Sunday, January 17, 2010

Wedding Cake Challenge

This last Monday I get a call from this gal who has a daughter who is getting married and her daughter's friend suggested me to do her wedding cake. The mother didn't really have an idea to who the friend was and she probably thought I was crazy because I really wanted to know where my name was being spread (I found out later when I talked to the bride). Anyways the mother said they needed the cake by this Saturday, so the nice person I am I took on the challenge. It was even more of a challenge when the bride said, "just do what ever you want, I have seen your work and I trust you" - here again I think the bride thought I was crazy because I was laughing on the phone, a very nervous laugh. I always thought the bride has the cake design in there heads - but then again this was a quick wedding and a second marriage, so maybe she just didn't care. Everything worked and they loved the cake! (she did tell me that she wanted two layers and square - and with a little help from Martha Stuart this was my creation)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Temple, Gringerbread, Cookies and Christmas!

Christmas Parties and Programs

I was able to hit up all the Christmas parties at the kids schools - I love going to them and not missing a thing of their lives. You only have one Kindergarten Christmas party and one 3rd grade party (lets hope, JK). I hope that my kids always remember that I was there and helps them know, just a little bit, that I love them (actually I would give my life for them).
Dawson had a Christmas program and he did such a good job singing and doing the hand motions. I was so proud! He didn't show one ounce of stage freight - big difference with him and Maddy. Jackson too had a little program and I know he knew the songs but he was a little nervous, as with the other kids, and he just did the motions - so cute!

Royal Reader

In the Kindergarten class they have what is called the Royal Reader and Jeremy loves to do this. He read to Madison's class when she was in Kindergarten - so when he was on paternity leave he got the read to Dawson's class! Let just say he got the "Royal" treatment! Lots of fun!

Madison is 9!

I cannot believe that I have a nine year old - time has really flown with this beautiful little girl. I still remember like it was yesterday when it was just the three of us and now it has grown to the six of us - crazy!
She is really gonna love me when she sees I put this picture in here - this is what she looks like when she has to be woken up in the morning to get ready for 8:30am church. So beautiful!
Such enthusiasm!

There is a smile! I made her cute Christmas cupcake pops for her class at school and well I guess I forgot to get a picture of them, sorry. She too had a great birthday!

Breakfast with Santa

Dawson is 6!

O.K. so Dawson's birthday is in the beginning of December - I will catch up! He had a great day! I can't believe he is six. He is already talking about being seven - little stinker!

Here he is opening his birthday outfit. He had cupcakes with his classmates and pizza for dinner, his favorite!