Two Peas and Their Pod

This and That

Today is our 4 year wedding anniversary! Happy Anniversary to us! I think we are supposed to get each other fruit or flowers. At least that is what the internet told me:) Good thing we just bought a giant watermelon:) We celebrate our love and marriage every day so we don’t have any special plans for today.We just love being together with our little pea! Cheers to 4 years!

Ok, now on to This and That. Enjoy!


1. Maria and I don’t watch much TV. Although, we do rent movies. Let me give you an example of how these nights go. We lay down on the couch to watch the movie and almost immediately Maria is complaining that it’s too loud. She wants me to turn the sound down to almost a mute level. I don’t think she plans on watching the movies because she never stays awake for more than 20 minutes. We basically rent movies for Maria to sleep through and for me to watch on mute.  This week “we”,  meaning I, watched Man on a Ledge. I liked it, at least what I could put together without hearing.

2. I have been training for a triathlon and I am on a 30 day training program. This is NOT recommended and my 35 year old, almost decrepit body, has been paying the price. I could barely walk yesterday. But I’m going to do this. I will let you know if I am still alive after June 30. I just got this thing called “The Stick.” It has been pretty good on helping my leg muscles.

3. While in Seattle, I was able to spend 120 straight hours with my little buddy, Caleb. He is so awesome! We ha a great time and it was hard for me to go back to work this week. Caleb is one righteous dude!


1. My baking drawer is a little out of control. Ok, it’s a complete disaster. I think I need to do some organizing this weekend.

2. So remember that book I was going to read on the plane? Yeah, I never even opened it. Traveling with a baby is a lot different.

3. My grandma and dad have a few hand written recipes that I need to preserve. I love this DIY tutorial for framing recipes.

4. I can’t get enough of these cookies. I made another batch this week and put them in the freezer. I love eating them frozen-who needs popsicles when you have frozen cookies? :)

5. Love these Watermelon and Feta Bites. Going to make them this weekend.

6. We are shopping for a baby trailer for our bikes. Any recommendations? We need to get one ASAP so Caleb can go on some summer bike rides!

7. Oh-and it’s Father’s Day on Sunday. Don’t forget to spoil your dad! Caleb and I will be making Josh one of his favorite breakfasts-Cinnamon Streusel Pancakes!

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95 Responses to “This and That”

  1. Erica — June 14, 2012 @ 4:42 am

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! How awesome. Um…I totally fall asleep every time we put a movie in. Being a Mom makes you extra exhausted (…although I think I used to fall asleep before I was a Mom too haha)

  2. Averie @ Averie Cooks — June 14, 2012 @ 4:53 am

    Happy Anniversary!!!!! So happy for you two and now you have Caleb :)

    And your baking drawer…my stuff is in a pantry and it’s totally smooshed in. I love your drawer though. I want a drawer not a pantry now that I see yours. And I like the sound on my TV super low, too.

  3. Kathryn — June 14, 2012 @ 4:58 am

    Happy anniversary!

  4. Kat — June 14, 2012 @ 5:10 am

    Happy Anniversary :)

    I fall asleep as soon as I lie down on the couch the only way to stay awake is to sit upright :) also I demand my Matt turn down the volume especially if our little one has just gone to sleep we’re always battling over the controller.

  5. That is SUCH a cute way to preserve recipes. Happy anni!

  6. Happy Anniversary!! Super exciting!

  7. Lauren at Keep It Sweet — June 14, 2012 @ 7:02 am

    Haha my husband would say the same thing about when we watch movies. Happy anniversary:-)

  8. Jennifer — June 14, 2012 @ 7:23 am

    Happy Anniversary!!

  9. Katy — June 14, 2012 @ 7:27 am

    We have the bike Chariot, and really like it. We use it all the time for biking, and it transforms easily into a stroller, which is great. Make sure to get the baby insert!

  10. Shari M — June 14, 2012 @ 7:30 am

    Happy Anniversary! I love quinoa so I am anxious to make these cookies. Have a great day!

  11. Emily @ Life on Food — June 14, 2012 @ 7:37 am

    your wedding photo is gorgeous. i love your dress.

  12. Lillian Russo — June 14, 2012 @ 7:39 am

    Happy Annivesary!

  13. Tracey — June 14, 2012 @ 7:46 am

    Happy Anniversary!

  14. Marianne — June 14, 2012 @ 7:53 am

    I had heard about The Stick before.. but had put that way back in the memory bank… just went to their website and I will be ordering one!! No, I’m not a runner, or any type of athlete (too arthritic for that) but I do ride my bike on my good days and I hike to waterfalls quite often. I hope that The Stick will help with the muscle cramps. I have RA and Osteo, have had 1 knee replacement and 90% of my major bones have been broken so arthritis is a daily visitor.
    Love your blog, Caleb is precious, so fun to watch him grow through your pictures.

  15. Asia — June 14, 2012 @ 7:58 am

    Happy Anniversary!!

    We also have our wedding anniversary today :) We are together for 9 years :)

  16. Happy Anniversary!!
    And yes, you should try feta with watermelon, even without fancy styling, because the combination is awesome!

  17. Marian (Sweetopia) — June 14, 2012 @ 8:19 am

    Happy Anniversary! xo

  18. Rachel Cooks — June 14, 2012 @ 8:37 am

    Happy Anniversary!

  19. Julie @ Table for Two — June 14, 2012 @ 8:46 am

    Such a sweet post — happy anniversary to you and Josh! Those summer bike rides with Caleb in tow will be so much fun :)

  20. I need to do that with a few of my recipes!! Happy anniversary to you & Josh!

  21. Happy Anniversary! You two are so cute…Josh should try using a foam roller too – way more effective than the stick!

  22. Urban Wife — June 14, 2012 @ 9:10 am

    Happy Anniversary!! Good luck to Josh with his triathlon. Is it a sprint?

