Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Chocolate Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies.

Two words: Simply. Delicious.

Well along with every other girl I know... I am now obsessed with Pinterest :) Besides loving almost every crafty house idea, I'm in love with how it connects me with a million recipes instantly. And even better than that, I get to judge them simply by how they look. YUM. So this afternoon I was casually browsing through Pinterest when I come across these delicious looking cookies. Three clicks more and I find out that I HAVE all the ingredients needed. Wow! That never happens!! Well if you know my husband, you know he loves some chocolate and peanut butter. Not only is it a "surprise" cookie... but it was a surprise dessert :)
Here's some photo's to take you through the process...

Sunday, June 12, 2011


In the Thaxton family birthdays are celebrated all out! But, I am now a Watford and have had to do some adjusting. :) One fun thing we have as a couple is having close birthdays. I probably enjoy it more than Matthew.

For my birthday I, of course, extended it for a "birthday weekend!" The Saturday before the big day we met my fam in Birmingham for a birthday dinner and super fun trip to the Vulcan!

Sunday night Matthew took me to Amsterdam Cafe for a yummy dinner. We had planned to go see Something Borrowed but the website had it wrong so we missed the last showing for the night... I was slightly disappointed! Instead we rented Life as We Know It, and it was goood!

So then on my actual birthday, the 30th (which happened to be Memorial Day so everyone was off of work and school!) Matthew brought me some chickfila for breakfast! Later we hung out with some sunday school friends at Blake and Katherine's. That night we went to Niffer's with some friends and then played some dancing on the Kinect!

Next up... Matthew's birthday!! We got a little pre-celebration while we were at the beach this past weekend. Mom and Dad let him loose in the Under Armour outlet and he came out with a new pair of shoes and shorts! He was a happy boy :) We went to The Crab Trap before heading out on Sunday so Matthew got a little birthday cake there!

Unfortunately we had to work/school on his big day. Of course I wanted to try and make it as special as I could! So me and my kiddos worked hard to make some orange and blue cupcakes and took them up to his work to surprise him!

When he FINALLY got home from work Matthew opened his present. :) I gave him an Apple wireless keyboard. He sure does love his gadgets! For dinner we went to Matthews favorite restaurant, Olive Garden, or lovingly referred to as the O.G. We weren't doing dessert there so this is what the waitress brought out! How clever is she :) Little did she know he loves those things!

After we headed to Mammaws for some dessert! I made Matthews favorite chocolate pie and Mammaw had made Blackberry cobbler. Little to say we didn't leave hungry. YUM.

So that is all of our fun birthday fun. We're now 1 year older and wiser ready to take on life as a 22 and 21 year old :)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Hawaiian Honeymoon.

What a wonderful trip!

Basically everything was perfect... From all the wonderful food and sites to the great rest we got after a busy wedding season!

After traveling straight up across the country, and an ocean we landed in Honolulu, Hawaii at 9:30pm their time... Sowe felt like it was 2:30am. We liked the time change though, it got us to bed early and up early. It was a nice change:)

Day 1
We went to a free breakfast through our traveling agent and got to sign up for some later tours/events. Lunch at BurgerKing... This is when we figured out that everything in Hawaii is so so so expensive! After some shopping and a little time on the beach we went out to Atlantis Steak and Seafood for our first dinner in Hawaii!

Day 2
Skipped breakfast and headed straight for Diamond Head! We really enjoyed the hike, view, and especially the shaved ice after! We feel like it may be better then SnoBiz! After that fun, HOT morning we had togofor beach/swim pool time! Finally got some underwater camera action :) Then that nightwasthe big Luau!! It was yummy food, a good show, and a great night!

Day 3
We woke up early and headed for TheBus (public transportation) and started our longggg journey to the Dole Plantation! So the journey to get there wasn't so bad but what followed was... To make a long story short we ended up taking the bus around the whole island enduring a full bus of high school kids, freezing air conditioning, and many many bus stops! When we finally got back we decided to dodinner somewhere close. We went to PF Changs (We're not the most adventurous eaters!)
Day 4
This was our eating day... Seems like everything we did had to do with food! Haha! First we went to a popular local breakfast place called Eggs N Things! It was super delicious! For lunch we decided to head to another local place we had seen on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives called Rainbow Drive-in! They had the local "plate lunches" and I got a mahimahi one... It was yummy! It was almost a mile and a half walk to get there. Yay, exercise! Some more beach time and then some Cheesecake Factory for dinner... We LOVE food.
Day 5
Leaving day! Early early went on a tour to Pearl Harbor/USS Arizona Memorial and around the city! When we got back we had to go straight and check out but then had a tonnnn of time before we had to leave for the airport! So then we ate lunch and wondered around for a long time! Finally we found a little Hawaiian/Japanese show that was good! Then it was off to the airport to head home. Our flight left at 10:30pm so we flew through the night and lost lots of time! When we finally got back to San Francisco we headed to Atlanta where we had a four hour layover :(ughhhh! Come to find out when we got back to Huntsville Nick Fairleywason our flight! Such an awesome end to a WONDERFUL honeymoon