Archive for May, 2016

Wild Explorers Club

Sunday, May 15th, 2016


Oh summertime, how I love spending time outdoors (yes, even in the heat) exploring nature and soaking in the sun. I recently discovered the Wild Explorers Club and I couldn’t be more excited about the program. Wild Explorers Club is a monthly membership designed to ignite a heart for exploration and wonder in our kids.  The club includes weekly adventure assignments, monthly print magazine mailed to our home and lovely badges which are earned upon completion of each animal level. Each animal level is thoughtful planned out and so far include activities that our whole family can enjoy.

Wolf- embrace the life of an explorer

Bobcat- be relentlessly curious

Bear- learn new things

Elk- care for others

Fox- know how things work

Bison- read great books

Beaver- see adventure in everything

Owl- discover your passion

Hawk- make awesome things

Eagle- travel to new places



Jude has earned his wolf badge. As we embrace the life of an explorer, we are learning to make the most of little adventures, open our eyes and see things we would normally pass by and we are learning to become even more brave.





With our adventure pack on our back and hiking stick in hand, we are ready to take on our Bobcat challenges. We will be sure to let you know how it goes!

Queso Fundido

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Queso Fundido or “Molten Cheese”… ooey gooey delicious. This dip is a cheese lovers dream, sort of a Mexican fondue. I love the contrast of the smooth, gooey cheese with the spicy (slightly greasy) chorizo. Every time I pull a dish of Queso Fundido out of the oven, friends and family gather around. Its fun! To eat, dip in crunchy tortilla chips or pile the cheese high on a tortilla, roll up and enjoy.

Queso Fundido

6 oz. of ground chorizo

2 cups of Mexican melting or quesadilla cheese (mozzarella is also a great substitute)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Brown chorizo in a skillet until cooked through. Drain off excess fat from chorizo. Load a well greased baking dish with grated cheese and sprinkle over the cooked chorizo. Bake for 15 minutes until bubbly and slightly browned. Simply delicioso!

Get creative with your Fundido toppings, try; ground beef, avocados, fresh pico de gallo, the sky’s the limit!

May The Fourth Be With You

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

From my house full of crazy Star Wars loving boys, we want to wish you a very Happy Star wars Day!IMG_1022

Flying Paper Airplanes