I have really slacked again, so here we go with bullets since most of you reading don't care too much for the details...am I right? I probably am, so here we go!
*We had an absolute BLAST at the Great Wolf Lodge. I have never seen so many smiles, splashes, & happy slide rides in my life. This little girl WORE the slides OUT!! She was SOOO big and surprised us with her tenacity. We will definitely be returning for future family trips because it was totally worth it! We got to finish out our trip visiting the outlets & spending several fun hours looking around Ikea. It was a fabulous weekend.
*Last weekend we went to Lake LBJ with my best friend Nicole to visit her dad at his lake house. My mom volunteered to take care of Kennady so we have a little more free reign and it was glorious. We didn't do much but swim, sea-doo, rope swing, watch football, sit on the dock, & ride the boat. It was such a fun, laid-back weekend and we really needed it. When we got back Sunday afternoon, we started prepping for a surprise birthday party at our house for my best friend Elya. I made some cake balls that were delicious. Here's a quick recipe for you to add to your collection:
1 cup dry cake mix of any flavor
1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/2 tbsp. vanilla
1. Mix the ingredients together; put in freezer for about 5 minutes; pull them out; roll into 1" balls; refreeze for 5 minutes.
2. Heat 3 blocks of Vanilla or Chocolate almond bark in a small bowl; dip the balls to coat; place on wax paper until they harden.
3. CONSUME!!! They are soooo easy and you (not your hips) will be glad you made them. :-)
The Coffee & Sweets birthday party was a success & I think she really enjoyed herself. Happy Birthday again Elya!
*I never updated you on the fence, but it is UP & beautiful! We are so happy to have a little more privacy, pretty trees to look at, & a beautiful yard of grass coming in more every day. I thought I would be at least 60 before I was happy about watching the grass grow, but no...it happened at a young 26 (for at least 10 more days at least :-)).
*Yes, that's right. My 27th birthday is coming up on October 9th & I'll be honest...I'm indifferent about this one. I know I'm getting older, but I'd appreciate it if that number would just quit going up so quickly. Seriously, it's getting out of hand and WAY too close, too fast to the big 3-0. I guess time flies while you're having fun because my last 15 years sure passed in a hurry!! I don't know what my plans are for celebrating this year, but I'm sure something will come about sooner or later.
*I'm throwing my first Pampered Chef party the Saturday of my birthday weekend and I'm really excited about it. It's going to be a couples party with grilling & some fun kitchen prep, so it will be a fun change up to have men around during one of these parties. We're looking forward to it. Feel free to visit this site to browse the newest catalog & place an order or let me know what you're interested in & we will get you anything you need.
*Besides all of this, my house is slowly being taken over by all things Halloween. Ghosts, mice, glitter, banners, spider webs, wreaths...they're all over the place. We have our 2nd annual Halloween Party coming up & I'm soooo excited to host again. It was a blast last year and this year should be even better. I have a lot of work ahead of me though, both in getting our costumes together & going all out on decorations, so just call me crafty Kelly for the next couple of weeks! I'll be becoming best friends with my hot glue gun & scissors if you need to find me. :)
*I think that's enough 'catch-up the blog' vomit for now. Hope you feel better now...I know I do.