Friday, February 13, 2009

HAPPY PINK SATURDAY: "Cherry Chip Cupcakes with PINK Icing and Chicken Pox


Today" PINK SATURDAY" is rather unique because it is also Valentine's Day. Please visit our lovely hostess Beverly by clicking on the Pink Saturday Button in the right hand column.


Beverly's blog is called HOW SWEET THE SOUND. There you will find the list of all the awesome women that participate in PINK SATURDAY. The list is always over a 100 women.

It is a great way to meet new friends, and we would love for you to join.


Beverly, HAPPY VALENTINES DAY TO YOU. You are a wonderful Hostess.



Amy was in kindergarten. It was the class party. She wanted me to bring 48 cherry chip cup cakes to the class party. Not just 48 cherry chip cup cakes but they had to have PINK icing.


I was working as a nurse at the time and did not get off work until 7:00 pm.




We had gone to the store the night before and found everything we needed. As I came in the door from work, she was ready to get started. Amy got busy doing her Valentines Day cards. Even at that early age she was very artistic.




I had gotten the batter, the eggs, oil, everything in the bowl...ready for the mixer.




Now let me kinda set up the scene.....at the time we lived in a mobile home and the heat and air conditioning ducts were, for the kitchen anyway, right in the floor under the table where I would be mixing up the cherry chip cup cake mix.....I thought you might get the picture....yup......




I began to mix and turn the bowl...Amy wanted to stir the batter....I told her it was getting late and she needed to finish all her little valentines...."please mother, please," she pleaded with big blue eyes. I had a weakness to "her", the word "please", and her "blue eyes."




I went over the safety rules and then was holding onto her hand as we mixed. She giggled and was having such fun and said, "let me do it by myself. I'll hold it tight."I let go just briefly and I turned ever so quickly to pick up a spoon and I heard her scream and out of the corner of my eye, time stood still as I saw the bowl fly, and our cherry chip cup cake batter was now draining into the central heat floor vent. I could not believe my eyes or the look on Amy's face. I didn't know whether to scream or laugh.




What a mess that was to get out of the duct in the floor. At the time we were living in the town El Reno. Our grocery store closed at 6:00 pm....it was 10:15pm. Amy began to cry. Everyone would be mad at her for not bringing cherry chip cup cakes with PINK icing. The closest town that had a 24 hour store was Yukon...about ten miles away.




As the story goes...I made it to Yukon....they had 4 boxes of cherry chip cup cake mixes...I bought all four boxes and two more of PINK icing.




I got all 54 cherry chip cup cakes baked, iced and in a pretty decorated box by 12 midnight.


Amy had fallen asleep on the couch with her daddy. I went to put her night gown on and she felt very hot and she had 6 little bumps on the front of her chest.




By 5:00pm she was scratching every where. She had the chicken pox. Her daddy took the 48 cherry chip cup cakes with PINK icing to school and Amy and I spent the day counting the chicken pox as they popped out onto her skin. When school was over her teacher brought all her valentines to the house and all the other goodies from the party. We gave her the additional 6 cherry chip cupcakes with PINK icing to take home to her family. She drank a cup of tea and watched Amy itch and listened to me tell the story of the previous nights events.




Amy's best friend today lives in a mobile home. Amy went down to her house last night to make cup cakes for a party at her work. Amy began to laugh and told her the story. I call Amy my cup cake girl because she has always loved to bake and decorate cup cakes for any occasion and take them to friends and family.




















Thank You for spending a part of your Valentines Day with me. I want to wish each and every one of you a HAPPY PINK SATURDAY and a HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!






May you feel the love of a friend, mother, daddy, sister, brother, husband, wife, child, aunt, uncle, a kitty or a dog, and fore most may you know and feel the love of GOD.







If you are at odds with someone there is no greater time than to reach out and let this person know how important they are to you. The recent plane crash that just took the life of 50 beautiful souls show us how fragile life is. Yes, Valentines Day is for lovers but it is also to let people not our spouses or boy friends and girlfriends to know they are loved and they are valuable.








I have enjoyed so very much getting to know each one of you. You are so unique, so funny, so charming and beautiful. So full of Faith. I look forward to visiting with each one of you every day.












MY LIFE IS SO ENRICHED BECAUSE OF EACH AND EVERY ONE OF "YOU!"






HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!!!! HAPPY PINK SATURDAY!!!!!!




HUGS


debbie












How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God.






~I John 3:1






54 comments:

  1. What a lovely story . Happy pink Valentine's day.

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  2. Happy Valentine's Day, Debbie.

    What a wonderful story and memory. Amy sounds like just my kind of girl. I love cupcakes - especially pink ones.

