Saturday, December 20, 2014

Future Plans

Travis has big ideas. This boy is a dreamer, but he is also really good at making his dreams come true.

One thing that he wants to do is hunt. I'm not sure how I feel about this only because I don't want anything ever hurt, especially a deer. He thinks of food, I think of little Bambi. But the more I think of it, I can see some of Trav's points.

*Deer can easily over populate areas, where a lot of deer run out in front of cars.
*A deer would of lived a good life to the very last second of it's life {hopefully}.
*The meat from that you buy from the store is full of things that they fill with animals to fatten them up. 

But still guys, I see Bambi. Apparently, I was told that I wore that movie when I was little {and that was when it was on VCR. That's how old I am}, but it still makes me sad to think about. 

Travis was so excited about someone else's land that he liked, I made him draw it out so we would remember later. If you can't make out the drawing, it includes trees, rolling hills, cows, a pond, cabin, and a fence. 

We will see love if one day we could make something like this a reality.

Friday, December 19, 2014

When we Have a Visitor...

When we have a visitor - person or fur baby, this happens. Can you find Payson? 

...I will say, this is a pretty good hiding spot. LOL.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

#AirmailChristmas 2014!

From Celly all the way from Derbyshire, UK
This year Rebecca from Making Memories asked me if I would like to participate in Airmail Christmas this year. How could I say no? It's for a wonderful cause, and every year they dedicate it in memory of someone.

This year, it was in memory for Anna Basso. Anna was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma {a rare form of bone marrow cancer}. A month after her high school graduation, Anna passed away.

From a website created by Anna's family, 1 Million for Anna:

"Maybe a few precious times in our life, if we’re lucky, we meet people who are driven to bring us together. These connecters are dynamic, they’re magnetic, and they’re absolutely unforgettable. Anna was one of these people.

Anna wanted to be remembered through a foundation bent on finding ways to defeat this disease and helping those affected by it. With that in mind, we created the 1 Million 4 Anna Foundation in January of 2012."

What a beautiful thing to. Thank you Rebecca for inviting me, and I hope Anna is smiling down when she sees all those greeting cards. :) I hope all of you want to participate next year as well!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

No Shave November

Travis wanted to try something new. He decided to grow out a beard. It took a little bit of time. He wanted to shave it a little bit after starting to grow it out because it became so itchy. And, to know that it was itchy he would rub his beard against my face. 

I didn't think you could see the beard very well in this pic,
so Trav pulled out the phone and took a picture. It was probably one of his very first selfies; so I had to share, of course. LOL.

Now that it's December, he has been not letting it get as long. He thinks for his next clinical site he will have to shave, but I'm really starting to love the beard. He is so handsome {either way}, but I'm thinking he won't ever want to grow it back once he shaves it completely. LOL. I've been trying to make sure he keeps it for as long as he can, but I don't know if my requests will win. Hahaha.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

We weren't planning on going anywhere this year for Thanksgiving, neither were our friends Tyler and Caroline; we weren't really sure if we wanted to have Thanksgiving at one of our places or find a place to eat out. Trav's favorite holiday is Thanksgiving because it joins people together and because you're thankful what you have {although the next day you would never know you celebrated Thanksgiving the day before}.

We decided that we wanted to have a traditional Thanksgiving at our home... and with that decision, we also thought we should wear our pj's since it was going to be just us. Thankfully we have awesome friends who arrived at our house who agreed. {Plus, you know you're going to gain weight so the pj's make it a lot easier, ha}.

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving for the four of us and had PLENTY of left overs. The pic doesn't even include the four desserts. Hahaha. Needless to say, I couldn't even finish one plate {with my love of food - say what??!!}

The rest of the day was hanging out and watching football of course.  It was incredible; although we could barley move with all the food in our bellies.

It was a Thanksgiving we will never forget. I'm so glad we were able to spend it with another couple.

P.S. Did you guys see this video? Oh my goodness - SO funny!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Baked Pork Chops

Travis and Rob approved. Original recipe found here.

Prep time: 30 mins
Baking time: 1 hour and 30 mins
{so worth the wait}

*6 pork chops
*1 tsp garlic powder
*1 tsp seasoning salt
*2 eggs, beaten
*2 cups Italian bread crumbs
*4 tablespoons olive oil
*1 (10.75 ounce) can of condensed mushroom soup
*1 (10.75 ounce) can of golden mushroom soup
*1/2 cup of milk
*1/3 cup white wine
*Handful of mushrooms
*Green onions to taste

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Rinse pork chops, pat dry, and season with garlic powder and seasoning salt to taste. Place the beaten eggs in a small bowl. Dredge the pork chops lightly in flour, dip in the egg, and coat liberally with bread crumbs.
  3. Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the pork chops 5 minutes per side, or until the breading appears well browned. Transfer the chops to a 9x13 inch baking dish, and cover with foil.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour. While baking, combine the cream of mushroom soup, golden mushroom soup, milk and white wine in a medium bowl. After the pork chops have baked for an hour, cover them with the soup mixture. Replace foil, and bake for another 30 minutes.
5. About 3 minutes before, sauteed handful of mushrooms and green 
   onions. Put on top of sauce to serve.