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When I dreamed of some day having babies of my own I always "assumed" I would have boys. Don't ask me why. I truly have no idea. I just always assumed that was how my life would be. As life would have it, it has been the complete opposite. I have two beautiful, vibrant daughters that make life an adventure each and EVERY single day.

Literally, every single day has some kind of an adventure! Making slime, putting on make up, playing in the cattle yard, dressing cats up as babies, building forts, baking cupcakes, screaming bloody murder at each other, trying on clothes, sewing, playing an ice hockey game with odd sticks, screaming a little more, and making videos. Seriously, the list could go on and on.

If I am completely, wholeheartedly honest. They inspire me to be a better human being each and every day! One of them is tender hearted, worries about how others feel, doesn't want others to be left out and is considerate of every person she comes in contact with. The other is literally going mach 10 from the time her feet hit the floor, things roll off of her back like she wears a turtle shell of armor, and while she is kind and has friends she would much rather have time to explore the great outdoors by herself or with a small number of people.

They both teach me so much about how to "mother" each of them differently, but also inspire me to see the world the way they do. Seeing the world through their young eyes is amazing if you really take the time to "see" it.

So happy that God had a different plan and made me a "Girl" mom. 🙂

What inspires you? Comment below and tell us! I would love to hear more about it, too. I am looking for guests to blog on the topic of What Inspires You. Email me at fourschmitts@gmail.com if you are interested.

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Before you get sick to your stomach on the title (like my kids would) hang with me and hear more about it! 🙂

This is actually a super easy, delicious recipe that I have turned into a "healthier" version by adding the pumpkin. NOTE: not pumpkin pie filling, just canned pumpkin. 🙂

Step #1 Preheat your oven to 350* and butter or spray a 9 X 13 pan. Don't tell me I am the only person that spices up their supper by adding a smiley face in the butter.

Step #2 Brown 1 pound of hamburger, add 1 can of Campbell's fiesta cheese, and 1/2 cup of shredded cheese

Step #3 Add 1/2 can of refried beans, 1/2 can of canned pumpkin, and 1/2 can enchilada sauce. Let everything melt and stir often over low heat.

Step #4 Fill tortilla shells with meat mixture, then roll and lay in the 9 X 13 pan.

Step #6 pour remainder of the can of enchilada sauce over top of the rolled enchiladas and sprinkle 1/4 cup of shredded cheese on top.

Step #7 Bake at 350* for about 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted. While this batch is baking you can create another batch with the remainder of the refried beans and canned pumpkin. You assemble everything just as you would above, put it in the pan, cover with aluminum foil and put it in the freezer for a meal at a later date!

Step #8 Enjoy, don't tell your family there is canned pumpkin in the filling (as a healthy addition) and see if they even notice! 😉

Have you ever used canned pumpkin in a recipe like this? I would love to hear about it! What other sneaky (healthy) substitutions do you try in your recipes?

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