An Early "Chocolate" Birthday

My youngest hits double digits this coming week. Acck!! Actually I don’t mind it that much. She truly is a blessing and such fun that each day of her growing older is a real treat.

We usually do something extra for turning ten. As opposed to having a big party each year we have selected a few birthday’s that we “do” something beyond our normal family celebrations. She has watched her older sister and two brothers have theirs and couldn’t wait for her special day.

Instead of a party she opted to take her sister and two close friends out to the movies and for a special chocolate afternoon tea.

This was a nice treat for me to enjoy too. So we headed out and saw Toy Story in 3D. For one of the girls this was extra special as she had never experienced the whole 3D thing.

Then we mooched through the mall to a local specialty chocolate spot called “Maya”. The girls chose to have chocolate pizza and chocolate fondue. Lots of drippy chocolate and messy faces later it was declared a success!

They even have a sugar free range so guess who got to indulge??

Yes indulge is definitely the word. First I had a hot chocolate with rose. Sounds weird right? I like rose water in my iced fruit tea so having it with chocolate seemed like a nice idea. It was prefect!!

Then of course I had to try ordered their signature chocolate drink. A small candle warmed pot comes with milk in it and a tray of chocolate on the side. You add it to the milk then stir with the metal spoon/straw. The chocolate slowly melts and thickens, and you sip through the straw.


Words really can not describe how beautiful it was. Mind you, I think the Rose Hot Chocolate won out and would be my first choice if we ever go there again.

To ease myself back into the whole online scrapping thing after being away so long what better excuse than a layout celebrating the birthday girl?


At least this one is on time and scrapped right around the birthday! The kit used is from The Digi Chick and is called Fashion Plate. Right now – for a few days only – you can get it free with a qualifying purchase. Find it here before it disappears.


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