Monday, January 14, 2019

Crock Pot Hawaiian Chicken

We recently tried a new crock pot recipe.  It was an easy, go-to meal that satisfied the family.  Honestly, this crock pot Hawaiian Chicken wasn't my personal favorite of all meals, but I am still putting it here so my college student can easily access it.


4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 can (8oz) crushed pineapple, drained
1 bottle (16 oz) BBQ sauce


1.  Place chicken in crock pot.
2.  Combine drained pineapple and BBQ sauce in a bowl and pour over meat.
3.  Cook on high 3 hours (4 hours will dried out my chicken) or low heat for 6-8 hours (probably 6 hours).
4.  Serve over rice and I added steamed broccoli to it.

Yields: 4-6 servings



Sunday, January 13, 2019

Lost & Found

Christmas ornaments ~

The older I get, the more my memory plays tricks on me.  Good grief!

Hanging up ornaments, I was asking the kids if they recalled me buying any other ornaments from our travels during the year.  I only had this one on the tree and swore that I had purchased at least one more ornament from somewhere.

Isn't that frustrating when you cannot recall something you did and you just KNOW you did the thing?!

Purging this past week, I found a gift bag that had 2 ornaments in it.

The "fishing bouy" ornament came from our trip to Jamaica Beach and when Miss Mable and I toured The Bishop's Palace.

The cute little Santa came from Cozumel, another stop on our cruise last fall.

I was so relieved to find these, just to prove that I wasn't going batty!  Ha!

They'll just need to go in the main ornament bin and wait until next year to go up on the tree.


Monday, January 7, 2019

Epiphany 2019

I love this feast day, a gentle reminder that we should never cease to seek Him. :)

We celebrated by crafting and feasting!

David was an all-star daddy and helped his little girl with these adorable Wise Men.  I found the project on Pinterest, here.

Our feast was a new crock pot recipe I tried, (recipe coming soon).  Miss Mabel made mini bundt cakes and decorated them like crowns.

You'll have to excuse my valentine table runner though!  Ha ha!  It's all I have for winter (for right now).


Saturday, January 5, 2019

Christmas Ornament

Each year, I love to get a picture of all the ornaments I collected from our travels.  They bring back so many warm memories of the places we went to and the things and people we saw.

This year, I only purchased one.  This beautiful, hand-crafted ornament came from a little village in Mexico where we toured when we took our cruise back in September.

The images painted on depict the market square in the village.  I love the color!  Isn't it beautiful?

I have a BANNER year coming up and look forward to collecting a few more!


The Feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is the patron of our home school.  She was a widow with five children, a convert, a nun, and she started the first parochial school in the United States.  Calling her courageous is an understatement!

Clementine had a play date at a friend's house that day, and my friend (the mom who hosted), had a sweet way (excuse the pun) to celebrate the feast day.  The kids frosted the cookies black and white, a representation of St. Elizabeth's habit.

I LOVE how tangible the Catholic faith is!

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, pray for us!


Overnight on the USS Lexington

My guys and a couple of their buddies planned a fishing trip to Padre, working around a scheduled overnight camp out on the USS Lexington (in Corpus Christi) with their Troops of St. George group.

They had an incredible trip, and the stay on the Lexington was something the boys will remember forever!

A few pics from the ship...

(Pool table photo credit: a dad from TSG.  Photo credit for the rest: my hubby)

The boys checked in around noon and then had a few activities they could participate in (like a scavenger hunt), and free time (checking out the planes and playing pool).

They stayed not quite 24 hours, but were able to eat 2 meals in the mess hall of the ship.  Sleeping quarters were the actual berthing areas of the ship.  Isn't that cool?!

Stan the man hopes they can do it again someday!



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