Sunday, June 12, 2011

Shaved Ice

This may seem like a petty thing to you, but in our house, this is a HUGE deal!

I've mentioned in many posts that James LOVES shaved ice. When we were first married, there was a shaved ice shack right across the street from our apartment. Everyday when we both got home from work, we would gather a couple dollars worth of change and race across the street. Those were our "starving college student" days so we would order one small shaved ice with two straws (ahhh so romantic).

Once we moved to Bakersfield, California and moved into an apartment, we were beyond excited to find a shaved ice shack right around the corner. By this time our income had finally gone up so we were able to order our own almost everyday.

A few years later, James' job transferred us to Clovis, Ca. Our first summer here, we were extremely disappointed to find that there was NO shaved ice. We contemplated opening up our own place, but soon found that Clovis has extremely strict laws that almost prohibit shaved ice shacks.

Over the past 5 years, we have driven out of our way to get shaved ice. Whenever we go to Bakersfield, we stop numerous times at a few different places. Even when we are vacationing, we go wherever we need to to find shaved ice.

Here's James in Hawaii on our last trip.

James in 2008 in Hawaii.


So, this year for Father's Day (yes we celebrate Father's/Mother's Day!!), I decided to get James his own commercial shaved ice machine.

He was so excited when he opened it up! I decided to give it to him a week early because it was finally warming up and the box was way too big to hide.

James getting his flavors ready. His machine came with 10 flavors, cone cups, straw spoons, and leis.

Making his first shaved ice.


Pure joy!

We are so excited to enjoy some yummy shaved ice while hanging out around the pool!

2 comments:

Robin said...

The perfect present from the perfect wife. You did good!!!!

Kraucyk said...

Awesome!!! Can't wait to try it next time we come up! :)