Desert National Wildlife Refuge

We moved to a new spot for the week and are loving our snowy mountain views in Desert National Wildlife Refuge!! It's hard to believe this is just outside of Las Vegas. Peaceful, quiet, beautiful, and dark night skies!

The view from my office window. I think I'll do a lot of writing!
The view from Allen's office! 
I'm sure sunsets will be awesome too! 

Friday, February 22, 2019
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Baked "Breaded" Chicken

We loved this one! The family said it tasted like KFC! Healthy, breaded (kinda) chicken? Yes!
I combined about 18 different recipes, trying to come up with a yummy chicken that was still healthy, and finally nailed it. :)

Baked "Breaded" Chicken Recipe:
4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
1 egg
Parmesan Cheese
Salt
Pepper
Paprika
Olive Oil

1. Pound the chicken thin (1/3"). Save time, space, and mess by first placing chicken inside a gallon freezer bag to pound. Set aside in bag.
2. Preheat oven to 350°F.
3. Pour 1/4 cup parmesan into a bowl and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and paprika.
4. Whisk egg and pour into the bag of chicken. Squish chicken around until fully coated.
5. Drizzle olive oil in a skillet on a stovetop until so it's well coated and slowly heat the oil.
6. Remove one coated chicken breast and place into cheese bowl. Coat both sides.
7. Add each "breaded" chicken breast to the heated skillet and brown both sides. Don't crowd them. Do in batches if needed.
8. Spray glass pan or baking sheet with cooking spray. Use foil for easy cleanup. Add browned chicken breasts.
9. Place in preheated oven for about 25 minutes. Chicken is done when juices run clear.
Serve with vegetables for a full Lean & Green meal.

Sunday, February 10, 2019
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A Day in the Life of a Lundy

What would you do if your calendar wasn't full? No school, carpool, work, commuting, sports, dance, scouts, band, clubs, homework, playdates, errands, yardwork, house maintenance, bill paying, or community meetings? What if you didn't have to schedule family time, because all the time was family time? What if you did what you wanted, instead of what the calendar said? 

Is it fulfilling? Is it fun? Is it even possible? We think so! 

To us, an empty calendar means peace, choices, and freedom. It's not for everyone. Some thrive on the hectic pace. This isn't for them. This is for you, my frantic, frazzled friend. ❤ The one who desires to slow down. The one who wonders if life can be different. The one who's tired of being busy. 

Our life is unbusy by design. When we hit the road, we quickly realized we weren't just unlocating. Yes, we could go anywhere, but we also discovered we could go anytime. We gave up the traditional work, school, and activities, to gain total freedom. Yes, our kids might enjoy soccer, but now they enjoy climbing, kayaking, mountains, bears, oceans, redwoods, canyons, historic sites, science museums, national monuments, and so much more. 

So what does a typical day look like? Whatever we want! Typical is hard to pinpoint, since each day is different, but this is a peek into a recent day here (currently Las Vegas). 

8:30 Allen woke up, enjoyed a quiet morning, worked online, and called a few clients to check in. 
11:30 Lizzy and Margie woke up. Lizzy disappeared into her phone. Margie worked online. Allen did a Spanish lesson on the Duolingo app. 
12:30 Matt woke up finally and disappeared into his phone. Margie packed snacks and water. 
1:00 We watched a Darren Daily and did gratitudes together, including the kids. 
1:30 We headed to Red Rock to climb. 
2:00 We climbed for a few hours, hung out on the rocks, and enjoyed snacks.
3:00 We stopped for a 20 minute client call, then resumed our climbing fun. 
5:00 We left and stopped by Dutch Bros for coffee. 
5:30 Margie made Big Mac in a Bowl. We ate dinner and chatted about the day. 
6:00 Allen and Margie worked online. Matt went to the hot tub. Lizzy disappeared into her phone. 
7:00 We had a 15 minute client call, a 15 minute coach call, and watched a training video. Matt played ukulele.  
8:00 Allen, Matt, and Lizzy did Spanish lessons, while Margie worked online. And we had lattes, or cafés con leche. :) 
9:00 We watched The Masked Singer together. (It's so intriguing!) 
10:00 Margie worked on her book, while Allen, Matt, and Lizzy watched Friends, then a movie. 
12:00 Allen went to bed. Matt and Lizzy watched a cooking show. Margie worked, played, and wrote. 
1:00 Matt, Lizzy, and Margie went to bed. Matt fell asleep instantly. Margie read for hours. Lizzy stared at the ceiling for hours. 

You can see how we fit our work into our lives. You won't see school, because we unschool. You also won't see all of the other activities that keep families busy, and separated, because we choose to do life together, at a slower pace. 

If you want to slow down, but don't know where to start, here is a helpful guide to becoming unbusy


Wednesday, February 6, 2019
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Meeting friends again

Look who we ran into! The Northams! We met this family in an Arizona campground back in December 2011!! Of course back then they had little kids and so did we! (The last pic, wow!) We had to weigh ourselves at Heart Attack Grill (because we're no longer afraid of scales!) but we totally made the wise decision to eat elsewhere, because we want it to stay that way! It was so fun to catch up with them on their Vegas get-away and we can't wait to see them again!

Friday, January 18, 2019
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Valley of Fire State Park

We love this place! And it was fun to take Johnny here to see the amazing colors and formations. We hiked to the Fire Wave again and it's so pretty back there! But it's pretty everywhere!














Wednesday, January 9, 2019
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Calico Hills in Red Rock

Beautiful day hiking in the Calico Hills at Red Rock! There’s no trail, so it’s just a crazy fun scramble to the top of the mountain for a great view of Las Vegas.














Tuesday, January 8, 2019
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