Thursday, February 25, 2010


Because I have no shame...

Presenting the results from Cake Decorating Night #3!

This week we brought cupcakes.

And I think the purpose was to just practice flowers on these cupcakes people, so that is why they look like they do.

Okay, I already colored my frosting green before I realized that was going to be the color of my roses. We call this one cabbage patch.

Don't worry, there will be more embarrassing projects coming soon! It is just too good to leave alone!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Our weekend was Lovely...

It consisted of NOT going out with anybody on Friday Night.
It consisted of NOT traveling to Idaho or Bountiful or Utah County.

It consisted of taking two long beautiful naps
(one on Saturday and one on Sunday)

It consisted of:
Me and James
Pajama Pants
Trying new recipes
Organizing/cleaning house
The Love Sac
Studying for our lesson

And it was WONDERFUL! We love being busy but everybody needs a weekend like that every once in a while...

Thursday, February 18, 2010

From Decorating Cakes to Gambling...

This is how our night on Tuesday went down.

Cake decorating with Teresa at Michaels from 6:30 to 8:30.

Somehow not getting the memo that we were supposed to bring our cakes ALREADY FROSTED.

Try to hurry and frost our cakes while our teacher glares at us and is disgusted at our methods as we get cake crumbs all over our frosting.

Hurry and try to figure out how to decorate our cakes while being a mix between being flustered and laughing our guts out.

The final products. Next week we will be prepared and we will show up the know-it all "cake genious" girl in our class.

We loved it and we can't wait to go back!

We even got home early enough to crash in on the Guy's Poker Night.

Or maybe I should say CASH in on the Guy's Poker Night.

Go ahead and just ask DAVE who cleaned house.

He was a little bit sore that he had to keep buying in cause he lost his money so fast. We were pretty intense with our $1.50 a person entry fee. haha

But I have been enjoying the $5.75 I won...

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Check it out!

Check out the new pictures of my cute nephews on my photography blog!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Big things from the last week

In no particular order...

1. Our big group of friends all went SNOWBOARDING together last Saturday at Powder Mountain. We have done several SKIING trips, but this was a first SNOWBOARDING trip. I don't snowboard. I barely ski. Most of the group were beginners or had only been snowboarding a couple of times, except Nick who is like a pro. But it was fun, alot of us were learning at the same time. It was also super frustrating, especially when James (who had only been a few times before) was circling around my freshly fallen sore toosh on the mountain doing 360's on his board.

2. My cousin Teresa and I are taking a cake decorating class! We are both so excited! We went to our first class last Tuesday and it sounds like it's going to be awesome! We get to bake a cake and bring it to class for next Tuesday and start decorating. Our husbands laugh at us now, but they will be begging us for a piece of our masterpieces later.

3. So apparently, our Bishop thought it would be a good idea for James and I to participate in Sunday School more and made us Gospel Doctine Teachers in our ward. And even better, it is the OLD TESTAMENT. We are super scared, but we are secretly excited for the excuse to dig in deep and really study. But did I mention that we were terrified?

4. Two weekend's ago, we went to Ogden Canyon with James's brother and two CUTE little nephews to stay in a condo for the weekend. It was a fun, relaxing weekend! We even went sledding twice. I forgot how much fun sledding is and James had forgotten how much fun it is to tackle and whitewash your wife a bajillion times.

5. James and I have been getting pretty good and faithful at going to the gym. We go with our awesome neighbors. James works out with Tim at 5:00 in the morning and Lindsey and I try to make it a few times a week after I get off work. I have even been with the boys a few times (which requires me to wake up at 4:30 AM people.) It is a good system and we are feeling so much better! It is amazing what exercise does for a person! Now if we can just eat right...

6. Last Tuesday, James and I met Dave and Teresa in Bountiful to go bowling. We had lots of fun, lots of stiff competition, and we all lost a few bets along the way. Dave and Teresa lost one game and had to read aloud a 10 Things I Love About James and Cindy list at our next Office/Dinner Party. It was a great moment for James and I and it even outshined the fact that we had to bring them donuts and buy them ice cream.

7. James is going to be starting with Scott's Fertilizer Company this next week, but for the past little while, James has usually been able to meet me for lunches at least a couple times a week. I love it! He usually brings me a homemade mini pizza we make out of wheat pita rounds with my favorite topping pinneaple and green peppers on it. It is delish and we make sure to always make a quick stop at Costco to check out their samples for our dessert. We are getting really good at leaving Costco not spending a dime (which I always thought was impossible.)

Life has sure been good to us and we are trying to live up every minute and we can't wait until SPRING!!!!