Saturday, February 7, 2015

Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day

Today is Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day.
So in honor of my Auntie Terri that is smiling down from HEAVEN....
We indulged!

I was inspired to create this CASE from a card created by Indiana Inker on Pinterest:
Supplies used to create this tasty CASE:
Tempting Tourquise Cardstock, Crushed Curry Cardstock, Very Vanilla Cardstock, Chocolate Chip Cardstock, Pink Pirouette Cardstock, A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set, Circle Framelits, Project Life Framelits, leftover Crished Curry Twine from Hello Life Kit, Happy Heart Embossing Folder, Pacific Point Stampin Pad, Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder, 1/2" Circle Punch, Real Red Cardstock Scrap, 1 3//4" Scallop Circle Punch, Extra-Large Oval Punch and Dimensional's. 

Here are my families personalities viewed via their ice cream bowls:


Me:
(one small scoop of chocolate and vanilla.. a lil caramel and hot fudge)

Mackenzie:
(She filled her bowl with Girl Scout Cookies, Ice Cream and Caramel!)

Matthew: 
(Matthew eats his the same way since he was little, melted into soup)
 
Gabriella:
(she is a bannilla yup, bannilla is right! Bannilla & Hot Fudge girl and likes her cherries like mom)

As a child my cousin's Lynnette, Bobbyette and I spent weekends at my Auntie Terri's house. She did not have children of her own, so she spoiled us when she had us with her. She would order pizza, make chocolate cake (the kind that baked in the paper tray and then she loaded it with frosting) and have ice cream and donuts as well. We would dance, sing, play games and talk about life. She was a True Crime and Confessions reader... So after she went to bed my cousins and I would read the magazines in secret and were scared out of our wits. One morning I recall clearly, all three of us girls sat across her bar looking into her kitchen, eating cold pizza, chocolate cake and ice cream. Auntie Terri was getting us ready as our parents would be there soon to pick us up. We scarfed down our treats because she was a hairstylist and we were going to have beautiful hairdo's as soon as she finished her cigarette and we finished our breakfast.
 
But... Bobbyette was not giggling anymore and Auntie Terri dropped her ciggerette and rushed behind her and whacked her so hard on her back. As Lynnette and I gasped in surprise a piece of pizza crust flew out of her mouth and hit the cupboard. Bobbyette started crying in relief, Lynnette and I joined her and Aunti Terri joined in too! We vowed that we would not tell our parents, because we loved our time with Auntie Terri and our delicious breakfasts too! She was worried about our swollen eyes and had us all giggling before we could recall what we were crying about. She did our hair and then as true children with a great True Confession story to tell ... we all blurted our morning excitement to our parents. Funny thing is... They were not mad, they were grateful for her quick response and thrilled we all had such a good time.
 
This memory comes to mind often.  A few years after this exciting morning, we cousins would not hang out so much. Life took us on different roads... literally, we lived miles apart and when you get older you have more distractions. But I know as we each danced into parenthood we carried Auntie Terri's spirit and spunk and continued that tradition! 

Happy Saturday Morning!
Cary
XXXOOO

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