Monday, January 23, 2012


We visited the New England Aquarium today!
Lily had a blast! She got to touch a shark, an urchin and a starfish. She also got up close and personal with a sea lion!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Ice Cream

Ice Cream is my favorite kind of sweet, hands down. It can be any flavor. It can have delicious treats added in. It can be mixed into milk shakes. And even turned into a cake. See how versatile? You probably didn't even need convincing...
Anyway, I bought this cute ice cream recipe book for my mom for Christmas and found myself really wanting to keep it (I didn't.) but I did go after Christmas and get another copy for me!

My first go at it was Lemon Cream Ice Cream!

Is it a tiny bowl?

Or a giant spoon?!

It's a tiny bowl.

(or are those giant blackberries?!?!)

Really yummy! Very light and creamy and not too sweet and I can pronounce all five ingredients!
Chocolate ice cream, you're next.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Why, you ask...

Did I venture out into weather like this last night:

Well, to get doughnut ingredients of course!
We both have the day off so what better way to start the day than in a sugar coma?!

The vanilla cream filling!

The recipe is from the Flour Cookbook that Lily and her family gave me for my birthday! Really yummy!

I need a nap.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

So This is the New Year

We had an awesome Christmas in Mississippi with all of our families and friends!

Apparently I only took pictures on Christmas eve when we were at my mom's house. She planned lots of Christmas themed party games!

 We had a wonderful, very laid back New Year's Eve dinner and champagne toast!

Isn't he handsome?! I wore glitter and Bryan wore a bow tie!

 Last night we had a delicious meal in Chinatown! Dumplings! One of my very favorite foods!

Clearly we made short order of everything.

We were stuffed and each only paid $15!! Thanks for sharing this place with us! We don't go out in Chinatown enough!

 Hopefully I'm back on track for blogging...