Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Snow White Celebration

Last weekend we celebrated Snow White's 4th birthday! ;)
Her Mommy & Aunt Jam did an amazing job with the decorations!!
And there's Uncle Patrick putting out the drinks :)
Don't eat the apple!
Just adorable!
She is one special little Princess!

There is a Dinglehopper in the hair bow! ;) Oh, sorry, wrong movie!
Goody bags!
Snow White is admiring the decor,
and throughly thanking Mommy for all of it!
Happy Birthday!!!
To you!!
Happy Birthday dear Leah!
Get all the frosting off that crown!
Blue mouths for everyone!!
Aww, Lynnlea gets to be Snow White too!

That's how to eat cake Leah!! Get that frosting!!
Handmade Dinosaur from Aunt Krystle and Uncle Patrick :)
I think she likes it!

She was so thankful for all her gifts, thanking everyone individually. She was adorable!!
Handing out goody bags to all her guests :)
Photo Booth time!!

Shameful Dwarf!
Lynnlea wanted Nanny to wear the bow :)
She's very proud of herself!
Family picture!
Aww :)
Snow White has been captured by a pirate!
The adults definitely enjoyed the photo booth more than the kids ;)
This Dwarf is ready for war!
Luke finally agreed to a pic with Nanny once i gave him my whistle from my goody bag :)
Very happy with his noise making ability!
Amazing Party!!
I did not get a single picture of the party location! Shame on Aunt Krystle! We were at The Tubes at Irving Bible Church. Great play place for little ones! If you are looking for an indoor activity to wear the kids out, take them to The Tubes!
Happy Birthday Leah! We love you very much!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Back to School

After 8 years, this week I went back to school! I am taking American Sign Language I, and eventually want to complete an interpreting program! 
I am excited, and nervous. I have played with the idea of becoming an interpreter for a long time! As a teen I had a father-figure plant the idea in my head, and it has taken me about 15 years to allow that seed to grow :)
My first day of class :) I was super excited to find a lefthanded desk! In all of my schooling I have never had a lefthanded desk!
Here I go! Back to school! Something I swore 8 years ago I would never do again! ;)

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Candied Ginger Fudge

Today was the 2nd Fudge Competition at the Grand Prairie Farmer's Market.
I decided to create a recipe for ginger fudge this year.
Candied Ginger Fudge

3 Cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 14oz can Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
1/6 Cup Candied Ginger, finely chopped

Place a piece of parchment paper in a baking dish (size depends on how thick you want the fudge). Leave pan to the side until fudge is ready. Put an inch of water in a medium pot and put over medium heat. Place glass bowl over pot of water and pour in chocolate chips, condensed milk, and ground ginger. Stir continuously until chocolate is melted and smooth. Take chocolate off heat and mix in chopped candied ginger. Then pour into parchment covered pan, and smooth out flat. Put in fridge to set for 4 hours, and resist temptation to eat with a spoon ;) Enjoy!!
The judges trying my fudge :)

3rd place ribbon!!
They liked it! They really liked it!
Thank you Grand Prairie Farmers Market for hosting this competition again! I can't wait til next year!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Celebration Dallas Style

Today My Love & I are celebrating our anniversary! This pic is 15 years ago when we first started dating compared to today, our 9 year marriage anniversary, having breakfast at Cafe Brazil :) Which apparently is where we went to breakfast last year as well! 
Then we went to the Nasher Sculpture Center.
This is the first sculpture the Nashers collected :)
Life imitates art!
I wonder how Picasso would feel about selfies? ;)
Then we walked across the street to the Trammel & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art, which was open this time. We walked around the courtyard on our Art Walk for our 6 year Anniversary :)
They have an exhibit of wooden Tibetan book covers. They are beautiful and a great piece of literary history!
This is essentially a book spine, this is the side you would see on the shelf, and the carvings tell you which book it is.
They were so intricate!
My Love had to ring the bell!
Our next stop was Maple & Motor.
Someone is getting a little impatient with my obsessive picture taking ;) We shared the cheese fries with bacon and jalapenos, they were not skimpy on the toppings! My Love got a bacon cheddar burger with a fried egg and grilled jalapenos and onions. I got a bacon pepperjack burger with chili, grilled jalapenos, and onions. They were both great burgers, but we agreed we would skip the bacon next time. It was not crisp enough to be on a burger, so one bite and the whole piece tried to come out.
Of course, because today was a celebration, we had to get dessert on our way home! :) We did a Google search for ice cream and found Carnival Barker's.
There is no indoor seating, you order at the window, and eat at this very cool street sign table :) I got Nutella ice cream, which was creamy and chocolately! My Love got an Old Fashioned Vanilla Malt, it was heavy on the malt and delicious!
Happy 9 year anniversary My Love! This year has been quite the year, but together with God we can do this! Thank you for a wonderful day, and a wonderful life together! I love you!