Friday, October 21, 2016

This Week....

...started out as big fat doozy.

I had strep throat.
With a ginormous ear infection.
{Dr. said he'd never seen an ear so red}.

Luckily, the meds started to kick in yesterday morning and I've been going 90 mph ever since preparing for our annual Halloween party tonight.

SO MUCH FUN stuff to share with you once it's over.

Anyways - - that's why I've been M.I.A.

Back again blogging next week with lots of goodies!
Have a great weekend!

P.S. Have you done your Visiting Teaching yet for this month?
Only 10 more days left!


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Swim with Speedo.

***This post is sponsored by Speedo. I received Speedo products as compensation.***
My opinions in this post are 100% my own.

Living in the desert does have it's advantages.
Our winters are the best in all of the country AND we get to swim ALL YEAR LONG!

My kids have pretty much become fish.
They all learned to swim at such a little age {you practically have to if you live in Arizona!} 

To say that they LOVE getting into a pool and swimming for hours on end, is an understatement. 

Preparing my kids to swim has become a regular ritual for us.  

First and foremost - - they put on their suits... 
and aren't they darling in them? 

London's been dying for a 'tankini' and Speedo had the perfect one! 

Grant's suit and shirt HERE.
London's tankini HERE.

The back of this suit sealed the deal for me.
Isn't it the CUTEST?

Next up - - the kids know to grab their towels.
I don't care HOW hot it gets here - - you still need a towel to dry off -- even when it's 120 degrees outside.

We also, always make sure to load up on water.
LOTS of water.

Staying hydrated while swimming is a MUST.

Also a must?
Lubing the kids up in suntan lotion.

Even if there are clouds in the sky - - they know that they HAVE to wear sunscreen. No matter what.

Last but not least - - London ALWAYS grabs her goggles.

THESE goggles are oh so perfect for her, too.
They cover her eyes and let aboslutely NO water into them.
{Which is a beautiful thing because if the tiniest drop of water gets into her goggles - - tears are shed}.

She LOVES this and loves the fact that she can adjust them all by herself.

Grant taught London how to dive the other day and she's 99.9% got it down. 

P.S. Why do my kids look so old in these pics?
Can we please just freeze time?

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Chicken Enchilada Soup - the perfect Fall recipe.

It's officially soup season!
I'm just going to forget the fact that it's supposed to be 97 degrees here this weekend {UgH} and make some anyways.

This soup is great for Halloween night, in bread bowls, for Trunk or Treats, potlucks, etc. 

My family LOVES this recipe and the bonus is: it's super easy! If you can dump cans and shred chicken - - this one is for you! 

Chicken Enchilada Soup

26 oz. can cream of chicken soup
26 oz. can ranch style beans
4 oz. diced green chilies
26 oz. chicken broth
2 cans of Rotel diced tomatoes with cilantro and lime
{This gives the soup a little kick.  If you 

don't like 'kick' then just add regular diced 


Rotisserie Chicken - shredded

Combine everything in a crock pot or on stove.  Can simmer all day if needed.  

Garnish with your choice of cilantro, cheese, salsa, sour cream or crushed tortilla chips.