Monday, June 17, 2013

31 Days of Pinterest: Day Fourteen: Knock Off DQ Ice Cream Cake

I have a secret... today was my birthday.  Shhh!  No, really, it's not that big of a deal... as an adult it's more of a no-big-deal kind of day.  But the kids love celebrating.  And they were so cute about getting me gifts when I took them to Target, gave them some money, and set them free (what's a single mom to do?!).

Their finds...

Liam got me a pizza cutter (and told me at least three times what he picked 
between the day before and the day of my birthday.


Olivia picked an apricot facial scrub (smells divine!).


And Braeden remembered me telling him I like simple silver earrings and he chose silver studs!


One of the best though has to be the card.
Olivia purchased this a few weeks BEFORE my day,
with HER own money...











Melt. My. Heart.

After gifts we headed out and spent the evening at Medieval Times.
Because moms spend their birthday money doing just that... right?!?





Alright, alright, enough about the birthday, where is the CAKE already?!

This delicious cake... and my Pinterest try of the day...  EASY!  TASTY!





Want to make your own?

You'll need to follow the original recipe HERE.


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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!


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Braeden - 11

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Liam - 9

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Little did I know that the road would be so rocky
Little did I know that the trip would take so long
Little did I know that my heart could hurt so much
Little did I know that God is never wrong

Little did I know that love could be so powerful
Little did I know that a dream so far could go
Little did I know that God would place the right ones
Little did I know that my heart, so large, could grow

Little did I know that a dream has it’s own timing
Little did I know that this day would finally come
Little did I know that four souls would be sent to guide me
Little did I know that they would choose to call me mom

But God knew all along and He had a plan to follow
God knew all along that my dream would soon come true
God knew all along that we five should be together
God knew all along that I’d share it all with you