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Thursday, December 13

Winter = Hot Chocolate (even in San Diego!)

I know you’re all going to laugh at me (I would, too, if I lived somewhere else right now), but it has been quite chilly here in San Diego lately. I swear! 🙂 Anyway, it’s been good hot chocolate weather…so thought I would share my two most favorite hot chocolates with you.


First, Williams-Sonoma has the best hot chocolate. You’ll see in the picture that right now I have the peppermint, which is good, but I think the plain is even better. Why is this stuff better? Because it’s hot CHOCOLATE, not COCOA. The only way to go is to actually have chocolate shavings melted in your milk, not powdery cocoa stuff. SO GOOD.

Second, Mexican hot chocolate. Right now I have Ibarra, but Abuelita is great as well. This hot chocolate comes in blocks that you melt in the milk (again, so much better than cocoa)…and the flavor can’t be beat!


Today Cate had her first hot chocolate. She was SO excited and loved every drop. It was really fun sitting there drinking it with her. Today was the last day of just “Mom & Cate”…my mom gets here tomorrow AND…it’s official, we go to the hospital Saturday night to have the baby! That’s right, even with crazy amounts of contractions for 10 days now, no dilation and no baby arrival in sight. Unbelievable. Anyway, Cate and I had a great day together, topped off with hot chocolate and reading books. Life is good.


6 Comments »

  1. 1
    Katrine

    I live in Houston. I still drink hot chocolate!

  2. 2
    Tara

    I hope the delivery goes well with you. Just a hint i got when i had mine, and it was the best advice i ever got in my whole life!!!
    If you tear during the birth, honey actually speeds the healing process and keeps it from getting infected. Just spread raw honey on your pad each time you change it.
    sounds gross, i know but i swear it works. I didnt even need the painkillers they were trying to give me and my tear was 2nd degree.

  3. 3
    Michelle

    I’m so excited for you! Aren’t those last alone moments with you and Cate specail? I remember the night I left for the hospital I went and picked up my sleeping Kaitlin from her bed and just rocked her. Brandon was like “you are having contractions, let’s go,” but I just needed a quiet specail moment that Kaitlin will never remember, but that I will always treasure. It’s amazing how grown up she seemed when I came home from the hospital with little Taylor.
    Wishing you all the best for the delivery…I think I’m going to go make myself some hot chocolate.

  4. 4
    Stella

    Oh my goodness that hot chocolate looks so yummy! We’re expecting a big storm Sunday, I may have to make a quick Williams Sonoma run and splurge!!
    So excited for you to have your new little one! Sending you fast and painless labor thoughts!

  5. 5
    Stephanie

    Expecting a huge winter storm it’s definitely hot chocolate time in Ohio!

    I wanted to tell you my thoughts and prayers are with you for the arrival of your new baby! I hope everything goes perfectly!

    Look forward to pictures and menu planning for four! Happy Holidays, and Happy Birthday to your newest girl soon!

  6. 6
    kim & co.

    Mmmm. . . We love hot chocolate (and now live where its cold enough to feel like its a daily neccessity. Good luck with the baby!

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