Thursday, November 19, 2009

100th Post

Wow - I finally made it to 100! I kept thinking I would do the 100 things about me list, but decided I am just not up for it. So just some random Thursday thoughts.
  • If I was doing a 100 things list (but I am not since I am too lazy) I would tell you I am extremely Type A, Christian (who is striving to be a better one), conservative, Republican, love to bake, have a Master's in Taxation (riveting I know!), love college sports (and most sports), Arizona Wildcat, originally from Florida (and in a lot of ways still think of it as home), Mr. ESPN was originally plan B, mom to 2 independent stubborn girls (just like their momma!), Chatty's first name is my maiden name (Lacey), competitive, love fountain Diet Coke with a splash of Cherry Coke, love my southern roots, have a love/hate relationship with running and exercise, yacked one time on the way to Yakima, WA, left handed, want to go to nursing school, love Bud Light, wine and most food .... along with a bunch of other useless information!
  • I have tackled a decent portion of my to do list - Kahlua cake and brownies baked, packed at work, purchased new shoes, Amy had to cancel lunch (boo!) and Mr. ESPN completed painting project
  • I still have the biggest portion of my list still left to do - DEEP clean my house, bake cookies, cut out some vests from paper bags for our Battle of Jericho lesson/craft for Sunday school, grocery shop (but list is complete and coupons are ready), need to exercise this afternoon, tomorrow and Saturday to complete my 5 day goal this week.
  • Mr. ESPN and I are having date night with our friends Ang and Lars on Saturday night - yeah for grandparents babysitting!
  • Bia is obsessed with Boobees (yes Chatty went through this phase too). The other morning Mr. ESPN was getting her dressed and she was pointing to his shirt saying "Boobees, boobees! Daddy has little boobees!" Just how he wanted to start his morning! I told him at least she didn't say he had big man boobees!
  • Bia loves to snuggle in the morning ... this morning she woke up around 5:45 and ran into our room with her entourage (blankie, little blankie, puppy, monkey and pluto), threw them up on our bed and then climbed in next to me to snuggle! I love it!!
  • Chatty didn't make her day twice this week at school (and once last week) ... not sure what's going on in her head. I reminded her this morning that God is disappointed in her behavior and she responded by saying, "Yeah Santa is too!" Uggh! I then proceeded to explain that the only one that truly matters is God ... hopefully a little of that will sink in.
  • Still trying to work the Coco hook up for a single lady in Austin for Uncle Greg ...
  • Still haven't made a dent in the 10 pounds I wanted to get off by the holidays - doesn't help that I had donut holes for breakfast yesterday morning (in my defense I had a 7:00 am meeting and needed some fuel! Laurie - I don't always eat that bad in the morning)

Kahlua Cake recipe per Dee and Sass' request (it came from my friend Ang). If you love chocolate this is your cake - so easy and so good!

  • Box of German Chocolate Cake Mix
  • Large box of Chocolate instant pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 16 oz. container sour cream
  • 12 oz bag of chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup Kahlua
  • Mix ingredients together by hand; Spray bundt PAM generously with PAM; pour batter into pan and bake at 350 for 1 hour (or until toothpick inserted comes out clean); Let stand 10 minutes and then remove from pan and let cool completely. Once cooled sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  • Variation - I have used mint chocolate chips and it tastes great too (if you like mint)


Deelsu said...

ooh.. mint chocolate chips would be awesome!
No worries on the 10-pounds.. I have my bridal portrait in 3weeks and still have 10 to lose!
What up with Mr. ESPN being Plan B?? must post about that!

starnes family said...

No kidding.....more about Plan B! Sounds juicy.

BMB-The Mom said...

Happy 100th!

The Lenzers said...

Come do my list!!! And uh...does D know he's Plan B?? Good thing God knows what's best right?

Sassafrass Jane said...

Boobees! Ahaha! Lainy squeezed mine the other morning and asked, "is this where the babies eat?" Uh, which babies? Not a community watering hole, Laine.
So creative you named her Lacey. How cool! I'm not naming my daughter Holloway, though. And I'm glad my mom didn't name me Rice.
YUM recipe. Thanks!

Coco said...

Bram honks boobies. Sound effects and all.

Totally in the works for setting the Austinite up, promise. Nat has been in NYC for work. It will happen.

AZCottrell said...

No worries - I had to grab the donut holes the next morning due to a rough day ahead of me. Why do they put them so close to the bananas? I went back to the banana today though. (pat on back).
Oh - and Ainsley is obsessed with booooobies too lately. Drives Matt nuts.