I miss blogging! I am so glad to be back & I have been impatiently waiting all day to get home from work so that I could write my first post. Adam & I always had the intention on creating a family blog & now it is here!! I am so grateful that we have Kayleigh's blog to look back on & I am excited that we will now have this blog to document the journey through our new lives. Having this outlet to share with you all warms my heart in a way I haven't felt in some time. Somehow, writing about my kids on the Women's Marriage Ministry blog never seemed appropriate. So let's just jump right in.
Yesterday was one of the best days that I have had in months. I have been working two jobs & I am pretty much at one of them every moment that the kids are with their dad. Not much for a social life unless I have friends in town. (I am actively working on bringing a few other friends in town & getting the BFFs to come back as well.) Even when I am home, we have chores, responsibilities, dogs, etc. to take care of.
Last night was going to be a night for just the three of us. I had been trying to think of something really FUN to do & you are helped me out with some really great ideas. I picked up the kids after work, we went to Target to roam around, & we came upon the Sunbeam Ice Cream Maker.
What a perfect idea?! We are going to make one quart of ice cream a week. The ice maker was $19.99 at Target, the ingredients were about $5. This was more of a family investment in fun that a financial savings. Although, we will save money by not going to Rita's anymore. LOL We are looking forward to experimenting by trying a new flavor each week. We will start off by following a few recipes, trying out lower fat & sugar options, & then getting really risky & dangerous by coming up with our own concoctions.
Our first flavor....
You guessed it, Mint Chocolate Chip. We are planning on doing Strawberry next. We were all amped up last night but when everything was unpacked, the directions said that you had to freeze the gel canister for 24 hours before use. What a buzz kill!? So, tonight after we get home from hanging out, socializing, & listening to some great music....we will have experiment #1. I want this to become a fun tradition so I pray that it is really yummy!
That brings me to my question.....what is your favorite ice cream flavor?