Monday, September 15, 2014

Cutest Kids Ever & Taco Soup

I just love these kids...and they are all mine!  :)
Happy Momma here....

The slight change in temps had me craving taco soup last night so I indulged...

It was sooo good.  Plenty of leftovers for lunch today with the girls at work. 

Here's the recipe if you don't have it...super, super easy!!

1 lb. hamburger meat
1 packet taco seasoning
1 packet dry ranch dressing
2 cans pinto beans w/ liquid
1 can kidney beans (drained)
1 can corn w/ liquid (I used Hominy this time)
2 cans Rotel or 1 can Rotel and 1 can diced tomatoes

Brown hamburger meat and drain.  Add all ingredients and cook until boiling or cook in the crockpot.

I always serve mine up with Fritos, avocado and grated cheese.  So delicious!

Y'all enjoy and have a great week!

Thursday, September 4, 2014


One of the girls at work today mentioned that there are only 18 Fridays left until Christmas. 18 Fridays people!  When you say it like that, it sends me into total panic mode.  I have to start shopping. No seriously, I need to start shopping.  I have a two ideas for two very sweet boys that have come into my life this year by the names of Cameron and Aiden but have I started?  Heck no.  Have I looked?  Heck no.  So yes, panic mode.  Ironically, I did make one purchase today that will be a gift.  A November birthday gift.  Does that count?

I must start shopping, or my kids and others will have nothing under the tree.  Nothing.

On a much happier note....I am planning to pull out all my Fall decor this weekend and decorate my home.  Ready for some coziness inside even though it is still very much hot outside here in Southeast Texas.  Boo Hiss! I'm totally ready for this...

But not Christmas in 18 Fridays....

Monday, September 1, 2014


So very happy to see you!  Bring on the cooler temps and everything Fall! I've never been more ready. 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Did I Mention...

This is also happening....

Oh yes, you are seeing that very well.  That is my son with a driver's permit in hand.

Yep, I know... I died too.

A lot of change going on in our home the last few weeks and I'm not at all certain I'm handling it very well. Most days I think I am but then days like yesterday happen and I'm a bucket full of anxiety as I wait to see my daughter to make sure she made it through her second day of school.  I can tell you the first time this happened....

My heart about popped out of my chest.  He did a great job but I had the biggest lump in my throat the entire hour long drive.  I know it was a mix of "holy hell, my son is driving my car" and "oh my gosh, my baby is really driving" to "please God, let him get us home".  I knew I would not handle this driving thing well at all. My anxiety has been building ever since I signed the boy up for the class.  I finally understand the levels of anxiety, the hours of worry my parents felt every time I left the house by myself when I first began driving.  I get it.  I feel sick now just thinking about it.  Will he pay attention at all times?  Will he leave all that other shit alone in the car and focus on the task at hand?  I now wish we had lived out of town on acreage for me to let him practice driving or taken him to the fairgrounds in town to drive around.  Something, anything.  I should have done more because maybe then, I'd feel a little less anxious when he gets behind the wheel.  

Who am I kidding...I would feel anxious no matter the situation.