Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Valentine's Day

I woke up to this little note on the table.
Hey "Baby" (Baby Ruth) Whenever you're around my heart goes "crunch" and falls into a bunch of "pieces" (Reese's Pieces heart)  So please handle me with "butterfingers" and I will be your "sweetheart" (Gummy Sweettart hearts)
 And some beautiful pink roses.
 Then that night, he surprised me with dessert.  Ice cream and berry hearts.  I was very impressed with his creativity this year :)  It's hard to believe this was our 6th Valentine's Day together!  I love him more every year! 
 Friday night we had supper at Justin & Liz's with other young couples.  
 We each had our own chocolate name cards.  I love the burlap and twine wrapped around the cup.  We also had a box of chocolate covered strawberries at our places courtesy of Victor & Hope.  They were such a treat!

 Supper was fabulous!  We had a salad and Pineapple Raspberry Whip for an appetizer and palate cleanser.  Then steak, potatoes, and green bean bundles for the meal.  It was delicious!
 And any room we had left in our stomachs, was filled with this decadent dessert.  Liz made chocolate bowls using balloons.  You just melt the chocolate and using a spoon spread a little bit on waxed paper.  Then dip your blown up balloon in the chocolate and set it on the chocolate that is already on the wax paper to hold it in place.  Once it hardens, pop the balloon and wa-lah!  You have a chocolate bowl to hold this tasty triple chocolate dessert.  With chocolate sprinkles and a chocolate heart on top.  Did I mention I LOVE chocolate?

I kinda wish I would have eaten dessert first because by the time I got to the bowl, I had to just let it go.  We were so full!  After supper we played a game of Guesstures.  We divided up into men against women.  Sadly, the men creamed us.  But that's not what matters anyway.  We made lots of memories with our friends!  And that's what counts.
P.S.  We weren't going to count the points at the end, but us ladies were so sure that we had more that we made the men count them.  Serves us right! :)  Although, no one ever actually double checked their math...

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Classified Pictures

My brother's family stopped by on their way to California for vacation so I got to spend some good quality aunt time with these two cuties!  One thing Aunt Krystal needs to learn though is to always have 2 dolls in the house.  Oops!
 So one got the singing Christmas pig instead.  By the end of the weekend, Porky was the one I needed 2 of!  Jake & I are secretly hoping these batteries go dead and we will never replace them :)  I wasn't fast enough with my camera, but at one time I saw them using the bottle to feed the pig.  So cute!
 We made pink camo cupcakes on Saturday.
 With pink cupcake wrappers of course!
 Kelsey loves to help in the kitchen and did an excellent job mixing the batter.
 And of course little sister Kaley wanted to do it too!
 We divided the batter into 3 bowls and colored them accordingly.  Remember the camo cupcakes I did earlier? HERE
 It takes a lot of time, but I didn't mind.  How can you resist the excitement in their faces?
 Before baking:
 After baking:
 We frosted them and Kelsey got to put the pink sugar crystals on top.

 Don't they just look like so much fun?
 I tried unsuccessfully to get pictures of the men eating pretty pink princess-y cupcakes...

 Kaley really enjoyed hers!
 Kelsey did too!
 These two little girls sure know how to weasel their way into my brother-in-laws hearts...  Each one took their turn at babysitting the baby dolls while the girls played house.  They would leave them with the "babysitters" when they went grocery shopping, to the doctor, etc.
 Nathan here was told he was the "Dad" while the other boys were the kids.  Kelsey informed him he had to call her "Hon" if he needed her for something.

Now do you understand why I titled this post "Classified Pictures"???  I am sure I could get demoted from the favorite sister-in-law status in a hurry if they ever find out about this!  Oh wait!  Right now they don't have any other one to replace me with.  So, I will continue to embarrass them until I feel threatened :)