Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Tomorrow is Thanksgiving.

I have so many things to be grateful for in my life.

I am grateful for my children, Chaz and Breezy.  They never cease to amaze me.  Caring, loving, helpful, kind.  Their relationship has changed so much over the years.  They stick up for each other.

I am grateful for my Father God.  He sent his son, Jesus to die for me on a cross to set me free.  He always loves me.

I am grateful for my family.  While we don't always see eye to eye, we're still there for each other.  Still love each other.

I am grateful for incredible friends.  Friends from work, church, the Navy.  Sounding boards.  Godly counsel.

There's just so much to be grateful for.  A roof over our heads, vehicles to get to work and church with, a job.  An awesome church with a pastor who cares and great people.

May your Thanksgiving be incredible.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011


Making chili for dinner tonight.  Here's my recipe:

1.5 pounds of ground beef, browned and drained
2 packages McCormick's Original Chili Seasoning Mix
1-24 ounce can of Crushed Tomatoes
1-15 ounce can of Organic Pinto Beans
1-15 ounce can of Organic Dark Red Kidney Beans

I chose to use organic beans to help reduce the salt in the recipe.  I'd really like a low sodium version of the chili seasoning mix also.

Serving with cheese, onion, and corn chips.