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Friday, July 2, 2010

Memory Lane Friday- The 4th of July

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This weeks theme is- The 4th of July

The 4th of July has always been great for me but mainly I think because it is my birthday also. I remember when I was younger we would always go to my grandparents house and have a big family thing and pop off the fireworks. When I was real little they said I would sleep through them, then of course came the stage I was scared of them and then when I loved them!

The other favorite thing about the 4th was that they would always make homemade ice cream! I got to choose the flavor most the time so it was usually Butterfinger or we put Peanut Butter cups in it. Sometimes we would just have plain and my mom would make this wonderful chocolate peanut butter sauce. I loved that!!!!

For my birthday cake once I got a little older was Betty Crocker Cherry Chip cake. It is my favorite! I usually don't like frosting, unless it is on a chocolate sheet cake, or cake, again except chocolate sheet cake, but this Cherry Chip cake and it's cherry frosting is the best! It is a little sweet but having it only once a year it is something I still look forward too!

Mom's Chocolate Peanut Butter Sauce  (not sure if I can remember it exactly)
1 cup PB whichever you like crunchy or creamy, we usually used crunchy
1 cup chocolate sauce
1/4c corn syrup
Mix all together and then put in fridge.  Some times we would just make it and serve it.  Good anyway you want it!!

Here's a pic of one of my birthday's where I got some makeup.  I wanted that make up forever!!  Funny how I can still remember that one.  I was 6 years old here.

Of course we can't forget the real reason for July 4th either.  This wonderful country will be 234 years old this year!  We sure have come a long way!!  I love this country and love that we have so much freedom to do what we like.  I couldn't imagine living anywhere else where they don't have the kind of freedom that we have.  God Bless America!  Happy 4th of July everyone!! 

(all images, except the one of me, were found on google)




varunner said...

hey, you have a red, white, and blue theme going on here! Happy (early) birthday! Wow, that ice cream sounds delicious. LOL on the makeup - isn't it funny the stuff we wanted as kids.

mom said...

You were my best 4th memory...your sweet little face when I first saw you. You had dark hair and looked like your Great G'ma Katie Hoffman. Lolol...almost changed your name to Katie Ann. Have a good birthday and make more memories...oh yeah..check your email on the forth and you have a 'late' birthday card coming..lolol. Love this blog spot. It's wonderful! Love you very much. NOW you get it! lolol

Nicole said...

Thanks Lisa! Just figured I would change it up for the 4th. Oh yeah, the silly little things you ask for as a kid. I once got a coconut from my grandpa and a wheel of cheese from my aunt because that is what I wanted for Christmas!

Thanks Momma! I love you too! and yes only took me 30 some years but I get it!! =)

Lisa said...

Hi Nicole,
Have a Happy July 4th, I am going to try and shoot some fireworks if I can get a tripod.
You are invited to visit my Time For You blog for a giveaway this week.

Nicole said...

Thanks Lisa!!! Hope you have a great 4th too.

Good luck with finding a tripod. =)

I'll hop on over and visit your blog.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for link to my blog, :-)
Have a nice weekend.

Nicole said...

You're welcome Nan, hope you have a nice one too!

Home In The Hollow said...

Hey, Nicole...I hope you have a Happy Birthday and I loved tribute to our independence day in the good old USA! Have a great weekend...:)

Nicole said...

Thanks JP! =)

I hope you have a great weekend too!

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