I'm Lauren!
Pro Recipe Developer, picture taker, lover of my husband and carbs, living in New York City

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Hello again, friends! I’ve tried to sit down and write this post quite a few times, but my mom brain is getting the better of me, as is my attention span. Hello, FRIENDS bloopers. But I will power through and give this a whirl.

Here’s what happened this week:

I love making goals for myself and trying to accomplish them. Earlier in the week, I had a few conference calls that put a few things into motion that would allow me to take small steps towards greater, much larger goals for myself. I’m so excited about all that stuff! Of course its a little daunting because its a TON of work to put in and make the effort, but I’m excited nonetheless. 

Also, my nanny gets an A++ this week for just showing up and being here. My kids are getting the hang of her and she is getting used to them and their personalities. It’s grand! And I really love that I get uninterrupted time to myself but still plenty of time with the kids. I’ve been with them 24/7, nonstop since school ended in Idaho at the beginning of June. Mama is ready for Brooke and Blake to head back to school! 

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So excited to be sharing our family photos from when we were in Central Park a few weeks ago! The lovely and talented Kylie Whiting took all of these gorgeous images and we are so happy we have memories documented from when we first moved to the city. I’m glad we have these smiles on file because 2017 hasn’t been all rainbows and sunshine. It’s been a hard year for all of us (and it’s only August!) This is proof that there are good days amidst the bad/hard/tiring/frustrating/lonely ones. Seasons change as we grow and we’re mostly excited to see what this big city has in store for us.

Whenever we end up leaving New York City, we are going to take more photos to compare and to see how much we’ve grown and inevitably gotten older.

Eddie of course stole the show and we had sweat dripping off of us by the end of this session, but by golly these photos were worth it!

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So, I’ve talked about this before and I think it’s worth mentioning again: I ONLY WATCH SPORTING EVENTS IF THERE WILL BE FOOD.

Food is the only reason I will:

watch the super bowl
go see a baseball game
get lured into watching basketball
try to play tennis, golf or anything that involves a ball
Did I ever tell you about the time my grandpa took me golfing and after one hole he was like “Yeah, this isn’t the sport for you. Go drive the cart.”

So that’s fun.


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