Friday, March 30, 2012

Celebrating Our 10th Wedding Anniversary

Arriving at our 10th wedding anniversary is an absolute miracle.  My husband and I are a dual military family, meaning we are both soldiers.  We have completed four deployments, two each, and numerous military schools.  Since we are not full-time soldiers, we have also had our civilian careers, and educational responsibilities.

Add to this, we are a blended family meaning, he was divorced with a daughter.  I was divorced with a son.  We came together to make one family, and raise our children together.

Plus, we opened Chippy’s Ice Cream Parlor in 2008.  Many people claim opening a business together can be the end of a friendship, or a marriage.  For us, it has brought us closer together.

My husband is the greatest son to his mother, father to our children, my best friend, and life partner.

Thank you for your love and patience with me over the years.

"Sometimes I have believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."
-Lewis Carroll


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

First Sign of Spring Break

Chippy’s Ice Cream Parlor is open for the season, marking the official first signs of spring break in Clayton, Indiana.  Chippy’s is always open from spring break to Labor Day.

Our most exciting feature, at least what our friends at Chippy’s are raging over, are the waffle bowls instead of waffle cones and farm fresh brown eggs.  

Waffle bowls don’t leak.  

Last year I became a licensed retailer of eggs.  I raise my own so I know exactly what they eat (leftover ice cream), how they are treated (fat and happy), and where they have been (eating  my vegetable garden! Uhhh!!!)  I gave them the leftover chocolate soft serve ice cream last week, and am awaiting a chocolate egg.

*This week Chippy’s has sold 10 gallons of Chocolate ice cream!  That’s a lot of Chocolate, one scoop at a time.