Wednesday, January 21, 2009


There are times when I can't stand the sight of cake. Then there are times I WANT IT SO BAD that it plagues my thoughts. Like today...

My step-mom is a great cake maker/decorator. She does it as a side hobby, but sometimes get paid for her creations. Never enough in my opinion b/c her cakes are ALWAYS delicious.
But sometimes, just a plain ole chocolate cake will do.

Not with the little kids though!

This one was my very lame attempt at roller-skates. It looked much better (really, it did) before the icing melted.

Baby shower cakes are good too.

More pretty cake for nieces.

Can't get enough of cake? Then check out this site that I've discovered today: Cake Wrecks Be forewarned, if you can look past a few tasteless ones (actually I bet they tasted wonderful, just lacked discernment) then you may find yourself in tears from laughter by the time you get through it. And craving cake.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Hubby's Birthday Gifts

For the past couple of years, Hubby and I have been very careful not to overspend on our gifts to one another. And the gifts we've given and received have been much more creative, thoughtful, and personal because of it. This year, I did splurge (less than $20) for a gift that he's mentioned every deer season. "Sure do wish we had that dvd to go by as we cut up this meat!" But each gift-giving occasion is after deer season passes and forgotten. But not this time.
And look at the personalized drink coaster that Daughter made for her Daddy! Made from plastic canvas and yarn and a plastic lid, the photo doesn't do it justice.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

40 years of fun

(being silly last year)

HI! It's me again.

(me at 18 months)

Ahhh... blogging. I miss it a bit. And upon going through my old posts, I can see that I get the urge to delete my blog every Fall season. Is it because Autumn calls to me - to be outside? Or because the crisp air calls me to reflect in privacy? Or is it because the holidays are coming up and I feel stress to devote my time to preparations?

(40 years ago)

Perhaps I could reach a balance. Perhaps I could post only twice a month. Maybe one post dedicated to the history of our house construction. The other post would be a carefully chosen subject, perhaps seasonal.

(check out that car seat!)