This is long overdue

I’ve been meaning to write this for some time now. It’s long overdue. But every time I escape into the computer room, open my laptop, my fingers barely graze the keys, and a silent alarm must sound altering the children that I’m about to give something else my undivided attention. For they all seemed to beacon before I can even type a word, “Mom, I need help submitting….”, “Mom, my screen froze!”, “Mom, I can’t type on my work in Google Docs”. It’s a miracle they aren’t banging on the door right now. I am currently hiding out in the bathroom, on the floor, with my laptop, fan on, so hopefully I’ll have a few uninterrupted minutes…I took this idea from the “Dad Handbook” ;), lol! So needless to say, this letter has been on my heart for some time, and it embarrasses me that I haven’t sent this sooner. I don’t know if you know this or not, but you’re such an important and significant part of my life. They say that life isn’t measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away and though, an eloquent idea, I’d add that it isn’t just the big moment in life that matters, but the everyday that embrace life’s imperfections.  Looking back on my lifetime thus far most of my life’s imperfections, serious contemplations, and happy memories either took place with you or you helped me get through them, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t take this time to express just how much you’ve played a role in those moments.  

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BEST of 2015

2015 has been such a fabulous year, filled with fun road trips, delicious food, and awesome experiences! It has been such a joy & delight sharing all our excursions….

Here are the top 10 of 2015:  (click on post titles to be redirected)

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1. Falling in Love with Loveland: Castle in OHIO!

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2. Wauseon: An Affair to Remember

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3. Grand Rapids: Gastropub, Paleo Farm, & More

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4. I left my Heart in Holland

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5.  Playtime

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6. Wapakoneta

 

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7.  It’s just a Red Ball? Au contraire!

 

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8.  Au Revoir Redball Project

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9. Let’s Talk Salsa

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10.  Ladies Nights Out!

 

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It is going to be hard to say goodbye to 2015 however my heart is a bit lighter knowing that 2016 will be filled with new adventures, recipes, and fashion!?! Yep, you heard correctly, for 2016 we will be adding fashion to the Mom on the go in Holy Toledo mix!!! How was your 2015, what was the highlight? What are you looking forward to in 2016? What would you like to see Mom on the go in Holy Toledo include and/or discuss in 2016? I can’t wait to read your thoughts!! Cheers!!

 

 

Homegating (Video Clip)

Having friends & family over to watch the big game? Feeling overwhelmed?  Have limited time to clean the house, purchase food, prepare food, cook food, etc. Here are some great tips to help alleviate any pressure so you can enjoy your homegating party!!

 

 

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Vegetable Chili Con Queso
Ingredients
1 15 ounce can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
115 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
115 ounce can chili beans with chili gravy, do not drained
110 ounce can chopped tomatoes and green chile peppers, do not drained
1 1/4 cups chopped zucchini (1 medium)
1 1/4 cups chopped yellow summer squash
1 cup chopped onion (1 large)
1/4 cup tomato paste
2 teaspoons chili powder
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups shredded Colby and Monterey Jack cheese (12 ounces)

Directions: Mix all ingredients together place in crock pot and heat for 4-6 hours

 

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