Saturday, August 28, 2010
Last night Jim and I went with our friends on a Ghost Tour of Atalaya in Huntington Beach State Park.
We had decided that ice cream was a must before we went on the ghost tour but Dairy Queen was too far out of our way and TCBY just happened to be on our route! I LOVE TCBY! (They have waffle cone Wednesdays and I don't get there as much as I would like.) My only complaint is that they don't have White Chocolate Mouse every time. :( Lucky for me they did this time! I also saw that they have White Chocolate Mouse Frozen Yogurt cakes! With my birthday coming up I now have my heart set on this!
We arrived at the park just as the sun was setting. You can see Atalaya in the background.
The entrance to Atalaya as we waited for others to arrive and the ghost tour to start.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Have I ever mentioned I'M A BUCKEYE? AAAAND I got alumni tickets and can't wait to go back to The Shoe to watch the BUCKEYES play? Ummm yea just THIS MUCH excited. Watch this and I bet you will be too!
Saturday, August 14, 2010
This past week the Ford family was here for vacation . While they were here we met up to play mini golf.... and because Jim was working he did not get to go :( We played at one of the places I've never been before, Jurassic Golf.
We chose the Ice Age course.
Usually when Jim and I play mini golf together he wins every time and I feel like I take FOREVER to finish each hole. Well... not this time. Scott was actually joking after the first few holes that he could tell who got to play mini golf more frequently! :) Not gonna lie I was kinda excited, except that usually when I feel good about how I am doing that is when I tend to start messing up.
It was a bit intimidating to play near this guy.... but he never got all the way out. "I have a big head and little arms. I don't think this was well thought out" (Watch Meet the Robinsons and you'll get it. It's a Edbrooke family joke)
There was also this guy... this one actually moved! At first I thought it was swaying in the wind a bit but then his head turned completely.
Here is Julie taking her turn.
Scott, Trent, and Nick.
This hole was difficult with the crazy water hazard. It however was not as hard as the previous hole of which I did not take a picture. We actually all ended up being close in score Scott and I had 47 then Julie, Nick, and Trent had 51 so it was a close game, which always makes it more fun.
Because Jim couldn't come with us. We went to Jim! FYI Scott is a Lt. in Ohio and Julie used to be an EMT. Here is a family picture on the fire truck.
Here Scott and the boys are checking out one of the trucks while Jim and Scott share stories.
Nick trying on Jim's gear....
They were surprised at how heavy the air pack was too.
We really enjoyed our visit with the Fords. Jim LOVES to talk fire and I think Scott might too. It was so nice just to spend time hanging out and everyone really enjoyed themselves.
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Serves 8 Total Time: 12hr 15m
1.In a food processor, puree 2 15-ounce containers ricotta with 12 ounces melted and cooled semisweet chocolate until very smooth.
2.Line an 8½-by-4½-inch loaf pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on 2 sides. Layer the ricotta mixture and half of a 9-ounce package of chocolate wafer cookies in the prepared pan (3 layers of the ricotta mixture and 2 layers of the cookies, beginning and ending with the ricotta mixture).
3.Refrigerate for at least 12 hours and up to 2 days. To serve, remove from pan, slice, and sprinkle with ¼ cup shaved semisweet chocolate.
Per Serving Calories 467 Fat 28g Sat Fat 17g Cholesterol 55mg Sodium 182mg Protein 16g
Carbohydrate 42g Sugar 29g Fiber 1g Iron 2mg Calcium 225mg
Now this is way more than I need and I don't want it hanging around tempting me anyone wanna have Cake Night with me Friday? What are your favorite calorie splurges? Have any great cake recipies?
Sunday, August 1, 2010
A while back my friend Jody invited me to go to a Murder Mystery dinner with her. Neither of us had ever been to one and we were excited. It was hosted by Main Street Conway and was at Coppers which just happens to be right across the street from my office.
Jody and I were some of the first guests to arrive. We were instructed to trust no one and suspect everyone. We did not see anything suspicious at first but then a few of the other people began to stand out. Like these two women who went to all of the tables and encouraged everyone to "PARTY!!". There was also a womanizer Jack and an overly helpful waitress who quickly came to our attention.
After the first murder we were introduced to our trusty detective who lead us through a series of clues as well as with a few interrogations.
After a couple more unfortunate deaths and many more clues. We all took time to formulate our guess at who the killer was and why. We did this as a table/group. Unfortunately we were a little off on our guess. There were actually TWO killers working together!
This is the excitable waitress who ended up being one of the killers!
The entire cast.
And the winning table!
I also found out that they do this regularly up at The House of Blues and you can even get them to do private events and parties. They said they do a different scenario once a month so I definitely intend to see one again. It was so much fun and very entertaining. Thank you again Jody!