North Dakota Wedding

Next week is my brother's wedding in Montana, so I'm posting catch-up photos from my other brother's wedding in North Dakota. We realized afterward that we took barely any pictures. Here's me outside the bed & breakfast where we stayed: "House of FUN!"

We drew pictures based on descriptions given on this flip-up pad. Whenever someone drew a picture the bride and groom had to kiss. Natalie was enamored with the "princess," her new aunt Anne. At the end I got up on the dance floor and twirled around with Natalie and Paisley.

Grandpa with his little girl. We drove out on this trip, about 10 hours each way, which was enough to convince us to fly when we go to Montana. Natalie is very excited to see the mountains, and her Uncle Jim!

Chocolate Ice Cream Day

According to our Parents Magazine, today is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day! When I looked it up online, everyone else says it's tomorrow, though. I will pretend to be ahead of the game. To celebrate I made three flavors of frozen chocolate treats (from left to right):
  1. Cat & Girl Chili-Choc
  2. Cocoa Sorbet
  3. Dark Choco-Mint Ice Cream (fresh out of the churn)
The first one is a comic strip and a recipe, check it out! The other two are from a book. The dried chili pepper gives off just the slightest hint of heat lingering on your tongue. Next time I'd use even more peppers to crank up the intensity.

The sorbet came out as thick as frosting, practically a frozen fudge. Tastes good--it's Natalie's favorite--but best enjoyed in moderation. I melted down mint chocolate chips for the final entry in the lineup. I have not decided which one I like the best. More tastings are required.