Dangerously Delightful Delicious Decadence!

1 10 2008

Via a friend in our online adoption group I came across this wonderful recipe.  But be forewarned. . . now we are all just 5 minutes away from a delicious piece of chocolate cake!!!  Yikes!

5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake 

1 coffee mug

4 TBS flour

4TBS sugar

2 TBS baking cocoa

1 egg

3 TBS milk

3 TBS oil

Small splash of vanilla

3 TBS chocolate chips

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well.  Add the egg and mix thoroughly.  Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.  Add the vanilla and chocolate chips and mix again.  Put your mug in the microwave and cook for ** edit: I think 2 1/2 minutes is better then 3 minutes.  The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don’t be alarmed.  Allow to cool for a minute and tip out onto a plate.  ENJOY!


Bad Dog

20 05 2008

What I saw when I walked in the door after church Sunday. . .

bad dog

Sorry Guys!


Interesting book choice Belle!

interesting book choice

I promise I won’t do it again, I’m really sorry and I know it was REALLY bad!

Bad Dog

To our absolute dismay or 2 year old perfectly housetrained, never did anything bad dog, had a bad day!  We just had to laugh at her interesting choice of destructive material! =)

Girls’ Night Out

17 04 2008

Monday night I felt like I was in college again.  Emma, Joy, Naomi, Melanie, Kristin, Lauren, and I had a girls’ night out.  All of our husbands are out of town at a conference (except Mel’s) so we thought it’d be a fun evening to get together and enjoy some female bonding!  Here are some photo’s of our time together.

Coastal flats

Left to Right: Emma, Lauren, Bethany, Kristin, Naomi, Joy, Melanie

 The whole gang



Lauren and Kristin

Naomi and I

Mel and I

Joy and Emma

And for your daily dose of laughter. . .

stuffing my face!

Snow days

17 02 2008

Although this past week in Northern Virginia did bring school delays and some closures due to freezing rain; life here will never compare to the winter wonderland of Northern Maine.  The following are photos from the snow fall this past week in Presque Isle, Maine.

snow 7

snow 5

snow 4

snow 1

Copywrited poem!

31 01 2008

Background:  The ladies in my caregroup are getting together Friday evening for dinner, and McDonalds was the decided upon restaurant.  However Joy was late in her response to let us all know if she was coming.  The following is her penitence for her tardy response.  While I didn’t get expressed reprinting rights I figured it was okay since Joy WAS the slowpoke.

by Joy Lewis

Oh McDonalds, how we love you
How we love your apple pies
How we love your chicken nuggets
How we love your greasy fries
Oh McDonalds, how we love you
We will ever use your booths
to sit and eat and chew and laugh
And then we all will clean our tooths

copyright  2008 Joy Lewis
all rights reserved
reprinted with permission

A Blogging Challenge

13 12 2007

Heather recently asked if I would blog 7 things about myself, either odd, unknown, or interesting. Well here it goes!

1. I have survived 2 house fires. One in March of 1989, We lost our entire garage and the house was mostly smoke damaged. And then December of 2005 I came home from work for lunch and opened my front door to smoke pouring out. Praise God not much was destroyed, and that our pets survived. God is so gracious to me!

2. I have passport stamps from Panama, Bolivia, Mexico, London, India, Dominican Republic, Romania, Croatia, Hungary, South Africa, Namibia, and Guatemala. I have also spent a night in the Bahrain airport. No passport stamp though cause I never got to leave the airport.

3. I have showered in the Tampa Bay Devil Rays locker room! No joke. During my Teen Mania days, I managed an aspect of promotions for a youth event held there. On a preparatory visit three of my girlfriends and I had traveled through the night in a van from Texas to hold an advertising event there for youth pastors. We had to be very presentable and didn’t have time to go to our hotel first. So they let us shower there.

4. I have 24 first cousins. I think that’s quite a few, right?

5. I have climbed Pike’s Peak in Colorado twice. 14,110 ft

6. I was diagnosed with mononucleosis 5 days before I got married and slept about 18 hours a day on our honeymoon. =)

7. I have moved 6 times in 4 years of marriage. This past July was the first time ever we’ve renewed a lease.

I think the next challenge should be to blog 7 unknown things about our spouse. Good things of course. . . a kind of gift to them. Anyone up for it?

Funniest Video I’ve seen in a long time. . .

12 12 2007