Making memories one day at a time.......and then I write about it.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

When life throws lemons at ya......

make lemon pound cake. I know the saying is make lemonade but when I drink lemonade it makes my throat all flemmy and I can't swallow and who can pass up pound cake made from fresh lemons anyway? I obviously can't as my header attests.

A few years ago when Brian and I were in Hawaii with my parents my dad introduced me to "the" perfect ice cream cone. First of all, you MUST start with good ice cream. Can't be any of the cheapy stuff. I know........and I'm sorry......but when it comes to the finer things in life you can't cut corners!

See this shop we're making out in front of? Technically, we weren't "making out". We were making sure all of the ice cream on the corners of our mouths were cleaned off. There's a big diff. okay? Like I'd do that in front of my baby............
The shop is called "Lapperts" and if ever you are in Hawaii.......THIS is the shop you need to go to for ice cream. Promise, you won't be disappointed. When you walk in I realize you will be assaulted by all the many different flavors and you will get all panicky and your palms will sweat. Not to worry. Just walk up to the counter and place this order. "I'd like a dbl. scoop cone please in one of those lovely waffle cones that you have behind you that you made home made that is covered in chocolate. Yes, that is the one. Thank you. Now, if you would please put first a scoop of chocolate and then a scoop of your lemon that would be swell."
This what it is all about. Your eyes will roll back into the far depths of your head and a low moan will escape your lips as you devour the perfect blend of ice cream flavors. Promise!


  1. I really hope to visit Hawaii soon so that I can try that for myself!

  2. That sounds yummy!

    Have you ever had frozen lemonade? Delicious!

  3. MMmmmmmm Lapert's is WONDERFUL ice cream....I personally like the coconut....I ARE in Hawaii. But your mix sounds good too. You can't go wrong with chocolate! :D

  4. oh man, you're killing me. MMMMM, yum. HAwaii, ice cream, pound cake. Excuse me, I have to go eat something....

  5. okay first of all I have been all over that island of Oahu several times and never heard of that is it on a different island? Lemon and chocolate? not so sure, maybe seperately, but I do love ice cream and waffle cones! I can see why you have a few kiddies! haha!

  6. I got it!!! I got it!!! The perfect ice cream cone starts with the perfect man and a perfect kiss. Fine ice cream helps, but aren't we lucky???

  7. How sad is it that all I could think about when I read this was this spare tire on my gut and how I'd look even worse in a bathing suit after the ice cream . . .

    Do you ever get to the point in life where you just get to be happy without guilt?

  8. Hey...I bumped into your blog when surfing on the Internet. I'm actually a little confused about the saying "When life throws lemons at your head, you make some lemonade." Does this we've got to try hard to face the difficulties in life?

  9. Why Hello Ariel. Would this be the Ariel that lives down the street from me?

    The saying, "when life throws lemons at you, make lemonade" means: Life can be pretty sour sometimes. It can be rough and tough and when that happens....we make it sweet. We do the best we can to make it better. We can't control most things that happen to us but we CAN control how we react. We can either pucker up and act sour or we can decide, "ya know what? This stinks but I'm not going to let this get me down. I am going to walk the higher road. I am going to be a better person because of this."

    Sometimes lemons can be really really really sour and it takes a whole lot of sugar to make them sweet. Life is like that. Some things are pretty hard and it is going to take a whole lot more to rise above the situation and make something sweet out of it.
    If there is anything I've learned in my sweet short life it is this, most situations eventually you can find some good in it. Some things take more time than others but if we look hard enough we can find the good. It may mean we learn to be more compassionate and understanding of others because we know how it feels to be treated horribly. Does this make sense?

    I'm glad you stopped by! :o)

  10. Thanks, Rachel! Your explanation is inspiring and surely makes sense...much appreciated!!

    I believe you've never met me...I'm just surfing on the Internet and saw your lovely blog... :)

    Thanks for your sharing again!

  11. Ariel,

    You stop on by anytime you want. Glad to have you. :D


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