Hence....this bad boy right here:
Yes folks...it's an SLR...Nikon D90. I'm not going to lie....it is going to take me a while to learn everything about this camera. I mean afterall, my old one was just a good old point and shoot one. Things are so new with this camera that before he left for work, I asked my hubby to put it on the settings that I needed to shoot the picture up above. How's that for starters? I must also admit....that even though he bought me this camera, I also took the liberty of ordering 2 pages off my Amazon.com list full of books and movies. Yes...my friends...Libby is going to have a great birthday next week :)
Hopefully everyone is having an awesome week :) How is my week going? Well....I'll let pictures tell the story.....
I've been doing a lot of this since last Friday:
Yes....you have guessed it. Both of my children came down with the Swine Flu...which I am sure, they caught from me when I had it a few weeks ago. Oh no....but it doesn't end there my friends. Our youngest little boy, Eli, came down with an ear infection on Monday that may or may not have been caused by the flu. Having two children under the age of 3 who are sick is not fun....I guarantee you.
But it doesn't stop here. In between all of this...I have also been doing this...or trying to:
......cleaning like a mad woman because the parental units (my parents) are coming down to our house this Friday. They will be spending the week here in Louisiana for Thanksgiving. If any of you know me, then you know before I have company over, I like to clean, clean, clean the dickens out of my home...even if it is just my parents who are coming.
So...let's review.....two sick children + preparing the house for company = me looking like this:
However, it is a good thing that I have this chili to keep me sane. I whipped up this dish 30 minutes before I ran out the door this morning to take my 3 year old to her yearly dentist appointment...which...by the way...went well. I received this recipe from another fellow military wife when I was on a quest looking for some freezable crockpot meals. I tried it once and fell in love with it. It's so easy and simple to make that you can't possibly go wrong. Serve it with some sour cream, tortilla chips, salsa, guacamole, or whatever other Mexican sides you can think of. The hubby and I love it around here....and another perk....it freezes very well :) So freeze the left overs if you want :)
Becka's White Bean Chili
1 pack of boneless, skinless chicken breasts, chopped and uncooked
1 packet of Taco Seasoning
1 can of diced chilies
2 cans of great northern beans, semi-drained
1 can pinto beans, fully drained
1 can white corn, fully drained
3 cans of Cream of Chicken
Mix everything in the crockpot and let it cook on low for 6 hours.