Cheesy Chicken Frito Burrito


Happy Halloween!!! I’m back! I took a four-day break while we were at a double Feis (Irish dance competition) this weekend.  I pretty much post in real-time so I normally would have tried to get a post or two together on the road but I decided to just be with my family and take a…

Holiday Movie Preview


What? Yes, this is a huge departure from my normal blog post but my family went to our local movie theater last night to see what is my favorite part of the movies – Previews! The theater hosts a free event and they show approximately 40 full length trailers, give out snacks, posters and allow…

Grilled Turkey Reubens


One meal that can help get dinner on the table quickly in my house is sandwiches. But, they have to be hearty sandwiches. My family will turn their noses up at anything that they can’t hold in two hands. It has to be packed full of good stuff and flavor for them to consider it…

The Right Teacher Can Make a Difference


We spent part of our day at Michigan State University (MSU) yesterday. My son received an award for being in the top percentile of students in 6th, 7th or 8th grade in Michigan that took the SAT or ACT test last year. It was a wonderful ceremony. They really made the kids feel special. One…

Putting Positive Thoughts Into the World


Overall I see myself as a rather positive person. I noticed about 2 weeks ago that reading the news, watching the news on the computer and reading all the Facebook posts regarding the election were really starting to put me into a bit of a panic state. There was so much finger-pointing and the use…

Sticky Baked Chicken


After the mess the other night things are now back on track. I had my daughter make the chicken to prove that mistakes happen and we move on. They are not permanent. She did a great job. We were at Western Michigan University yesterday and the kids saw two take-out delivery trucks stopping at the…

One of Those Nights You Want to Cry or Swear


We all have “those” days. The days that you sit there at the end with your head in your hands wondering where it all went wrong during the day. The other day was busy. Too busy. When we got home late (notice the darkness out my kitchen windows?) I had my daughter help me try…

Mac & Cheese with McCormick Grill Mates Smoked Sausages


*This is NOT a sponsored post. I bought the sausages with my own money and these are my own thoughts and opinions and should be interpreted as such. When I was grocery shopping a few weeks ago I saw these McCormick Grill Mates Smoked Sausages on sale. My kids LOVE Montreal Steak seasoning on just…

Fluffy Banana Pancakes and Zombie Dancers


We are back! We spent the weekend in Lansing so that my daughter could dance at the DYI Halloween festival. Her dance school dressed like zombies and Irish danced both days. We are not a scary Halloween family in the least. We are cute costumes and candy not zombies and witches. But, she really got…

Pooh Sized Traveling – Part II Epcot Future World


*Updated from the original post on October 15, 2016. We are a family of what is commonly referred to, in Disney Speak, as Pooh Sized people.  I think of myself more Ursula sized but that is for another day. We love vacationing in Walt Disney World because they try to accommodate everyone when building their…