August 26, 2016

Meal Plan - Wk of 8/28

Meal 1: Chicken Ranch Tacos - - Recipe!

Meal 2: Macaroni & Beef

Meal 3: Grilled Tilapia

Meal 4: BLT's

August 19, 2016

Meal Plan - Wk of 8/21

I'm on top of it this week! Trying two new recipes this week, links below:

Meal 1: One Pot Shrimp Pasta - - Recipe!

Meal 2:  Kalua Pork - - Recipe!

Meal 3: Hoagies from Jimmy Johns

Meal 4: Breakfast for Dinner 

August 18, 2016

Not a Food Post!

I had a revelation this past weekend while visiting a dear friend in North Carolina.  I've been enjoying a pretty peaceful home life and do you know why that is?  It's because I do not have a teenage girl in my home.  Obviously I was a teenager at one point and I know I talked a lot but there is something so different about a teenage girl these days.  Has anyone done a study on this? Can we blame the internet and social media?!

She talked non-stop about every little thing that crossed her mind. Stuff that didn't even make sense. At one point Boo looked at me pleading with his eyes to make her be quiet for 5 minutes. My poor friend says it's constant chatter all. the. time.  I only took one bottle of wine with me. It wasn't enough!

For all the people who ever said to me "you should have a 3rd baby so you'll have a girl" (so absurd!) or "aren't you sad you don't have a daughter?"

Umm, NOPE.

I'm good. I'm perfectly happy with all my men and my pets!

August 12, 2016

Meal Plan - Wk of 8/14

Meal 1:  Meat sauce/pasta

Meal 2:  Homemade Chicken Fingers/fries

Meal 3:  Homemade Pizza

Meal 4:  Hamburgers

(this week is called I-give-up-I'm-tired-of-planning-dinner-week)

August 5, 2016

Meal Plan - Wk of 8/7

My apologies for skipping last week. I'm fairly certain it doesn't matter!

Meal 1:  Pork Chops

Meal 2:  Ckn Stir Fry

Meal 3:  Breakfast for Dinner

Meal 4:  Hoagies from Jimmy Johns

August 3, 2016

Vacation Plans

My son's football schedule has derailed any good vacation plans for this summer, much to the dismay of my other son.  This is the summer of separate vacations for our family.  My husband took a golf trip to VA a few weeks ago with 11 other guys.  I am taking a long weekend road trip to NC to visit a dear friend soon and Boo is coming too. He said, "I need to get out of this house. Please take me too."  Okay then. If an almost 12 year old boy is willing to take a 6-7 hour car ride, he must really want to get out of the house!

As I get older and the kids are much easier to transport, my desire to travel has increased ten-fold.  My husband doesn't exactly share the same feelings, given much of what goes on in the world these days. You have to be mindful of your destinations, of course, but I truly believe travel is still a must! We've decided to take another family cruise in early 2017. The cruise is booked and airfare purchased. We're heading on a western Caribbean route on-board another Norwegian cruise ship. I am so excited!! The boys will miss a few days of school but I don't care. I won't ever get back this time with them and before I know it, Bud will be 18 and (hopefully) off to college.

The best part is that cruise won't be the only cruise I'm taking next year!  I'm also going on a Girl's Cruise with 3 friends to the Bahamas. It's a long weekend cruise and we plan to be drinking, eating, and sunning ourselves the entire time. Probably in that order!

2016 has been pretty quiet and low key but 2017 should be fabulous!