you see this package of cookies that they call famous chocolate wafers? well, they must not be that famous because no body knows about them or where i can find them. you see, we have a little tradition in our home when it comes to birthdays around here. i usually let each person pick out what kind of cake or dessert that they would like to have for their birthday and almost always cookie cake is chosen. now that is wonderful and all because we all love it so much! it is such a simple recipe. all you do is whip up a quart of whipping cream with a half a cup of sugar until it is the consistency of whipped topping. then, you layer these delicious wafers in the bottom of a 9x13 cake pan with the whipped cream, rotating back and forth with each thing until you have finally reached the top of the pan. then you refrigerate it for at least 8 hours. it is simple and easy and it tastes out of this world. of course it would, it has about 1000 calories per slice in it. but, i can not seem to find anyone who consistently carries these cookies around here and i am down to my last package. last year, i found some at big lots. so, i bought every package that they had and put them in the freezer. but today is my baby girl, amanda's, birthday and i only have one package of cookies to make her cake today. so, her cake is a little smaller than usual. but she will get as much as she wants first before anyone else gets to dive into it. so if any of you have ever heard of these little famous chocolate wafers and may know where they are hiding out. i would love to stock up on them for the next five years.
happy birthday to my baby girl!!!
i can't believe that you are eleven today! but, i love you and i promise that i will find more famous chocolate wafers before your next birthday! how can something so famous be so hard to find?
just some insights into my thoughts and feelings about my life and what God is revealing to me and how i am experiencing His grace and mercy in so many ways. please feel free to comment and share your heart here too. i'd love to hear from you. you never know whose life you just might touch with your insights as well.
My First Blog Entry March 27, 2009
laying my heart at the feet of Jesus well, here goes. not really sure how this is going to go but i do believe it is in my heart to begin to share some of the things that God is doing in my life and secrets that live in my heart. i've really been inspired by a blog that i have just begun to read by a young, sweet mommy (what she calls herself). happening upon her blog was not an accident but, i believe, a direction from the Lord. as i have read much of what she has written from her heart, i've been moved to tears and smiled a lot, enjoying partaking of what she has shared. wondering if anything that i have to share might move anyone as her writings have moved me, i thought that i just might let some of my heart be opened to those interested in hearing the secrets in the heart of a wife and mom who sometimes feels as if she might drown in the difficulties of raising five children if it weren't for my God who is ever so merciful and His Grace who is ever so powerful. as i write this, tears stream down my own face, thinking of some of the situations that i am laying at the feet of Jesus at this very moment in my life. this seems to make it plain to me that going forward with this new adventure of blogging may just be a way for God to continue to remind me of His love and His goodness toward me. open heart surgery, with God's love as the knife, that's kind of what it feels like. cutting away the dead, useless pieces and repairing it with His intense, unconditional love. i hope that a few people are touched and moved to sharing their lives as well by reading some of what i may reveal of myself as i continue to lay my heart at his feet and trust Him to keep it and make it whole.
i am a wife of 19 years to my wonderful husband, aaron. a mom of 6 precious children (josiah 17, rachel 16, olivia 14, amanda 12, jacob 3, & our newest addition, baby jonah, born may 18, 2011. my life is full and exciting as i depend upon God to empower me to take on the everyday tasks that are set before me. i love God with all my heart as He has revealed His amazing love for me. i love sharing many of the things He has shown me in a Bible study at my church. allowing Him to use me to unveil Truth is a very big part of my life. it is just all so "GOOD!"