Frozen S'mores

Seriously, aren't these the cutiest things you have ever seen?  They are lovely and I really wish I could be throwing a grand barbecue this weekend under a beautiful, warm early summer sky so that I could serve these up!  No such luck--because apparently we live in Seattle, now, not Utah. 

But really, I just wanted to post these on the old blog so that I knew where to track down the recipe for when Mr. Golden Sun decides to shine down on me. :)

 Frozen S'mores

Recipe Ingredients

1 box (17.6 oz) brownie mix
2 pints vanilla Swiss almond ice cream
2 pints light chocolate ice cream
10 round chocolate wafer cookies
2/3 cup mini-marshmallows

Recipe Preparation

1. Line a 13 x 9-in. baking pan with nonstick foil, leaving about 2 in. overhang on two sides. Prepare brownie mix as box directs. Spread into prepared pan and bake 18 to 20 minutes until set. Cool in pan 30 minutes, then refrigerate until cold.
2. Holding foil by ends, lift brownies from pan; cut 10 circles with a 2 1/2-in. cookie or biscuit cutter. Place on baking sheet and freeze.
3. Cut away carton from one pint of ice cream; cut crosswise into 5 slices. Using same cookie cutter, cut a circle from each slice. Place an ice cream circle on top of each brownie; return to freezer. Repeat with remaining pint of ice cream to form stacks; freeze.
4. Heat broiler. Place cookies on baking sheet. Top each with 1 Tbsp mini-marshmallows. Broil about 1 minute or until marshmallows brown; let cool.
5. To serve, put a marshmallow-topped cookie on top of each ice cream stack and serve immediately.
Tip: Can be made through Step 3 and kept in an airtight container in freezer for up to 1 week.

P.S. I just found this recipe from an image on Pinterest.  What the heck is Pinterest?  I am seeing it all over blogs, lately, and I feel like I missed the boat.  I don't even get what it is when I visit the site.  Feel free to fill me in, please!? 


Our New Bundle of Joy!

We are so excited to be able to say that our sweet Emery Cloe is finally here!  She was born on Tuesday, May 17 at 4:01 p.m.  She is a tiny little one, weighing in at a mere 5 lbs. 11 oz. and measuring 17.5 inches long.  I really can't say I have ever held a baby as fragile and precious as her!  Oh, I just can't get enough of her!

 Dad + Emery

 Dad + Olivia + Emery

 Emery Cloe

Mom + Emery + Olivia

Emery was born three weeks and two days early.  Her early delivery was so unexpected--just Monday, I explained to my mom that I thought I would go full term because of my lack of steady contractions.  Isn't it amazing how much things can change in such a short amount of time?

We are so blessed that she is here with us now and that she is a happy, healthy girl!  We had a doctor's appointment, yesterday, and she is already back up to her birth weight + half an ounce!  The doctor says that she is quite a fighter, and warned us to watch out when she turns about fifteen!