Life Verse Design

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Happy Chocolate

We have this little thing at our house called "Happy Chocolate." It started one day, pretty simply, when Ainsley was sad. I took her into the kitchen and gave her what I thought she needed. . .some chocolate. And sure enough it made her happy, so now we call it "Happy Chocolate." Currently at my house I have Chocolate Zucchini Cake which is making me very happy :)

1/2 c marg
1/2 c oil
1 3/4 c sugar
2 eggs
4T cocoa
1/2 t salt
1 t soda
1/2 t cinnamon
2 1/2 c flour
1 t vanilla
1/2 c sour milk
2 c peeled, shredded zuchhini (ask your mom to do this part)
Mix ( I also mixed after the first 4 ingredients), pour into 9 by 13 pan and top with 1/2 c happy chocolate chips
Bake at 325 for 45 min or until it looks done/you smell it (that's how I bake)
Very good with coolwhip or ice-cream on it!
Does it look like we're somewhere tropical? Last night my parents took care of Trey, and GooF and I took the older kids to a waterpark. The best part was the lazy river. . .we rode it over and over! The second best part was that the kids got to go down the big curly slide on our laps! No, that's not me in the bikini in the background of this next picture. . just in case you were wondering :) I have a "mom" swimsuit, but maybe by next summer. . .if I don't eat too much happy chocolate :)ha.
I was asked to do this on my blog so here I go. . .
As a comment on my blog, leave 1 memory you and I have shared together. And, for my blogging friends (which I don't think I have many :) ), leave me a comment letting me know something I have posted that was "memorable" to you.
When I was leaving a memory on a friends blog, I noticed that a lot of memories with her were not huge events. . just everday things. It made me think that although my kids may remember the big things we do with them, lots of their memories are made just doing the everyday things!
This could be kind of fun, or not, if no one comments :)


Bethany said...

Well of course I remember us sitting on the picnic bench nursing Abbey and Ainsley and the zoo train coming by and feeling like we were part of the zoo exhibits. :0)
And I remember you chasing Ainsley through the aquarium/penguin house while quite pregnant with Porter.
And I remember staying at your house after you moved to Sioux Falls so that we wouldn't have to stay in a hotel before we moved to Japan- and being so thankful for a friend who would do something like that for me even if we had "only" known each other for about a year. love, Bethany

Hollie said...

I remember being excited on the days that you had to work until 5:30 because I knew I would have someone to talk to while the kids would all play outside:) I remember discussing endless wedding plans while trying to make sure Andy didn't hurt any other kid! Sean, need I say more.

CycloneMomma said...

Hmmm....there are so many. :)

How about the Tupperware party at your apartment that your mom "drove to come to." We were all so impressed that your mom would drive all that way! ;)

Then of course we found out that she came out because you were pregnant with Ainsley! :)

Lara said...

When I think of you, I think of you at MOPS. You always have the cutest things to say when you're doing hospitality, like the time you told us all that you were wearing that shirt because you thougth it brought out the color of your eyes best. I love it!

Michael said...

I remember your family spending so much time outside....rain, shine, or snow. I'd hear you guys playing while in my kitchen.

I also remember the cute sidewalk chalk writing you guys made for us the day we brought Eli home from the hospital.

And how could we forget all the goodies you'd share with us....I never could figure out how you had time for all the baking while being a great mom too.