Thursday, August 31, 2017

Where Did Summer Go?

 Summer is over, and we are two weeks into the new school year. It looks like it's going to be an amazing year, but I still mourn the end of summer.

Here are a few random photos from summer.
Cincinnait

Downtown Cincinnati

Tubing in North Carolina










 Rafting in NC in the Great Smokey Mountains. It was seriously too tame, so we are looking at going rafting in AL (a lot closer to home and cheaper!) in October.


Around home












Friday, April 28, 2017

New Camera

My Nikon 3100 has always jammed when using auto focus and usually at the worst times. So I bought a Nikon 5500. So far I've just taken a couple of baby pictures with it, but I look forward to trying it out more in coming weeks.




 LOL. You can tell what she's watching.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Take the Risk

Take the risk this summer. Go out of your comfort zone and do something amazing. Live like you mean it. Ideas?


Friday, March 3, 2017

Fun Friday: Crock Pot Cream Cheese Chicken Chili


Life has been so crazy that I am simply going to share the recipe we are having tonight when another family comes over in a bit.

Crock Pot Cream Cheese Chicken Chili
4 chicken breasts
2 cans Rotel tomatoes
1 large can corn undrained
1 can black beans drained and rinsed
1 can red kidney beans drained and rinsed
2 envelopes ranch dressing mix
1 tsp chili powder
2 8 oz pkg cream cheese


Place the uncooked chicken in the bottom of the crock pot. Top with the Rotel, corn, beans, dressing mix, cumin and chili powder. Stir to mix. Top with cream cheese. Cook on low for 4-5 hours stirring occasionally. Shred the chicken before serving. Can serve over rice or baked potato or use as a dip.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Perfect Road Trip

A scientist planned this road trip which allows you to see all the major landmarks in all the continental 48 states. It is 13,699 miles and would take 224 hours or 9.33 days to drive it straight through. But of course that would defeat the purpose, so you'd want to take at least a month!



Here is what you'd see:


1. Grand Canyon, AZ
2. Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
3. Craters of the Moon National Monument, ID
4. Yellowstone National Park, WY
5. Pikes Peak, CO
6. Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
7. The Alamo, TX
8. The Platt Historic District, OK
9. Toltec Mounds, AR
10. Elvis Presley’s Graceland, TN
11. Vicksburg National Military Park, MS
12. French Quarter, New Orleans, LA
13. USS Alabama, AL
14. Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL
15. Okefenokee Swamp Park, GA
16. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC
17. Lost World Caverns, WV
18. Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center, NC
19. Mount Vernon, VA
20. White House, Washington, DC
21. Colonial Annapolis Historic District, MD
22. New Castle Historic District, Delaware
23. Cape May Historic District, NJ
24. Liberty Bell, PA
25. Statue of Liberty, NY
26. The Mark Twain House & Museum, CT
27. The Breakers, RI
28. USS Constitution, MA
29. Acadia National Park, ME
30. Mount Washington Hotel, NH
31. Shelburne Farms, VT
32. Fox Theater, Detroit, MI
33. Spring Grove Cemetery, OH
34. Mammoth Cave National Park, KY
35. West Baden Springs Hotel, IN
36. Abraham Lincoln’s Home, IL
37. Gateway Arch, MO
38. C. W. Parker Carousel Museum, KS
39. Terrace Hill Governor’s Mansion, IA
40. Taliesin, WI
41. Fort Snelling, MN
42. Ashfall Fossil Bed, NE
43. Mount Rushmore, SD
44. Fort Union Trading Post, ND
45. Glacier National Park, MT
46. Hanford Site, WA
47. Columbia River Highway, OR
48. San Francisco Cable Cars, CA
49. San Andreas Fault, CA
50. Hoover Dam, NV
You can find the link to the article HERE
Which of these have you already seen?