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Ready for V-Day!

13 Feb

Good afternoon, everyone!  I hope everyone is having a great day in spite of this nasty weather we are having.  I am having a wonderful day because I have just discovered that there is a Dunkin Donuts in Siler City!  YES.  You heard me correctly.  They make them there every morning at the Hess gas station, and it is so wonderful.  When you walk in the gas station, it is warm and light and clean and full of the wonderful smell of fresh dough and sugar and coffee.  I was a little upset at first that I am just now finding out about this.  I mean, why has no one told me?  Anyway, it is now my mission to let everyone know that there is a Dunkin Donuts in Siler City and you can go there and get some of the best, freshest doughnuts that you will ever have in your life.  I bought a dozen of the Valentine’s doughnuts, but just know that I will be going back for some of the doughnut holes and giant muffins that I saw.  And to everyone who did not tell me about this: you should be ashamed of yourself. Thank goodness that Mama had surgery, because one of her friends brought her some doughnuts and informed me of Dunkin Donuts’ presence in our itty-bitty town!

Pink Hearts filled with Boston Creme-we had these for dessert after lunch

Pink Hearts filled with Boston Creme-we had these for dessert after lunch

Chocolate filled with brownie-for later

Chocolate filled with brownie-for later

After we got home from our doughnut run, the Charlie and I finished up our Valentines for storytime tomorrow.  I found this excellent site through Pinterest where you can print out Valentines cards that have a great Bible verse on them.  Isn’t God’s love the greatest love of all?  What a great opportunity to share his love with our friends!  Here’s the site:

rachelwojo.com/goodies/

We just printed out the cards she offers, cut them out and glued them on some scrapbook paper, signed Charlie and Maddie’s names on the back, and tied them onto little bags of Sweethearts.  It turned out so cute and we hardly spend any money.

cute little bags of Sweethearts

cute little bags of Sweethearts

Gluing the cards

Gluing the cards

They turned out really cute

They turned out really cute

We also made some cards for Jason.  The kids did some painting.  I tried to get their handprints on the cards, but they just ended up as  abstract art!

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Have a great Valentine’s Day, everyone!

Chocolate Pretzel Sticks

12 Feb

As part of my secret conspiracy to turn Mama into a stay-at-home Gaga so I can have a convenient babysitter to watch the kids while I spend my days more leisurely, I gave into Mama’s whim to do a “project” with the kids and make chocolate covered pretzels for Valentine’s Day.  She has been asking me to buy the ingredients for a few days, so I finally picked everything up yesterday and took the children over to Mama’s this morning to spend the morning creating with Gaga.

We really did have fun making simple, yummy pretzel rods covered in sprinkles.  All we did was melt some vanilla quik candy in the microwave, dip some long pretzel rods in the candy, then cover them in candy sprinkles.  The kids had their own separate plates and all of the broken pretzel pieces, so anyone who does happen to receive one of these from us doesn’t have to worry about catching their colds!

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Charlie took his pretzel-making duties very seriously!

Maddie enjoying some of the salty sweet yumminess.

Maddie enjoying some of the salty sweet yumminess.

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Little hands hard at work.

Little hands hard at work.

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Finished product!  Chocolate covered pretzel rods.  They are so good!

Finished product! Chocolate covered pretzel rods. They are so good!

So we had a great morning with Gaga.  I don’t think I will be able to convince her to retire, though. It seems the world is working against me…