Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Time to Celebrate

Still no pictures; reformatting my disk got pushed aside to CELEBRATE a very special birthday around our house.

Fourteen years ago, the Lord brought a bundle of energy, intellect, strength, and yes, joy into our lives.  We held on for dear life and let Him lead us on a brand-new journey called parenting.

She’s a keeper. 

Saturday night, my girl—looking stunning—was the guest of honor at Bonefish Grill.  We feasted on Bang Bang Shrimp and thanked God for past, present, and future. 

On Sunday, her actual birthday, it was time for PW’s Chocolate Cake and simplest, most delicious homemade ice cream ever.

Prepare to be amazed.

Homemade Ice Cream

1 quart half and half, whole milk, or skim milk, or some combination of these depending on how decadent you want it to be

2 cans sweetened condensed milk (low-fat is fine—and probably better if you go with the half and half)

4 teaspoons vanilla

Mix and freeze in your ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s directions, if you haven’t lost them since last summer.

Happy Birthday, DD#1! You are our treasure.



Linking up to Tasty Tuesday and Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.


  1. Happy Birthday!!! I can't imagine my girl becoming a teenager, but I know it goes so fast. I remember once saying I can't imagine when she turns 7 and here she is... 7 years old.

    Have a great day Ginger! I linked back to your school post yesterday.

  2. Happy Birthday to your keeper :) The ice cream sounds delicious!

  3. Happy Birthday!! Sure would have liked to taste that ice cream. YUM!!!

  4. Happy Birthday!! I know that DD#1 is an awesome young lady....she is her mother's daughter.