the bird dog

Trey made a quick and easy-weeknight-busy family recipe that was a hit at our house.  It’s called The Bird Dog.  He said it’s popular in parts of the South, and I can’t believe we’ve never been introduced to this deliciousness.

So in honor of our favorite bird dog, Miss Daisy…

The Bird Dog

Hot dog buns
Bacon, cooked and chopped
Tyson Crispy Chicken Strips, cooked
Cheddar cheese, grated
Honey mustard or ranch dressing

Place chicken strips in the hot dog buns and sprinkle with bacon then shredded cheese and cook it the oven until cheese melts.  Then add honey mustard or ranch dressing, and you have yourself a bird dog!  

holiday fun


We enjoyed a holiday family night out last week, and had a wonderful time.
We went ice skating, visited with Santa, and played in the artificial snow.


 On our way home we asked the kids what they enjoyed the most, and they said being together.
It doesn’t get any better than that.

state championship

Caroline competed in the USAG State Championship this past weekend.  She did an outstanding job, and scored high enough to be promoted to the next level.

Caroline’s determination and drive amazes me, and whatever she does she gives it her all.

wordless wednesday

in the garden – december

We have raspberries ripening in the garden this month!  I bought this plant on clearance this summer.  I’m not sure if it’s confused or what, but I’ll take raspberries in December any day!

My lettuce is doing really well also, no thanks to me.

I think I’ve learned that I’m more of a summer gardener.   I kind of loose steam and interest once the leaves start falling and the temperature starts dropping.  But you never know ’til you try, right?

walking miss daisy

our new addition

We’ve recently added a new addition to our family.  I didn’t think it would be this soon after we lost Suki, but sometimes life is like that and we couldn’t be more excited about our new furry companion.

Hunter spends a lot of his time at the animal shelter for school, and he happened to find the sweetest dog who was going to be euthanized.

When we went up to see her with the kids, a newspaper reporter was doing a story on animal adoption and asked if he could include us in his story.

(This is the picture that was in the paper.)

november gymnastics meet #3

Last weekend Caroline had her last gymnastics competition before she competes at the state level.  This season has been pretty intense and I think we’ll all breathe a sigh of relief when it’s over.

She had a really good meet other than a freak fall on the beam.

She scored 9.300 on vault, 9.500 on bars, 8.550 on beam, and a 9.200 on floor.  She took 2nd place for her all around score.

She wasn’t really thrilled with her placing, but she was a good sport about it and for me that’s huge.  When she gives her competitors high fives whether she wins or not it makes this mama pretty proud.

happy thanksgiving

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