A McMay Update and Mrs. McMay’s Random Ramblings

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Hey all! We have been behind on this little blog here. I know you are all chomping at the bit to hear more about how life is going.

We are just trucking along! We are moved in to our house now! Don’t ASK if everything is put away…if I wasn’t so embarrassed, I’d post a picture of our garage atm….it’s not ALL our fault though! The people we bought the house from didn’t clean out the attic above the garage…there was carpet and wallpaper left in there from the 70’s. Do you know what happens to wallpaper and carpet when it has been exposed to the elements for 40 years? IT CRUMBLES!!! We had a large mess.

Merging two households isn’t exactly easy because, well, you have two of everything. Two playrooms, two kitchens, two sets of just about everything. Trying to determine what to keep, what to pitch, and what to donate is tough!  I saw an idea on facebook that I REALLY liked. For an entire month, you get rid of the amount of items as the monthly date. So on March 1, you get rid of one item, on March 2, you get rid of two…so on and so forth. I want to try this. Quite frankly, we just have too much STUFF. It’s quite overwhelming.

You know what else is overwhelming? The amount of WASTE we create as a family. I really started to notice it when I began packing everyone’s lunches. We go through a box of 150 snack size bags…. A WEEK. Yes, A WEEK. That is a TON of waste! I am currently exploring alternatives as that is just not sustainable.

I found these REALLY cute little containers at Dollar Tree and I LOVE them. In an effort to be a bit healthier, we are packing our lunches. We have also cut out over-processed foods that Auryana was eating in her lunch (she swore she would only eat honey buns for a snack!) and have been trying to encourage healthier habits.  We are making great progress but she still comes home and tells us how much she disliked something! <I made Almond Strawberry Banana Milk based on a blog post I saw here. Yea, she hated it. Alas, we shall try again sometime- maybe not strawberry next time! But it sure was pretty! Anywho, back to the containers! I’m SO excited to share with you! I have a blog post planned to go in depth about my OBSESSION with the dollar store (Dollar Tree specifically) but I just couldn’t wait to share this!

So we have been using these for anything from raisins to salsa. I make a whole batch of blender salsa for the week and put it in these! They are FABULOUS!!! 10 of them for $1!!!! I bought a whole case of them I love them sooooo much! Super great for babyfood, too! Buy them here: Containers

This month has been a looooong short month! We’ve had some sick kiddos! And now Mr. and Mrs. are sick, too.

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We went to Sugarland to eat breakfast at this cute, tasty restaurant called Jupiters Pizza and Waffles (yummm)

 

^^^How cute are our kids?!  I know I am biased but….I mean come on now!

We checked out a new to us park that we hope to frequent this summer!!! Awesome exploration for the kiddos! Little Mr. was super tired and wasn’t feeling the park outing so he didn’t get any pictures taken.

  

Oh, and Matius LOVES to play dress up with Auryana but apparently when mom does it it’s far less than ok. 😛

Thanks for reading my Random Ramblings!

Hope you have a blessed day! Be back at ya soon with some fun stuff!

 

 

 

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