Tuesday, January 28, 2014


I hate the "crud."  I've battled it off and on all winter.  Last week ... the week we actually had no activities going on, I started coughing.  Dane started coughing.  It was absolutely miserable.  The kind you can't sleep at night, no one else sleeps much either because all you hear is us coughing.  And NOTHING would make it stop ... trust me I tried.  Prescriptions, home remedies, vicks on the feet, pinterest recipes ... you name it, I tried it.

I finally gave up after 7 days and decided that I was stuck in a perpetual state of no sleep due to cough.  So Saturday night I decided I was going to quit taking anything and everything.  I still coughed Saturday night but on Sunday (still taking NOTHING) I took a 2 hour nap, slept all night the last 2 nights with minimal coughing.  Same thing with Dane ... he didn't cough much Saturday night.

Isn't it amazing ... our minds are trained that we need medicine to "fix" ailments and guess what worked for us ~ taking NOTHING.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

MCL Basketball Tournament

A big THANK YOU to Carrie Towns Photography for coming to the game.  She does an amazing job with her sports sessions ... absolutely worth it.  Mason spent some time on the bench in foul trouble and I still have 90 amazing pictures of him playing during this game.  Plus, it was a first round win for the boys 62-55 over Ellis.  Slow start, but the boys never gave up and fought back.  So fun watching them play!  So many more pictures, if you want to browse through them, let me know and I'll share the link to them all.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014


Had a fun weekend in Lawrence/Topeka taking these 3 to the basketball game.  Dane's first experience at Allen Field House was all I had hoped it to be :-)
We supported our Cats in the sea of red & blue even though they didn't play very well
My boys
We hung around after the game waiting for Marcus Foster ... since he is from Wichita Falls, TX we had to get a quick picture for my niece, Lydsie cause she lives there.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Watch Out World

We have another driver in the family. Nicole got her permit today to start driving me to and from work.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Sweet Mia

Took my sweet Mia in for a haircut today. She looks so much better and was ornery as all get out when we got home.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Freezer Meals

I FINALLY did it ... got organized and now have 22 meals in the deep freeze for supper simplicity in our crazy ~ wonderful life.

However, I will post this disclaimer ... I don't really follow recipes.  I used these mostly just as guides and poured and dumped to what I thought looked good.  Some of these we haven't tried yet - which most of the time the looks on their faces when I tell them it's a new recipe is rather priceless.  And most of them will probably be tweaked after the first time we try them.

I would recommend that any of the recipes that include cheese - don't add it and freeze it.  Wait and add it when you are using that freezer meal.  But, that is just my preference.  All you have to do is write on the bag or pan cover to add cheese to remind yourself (well, that's what I have to do or I definitely would not remember to add the cheese)

Hope you enjoy & if you feel like trying this too - good luck.  I think I could easily get use to this!!

Crockpot Freezer Meals

Freezer Meals

Thursday, January 2, 2014


This young man is intense. He's vocal and just gets in to it :) I can't wait to see how his focus guides him through life