of us together then and now!


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^^In the car on the way to preschool! 1998

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^^Swim Practice! 1998

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^^Left: Playing in Abbey’s backyard 1998 | Right: Our first dance recital together…hip hop! 2004

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^^New Years 2007


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^^ Left: Lunch last year just before my graduation | Right: Lunch last week just before Abbey’s Graduation

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Happy Graduation Day, Abbey! All your hard work has paid off and I am so proud of you. Congratulations!

When Toddlers Try New Foods…

Last night, I babysat our family friends’ toddler! (Actually it’s a really cute story…my third grade teacher married my fifth grade teacher! They never worked at the same school together, but my friend and fellow classmate’s mom had the brilliant idea of setting our two teachers up. And now they live happily ever after with their cute daughter, Rachel!) Anyway, Rachel is so easy going and so much fun…and a very smart cookie for her age too!

The other thing about Rachel is that she is one of the best eaters! She is almost two years old and for dinner I served her rice and chicken and salad with carrots, avocado, cucumber and tomatoes!


Doesn’t that sound like something us old people (in comparison to her age) would eat for dinner?! She ate every last bite…except for the rice! She took one bite and decided she didn’t like it…so she just opened her mouth and let it fall into her bib pocket! It totally made me laugh and think of this cute video I had seen a few days ago of kids trying new foods!

The little girl with the pigtails was my favorite!

Not Your Typical Pancake

I have always preferred salty and savory to sweets. A bag of potato chips just sounds so much more amazing to me than a couple pieces of chocolate. That’s why my favorite breakfast is Eggs Benedict instead of pancakes or French toast. But, when I found a recipe for savory pancakes with bacon, corn, cheese, onions and chives, I was so excited to give it a try. And it had bacon in it so how can you say no to that??


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And let me tell you something…it was so delicious that I nearly fell out of my chair. Especially when you drizzle warm maple syrup all over the pancakes. It’s the perfect balance of savory and sweet! I’m definitely going to be making these over and over again.