CHOCOLATE DELIGHT

Happy Wednesday!

It has been crazy cold here after all our warm weather last week. Yesterday, they delayed school expecting bad roads due to a wintry mix of precipitation. We had ZERO sleet/snow/rain so instead our kids just got extra sleep and play time on a Tuesday morning! They loved it!


On Monday night, we attended a team dinner for Conner’s varsity basketball team. All of his teammates, their parents and siblings, and the coaches gathered together to eat and fellowship before their playoff game on Tuesday night. I took a dessert, Chocolate Delight, which is always a BIG HIT at our house. I thought I would share the recipe with you today! It’s perfect to take to an event because you can make it up the day before or earlier in the day and just pop in the fridge until you’re ready to go!

Here you go…

CHOCOLATE DELIGHT

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Here’s what you’ll need:


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Ingredients:
1 stick of butter
1 cup of flour
1/2 cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)
1 tub cool whip
1 8oz cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
1 small package instant vanilla pudding
1 large package instant chocolate pudding
3 cups milk

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

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First, I use my food processor and finely chop the nuts. I am allergic to pecans so I use walnuts but my Mom uses pecans so whatever is your preference will work!


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Melt one stick of butter and add 1 cup of flour and 1/2 cup chopped nuts.

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Mix together and then spread evenly over bottom of 9x13 pan.


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Bake at 325 degrees for 25 minutes.

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This makes your crust! Let cool completely.


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Next, mix together 1 cup of cool whip, 1 cup of powdered sugar, and 1 8oz cream cheese (softened).


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Spread the mixture evenly over the cooked crust.


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For the next layer, mix 1 small package of instant vanilla pudding and 1 large package of instant chocolate pudding with 3 cups of milk. Blend together until like custard.


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Then spread this over the 2nd layer.

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Spread the remainder of the cool whip on top and sprinkle with more nuts.

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Refrigerate and enjoy!

XO

WEEKEND WRAP-UP

Happy Monday, friends! This weekend was a great one!
Today our kids are out of school and Mark is off work so we are enjoying one more day at home. I’m not sad about it!

On Friday, Mark and I realized we had nothing on our calendar so we took advantage and had a date night! Dinner AND a movie! That hasn’t happened in a long time!


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Date nights make me happy!

Saturday morning was a gloriously slow morning!
Coffee, bible study, and a little reading on my Kindle.


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Mark ran a few errands while Carson and Cutter played and Conner went to basketball practice.

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I also did a little work in my office and enjoyed these gorgeous roses from my Valentine this week.


Saturday was beautiful weather! Mark and the boys spent the afternoon washing and cleaning our cars and practicing some baseball. Mark and I also got in a short run. It felt so good to be outside in the sunshine! Especially before the wintry mix and freezing temps coming today!

Around 4:00pm, Conner came home and got cleaned up for….

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Winter Formal!

We met up with him and a group of his friends to get some pictures before the dance. That’s Conner second from the top!


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…and on the far right. 😉

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His sweet date, Myka, looked beautiful!

We left from taking pictures and headed to church.

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Cutter has been working on his RA Racer car for the past several weeks on Wednesday nights during RAs (Royal Ambassadors). On Saturday, we needed to register his car before the races on Sunday.

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He was so excited about how his car turned out!
*Note - a long time friend of mine, Cristi, is the Children’s Minister and she is the one who MCs the RA Racing event. Cutter thought it would be hysterical to name his car after her and make her announce her own name! Ha! He tried so hard to keep it a secret from her for weeks!


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We registered his car, did a quick test run, and he was ready for Sunday!


We grabbed a quick lunch after church Sunday morning and headed back to the church gym to watch the RA Races!

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They race 1st grade - 5th grade.
Between the races, Cristi would interact with the kids and ask them different questions.
One of the questions she asked was “Does anyone know what perseverance means?” Cutter raised his hand and answered correctly. Perseverance just happens to be his “word” for 2019! :)

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Cutter’s car wasn’t the fastest this year but he did win for “Most Creative Best Design”.

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Cutter with the actual Cristi Stanton!
He pulled off his surprise and Cutter was one EXCITED kiddo!

We have a pretty low key day today just catching up on things around the house. However, tonight I have a fundraising event for work to attend and then the five of us will head to a team dinner for Conner and his teammates before Tuesday night’s playoff basketball game. It’s gonna be a fun week!

XO

Linking up with the Hello Monday girls today!

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FRIDAY FAVORITES {2.15.19}

Happy Friday, friends!!
Our kids are out of school on Monday and we are all SUPER excited for an extra day off!
Hello, long weekend!

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On Monday, I posted a little bit of THIS & THAT to start off the week.
I also shared my FAVORITE READS including books, series, and authors! You can find that post HERE.

As always, I’m linking up with ERIKA, NARCI, and ANDREA for Friday Favorites!


Here are a few FAVORITES from our week!

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Conner played in his last home game of the season on Tuesday. We love cheering on our #44! They won their game and took 2nd place in District. On to the playoffs next week!

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Alyssa surprised her brothers and came in for the night to watch Conner’s game. Such a sweet big sister! They are always excited to see her!!

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It was Book Fair week at school for Cutter. He chose to buy The Baseball Fanbook. #likefatherlikeson

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His FAVORITE thing was finding his name!

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Cutter Maddux Ferry
First name is a baseball pitch.
Middle name after Greg Maddux, his Daddy’s favorite pitcher!

Valentine’s Day was a FAVORITE!

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We started giving Carson and Cutter singing stuffed animals for Valentine’s Day when they were little. They still LOVE to see what Daddy picked out for them!

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When they wake up Valentine’s morning, they always have a singing stuffed animal and a box of chocolates at their place at the table. 😉

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Conner had some fun happy socks with his box of chocolates along with a gift card to go eat. Exactly what a 17 year-old boy wants! Ha!

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And Alyssa found this cute surprise in her mailbox from Mark!
A singing Valentine and Starbuck’s gift card. College girls always need coffee!

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My final FAVORITE this week - the gorgeous sunrises. Carson snapped this pic on the way to school. The weather has been warm (80 today!) and has us all ready for Spring. God’s creation is just breathtaking!

Hope you guys have a GREAT weekend!
XO