Monday, February 08, 2016

Year of the Monkey

Happy Chinese New Year, Y'all!


Superbowl 50

I'm not a football fan, but the hubs is, and he asked sweetly if I could prepare some Superbowl fare :)

This is what we came up with...

Mini mashed potato/ham/cheese crescent cups
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Bacon wrapped jalapeno cream cheese poppers
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Kale Salad
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Baked Buffalo Wings YUM
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Thursday, February 04, 2016

Cindyness

I can't believe Cindy had been in Abilene for 3 months over Thanksgiving and Christmas, and is now back in Zambia. I know Jaxon misses her terribly.

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We love you Cindy and can't wait for you to be back later in the year!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2016

The little boy and I have covered MLK Jr. Day in years past in our studies.  This year was not different, as we covered just a little bit more material than previous years.  What threw me for a loop this year however, was the little boy suddenly turned to me and said, "Mommy, are there any events for MLK Jr. Day in Abilene?"

Well, there is an annual march/walk over the MLK Jr. Bridge in Abilene.  The hubs and I discussed it, and decided we would go this year.

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We arrived just about on time, but the march had started.  

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We caught up eventually, 

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and soaked in the positivity radiating off everyone there.  

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I'm glad the little boy gets to be a part of something bigger than ourselves and that we get to incorporate what we have around us into our school work.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Throwback Tuesday

We had these glorious days in December - what with Fall arriving supremely late and everything - and even now in the "Dead'O'Winter", there is lush green grass around our house. Hoy.

ANYWAY, we went to the playground a few times when the leaves were at their most glorious :)

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