Depression

Below is a poem I wrote. It's a bit dark and some of you wont like what it says. That is for you to decide if you want to read it. However, if my poem reaches one person and it brings hope to them because they deal with depression than I will be happy. More…

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Aloha chicken and rice

Aloha Chicken Links - I used 2 links 1/2 Cup frozen peppers and onions mix 1/2 Can of Black beans 4 tsp Olive oil infused with garlic 1 Cup green beans 1 package ready made Jasmine Rice Turn pan on medium low to heat the oil. Add in the chicken links (cut into slices) and…

Just checking in

I know I haven't posted super recently. With it now being summer break for the kids and my mom I am down in their town more frequently. Trying to get things done with them and helping by doing some updates on their house. Vin has 2 summer camps that he goes to this summer and…

Black Bean Taco Meat

1 pound of ground beef 1 can of black beans (drained and rinsed) 1 tsp minced garlic 3 tbsp Frank's red hot sauce Salt Pepper Season your ground beef with salt, pepper, and minced garlic. Brown meat and drain. Add in the black beans and Frank's sauce. Simmer over low heat to 5 to 10…

Top 5

Today I thought I would give you our top 5 camp things so far that have made our lives easier being full time campers. They aren't in any sort of order. Brita Water Filter Pitcher We have an inline water filter but I still think that our drinking water tastes funky so any time we…

Campfire Crack

5 pound bag of potatoes 3 pound of hamburger 1 diced onion 1 diced green pepper 1 diced red pepper 1 bag of frozen mixed vegetables 2 sticks of butter Famous Dave's Steak and Burger seasoning 1 jar of cheese whiz 3- 12X8 foil pans Slice your potatoes and layer then in the pan until…

Fish with Black Beans and Rice

4-6 Fish Fillets (I used flounder) 1 cup rice 1 16oz can black beans minced garlic parsley salt pepper butter I started by preheating my oven to 350. Rinse off fish and pat dray with a paper towel and lay into your pan. Melt 2 tbsp butter in microwave. Once melted add your minced garlic.…

Memories

Do you ever catch yourself starring off and thinking about things you hadn't thought of for a very long time? I find myself doing that often. This past week I have caught myself thinking about my family when I was younger. Times when we had family gatherings either at the house I grew up in…

Hobo Packets

This is one of the easiest dinner ideas for us in the camper. I use make up dinner packets in aluminum foil and back in the over for 45 minutes to an hour. I have pictures of a few of the ways we have been making them lately. I will post the different ingredients under…

Camper Life (5 weeks)

I thought I would take some time to tell you how things are going so far living in our camper full time. Mostly things haven't really changed too much because we are still stationary for now. I mean living in a camper you have to downsize your life tremendously. We have already started getting rid…

Our family has grown

We wanted to give you all an update on how things have come along since starting out chats with Alex's birth parents. Honestly, things couldn't have worked out any better so far. We talk to Madre and Pop everyday. They are a huge part of our lives. We have all grown very close. We have…

Poor Man’s Sloppy Joes

Super simple one pan and done quick meal Ground 1 pound of hamburger in a pan. I season my meat with McCormick Grill Mates Smokey Montreal Steak seasoning and some raw minced garlic. I drain the grease off and then pour in one 16 oz can of Bush's Best Original Baked beans. I add 3…

My Dad

May 3rd was my Dad's 63rd birthday. Him and I met with a friend of his for breakfast then went mushroom hunting, where one my brother got to meet up with us. After mushroom hunting my Dad and I got to go fishing together. I love spending this time with my Dad. Life goes so…

Bentley

Bentley is officially 6 years old. He has come such a way since we were blessed to bring him home. He is almost completely potty trained, still has accidents once in a while but he is doing so well. His favorite thing to play with is his rope toys. He loves to throw them into…

Spring Break & Friendship

We recently had spring break. We had so much fun this year. We got to take the kids swimming with some friends. They went rollerskating with some friends. We got to have dinner together with my best friends and all of her kids. Which has never happened before. We always seem to have one kid…

Friendship

I am going to be real and raw with y'all for a minute. I struggle with friendships because I always feel like I am being a burden to someone. If I test you 20 times a day I feel like I am being annoying. When I am beyond excited and can only talk about what…

Fajita Marinade Mix

1/4 C Olive Oil 1/8 C Lime Juice 1 tbsp Black Pepper 3 tbsp Minced Onion 2 tbsp Minced Garlic 1 tbsp Red Pepper Flakes 1/8 tsp salt 1/4 tbsp Cayenne Pepper 1/4 tsp liquid smoke We marinaded for 24 hours. Could be less if you want to. Easily doubled for more meat.

Esmirelda-Esme

Esmirelda (Our beautiful girl) We are so beyond happy with our new camper guys. It is like everything that we had hoped for when we dreamed about a camper. We have lovingly named her Esmirelda or Esme (Es-May) for short. She has a gypsy heart much like my own so needed a very suiting name.…

Happy Dance

One of our dreams has came true. We had been shopping for a camper as you guys know. Mainly a popup because they seemed to be more in our price range for a nicer one. Then this beautiful little baby happened to come along. We are so excited. We pulled her to my parents house…