Oh for the love of pizza! As summer days are melting away we have been loving pizza. Yes, we have pizza Friday back in our lives. There is a product called keto-cal powder and I have found a recipe that uses this powder for crust, with a tiny bit of sauce & cheese and just like that…we have pizza back! Actually she has been eating pizza everyday, three times a day.

 I’ve been finding that she goes through favorite stages. First she loved the chicken, butter, ranch combo. Then it was avocado and now it is pizza, pizza, pizza! She does have to do a quick shot(spoonful)of butter with each pizza to get the proper ratio. Despite the butter load up, I am just thrilled that the diet has been keeping her seizure free and pizza is back on the menu.

Another current favorite is sugar- free gum. One stick a day keeps the grouchy away! She chews it until it disintegrates into nothingness. These are the treats of a ketogenic diet kid. We are so grateful for the little things that make life good!

Thanking God for each melting moment…
Goodbye days of no pizza…Hello Butter

Hope you enjoy pictures of Claire and her “own special pizza”….

Pizza baking in the kitchen...

Pizza at the picnic table...

Pizza in the living room...

Pizza everywhere!

Leaving the Livingroom

July 23, 2011

Getting primped for vacation

Hello Butter has hit the road.

We are in North Carolina for a women’s conference called She Speaks. If you’ ve followed me long, you will know how much I love this weekend. I love the people I meet, but better yet, I love how God shows up at this event.

Claire has been doing so well, that she was able to travel with me again this year. She has been talking about it for weeks because she gets to hang out with her Wendy Pope! She loves Wendy! She was  so excited and kept asking “am I going to hold her and hug her?” I think she has said her name 1,000 times a day for weeks. So, she has got to have some Wendy time and I believe she could have Wendy hold her all day for many days! Claire has truly sparkled as she wheels around in her chair saying “hello” to everyone,she enjoys being social!

 
We packed a cooler with her ketogenic food and so far the diet hasn’t been too much of a hassle. I am finding we adapt pretty well, even if you have sticks of butter in your suitcase.
The diet is definitely easier to maintain while in the comforts of home and the routine of life in our livingroom, but now its nice to know we can also spread our wings and take Butter on the road!

 So, today we are saying goodbye to the comfy couch & tv…. & Hello Butter

Picking Berries

July 13, 2011


I soaked in the quiet of this beautiful summer day and pondered the berries I saw growing on the hillside. It was a gentle reminder to me to enjoy simple. 

The simple pleasure of the warm summer breeze,the simple whispering of the trees,the simple melody of the birds joyful song and the simple sweetness of those berries.

 
In the midst of my frenzy to attempt a family vacation for the six of us,I stopped to appreciate the simple. It doesn’t matter where we travel or how we get there as long as I remember to keep seeing all the simple joys of the life I am surrounded by. All the blessings and beauty of creation. A world of simple gifts that God has placed before me.See,hear,taste and smell each breath of a moment created by my loving Father.Simple.

I am off to take my sweet Claire to harvest those sweet berries and enjoy  sweet simple and pause to say…

goodbye chaos…hello butter

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Wouldn’t any drink taste better in this fancy cup?

Hoping it eases the fact that today her diet is all liquids.
We are telling her the keto-cal drink is a milkshake. Im not sure she is buying it.?
Goodbye sweets…hello butter!

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