Archives for August 2016

ginger cookie s’mores with amaretto marshmallows

Ginger cookie s’mores with amaretto marshmallows all started with a broken jar of ground ginger. Will has been on surgery rotations for the past few weeks/months/seems like forever, and surgery schedules are really no fun. Most mornings we leave for the hospital around 4:30am, and I’m back home before 5am. Sometimes I go back to bed…

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Happy happy happy Friday!  This week has been so busy and has seemed like it has dragged on forever.  With my work schedule ramping up with the start of school and Will’s crazy clinical schedule we have been exhausted all week.  I can’t wait for the weekend and some relaxation. via pinterest Enjoy this week’s…

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brain tumor trip – nyc part III

I originally planned to put all of the rest of the NYC photos in this blog post, but then realized that there were 20+ photos left to share. Whoops. Instead, we’ll focus on Brooklyn today and there will be one more post with the other bits and pieces left to share from Manhattan (including the…

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almond oatmeal granola bars

Ready or not, here it comes: back to school. My siblings are back at school, my teacher friends are back in their classrooms and campus is bustling around me. Back to school is here, whether we like it or not. To make it a little easier, I made almond oatmeal granola bars! I love granola…

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Happy Friday!  Can you believe we are already at the end of August?! This month flew!  It is so crazy that school is about to start up again.  Campus is so quiet and peaceful over the summer and you feel like you have it all to yourself.  Sometimes in the summer I forget how busy…

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brain tumor trip – nyc part II: central park

In case you missed the introduction to this brain tumor trip series, check out Friday’s post on our first part of NYC!  We spent a lot of time in Central Park during our trip, using it as an easy way to walk from place to place while being surrounded by green and city at the…

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oatmeal dark chocolate fig bars

Oatmeal dark chocolate fig bars are the perfect end-of-summer afternoon snack. Sometimes you are just in the mood for a bar dessert. Cookies and cake won’t do, but the dense crumb of a one-handed oatmeal bar fits the bill perfectly. I have been trying to make a fruit and oatmeal bar since the spring, with…

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brain tumor trip – nyc part 1

Over the weekend my family took a trip to New York City to celebrate health and family. When I was a freshman in high school my dad underwent surgery and a difficult recovery for a benign, but unknown, type of brain tumor. The following year, around the time of the surgery, we went on a…

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Welcome to another Friday! This week seemed really long for some reason and I’m glad to move on to the weekend and more fun things. My family is going on our annual long-weekend city trip and I’m so excited! I hope you have lots of great plans for this weekend, including some Olympic watching! :)…

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august goals

August is here!  Can you believe it?!  And I have my August goals ready before the month is halfway over – what?! :) This day last year I was just starting a new job, and it feels like the year has flown!  The first three weeks of July were so busy for us that I forgot…

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