I hope that December has been good to you. We have been go go go since Thanksgiving. Dinner’s have still been planned, breakfast’s cooked – I’ve just not taken the time to stop to tell you what all we’ve had going on in the kitchen. (This is what breakfast looks like in our house at 6:00 in the morning.)
Today was the baking day - 100+ little tiny chocolate chip bunt cakes made for the hubby to hand out at his office.
Here ya go…THE Chocolate Chip Cake…
Preheat over to 350 degrees
1 box of vanilla cake mix
1 small box of vanilla instant pudding
1 cup of sour cream
1/2 cup of oil
1/2 cup of water
4 eggs beaten
Dump all of that into mixer and mix until ingredients are, well, mixed.
Now add one grated german chocolate bar.
and one bag of semi sweet chocolate chips.
Stir until all mixed up….
Pour mixture into greased or well sprayed bundt pan. Cook for 50 minutes….If you are going to use the little bundt style pan – it takes about 1/3 to 1/2 cup of batter per little cake and should cook for about 20 minutes.
My dining room became the “staging area” (Jessica – you KNOW I have to have a staging area)
And this is about 80ish all done and packaged for hubby.
Then there is my Uncle Barry. Here he is with Gracie and Sally – two of his caregivers. These women are amazing!!!!!! He’s doing great here in Charlotte.
And this would be my goofball son (who is getting ready to graduate high school by the way! Yippeeee!!!) When his picture he posted on instagram got 200 likes. (Oh – the picture is one of the ones I’ve included – let’s see i fyou can guess)
I have no idea – don’t ask me to explain WHAT he was doing. He is a whack-a-doodle. (More news on what the oldest has got going after the New Year)
And now my favorite end of the year game – SEE HOW THEY’VE GROWN!
The Bubba in 2010. Seriously – cracks me up the think that he was BALD!
And December 2011 – the blond curls had been HACKED off once…..
And Lola – 2010. She looks like a babe here…
And December 2011….the short hair cut year….she went the year then decided it was time to grow it back out.
and now – 2014
And my blonde baby boy, Crash 2010…he has changed so much!!!
And December 2011…
And 2012….he is such a young man.
And Pootie - 2010
December 2011 –
The group shot from 2011 –
And 2010 -
And here are some great shots I just have to share of my kids from last weeks “annual” make my happy by going to get our pictures taken event. I have to say – we had the BEST time- the kids too – the photographer that got stuck with us – she had a blast!
Cute – but not my kids (not the Christmas card)
Them being goofy – those are my kids.
And Sassy-molassy here. Just love her.
I must share the picture that Pootie and Crash INSISTED be taken. There really are no words.
yeah- they were taking a little inspiration from StepBrothers
Merry Christmas to you and yours. Enjoy the time with family and friends. It’s what really matters.
See you in 2015!!!!!
Disclaimer – we went to the Picture People in 2012. That is the ONLY reason we went there. My photo friend reminds me that those type of places make there money with traditional style poses – but that does NOT work for our family. We’re just not like that. The fabulous shots of my kids in the red and black outfits are done by Suzy of Suzy Moore Photography. She has been taking pictures of all my kids since they were wee babes and gets the best out of them. Portrait Innovations has done the rest.