Family Mondays are an indispensable tradition here in the Betzen household. Whether we take an hour walk at the park playing with rocks and leaves, make sand castles at the beach, or indulge in the richest foods ever, we've got it covered. Thankfully though, rich foods are only a treat for those days when we feel quite "adventurous", as evidenced by our visit to Tender Greens some weeks ago. Two Mondays ago we did just that. We took advantage of our yearly pass to the Long Beach Aquarium (thanks, sis!) and had a YOLO meal--for lack of better term--at Love Letter's Chicken & Pizza. Yup. The very one I told you guys about when I made my own sweet & spicy chicken?
We marveled not just at the beautiful jellyfish which I find absolutely fascinating by the way, but at Selah's amazement of it all. Her little hands pressing against the tank (wait, is that allowed?) as she marvels at God's wonders is a treat in itself. I think Greg and I have more fun watching her than anything else, really! Sometimes it looks like we're laughing at her from an outsider's perspective, but I promise that's not the case. Any other parents share in our sentiments? :)
And here we are back to Thursday Links, except that it's actually Wednesday today. My schedule has been a bit different lately so my posts might go up on different days.
How beautiful is this Secret Cake by Molly?! I'm absolutely head over heels about the scalloped frosting, and the idea of revealing the baby's gender by the color of the cake is pure genius.
I always say that moderation is key to maintaining your shape and health in check, but like I said...moderation, hehe. Hence, I'm really giving into this Hokkaido milk bread recipe and I foresee it becoming a treat in our kitchen soon.
I say yes to this entire outfit! It is so neat, simple, and yet unique enough to make a statement. Aimee did an outstanding job on this one in my opinion.
Although many of us subscribe to different beliefs, there is no question that Kristy's blog is a treasure chest filled with encouragement--and in my humble opinion--truth that pierces through the soul. Her Sisters in Christ series is so timely and utterly uplifting. If you're looking to start fresh, then this post might be just for you.
It's no mystery that I'm a foodie. It's also no mystery that I virtually drool over lots and lots of different dishes, and this Steak Panini looks mouth wateringly enticing! It's either the gorgeous photos, the recipe itself, or both. You decide.
Instagram has quickly taken over the world which is both awesome and scary. Since it is my favorite social media platform after all, will you connect with me? No shame in asking. ;)
Have a blessed day, you! I think it's safe to remind you (and myself) to take it one day at a time, so let's do it, yes?
What are your favorite links this week?
Which recipes have you been eyeing as of late?