Thursday Things

Happy almost Friday friends!  It’s been a doozy of a past couple weeks, fun but non-stop.  Literally haven’t really had a night at home to just sit and catch up on my shows in a two weeks. Between birthdays, work, travelling and tennis I’m running myself tired, but its worth it. Next week will be better.

Kirkley turned 2 last week. I have no idea how that happened either, but it did without my permission.  I’ll play catch up on pictures later when I have a moment to breathe.  Here’s a gif from her birthday party that Doug created from my father in laws pictures.

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Chunky Guacamole With a Secret Ingredient


I have a confession.  It’s terrible and horrible and I can hardly believe it myself.  I used to hate guacamole.  I know, it’s insane to think anyone could hate guacamole.  Long ago in a land far away I used to hate a lot of things I now love.  Onions, tomatoes, avocados, Brussels sprouts were all on the list.  Now, I eat every one of those on a daily basis almost, no lie.    Continue reading

Ironman 70.3 Galveston, TX Via Pictures

For the second year in a row, my husband claimed temporary insanity and completed his second half Ironman in Galveston.  For those of you that don’t know, a half Ironman is a triathlon for crazy people and a whole Ironman is a distance for sadists. Basically the half is 70.3 miles consisting of 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and a 13.1 mile run, double that distance for a full.  In all honesty, I am very proud of Doug for completing it again this year and my hats off to anyone who goes through that kind of test.    I know he’s still considering doing a full in the next year even though as soon as he has crossed the finish line each year he’s said “never again”.

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Quick Turkey Black Bean Chili

Don’t have a lot of time to prepare and cook a healthy dinner for your family on weeknights?  I know exactly how you feel.  I am all about quick and easy meals during the week.  When I come home after a long day at the work and then a quick stop at the gym, I don’t want to spend another hour in the kitchen.  I started making this Turkey Black Bean Chili a few months back and it’s become a household favorite.  OK, so just Doug and I…but one day Kirkley will appreciate it too.  Speaking of…go read my previous post and comment away. I could use more input (and feel like less of a loser).


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Gardens, Phones, and Potty Training Help – Oh My!

Happy Monday!  Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  Do anything exciting??  It was beautiful weather here in Texas finally.  We aren’t used to cold weather into late March.  I know you Northerners are rolling your eyes literally still knee-deep in snow as you read this :-).  I live in Texas because I enjoy being warm, so the lengthy winter gave me the blues.


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Skinny Crustless Quiche

One of the biggest notable things that has changed about my cooking is probably that it is a lot more health conscious.  While I still love a good cookie dough cupcake every now and then, my meals are a lot more calorie-centric.  Baby weight was not kind to me and I definitely didn’t help myself in that department by baking every weekend. Continue reading