Wednesday, July 13, 2016
So we had our first Kodiak ER visit over the weekend. John and I, in an attempt to improve our energy levels, began the Whole30 diet last Thursday--no alcohol, no diary, no carbs, no processed sugar. Here we are on day two of our diet after a hike, feeling great. That all changed on day three when John experienced extreme cramping and vomiting. Off to the ER! Collapsed small intestine--diet was too much, too fast. Sorry John (this diet had been my idea to begin with). On a positive note, the ER had no wait! A little morphine and all was reset, as it relaxes the muscles of the intestine. Megan
Monday, July 4, 2016
Lydia was inspired by a cake decorating video she found on YouTube to make John a Welcome Back From Deployment Cake (he returns tomorrow). Nothing says welcome home better than a princess cake! I got wrapped up in the activity too and had high hopes for how it might turn out. Along the way, the reality of how difficult it is to cake-decorate hit me. But I love, love, love how it didn't phase Lydia a bit that the cake didn't look like the one in the video. She was thrilled with the outcome. Megan
P.S. Here is the back of the cake.
Friday, July 1, 2016
Monday, June 27, 2016
It is salmonberry season in Kodiak. These berries grow wild all over the island. They are like blackberry's tart cousin. The kids don't really eat them but they sure enjoy picking them! It has provided us with several hours of entertainment while John is on a short deployment. I tried my hand at making Salmonberry Crunch, also known as Bear Poop Pie. Megan