Monday, April 30, 2012

Crispy Southwest Chicken Burritos

For a little Moe's at home, you gotta try these! I found this recipe on Pinterest, tweeked it a bit, and we have enjoyed every delicious bite.

2c. Spanish Rice (add 1 can. of diced tomatoes) prepared
2c. Cooked, shredded chicken
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 bell pepper, chopped
1 can sweet corn, drained
1/4c. fresh chopped cilantro
juice of 1 lime
2 tsp. chili powder (substitute 1tsp. cayenne for 1tsp chili powder for added spice)
1 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
2c. shredded cheese (i used a fiesta blend)
sour cream

8 soft shell taco size tortillas
cooking spray

Mix all ingredients except cheese and sour cream.
Spread cheese on tortilla, lay dollop or two of sour cream on top of the cheese, then add about 1/2c. of mixture on top and press down.
Roll tortilla, burrito style.
Spray tortilla with cooking spray.
grill on skillet on each side until crispy and golden

Enjoy a fresh, delicious burrito!

I served mine with this 5 layer dip and chips

Let me know what you think!!!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Thing 1 and Thing 2 visit the baseball field

Last Wednesday night, Dakota had his first baseball game with the Jacksonville Cruisers! It was fun to be at the field again. Thing 1 and 2 wreaked havoc in the stands and had a blast doing it! They were loud, dirty, and hilarious. 

Unfortunately, I don't have any good pics of the game :( The mean umpire told me to stop flashing my camera.....apparantly it was "blinding" him?!

BUT..we won 11-4 and my hubby did some great pitching :)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Do you believe in Magic? Part 1

There is something about theme parks that truly are magical. The smells: from funnel cakes, greasy burgers, and candy, to wet musty rides, foreigners who don't know how to use deoderant, and the general stench of too many ppl in one place!  Maybe its the sounds: people screaming for their lives on a rollercoaster, screaming babies trying desperately to get out of their strollers, or the sweet happy laughter of children and families making forever memories.

I don't know exactly what it is, but whatever it is, I LOVE it! I always have. Going to Orlando with my hubby was even better than I imagined it. Some of my favorite places, with my favorite person = a great time :)

We started off the trip with an early morning in Ocala, kissing the babies goodbye, packing last minute necessities, and printing our tickets. Thanks for my family being so gracious to add two more munchkins to the dinner table for a few days ;) Then we were off to Universal!

We waited in line for Spiderman for what seemed like FOREVER! I think it was about an hour and a half, as they had to shut down the ride twice while we were in line to fix some "technical issues"....eeeeek! Well it didn't stop us! But we did get a little bored.......

Haha...poor Dakota putting up with my craziness!

Since it was just the two of us, we got lots of this.......

I met this cute Bohemian guy too

Apparantly, Universal is NOT the place to bring bags. Every time we tried to get in line, they would make me go put my stuff in a locker...ugh. So in between rushing from ride to ride that first day, I kinda forgot to take pictures.

Next day we got up as early as we could manage to get on the shuttle to Disney World! You know you're getting older when you have to set an alarm to get up for Disney...haha.

We boarded the shuttle at 7:30am with coffee in hand

I haven't been to Magic Kingdom since I was 8, and Dakota hadn't been since highschool. It brought back some sweet memories for both of us. Here are some pics from the *magical* day :)

 We didn't actually go to Epcot, but we walked passed it in transit.

We were at the gates before they opened! The opening show was super cute. They brought in all the characters on the train and sang a few songs. So we walked in with a few hundred of our closest friends to "the place where dreams come true."

We just had to ride "It's a small world"....and quite honestly, it was a nice little rest time from walking! Such a cute ride. We had fun trying to determine which country each area was representing.

We found Jessie and Woody.....there was a 20 minute wait line just to take pictures with them! Crazy. So I got pics of someone's children with them..haha. Toy Story characters are quite famous in our house.

