baptized as one


today was the day!

yall, i attempted to do a Periscope vid on the way to church this morning and i thought i had succeeded.  a friend text me about 2 hours later (i couldn't watch the replay right then cause we had arrived at church by that time) that the vid 'cut off or something'. on the way to lunch after church i finally watched the replay in the car and she was so right (thanks, Adaeze)!! after 5 seconds of my big face cheesing in the camera, the vid randomly cuts off. just like that. UUUUGGGGGGGH! my scope was like 4 minutes long, womp womp. AND i spelled baptized wrong in my title, LOL. soooo i deleted it. ah well!


Sonny and i had always spoken about getting baptized as adults here and there over the 15 years we've known each other but we never quite worked up the nerve to act on it.  until today. last month while talking during service, we agreed to finally take the plunge...together, this time.

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some of our family attended and captured these moments on camera for us. we are utterly grateful for their support.

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God is in everything we do.  he fuels our passions, our careers, our relationships...everything.  so we must never be ashamed to give Him the glory.  i try to keep my IG posts food/fitness/family related so i honestly wondered just how this post would be received. however.... He is the foundation for those things in my life! and ultimately, it's simply not for me to worry how people receive it. it's not about Likes. it's not about popularity.  it's about being obedient because our purpose is SO MUCH BIGGER THAN US!


our sweet friend Mel greeted us in the hallway afterwards with the biggest hug! we love you, lady.


this girl... the sister i never had. seriously. thanks for coming, O.


brother and sister :)


 our support system.


and how cool is our pastor, lol!? thanks for the pics, Pastor Mike!

Matthew 5:16

let your light shine!


vlog: 3 things i like about natural hair!

happy sunday to yaaaaaaa!


this is what Sonny and Dego did all afternoon,


but Chi and i had way too much energy for a nap!  so we took a long walk and hit the park.

i also had a little time to get my vlogging game UP!  hope you guys had a great weekend too.  check out my vlog and subscribe to my YouTube channel here. i got recipes and workouts ON THA WAY.

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Q: if you're natural, what do you LOVE about it?


H-town's very first 24 hour donut cafe

 a former colleague of mine and fellow UH Cougar, Ose Ohen, opened up Glazed last week!  we headed to stuff our faces immediately after church as planned.


transparency is a wonderful thing.  i appreciate and enjoy being able to watch my food being prepared and just the entire process in general.  maybe that's why i'm such a big fan of Unwrapped on Food Network.  seeing how things i've been eating for YEARS are made is just really interesting and cool.  anyway, kitchen windows build trust.  it can also change the way an employee works if you know what i mean, lol.


 they had 3 flavors ready to go for the soft opening: lemon poppy, glazed, and maple bacon (with a turkey bacon version as well).


more glass windows, awesome.


we all sat down and got comfy while Sonny went to order our sweets.  i didn't even have to tell him what to get either.


*just before pulling the deliciousness out of the bag*


i know. and it tasted as incredible as it looked.  perfect balance of sweet/salty/doughy/chewy/fluffy. WHAT a donut. i am crazy excited about this gigantic list of flavors they'll be selling in the near future and i'm not even a donut person!


Chiso eats his donuts just like his pizza, plain.  i'd say he enjoyed it.


 well you knew this was happening later.  sweaty stair master intervals and some core work completed my sunday.  5 weeks postpartum and i still work my kegal muscles (when i think about it randomly at home) to strengthen my pelvic floor again.  it's a process, ladies!  be patient, work them daily if you can, and make sure you do them on an empty bladder.


 as i got meal prep going for the next few days, i channeled my inner Fish City Grill with these tacos for dinner.  if you've been there and ordered them they should look pretty familiar to ya ;) .  i used La Tortilla Factory 70 calorie tortillas as usual (which i saw at HEB recently!!!!) and filled them with baked swai fish, bagged cabbage and Annie's all natural Lite Goddess dressing.  this is super similar to the Crunchy Ginger Rotisserie Chicken Wrap from a few days ago.  then i grilled them up on our griddle for a few minutes until they browned.   heating the tortilla first makes a huge difference vs a cold, flimsy tortilla.  try it!  someone from Instagram suggested i taste that flavor of Annie's next and i'm glad i did.

Q: kolaches or donuts?

i'm a cheese lover so that's an easy one.