A big step for Chris and I....Kate had her first sleep over without her momma and dada last night. We packed her bags and off to mimi and papas we went. It was so hard to leave her but it was good for us. My mom has been dying to have her stay the night and there is no one else in this world that I trust more than my mom and dad (and Chris of course). I am anal and a freak about some things so we went and made a list of her schedule together, kissed her goodnight and off to Disneyland we went. It was like a breath of fresh air. So rejuvenating! We played around at Disney for a bit and then went over to the "Jazz Kitchen" where we had our first date and also where we went right before we had Kate. My husband is so romantic and had it all planned out. We sat outside and he timed it perfectly so that while we were eating our amazing chocolate souffle we would get to watch the fireworks. And we did. It was beautiful, relaxing and soo yummy! We enjoyed a peaceful night sleep and I tried to make myself sleep in but Kate has somehow changed my internal clock so that I am up and ready at 6am. Except today there was no baby to feed so I tossed and turned and finally fell asleep and was back awake at 7:30 and crawled out of bed a little after 8. Chris slept until 9:45 while I lounged on the couch and read. Once he got up we went to Starbucks to get a little pick me up and he headed off to work and I went and ran some errands before picking up my girl. I could hardly wait to have her back in my arms. She's only been awake for an hour since I've had her. She had a blast with her mimi and papa. It was really good for Chris and I, really good for my parents and Kate. But, it's even better having her back home in my arms. She is my little buddy, pretty sure we are glued to each others hips. I hope one day she will want to be my BFF like I am with my momma.
When Chris and I went to Mexico this past winter we quickly become addicted to their blended espressos. I found myself craving them when we got home so I played around with a couple of instant espressos and ended up making the best iced coffee, ever. What you’ll need. Medaglia D’oro instant espresso Water Ice Coffee creamer of your choice Heavy cream + caramel Trust me on the instant espresso. I tried them all. This is the best. I get it at Kroger. I’ve also heard Walmart carries it as well as trusty amazon. Step one. Get your ingredients out. I fill my glass up halfway with water and pour a capful of instant espresso in. Mix it real good. Time to cool it down. Now comes the sweet part. This next step is money. Lordy. If you’re feeling really naughty you can add caramel sauce. Do it. If you’ve been wanting the recipe for the BEST homemade caramel ever then you’re in luck. This is the recipe from my mother in law. It is life changing. Ta-Da! Tag me on Instagram at