Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Christmas 2014

How was your Christmas? Mine was a great! All my favorite things were involved; family, food, and time off work. Here are a few pictures from the past few days....

It looks like the kids have officially outnumbered the adults. 

One more family Christmas before we wrap up Christmas 2014.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Holiday Run

One of the fancy neighborhoods in town has excellent Christmas light displays.Not only are the houses beautiful, but the decorations are very festive.
Last night, Sister #2 and I thought this would be the perfect place for a Holiday Run. We ran 3 miles while viewing the Christmas lights and decorations. Here are some pictures from our run:

We had a lot of fun! I think this might be a new tradition for us. 

Monday, December 22, 2014

Shrimp and Grits

Last night, I tried another new recipe. I made Shrimp and Grits.  A few years ago I spent a long weekend in Gulf Shores, AL. On that trip I had my first taste of Shrimp and Grits. It was delicious!!!! 

When I found this easy Shrimp and Grits recipe I knew I had to try it out.  In my opinion, my Shrimp and Grits were just as good as what I tasted in AL!
This was my first time to prepare shrimp and grits. I was worried one or both would turn out wrong. I must say, both ingredients were simply to prepare. 

If you are looking for something new to try I recommend this dish! I found the recipe on the Food Network's website. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Reindeer Cookies

Each year I bake goodies for my neighbors and coworkers. This year I'm planning to pass out Reindeer Cookies. Have you seen these on Pinterest? I think they're adorable!!
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Weekend Update with Pictures

Blogger World, I had a busy weekend. I documented all the fun with pictures...

Friday Night Dinner

Canada Travis took me out to dinner. My hamburger was fantastic, and I think he enjoyed his chicken.

Boy Scouts Pancake Breakfast 
Canada Travis is a former Boy Scout. Therefore, each year his family supports the town's Boy Scouts Breakfast. Also, the food is top notch. 
Canada Travis received his own pancakes. You are looking at a pic of his troop number. 

Christmas Parade and Christmas Lights

We were in another parade. I'm becoming quite the parade girl! Later in the evening we enjoyed some festive Christmas lights in Chickasha, OK.

Thunder Game

We all enjoyed a great night of watching basketball. The whole family attended the game, but we sat in different locations. However, we met up at the end of the game for a family picture. I have such a cute family. 

There you have it, another weekend for the books! 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Midweek Review

It's been a busy week. Here's a review of what's been going on in my world...

1. I'm trying to win a competition. 
Starbucks is rewarding one person Starbucks drinks for life! Well, maybe it's for a year? You know, I don't really know. All I know is I'm trying to win!!!

2. I'm trying to win another competition. 
My neighborhood is having a Christmas decoration contest. I decided to participate by hanging a few lights around my house. I thought I was doing pretty good until I checked out the competition. Last night, Sister #2 and I went for a walk to scope out the competition. Let's just say I am not going to win.

3. Christmas cards have been mailed!

4. Wednesday night entertainment.
Who doesn't like a good puppet show? Sister #2 and I's class at church did an awesome job performing their show to an audience. 
5. Working out. 
I'm still trying to work off the Irish nachos I ate last Friday. I think it will be a few more days. 

Happ Thursday! It's almost the weekend!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Holiday Hustle

This weekend Sister #1 and I ran a race. 

We both did great! And by great, I mean we finished without dying! 

After we ran 3 miles, we went to my house for breakfast. Canada Travis made us a delicious breakfast!
You can't beat eggs, bacon, and a biscuit! Delicious!!!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Holiday Stress

We all know about Holiday Stress. It creeps up on us every year. If you're like me, the first of December starts out exciting and fun. However, fast forward a week and you'll find me tired, possibly grumpy, and stress eating. It's not pretty.

This week I read an article on ways to prevent Holiday Stress. Some of the tips were pretty good so I thought I'd share with you. 

1. Take a whiff of citrus 
2. Walk away from troubles
3. Go tech-free
4. Turn up the tunes
5. Fit in excerise 
6. Think positive 
7. Stay hydrated 

Here's to a stress free month!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Just say no to mornings

Pepper isn't a fan of cold mornings!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014


My 100 New Recipe challenge is moving along nicely. Last night, I made recipe #7, Delicious Black Bean Burritos. 

Folks, this is a great weeknight recipe. It's simple, calls for normal ingredients, healthy, and most important TASTY!!!
Here's a couple pics from dinner. Please keep in mind that I am not a food photographer. 

I'm also not a burrito wrapper. It's good to be honest with yourself. Anyway, the recipe is on AllRecipe's website. You should try it out!!!