Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy, Happy New Year!

I just wanted to pop in and wish everyone a VERY Happy New Year!!

Although nothing about 2009 was dull, I have these obstacles to thank for making me more confident, my marriage stronger, and my Ashton a little more aware of how much God loves us all.

I can't think of a better way to begin a brand new decade!!

Cheers to 2010!!
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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Simply Spicy Santa Fe Soup

Santa Fe Soup

1 lb. ground beef or turkey browned and drained
1 can kidney beans (drained)
2 cans Ro-tel
1 can stewed Mexican style tomatoes
1 can corn (drained)
2 Tbs. taco seasoning (I used spicy)
16 0z. Velveeta cubed

**Dump everything in your handy dandy crock pot. **


Cook on high for three hours.

Stir once halfway.


**I cooked mine on the stove top for about 45 minutes, instead of in the crockpot.**
We served ours with tortilla chips... the perfect pair to this soup!

My boys absolutely LOVED this simple, spicy soup!! It's definitely worth trying....

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Friday, December 18, 2009

I'm spending the evening with...

a well deserved glass of Sangria Wine!!
*Relaxing Sigh*
I WILL be back to blogging regulary after the holidays! I have lots of ideas in the works and cannot wait to share them with you.
Have a wonderful holiday season!
Sending many blessings your way!!
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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Let is SNOW, Let it SNOW, Let it SNOW!!

Can you believe it?! We can't either!!
We received snow on 12-04-09 in Houston, Texas!! The earliest Houston has received snow in 100 years!!
Since 1985, it has only snowed in Houston 33 times and yesterday marked the first time EVER that it has snowed 2 years in a row. Most areas received around 2 inches of snow, which isn't much, but it was quite beautiful!!
Two quick phone pics of me outside my office.
Frosty's back in town!

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the Christmas decorations are popping up all around the house.

The first tree is done and it is one of my faves every year... I call it my peacock tree. You can't really tell from the photos, but the tree skirt has peacock feathers and the bow at the top has peacocks. I just LOVE it!! The colors are fun, non-traditional, but VERY fun!!

Just a fun shot of the "Peacock Tree"

A photo of our fireplace, with the picture of Santa that I bought at Kirklands a few years ago.

I think it's the perfect touch!!

We have had a rough week. My husband's grandfather died tragically and we have been grieving and making arrangements. Today was his Memorial and it was such a special reminder of what a kind man he was. I am praying for a better week and for the healing of the hearts of our family and friends that have been broken because of our loss.

Many blessings!

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