About half-way through our day, I stubbed my toe on the bottom of Dakota's shoe and ripped a huge piece of toenail off! Agh. It hurt. So we had to stop everything and find the One and Only first aid spot in the whole park (crazy, right?!) where we proceeded to wrap my crazy bleeding toe.                                                        Shortly after that, Dakota's shoulder was throbbing bad. Not really sure what happened to it, but let's just say we were both in pain and the long line for the Haunted Mansion was a nice break from the hustle.

We asked this woman sitting on the bench to take our picture in front of the mansion. After looking at the picture, I realized she didn't even get the house in there?! I felt awkward to go back and ask her again.                              "Hey, you did a crummy job, can you try again?" lol. oh well.
We spent the whole day there. Did just about everything Magic Kingdom had to offer. EVEN the Mad Tea Party. My sweet man, who doesn't do so well on spinny stuff, agreed to brave it with me! His only rule was that it had to be the last ride of the day..haha.

We headed back to our shuttle about 7:30 that evening. Then had a nice dinner at Longhorn. We ate everything in site.....after a long day at Disney, trying not to eat too many $10 chicken sandwiches, we were hungry, to say the least.

Fun times. Great memories.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

More daylight, shots, and an Anniversary

March was much less eventful. We enjoyed the beautiful weather and the extra daylight, thanks to daylight savings time beginning. We had some special family times doing...

this at the baseball field

this at the pool

while clairsy did this

we had some fun beach time here

and enjoyed the zoo too!

hahaha...priceless. This was right after Clairsy said, "I'm all done the zoo!!!!" she said she was tired and wanted to go what 2 year old does that????

Unfortunately, the kids were due for shots this month. Ryder was a tough boy, hardly even cried, no fever, and little fussiness! But let's just say ClaireBell no longer likes the "docta" :(

March also brought the priveledge of spending another Anniversary with my man :) We had a sweet day out together. Went to the mall, bought some diamonds, and then to a beautiful riverside dinner ;) What?! Yes, I have an amazing husband.

And if that was already enough, said husband planned a 4 day trip to Orlando in April!!
We enjoyed his careful planning last week. Pics to come!

What I missed in February....

I had very good intentions for writing a post this year for each family members' birthday, or special occasions, holidays, etc. Well, I didn't make it past Jan. 10th....eeek. So even though these very special people and holidays are not getting the praise they deserve, know they were celebrated :)

After Christina's birthday posted here, we had a very special day for both the Asnip's and DeGuzman's. February 4th marked the 17th birthday for my sweet twin sisters Samantha and Hope, and my fantastic father-in-law's birthday! Funny that three of our family members could share the same special day :)  

Two days later, the 6th, is my wonderful husband's birthday! Followed by the love day and then little Elizajane's birthday, who isn't so little anymore!!

Samantha, you are beautiful! Honesty is ingrained in your character, and faithfulness is just who you are. I love you so much and am so proud of the woman you are becoming. I can't wait to see how God continues to use you! xoxo happy late late late birthday!
(sorry I stole your profile pic...hehe)

Hope! You are so fun, so friendly. I love that we have so much in common...I LOVE that you sing, and man, dude, girl, you can sing ;) God has big plans for you. I think when you lead, people follow and God loves to use that for His glory. I love you dearly, you are so beautiful! muah

Dad. thank you for being such a God honoring man. I love how you lead your family and take such good care of them, and us. You are a fantastic Grandpapa to our babies! And the best father-in-law a girl could ask for :) I love you! 
(I stole these pics too....haha. for a post about these pics check this out!)

My wonderful Dakota.....I love you so much! You have been my best friend for so many years! You inspire me. You encourage me. I am so lucky to be your wife. Your laughter is contageous. Your daddy skills are truly remarkable. I'm so proud of the man you are, and the man you are aspiring to become. xoxoxoxo

singing with the babies

pitching for his summer league here in jax

Elizajane! You are so precious, sweet girl. You are a wonderful Aunt to Clairsy and Ryder, I love how you love them. Your sweet personality is so becoming. I love to hear you/see you do impressions of your favorite movies..impressive to say the least! I love you girly. We had so much fun sharing your birthday with you this year :)

celebrating at chuck-e-cheese

February was fun! Busy! So many loved ones to celebrate, so much to be thankful for!