maya mori

in the midst…

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walk to jamison square

i love walking over the bridges. the girls and i decided to meet our friends at jamison square fountain last week. it was a beautiful & hot day…perfect for playing in the water. we walked over the broadway bridge and enjoyed a gorgeous view.

frankie & gigi had a great time together.

frankie again.


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challenge 7

in june my friend sarah challenged me (and a few others) to lose 7 pounds in 7 weeks. coco had just turned 4 months & it seemed like a perfect time to get in shape.  since then i have been running 10-15 miles per week, using a jillian michael’s dvd (ripped in 30!), playing tennis and tracking my meals on the livestrong app.  the challenge ended last week and i lost 10 pounds!  i feel great and i think i look different too.  tracking my food was really helpful.  the biggest surprise is that i didn’t feel deprived at all.  i feel really fortunate to have such a good friend to encourage me and i absolutely couldn’t have accomplished this without the support of my husband (and his great cooking)!

here are some of the yummy (and healthy) dinners we have made together.

salmon tacos with corn tortillas, black beans & cabbage slaw (cilantro, onion & lime too)salmon tacos

lemon garlic chicken kebabs, garlicky baby bok choy and brown ricekebabs

cannellini-bean nicoise salad (red potato, green beans, tomato, egg, greens & tuna)nicoise

turkey wrap (greens, turkey, apple, ricotta, aardvark sauce) & mediterranean quinoa saladwrap & salad

chickpea & radish salad with peppered beefchickpea salad

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i used to take my boys to omsi (oregon museum of science & industry) all the time, but when frankie was born i became overwhelmed and we took a break. the boys are now old enough to wander through the exhibits alone and the little ladies are really enjoying the play area.

frankie in awe of wind power.20120804-191321.jpg

frankie creating 20120804-191525.jpg

coco loved the ball pit20120804-191616.jpg

the mysterious floating ball20120804-191857.jpg