Growing up isn’t just one moment and then you suddenly feel and act older. It’s the little changes that happen everyday and the decisions you make that age you. I remember when I was younger thinking that when I was a certain age I would be all grown up and then my life would be perfect. Aren’t things supposed to be easier when you are older? Ah, life through the eyes of a child.
I am so lucky to have such an awesome sister as Lela. We always have so much fun together. When we were really young, we used to put on all these choreographed dances and shows for our family.
We both love to bike. I wonder how many miles we have ridden together on our bikes. I have no idea, but it is probably a lot.
She and I have done some pretty crazy and sometimes dangerous stuff together too. Like the time we decided to go sledding down the side of the mountain we lived on in Idaho. We even tried it standing up. It was pretty stupid and yet we had so much fun doing it. Luckily we didn’t kill ourselves.
Also during our time living in Idaho, my family had quite a few different animals including goats and sheep. Lela and I spent a lot of time chasing animals all over the place. Lots of funny stories to tell there.
My family has always done non-traditional birthday desserts. One of Lela’s favorite desserts is fudge and she usually chooses it for her birthday. I pretty much only make fudge twice a year, around the holidays and Lela’s birthday. I think everyone in my family thinks we should have it more often, especially Lela.
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup cream
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
- 1 cup semi-sweet chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips, heaping
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/3 - 1/2 cup chopped nuts
- Combine sugar, cream, and milk in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. When it starts to boil set timer for 5 minutes and continue stirring constantly.
- Turn off heat and stir in butter and choclolate until very smooth. Add vanilla and ,if using, nuts.
- Grease an 8x8 inch square pan and pour in fudge. Smooth top with spatula and refridgerate until set, about 1 hour.