"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Friday, January 20, 2012


the most perfect reese's ever created.
i've been eating around the edges of reese's my entire life to get the taste that this one little bite gives.
we are made for each other.
i can now die a happy woman.
or at least my taste buds can.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

moves like jagger

for his birthday,
he would like:
an electric guitar
an amp
and the woody and jessie dolls we saw in babies r us today.
he told me i was his princess when i was tucking him in tonight.
i may have been charmed.
not charmed enough for a an electric guitar AND an amp,
but maybe charmed enough to get both woody AND jessie.
except jessie would be for max.
his words.
quite the convincer.
my first born is going to be 4,
and that is surely something to celebrate.
just not with an electric guitar.
i'll try to refrain until he's 8.
or at least until the basement is finished.
"i had fun rocking out."
-brennan "git-some"
{as he says it}

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

almost a chocolate river

it was tuesday morning,
and i had six $1 bills burning a whole in my wallet.
and two more dollars in change that i found inside my diaper bag.
covered in the crumbs of something that had fallen apart inside the pocket.
i'm guess nutrigrain bar.
but really, who can tell?
i was sad to find out my change was not accepted by the cotton candy machine.
i was really looking forward to watching my kids dance to the sugar sugar song while it spun.
the candy barrel was not a bad second option.
with a wishing well on the way.
6 pennies shorter, and we were on our way.
max kept putting different candies in her mouth.
brennan saving candies for later in his pockets,
so we ended up buying a few more pieces than i wanted,
but i got my vanilla and orange tootsie rolls,
so there were really no complaints to be had.
i just wish there was a willy wonka's chocolate factory.
just like the movie.
filled with everything chocolate.
with whipped cream mushrooms.
gum drops that fall from trees.
even the tulip tea cups.
a chocolate river would be nice too.
but i don't want to get too demanding here.

Monday, January 16, 2012


when i was pregnant with brennan my grandma gigi told me she knew i was having a boy.
b/c i was carrying my baby so high.
i had no idea what she was talking about.
when i got pregnant with miss max i did know she was super low.
like "whoa, she might fall out" kind of low.
i told my grandma i thought it was b/c she was my second.
and things just weren't holding up the same.
if you get ma' drift.
well holy moly,
what do ya' know!?
here i am
with another boy up high in my ribs.
his little kicks up there to prove it.
or head butts.
i'm really not sure which way he's currently pointed.
i guess gigi was right.
maybe not for you,
but me,
i carry my boys high.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

it's been decided {whipping cream}

we were stuck at home with two sick kids.
i was bored.
i let my taste buds do the driving.
and created my very own whipped cream cookies.
chocolate and boysenberry.
i could have done without the cookie part,
and just gone straight for the fillings,
which i did while the cookies were baking.
so did max.
both kid have learned that when the kitchen aid is mixing,
the best place to be is on your stool in the kitchen with me.
sugary sweet.
next time i'm doing whoopee pies instead of the crunchy cookie i did this time.
and a crushed oreo filling.
but let's not get ahead of ourselves here.
my taste buds were only halfway satisfied with the end result today,
but the eating along the way was well worth the escapade.
decide for yourself!
whipping cream frosting
{i made two separate batches: chocolate and boysenberry}
1 c heavy whipping cream
1-2 tbls white sugar
1 tsp vanilla
whip until it looks like good old fashioned whipping cream.
{for chocolate: add 3 tsp baking cocoa to mixture and continue whipping until mixed fully}
{for boysenberry: add 1/2 c boysenberry jam to mixture and continue whipping until mixed fully}
place in fridge to cool or freezer for 20 min or so for more firm cream.
chocolate thins
1 box devil's food cake mix
2 cubes butter, room temp
2 eggs
mix altogether.
place dime size {yes that small} balls onto cookie sheet.
cook for 8 min. at 350*.
let cool.
assemble with frosting in the middle of two cookies or leave open faced,
which was my final preference to taste more of the whipping cream flavors.
max will be getting a chocolate cake
with boysenberry and chocolate whipping cream frosting.
it's been decided.
by the both of us.
or yum.