Explain this

I went in for a washer and dryer, I left with this:

I can explain!

First, I have been really wanting a DSLR for a while now. And, I really think I have done my research on cameras.  The T2i seemed like one that I would be able to grow with for a while. It takes lovely pictures and there are so many forums and other websites with helpful information about how to use it.  Best Buy happened to have a great price on the camera kit and was also doing a lens “bundle.”  They were able to talk me into the “upsale” as Wes put it, but it really did seem to make more sense to buy the lens/camera bundle. 

Prepare yourself for a plethora of dog photos. Lizzie and Harper have been my models for pictures so far.  Lizzie just so happens to love to pose for the camera, so she makes a great model.  Harper is still trying to figure out why I keep following her around the house with this weird thing attached to my face.  I spent the majority of yesterday afternoon learning about my new gadget. 

The washer and dryer purchase has now been pushed back.  The current models I have are still working fine.  I just keep getting wowed by the energy and water saving statistics of the new ones. But, the whole “they just don’t make things like they used too,” theory keeps going through my head. So, I’m opting to wait until it is absolutely necessary for me to purchase a new set.  And because of that responsible decision making, I rewarded myself with a camera. Completely logical.

Prior to the camera purchase, Wes and I had spent a wonderful weekend in Fort Worth with some of my dearest friends.  Nothing beats time spent relaxing with good friends.

This picture was not taken on my cool new camera. I promise to have better pictures from here on out. 🙂
When we got back to Dallas, I really just wasn’t in the mood to work on dinner.  So, the crockpot came to my rescue. I know that it is hot and crockpot meals are usually enjoyed on chilly evenings, but I couldn’t wait any longer!  I made a Chicken taco chili that was pretty delicious and 100% easy.  Stu and Lesli joined us for dinner and I think they enjoyed it as well. Everyone went back for seconds, which is a sure sign of a yummy dinner. It was a combination of all sorts of pantry and fridge items that needed to be used.  Here’s the recipe:
Crockpot Chicken Taco Chili:
Modified from Skinny Taste
2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 can black beans
1 can navy beans
1 can jalepenos drained
1 can rotel tomatos
1 can diced tomatos
3 roma tomatos, chopped
2 cups fresh corn, or bag of frozen corn
1 bell pepper, chopped
1 onion, chopped
Mexican seasoning (or a taco seasoning packet)
Ranch packet
Add everything in the crockpot, except for the chicken. Set crockpot to cook for 6 hours.  At the 4 hour mark, add in chicken breast.  One hour before serving, shred chicken breasts.  Serve with fresh cilantro, shredded jack cheese, and tortilla chips.

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