More Sickness, Eggs, and Other Fun

Just when I thought we were all recovered from our recent sickness, I came down with a head cold over the weekend. Man! Who is ready for spring?! This cold and flu season has really gotten the best of us with Sadie’s ear infection, the stomach flu, and my cold.

I missed the baby shower I was supposed to go to on Saturday, but I still managed to get the funfetti cookies I baked delivered to the shower.

Funfetti cake mix cookies

I missed out on church on Sunday, too. I had a fever on Saturday night, so I didn’t think it was a good idea to bring my germs into the church nursery the next day. I always miss being with our church family when we’re sick or away. Our time at church is like a refreshment from the world each week, if that makes sense. I’m really looking forward to feeling totally normal and being with our people later this week!

Speaking of cookies, I also made graham cracker chocolate chip cookies over the weekend. They were good–Jimmy even said they were blogworthy–but I think they need marshmallows. So, basically I want to make s’mores cookies. I’ll share the recipe if I pick up some marshmallows and try again soon!

Okay, onto the topic of eggs.

Farm fresh eggs

My sister-in-law’s future father-in-law (did that make sense?!) has a chicken coop and gives away the eggs. My SIL casually asked if Jimmy and I would want some and I think I scared her by how excited I got. Of course we want local eggs!

I had my first egg on an english muffin for lunch today and it was delish.

Other fun things of note:
-Sadie and I did a puzzle together at the library.
-Jimmy and I are slowly working on getting Sadie to sleep in her crib at night. This has been so helpful.
-On the nights we manage to get Sadie to sleep in her crib before we go to bed, Jimmy and I have been watching Hallmark movies together. We like to laugh about the plot and how cliche it is, but we’re enjoying our alone time so much!
-I just started reading this book and I’m enjoying it so far.
-Jimmy and I are going bowling with our church this weekend and I’m excited. I’m horrible at bowling, but it’s so fun!
-We dressed Sadie in a dinosaur suit over the weekend and we’re still cracking up at how cute/funny she was in it.

Now onto a few pictures to go along with the fun things of note!

Baby and mom doing dinosaur puzzleBaby and dad in dinosaur outfitBaby girl and dad in dinosaur suit

Okay, this post officially feels all over the place! As usual. I feel like that’s a post in and of itself; I feel all over the place since having a baby. It’s amazing and wild and such a learning experience.

Speaking of babyhood, Sadie just woke up from a nap so I better finish this post! She turned five-months-old yesterday and I’m thinking of actually writing an update on her for once… yay or nay? I always enjoy reading them on other blogs, and I’m sure I’ll love looking back on it. Let me know what you think!

Are you excited for spring?

Do you like bowling?


  1. I can’t wait for your family to all be healthy again!! I am super excited for Spring, so we can take Sadie to all the local parks!! She loves being outside and around people so I know she’ll really enjoy walks in her stroller 😊 The cookies you made look delish!! I wish I could have tried one 😣 I love Sadie’s Dino suit, and the fact you are taking her to the library often and reading to her and doing puzzles with her too!! You and your siblings always loved that too!
    Love you beautiful mama ~

  2. I’m so ready for spring it’s not even funny! Bring on some warm temps, cute dresses and not having to wear a million layers. Sadie is adorable in her dinosaur suit!

  3. My goodness, I can’t believe you caught a cold right after recovering from the stomach flu!! I feel so bad for you guys. Here’s to hoping that’s the last of it and you can stay healthy for awhile now!!
    Oh and it would definitely be so fun to read an update on Sadie! How is she already 5-months old?! ❤

  4. Oh no! Sorry to hear that you got sick again. I hope you’re feeling better now!

    Ooh, the chocolate chip cookies sound great! Please do share the recipe. 🙂 I’d make mine without marshmallows anyway as I’m not a big fan of them. I also really want to make brownies soon. Do you have a favourite recipe?

    Mm, fresh eggs are so tasty! I often cook a quick breakfast of soft-boiled eggs and ‘soldiers’ (toast cut into thin, finger-width slices). I don’t know where the name comes from but it’s a traditional British thing! Have you heard of boiled eggs and soldiers?

    Love Sadie’s dinosaur outfit. What a little cutie! 🙂 The last photo of her and Jimmy both smiling at the camera is so sweet.

    Your current read sounds great, by the way! I think I’d enjoy it. I’ve been thinking of re-starting my blog… after six years of blogging at least once a month, I haven’t blogged in over a year! But I’d probably go back to it mainly as a book blog and use it as a review journal of the books I read.

    And yes, I’m definitely ready for spring! The past few days have been warm here and I’ve been loving the sun!

  5. I hope you feel better soon and that you all stay healthy til the warm weather comes.

    I’m on board for graham cracker chocolate chip cookies or s’mores cookies being on the blog.

    I’m interested in a Sadie update!

  6. I’m definitely excited for spring, too!! I can’t believe you were hit with yet another cold, Allie. I’m so sorry. 😦 No one deserves that!! I hope you’re feeling much better by now. ❤ Those funfetti cookies look perfect & I can't wait to see your s'mores cookies if you do try them again. Sadie is TOO cute in that dinosaur suit, happy 5th month to her!! It's totally understandable that you're feeling all over the place since having her but, you must know you're doing amazing!! ❤ I love that you & Jimmy have been watching Hallmark movies together. So romantic!!

  7. I always love to read baby things so I vote yes to the update!

    And girl, YES, BRING ON SPRING. I’m ready for sunshine and an end to sickness! Bless your hearts, being sick is so hard when there is someone relying on you!

    That little dinosaur suit is SO CUTE! Too bad they don’t have any 2T in stock! I need to keep an eye out, though. 🙂

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