Wednesday, May 26, 2010

frrrozen hot chocolate

A few nights ago we had a very unfortunate situation... nothing for dessert! What a crime. This should never happen , but you know what? I got out the Sweet Serendipity cookbook and tried to see what I could throw together. Luckily for Aaron and I we had had everything we needed to make a frozen hot chocolate. Honestly, it was not half as good as the one I had in Serendipity, but it sure was nice. Let yourself enjoy where hot meets cold!

Frrrrozen Hot Chocolate
6 oz. of your favorite Chocolate
2 Tsp. of Hot Chocolate mix
1 1/2 Tbs. of Sugar
1 1/2 c. of Milk
3 c. of Ice
Whipped Cream
Chop chocolate into small pieces and place it in the top of a double boiler over simmering water, stir occasionally until melted. Add the hot chocolate mix & sugar, stirring constantly until blended. Remove from heat & slowly add 1/2 c. of the milk & stir till smooth. Cool to room temperature.
In a blender place the remaining cup of milk, the room temp. chocolate mixture, and the ice. Blend on high speed until smooth. Pour into a glass & top with whipped cream.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

weekly update

This past week has been crazy busy, but it was wonderful! I passed my Spin certification course, which means I will be a sub to teach at the YMCA, and then hopefully become a regular on the schedule. (I'm taking song requests!) We then headed off to Sharp Top in Jasper, GA in a 12 passenger van with some of our YL College friends. We served all week, made new friends, made new memories, went on a much needed hike, and spent some sweet time with Jesus. Here are just a couple of snap shots of the week.
The girls
Guess who had their first visit to a YL camp?! 
Team Fabulouso!--We were housekeeping at it's finest.
And reunited with High School friends! And College friends... Babs we missed our pic!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

a jazzy night

My cousin Whitney works at the Barnwell Garden & Art Center, and puts on these great free jazz nights on Thursday nights. It has been really hard for Aaron and I to go, Thursdays are typically filled up. However, tonight was free and we were able to go! It was so great; if you live here in the Shreve you must go. I'm hoping we can attend more often this Summer.
She loved it!
In front of the Red River
So much fun! Thanks for a great night Aaron!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

big week and jewels

This has been a crazy week! We have welcomed 2 of our friends sweet babies into the world this past weekend, ran a race, YL had it's annual Rummage Sale (raised $5,000), and I have been all over the place! The worst part about it I have no pictures of the great things that happened last week/weekend! 
Thanks to my dear friend Rebekah, she showed me this great seller on Etsy. I have yet to decide what I would like to get. (Or shall I say... hint to Aaron.) Check out the jewelry
Maybe this one?
 (All of her chains are thinner then they look... just an fyi.)

Monday, May 3, 2010

vietri, sara bellini

Let me start by saying…it was a good weekend! I mean we celebrated Britney’s Birthday, did my least favorite thing… mulch, won some Vietri, and relaxed poolside with Aaron.
Let’s rewind to me winning something. I have never won anything.
I went to the old first job stomping grounds, Lewis’, with Britney because we are both Vietri fans, and the granddaughter of the founder was going to be there. We were told that she, Sara Bellini, would be painting pieces, so we made time and trotted up there. Well, unfortunately her paints were taken into customs, and she was just signing pieces. We did get to meet her, see pictures of her family, tell her how much we loved our pieces, and how we wanted more! There was a drawing for a salad/dessert plate that I have always admired. The line is called Sara’s Flowers- which she created & painted; the details and colors are beautiful.
A few hours later, in mid-mulching, I get a call that I won (Sunflower)! Can’t believe it; I guess Aaron is going to have to add to our collection! (Hey, I would love to have the Tulips!) It really was a great weekend with friends, yard work (I have blisters), relaxing, and time with Aaron. Our first weekend of sun in a while!
Not that you all are interested, but here are the lines that we have enjoyed.
(Top-Incanto Mine)                      (Bottom- Belleza Britney's)