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  3. Hi Debbie,
    Thank you for visiting my blog. Happy Valentines Day! Blessings, Loretta

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  4. Happy Valentine's day Debbie and this was a wonderful post..and a great reminder about love and PINK Icing...hugs and smiles my dear friend...Gl♥ria

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  5. Sweet story, Debbie.

    Happy Valentines Day!

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  6. Debbie,
    Thank you for stopping at my blog and thank you for your kind comments.
    I wish you a Happy Pink Saturday !

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  7. sweet story. the things mom will do huh? Happy Valentines Day to you and yours also.

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  8. Hi Debbie,
    I laughed out loud at this. Oh wow, I remember those days of "Mom, I told the teacher you could...." and having to produce something at the last minute.

    Once, I got up and baked cut-out pumpkin shaped sugar cookies before breakfast for a school Halloween party!

    You sure were a good Mom to drive all that way for more cake mix. Gold stars for you. But I know that we all loved those days, despite all the hard work of raising kids. I guess that's why we have them when we are young!

    Thanks for visiting The Old House and commenting! Have a wonderful Valentine's Day.

    Cass

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  9. Oh, I so LOVE the precious story of making the valentine's cupcakes. Such wonderful memories of mother and daughter. Such sweet stories just fill my heart on this beautiful Valentine's Day. I hope you have the very best one ever. Thanks for all your visit, I look forward to them always. God Bless and Love, Marty

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  10. Happy Pink Saturday, oh, and ♥Valentine's Day♥ too!!

    What sweet memories!

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  11. What a sweet story!! Happy Pink Saturday and Valentine's Day too!!

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  12. Amen! How great is His love! Sweet story. Little girls are worth all the effort. And worth the messes. Mine is 28 and she is still pretty messy in the kitchen. And I still love every minute I can be with her.

    God bless your day.

    Jennifer

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  13. Happy Pink Sat and Happy Valentines Day. Wonderful story, Char

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  14. happy valentines Day and happy pink saturday!!!

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  15. Sweet Story!

    Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Valentine's Day Debbie!

    Susan

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  16. I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this story of yours!! What a fun memory--your title was just PERFECT!

    I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day and a great Pink Saturday! Dana

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  17. Oh, I know it probably wasn't funny at the time, but it sure is a fun story to read! Bless your heart-what a wonderful mother, and how horrible that she didn't even get to attend the party after all of that! Happy Valentine's Day! laurie

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  18. That was a very sweet story. Nothing like telling fond memories of our past to bring a smile to our faces. Have a Great Day Debbie!

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  19. Thank you for sharing that wonderful story. And good on you, for going those extra ten miles for your little girl.

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    (¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday and Valentine's Day too!
    Deanna :D

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  20. I'm a fan of cupcakes too, matter-of-fact I have the word CUPCAKES in large wooden letters above my two kitchen windows. I so enjoyed the story, there's nothing like cherry chip cake mix Hugs, Rosemarie

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  21. Debbie, this was such a touching story! I loved it! You are a sweetie, and I hope you have a great Valentine's Day!

    The blessings of the Lord be yours...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  22. What a great story. I enjoyed reading about the school cupcakes. Happy Pink Saturday!

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  23. I love your story! With us, it was always brownies. I have two sons, so if I made brownies for one, I had to do it for the other. Happy Valentine's Day, and Happy Pink Saturday.

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  24. Hi Debbie,

    Thank you for visiting my blog. It is lovely to meet you and I am so glad that I stopped by. Your cherry cupcakes story is wonderful and filled with so much love - the perfect story for Valentine's Day.

    Blessings,
    Erin

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  25. You are a great mom to do that:) Life is about making great memories yes? Life is precious and can be short. . like the plane crash. . Praying for those families, so glad I have met you:)
    Blessings to you and yours:)
    Deb

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  26. debbie, this is such a sweet post, I love to hear family stories. Did you ever get all the mix out of the register? I have to tell you about my son, he was nine, had the flu, sitting on the toilet across from a floor register, you guessed it, up it came and the target was the register, at least yours was sweet smelling. Hope you and your family had a great Valentine's day. Thanks for coming by.

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  27. Happy Valentine's Day, Debbie!
    Thank you for your sweet note...your thoughts will always warm my heart.
    Love the story of you & your daughter~ the bitter sweet of Chickenpox...showing her your heart was willing!
    I cherish every moment with our two children. Those woopsie daisy messes...where you choose to smile, laugh & only grumble when they've left the room. :) Hubby and I thank God each day for their love, respect and promise~ it comes from all of those cherry cupcake moments...I prayed my whole life for a loving family~ I'm living a dream! :)
    Thank you for sharing your sweetness with me...
    Made my day!
    Michelle

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  28. Thanks for stopping by and I enjoyed seeing all you pretty Valentines.
    Candy

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  29. Debbie, what a sweet story! Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope it brightened your day as much as your story did mine.
    Happy Valentine's Day,
    Diane

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  30. Debbie, Love your name! Thank you for your comments on our blog, and I loved reading your story of Amy and the cupcakes. You are sweet, loving, and kind, and I appreciate your sharing with us.