    • Two Peas replied: — June 14th, 2012 @ 10:12 am

      No, I am doing the olympic.

  23. Shannon — June 14, 2012 @ 9:15 am

    His: gotta say I laughed at the movie thing we are the same way (and have been for the 15 years we’ve been married) I fall asleep with in 20 minutes and tell him the tv is too loud all the time :)

    Good luck on your triathlon I admire anyone who does these they are major work and dedication! :)

    Happy Fathers Day early!!!

    Hers: wow I want your baking drawer! my husband just got me the cutest and coolest amish made pantry or cupboard which ever you want to call a free standing kitchen storage made of solid wood :). Now I’m organized, we will see how long that last I give it a month.

    I love the idea of preserving old family recipes! they are usually the best recipes full of yummy ingredients we all try to avoid now. How is it that they ate the way they did and still lived long in years. I think its because they didn’t sit as much as we do now all plugged in they got out and worked hard!

    Love your this and that post! this is one of my first comments I think :)

    • Two Peas replied: — June 14th, 2012 @ 10:21 am

      Thanks for commenting Shannon:)

  24. Windy — June 14, 2012 @ 9:25 am

    Happy Anniversary! The hubs and I are getting ready to have our 5th. Although it took us a few minutes to figure that out, lol. “This year is our 4th…no wait, our 5th…no…yes, definitely our 5th.” We both remember the day but always forget the year. Pretty sad, eh? heheh

    Hope you have a great one!

  25. Jen — June 14, 2012 @ 9:32 am

    We have te Schwinn bike trailer. It rides great but isn’t ideal for two kiddos. Worked great with just one but they are a little smooshed now that there is two. So I guess my only recommendation would be to look for something that easily fits two…if you ever plan on having more than one in there at a time. :)

    • Two Peas replied: — June 14th, 2012 @ 10:21 am

      Good to know! Thank you!

  26. Cassie (bake your day) — June 14, 2012 @ 9:32 am

    Happy anniversary!

  27. Snackpicks — June 14, 2012 @ 9:37 am

    Happy Anniversary!

  28. megan @ whatmegansmaking — June 14, 2012 @ 9:43 am

    happy anniversary! what a fun post. We just had our anniversary last month – 4 years as well! Such a happy time :)

  29. Bev @ Bev Cooks — June 14, 2012 @ 9:52 am

    Josh is HEE-larious. I can totally hear his voice saying those words now that I’ve met him.

    See you in a few daaaays!

    • Two Peas replied: — June 14th, 2012 @ 10:22 am

      Can’t wait to see you again!

  30. Bev @ Bev Cooks — June 14, 2012 @ 9:53 am

    p.s. Happy Anniversary!!

  31. Awkward Kitchenette — June 14, 2012 @ 10:07 am

    Happy Anniversary! We got the In-Step Take 2 Double bike trailer… because it was cheap and fit two :) But they have no complaints and it’s super easy to attach and pull!
    And I think we bought it for ourselves for our anniversary! :)

    • Two Peas replied: — June 14th, 2012 @ 10:22 am

      Thanks for the recommendation!

  32. Happy anniversary! My hubby and I just had out 3rd :)

  33. Erin — June 14, 2012 @ 10:09 am

    Hello and Happy Anniversary! To start, I recently found you and I love your blog and all the yummy food! I also really appreciate that you have nice printable versions of your recipes. You have no idea how many people out there do not and it’s so difficult to print their recipes. This is going to be a completely off the wall question, but I noticed you have a container of ‘marshmallow bits’ in your baking drawer. I have been looking for those for a while now and can’t seem to find them anyware. My local Target, Amazon, Walmart, local grocery stores don’t carry them….any tips?
    Enjoy celebrating your special day!

    • Two Peas replied: — June 14th, 2012 @ 10:19 am

      Hi Erin-thanks for your kind comment. I buy the bits at Target. Weird your store doesn’t carry them. Maybe ask and they can get them in! Have a great day!

  34. kelley — June 14, 2012 @ 10:12 am

    Josh- you’re too funny! I always fall asleep too. ps- P worked on Man on a Ledge- how was it? Maria- my baking drawer looks the same. We should do a cleaning party!

    • Two Peas replied: — June 14th, 2012 @ 10:20 am

      Josh liked the movie. I only saw the first 20 minutes:) Yes, let’s do a cleaning party! And a baking and park party too:)

  35. MAya — June 14, 2012 @ 10:15 am


  36. Tami G — June 14, 2012 @ 10:15 am

    Congratulations! I pray you have many many more years of wedded bliss filled with multiple joys and blessings to last a lifetime!

  37. Emilie — June 14, 2012 @ 10:23 am

    Josh-that stick and I have a serious love/hate relationship. Sometimes I have stare downs with it. But it really does help calf/shin soreness. Good luck with your training!

  38. Emilie — June 14, 2012 @ 10:25 am

    josh-the stick and I have a love/hate relationship. I frequently stare it down before giving in. But it does wonders for your sore calves/shins. Good luck with training!

  39. Heather (Heather's Dish) — June 14, 2012 @ 10:46 am

    i’m dying about the movie thing – i’m totally the same Maria! nate gets so mad when i make him rent a chick flick only to fall asleep after the opening credits. oops :)

  40. Deborah — June 14, 2012 @ 10:48 am

    Haha – I wonder if the tv being loud is a guy thing. When my Josh leaves the room, I always sneak over and turn the volume down. He always listens to it much louder than I think it needs to be!

    Happy Anniversary!

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