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This week at the Brennan’s

This week at the Brennan’s

My life rages on!

Here’s the craziness that ensued this week:

Earlier in the week, we had the appraisers come to our house help to complete the sale of our home. Of course I forgot they were coming and my house was a disaster. Um, what else is new?

My dear dear friend, Candice, offered to sell the majority of my crap stuff online for me so I didn’t have to. BLESS HER EVER LOVING HEART. She came over with a nice wad of cash and I almost kissed her. *Almost*

Thursday morning, I left with my kids for Utah and stayed with my good friend Amy. Then Friday I flew out of SLC and landed at JFK 2 hours later than anticipated. (Our flight was delayed because of the awful rainy weather.) Ew.

But, HELLO NEW YORK!

Sometime between 11:30pm when I got to the hotel and 8am when I woke up, my husband arrived to New York too! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again–>I love that man immensely. OBSESSED.


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This week was filled with lots of food and business, as per usual!

Here’s what happened this week:

Well, I’m working on a wee little Christmas project which involves lots of recipe testing and lots of picture taking. This week, I’ve been doing a TON of testing…meaning no gym time and lots of eating. So I’ve been picking up some poundage. GO ME! More details of this project to come in November and December 😉

Brooke had volleyball this week and is starting to enjoy it a little more! Her first week was kind of a bust because she felt unprepared, like the game of volleyball had changed once we crossed state lines and it was foreign to her. But this week was totally different! They were working on a different skill, and she got partnered with a girl coach which made all the difference (in my opinion). So, yay! She’s back to liking it again.

Blake also started Soccer this week and so far loves it. But, it’s mostly just running at this point, so we’ll see how he progresses. That boy is such a goofball and a ray of sunshine wherever he goes. I love him so so much.

I’ve noticed my eyes getting worse and worse and one of my teeth starting to hurt. So I’ve been wearing my glasses and amping up my flossing game. I know I should floss a lot more than I do, but MAMA TIRED.

Gordon came back this weekend and we really didn’t get to spend a whole lot of alone time together because of our kids sports and general attention they need. I saw a lot of him in passing. So, better luck next weekend? 7 more weeks to go until he works out of NYC!! Not that I’m counting or anything.


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I really didn’t want to post this recipe. Like really really didn’t want to because these aren’t the prettiest photos in the world. Like these cookies are gorgeous. These ones are also pretty pretty. But these? Notsomuch.

However after eating NINE of these over the course of 8 hours, I decided it would be in my best interest to post the recipe because they were that good. I needed to share the glory.

Now, I know what you’re thinking.

Mashed sweet potato in cookies? Gross.

But believe me when I say you are wrong!! Vegetables in cookies is actually good! I don’t eat nine cookies just for the fun of it. Usually. I need a treat that is calorically worthy enough to keep my thighs at their current size and this dessert fits the bill a little too well 😉


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