    We "Mermaids" will be back to visit you. Happy Valentine's Day and have a wonderful week.

    Mermaid Debbie

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  31. What a precious story! Thank you for sharing it. Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Valentine’s Day! ♥ Diane

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  32. LOVED your story, Debbie. It's the imperfect things in life and how we dealt with them that seem to become our best memories. Thanks for sharing your sweet story. May love be yours today and always...Nancy

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  33. Your pinks and stories are just lovely. I have really enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog and hope to see you once again at Pink Saturday.
    Patricia
    http://theunfinishedflower.typepad.com/

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  34. Good Morning Debbie... First let me say Thank you for coming to visit me yesterday... I am adding you to my favorites and hope this is the beginning of a wonderful friendship... Loved your post it was such a sweet story and so funny... Whe you come by to visit again please sign my guestbook and if you would like sign up to follow my blog too... Have a Blessed Sunday...

    Hugs,
    Donna

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  35. Oh also... what part of Oklahoma do you live... My daughter is on OK & Ak line near Fort Smith and we go there often.. We should be there most of next winter... Later

    Hugs,
    Donna

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  36. What a delightful and heartwarming story! I'll think of this whenever I make pink icing from now on! Thank you for having such a wonderful and inspring blog!
    I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day, and I appreciate your comment on my blog!
    =) Happy Sunday!

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  37. oh what a GREAT story! not funny at the time but how it sure makes life what it is all about; and that is interesting! i sure hope your daughter remembers that story fondly, cuz it is very cute! Happy (belated) Valentinte, my friend!! Thank you so much for sharing! :)

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  38. Hey, there, my new friend! What a lovely story! I did laugh although at the time it was certainly no laughing matter! I also love all your beautiful Valentine's pictures. No wonder you have so many comments on your posting! You are a new blogger and a natural! Thanks for visiting me in Africa!

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  39. Oh Debbie,
    That was the cutiest story about you and your daughter making those cup cakes....what we do fo for our beautiful children...I bet she remembers that story forever...what a wonderful memories you made...
    I hope you had a fun Valentines day.....
    Hugs,
    Mo :-)

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  40. Such an adorable story & wonderful memory!
    Hope you had a Happy Valentine's Day Debbie. Thank you for your visit to my blog :-)

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  41. Thanks for sharing your sweet story.
    Happy Valentines..
    fondly, Deena

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  42. Hi Debbie,
    A wonderful story! Thanks for sharing and have a lovely Pink Valentine's weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  43. I love your story! I had a similar experience with my daughter "helping" me stir the egg topping of a casserole to take to a church dinner. Slimy eggs all over the kitchen floor! Quick trip to the store to buy more eggs. We still remember too! Tell your daughter that cherry chip cupcakes with pink frosting are still one of my favorites!!

    A belated Happy Pink Valentine's Saturday to you!
    Robin

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  44. You little Amy story is too cute! Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day! Thanks for visiting my blog and leading me to yours! It's a great one, I've bookmarked it, I'll be back!

    PS: you're in the hat for my drawings Tuesday evening...

    rebecca woodward
    http://justgiddy.typepad.com

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  45. What a sweet little story! What moms will do for their little ones!! Thanks for sharing it!

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  46. Hi Debbie,
    I forgot to tell you...thank you for letting me know how you got the name for your blog....very nice story....I just knew it had to do with something special....
    Hugs,
    Mo :-)

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  47. What a wonderful story and a memory for the little one..no matter how it turns out.. doing for our children is always special. I hope you had a super Valentine's Day and Pink Saturday..
    hugs ~lynne~

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  48. Isn't it wonderful the memories our children have, this was a great one.

    Happy ( late ) Pink Valentines Day!

    J. :)

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  49. Hello, Debbie, What a BEAUTIFUL blog you have! You said that you just started blogging, but it looks as though you're quite the pro! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet message. Of course you may download the Valentine pictures for your journal. I think it's wonderful that you keep those types of things in a journal...such a great idea!

    So, now I'm off to explore your blog more. Thanks again for visiting me, and I hope you'll come back again soon!

    Have a wonderful week!
    Paula
    http://paulasserendipity.blogspot.com

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  50. Awww Debbie, I just love your story of Amy and the cupcakes!!! I got sidetracked on Pink Saturday and fell behind so I am just now catching up. I looked at your recipe for the thumb print cookies and I am going to try that recipe with my little granddaughter one day soon and I love the picture that goes with the recipe! Your pinks were all beautiful! Happy Pink Saturday a little late and thanks for stopping by my blog too!
    Linda

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