I can say, I'm going to wrap it up today with one of the best parts, a tradition we've shared since our wedding. When we got married, we didn't tell anyone - and No, I wasn't pregnant. We had just decided with such a large family on Cory's side and my family all over the country, we're not big long range planners and don't have the greatest patiece, so we went on our own to the Caribbean. Our travel agent asked us if we'd like to give anyone information so they could send cards, flowers, gifts etc. and we explained that we were keeping this event a secret. Well when we came back to our room one night, we arrived to a platter of HUGE ripe strawberries dipped in white and dark chocolate and a bottle of champagne!!! Our travel agent sent it. How sweet was that?!! So every year since, Cory and I have carried on this tradition and now our kids share in it by helping prepare and, of course, eat the strawberries!
These 3 little cuties are all that is left of 2 trays that we made
And Spice Cake is a funny tradition started by my good friend Jane.
In an attempt to bring us a treat and happiness on our anniversary she baked us a spice cake - one of mine and Cory's favorite. She had my daughter, then just a toddler, come over and help her to bake it. Such a special treat. But that night my husband worked late and then was tired. We had gone to bed without eating it. During the night I got up to get something to drink only to discover he decided to have some cake - - - - WITHOUT ME. Well the block of knives were next to the cake, so I chopped the cake to smitherines and put the cake lid back on. No one eats my anniversary cake without me. So it's kind of a joke now. Although a little scary. HA!
Spice cake - nonsabbatoged
Now that the anniversary celebrations are over and the scale ever so slight rose, I decided to start back this morning on the ball and give my old enemy plain oats a try. These were 1-minute quick cook oats in the cylinder not the ones filled with sugar in the packets. I poured 1 cup of 2% milk into a pot to boil, stirred in 1/2 cup oats, 1 tbsp clover honey, and 1 tbsp ground flaxseed. Then topped it off with a few of the fresh strawberries that I cut up last night and a few chunks of the fresh pineapple I had. O-M-G-G it is sooooo good! I'm not quite sure what I did last time that I couldn't even stomach 1/2 a bowl!! Maybe it's the honey, cuz nothing else is different. I loved it, it was a lot to eat and I am definitely full!!!!