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4. Spend a whole day at the lake, 52. Get a tan, 56. Try an exotic food, 63. Jump in a lake, 68. Go bowling, & 85. Have a water fight.


Wow, I have posted in a very long time. I apologize for that… but this post should (in theory) be really awesome.

If you haven’t noticed, I’ve completed a very large amount of things in these past few days., which I will attempt to address in chronological order.

First, Mara has arrived! I have spent a number of fantastical days enjoying her and Maddi’s company. The best thing we’ve done (in my opinion) is when we MADE Goldfish crackers! They were so good. That same evening, Mara taught us how to make fritos, which is a type of pinxto or tapa. It’s typically eaten a traditional Spanish appetizer. Essentially it’s dough and chicken mixed together, rolled into balls, covered in bread crumbs, and then fried. It was very good!


Goldfish and Fritos!

So that was my exotic food of the summer.

That, of course, what quite some time ago.

On the Second of July, it was the lovely Miss Trisha and Miss Vanessa’s birthday! They are my twinner friends, and I believe this is the first I have written about them. They are hysterical, and quite possibly the most photogenic (and prettiest!) people I know. Anyways, we went out to eat at Macaroni Grill, and then went bowling! Exceptionally fun… and I won!


Dinner with the ladies.

Bowling Birthday

Game 1: 118, Game 2: 121. BOOM.

(Bottom Picture: Vanessa, Sophie, Myself, Trisha, Rochelle, Vanessa, Nicole… so just you know who the heck these people are.)

On the Fourth of July, Tucker and I journeyed to his cabin! About an hour and a half away from his house, we drove up there very early in the morning. He “surprised” me by having me meet all of his cousins and his aunt and uncle… He told me right when we were pulling up… Thanks Tuck-tuck. Not that it wasn’t lovely, I just would have appreciated some warning! Haha, still excellent. We spent the whole day on the lake, enjoying a boat ride, water fights, and the neighbors water-trampoline. (Shhh!)


Lake Time!

I swear we’re both wearing clothes. I promise.

There were a gazillion BEAUTIFUL and HUGE houses on the lake (not that Tucker’s wasn’t adorable… it was!), but I was very impressed. Anyways, this checks off the spend a whole day at the lake, jump in a lake (many times!), and have a water fight (which I conceded, unfortunately). This ALSO includes getting a tan! Yay:) My sunburn from Kansas finally went away, and I just continued the tan. Poor Tucker got super sunburned:( It shall go away soon!

Yeah, I’ve had this written for a few days, I’ve just been to lazy to get my photos off of my camera (my SD card slot thing is screwed up so everything is much more difficult) and I know I’m being a bad blogger, so I promise I will get better!

Please forgive me, blog gods.

Love always, Amelia

PS. So… I have a new obsession. Nailpolish, and lots of it. I’ve been painting and repainting my nails like 4 times a day and it’s kind of great. So if you’d like to join in the fun, check out this blog I’ve been enjoying: thedailyvarnish.com! :) So I’m thinking after this blog ends, I might start one similar. That is, if I continue enjoying the nailpolish. Of course, actual readers might be a problem too. Would anyone actual read it? Probably not. Would more people read that than this blog? Probably. It may or may not be worth it. I dunno!

71. Make Homemade Pizza


Hello, once again today!

I spent the evening at Tucker’s house… making pizza! So, of course, I’m posting a recipe because I have nothing more than a recipe to say other than the fact that it was delicious. SO… we began with dough his mother purchased. We rolled it out… well, actually, Tucker did it his own way.

Doing it his own way.

Tucker likes to throw things in the air.

Magic, really. I could never do that! Anyways, meanwhile, preheat the oven to 425 degrees. After the dough is all happy, put a little olive oil on it, or EVOO as Rachel Ray would say.


Rachel Ray and Tucker = The same person.

After that we made the sauce! Basically you put ripe tomatoes in boiling water for 30 seconds, and then put them in ice water. This makes the skin start to peel off. Then, peel them, cut them up, put ’em in a food processor, viola! Put that in a saucepan with some garlic, oregano, basil, salt, pepper, and you’ll probably end up with something good. Just a little bit of everything! I would also suggest putting in either browned hamburger, or browned onions… or both! It would all be good. Simmer in the saucepan for 30 minutes (or until it seems good enough haha.)


This is what it's supposed to look like... we think.

THEN put the sauce on the pizza, duh. C’mon guys, keep up. After that, it’s pretty much up to you. Put whatever you want on it! We did pepperoni, canadian bacon, a browned onion/mushroom mix of deliciousness, and a lot of cheese. We used a variety of cheeses too, which was very good. Here’s what it looked like before we cooked it.

Maximum deliciousity.

Looks good... but will it be!?

Yes, it was good. Cook the pizza (at 425!) for 12-15 minutes. Maybe a little longer, depending on how thick the crust is. Whenever the cheese is lightly browned and the crust is all the way cooked.


Let's eat!

Ours turned out fantastic. How did yours?

We had some extra dough, so we also made a desert pizza… which was DELICIOUS. Tucker had made these as a kid… and I can understand why! Yum yum yum.

Same dough, roll it out… except roll it out more. And a little more. Almost paper thin! Thinner than a slice of pepperoni. Ridiculous, yet very good.  I promise! Also, all the same keep the oven at 425 degrees. THEN, use chocolate sauce as the “pizza sauce.” His mom made some homemade!

Chuong's Pie and Chocolate Sauce

Homemade is the best. Yay moms.

Don’t judge the weird shape of the pizza. We’re not good at rolling it out. Shhh.

Then, cover it with caramel. Finally, cut marshmallows for “pepperoni.” I suggest using scissors, it worked the best for us. Put these on the pizza!

The best combo.

I love chocolate. And caramel. And marshmallows. This really can't go wrong.

Cook the concoction for about 12 minutes, maybe a little longer. The crust should be cooked all the way through and the marshmallows should be lightly toasted brown.


I want some now.

This was so absolutely delicious. Serve with a mini scoop of ice cream and perhaps some whipped cream. I rolled mine into a kind of taco. Desert taco-pizza? Yuss. Anyways, it was very good. I would suggest these for everyone.


That is all, goodnight then!

Love always, Amelia