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Recently, some friends from church invited us to their house for dinner. It was a fairly impromptu event, so I didn’t have much time to whip up a homemade pie or something more involved than a pie. Like a tort. Or meringue. Or anything that sounds French.

I hope you’re paying attention so you can soak up this culinary genius, people.

I have a tried-and-true cake recipe that is always a crowd pleaser. I rarely take it to a dinner party or a potluck when I’m not asked for the recipe. So, today’s post is as much for my own self-interest as it is for your enjoyment. This way I can just point people to my blog for the recipe so it will increase my traffic and ultimately make me a sold-out, jaded mommy blogger who rakes in 75K a month while I blog from my yacht.

[That seems likely. Well, the jaded and sell-out part. Not so much the wealthy yacht owner.]

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The "Weight" of Motherhood

In case you’ve never made the mistake of telling a toddler that Christmas is coming soon, I’ll give you a quick lesson in cognitive development.

Toddlers have NO concept of time. None.

In fact, toddlers have no sense of any type of measurement. We made the mistake of telling JJ a few weeks ago that he has grown so much recently and that he’ll soon be taller than daddy.

“Soon,” we said . . . like a bunch of stinking amateurs.

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

Well, it’s that time of year again. The time when the weather FINALLY drops into the 70’s, and I get to sit in front of the fireplace and eat Chicken Tortilla Soup while I listen to Christmas music.

“It’s the moooooost wonderful tiiiiiiiiiiiiiime…of the yeaaaaaaaaar!”

I have zero patience. I want to go from Labor Day swimming pool closures to ice skating rinks. Except I hate to ice skate. So, scratch that.

I want to go from shopping for bathing suits…never mind.

Basically, I want to curl up on my sofa wearing my leg warmers while I eat a steaming bowl of Chicken Tortilla Soup and talk about my feelings over the faint sounds of Bing Crosby’s White Christmas on constant loop.

I’m basically every man’s worst nightmare. 

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Since we had a pretty traumatic Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year, I was excited to celebrate Easter Sunday with a newfound appreciation for the significance of the cross and the empty tomb. Lately, I have spent a great deal of time in the Word, and it has TRANSFORMED the way I view the events of the past several months…and even the past decade. I plan to share so much of this with you guys in the future. But, for now, I just want to say that God is good. Even when our circumstances are not.

(I thought she said this post was about fashion. I didn’t come here to get theologically flash mobbed.)

Too late.

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