Friday, March 23, 2012

It's Aubrey's birthday!

Well, yesterday was. Aubrey is my niece, 6 weeks older than Parker. We had her party here at our house.

See, I was going to use this occasion to make my first 'how-to' post. I was going to showcase the ice cream cone cupcake I made for her.

I got pictures of the pans I made, filling the cones, and fresh out of the oven cakes. And that's when things went wonky.

I promise you, I've melted chocolate before. Many, many times. Its really NOT hard to put a glass bowl over a pot of simmering water and stir. But, for some reason, yesterday I wasted $9 of Ghirardelli white chocolate chips that WOULD. NOT. MELT. At least not thin enough to dip the bottoms of the cones in.

So, we had un-dipped cake cones. They were yummy, but not as pretty as I wanted them to be.

Anyway. Fun was had by all. Aubrey's mommy made some really really super great cake pops and mini-raspberry cheesecakes. Aubrey got lots of presents (her favorites were clothes, of course) and all the kids stayed up too late and had sugar hangovers.

Maybe next time, cake cones. Maybe next time.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


In case you  haven't read as far as my profile, I'm Tiffany. I have a husband (Sam), one son, two daughters, and three nephew-sons. I am currently a SAHM, which means the aforementioned people will play a large role on this blog. I am a certified elementary teacher, but I haven't worked since 2008.

Life with 6 kids is...interesting.

Aside from my family, I have a pretty awesome family of friends. We wouldn't have survived the last two years without them!

We are very involved with our church. We serve a living God, and everything good comes from Him.

You can expect a lot of randomosity from me, here. There will be anecdotes, vents, rants, recipes, crochet patterns, and many, many other things. I'm inviting you along for the ride. Hold tight!

'"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."--Jeremiah  29:11