Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Great Debate

Ok, everyone.  I need your vote.  Are my cakes art or craft?  Adam's giving me a hard time about it, and I definitely have my own opinion on the subject.  So I'm leaving it up to you.  What's it gonna be, ART or CRAFT?


A couple of weeks ago, my dear family came out for a visit.  My dad went to the MWC tournament and we girls basically just shopped like crazy for 3 days.  It was a blast. I haven't been shopping like that since before my kids were born :)  Saturday night we went to go see Phantom at the Venetian and were lucky enough to be sitting right under the chandalier.  Hallie made great friends with Grandpa that weekend and is super excited to go visit them again in April.

Here's a nice poor-quality picture of all of us (except Greg).

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sunday Afternoons and Static

Most Sundays, after church, we head over to Adam's parents and enjoy a delicious dinner (that we never get at home because I still don't buy expensive meat) and good company.  The past couple of times we've gone, the weather has been lovely.  The kids are so excited to jump on the trampoline and play basketball with their dad.  Ashton is starting to really like the sport and we hope his enthusiasm will only multiply (preferably exponentially, although we would never push him to do what WE want, unless it's what HE wants :)). 
Hallie likes to play, too... but she pretty much likes to do anything physical.  She's so energetic she makes me tired just watching her.
Adam also decided to give the kids their first lesson on electrons and static electricity.  The kids thought it was great.  Now he just needs to think of ways to make calculus interesting and our children will be geniuses.

Monday, March 15, 2010

New Blog

Ok, everyone...  I just put up my first post on my cake blog!  It still needs quite a bit of editing... we're going to change the banner so that it doesn't look exactly like my website, I don't want it to be too confusing.  Do you have a button for your etsy shop or other business?  I'd love to add it to the blog!  Feel free to add the blog to your blog lists, I hope to update it at least a couple times a week with new cake ideas or tips.  If you have any suggestions or questions on cake decorating, let me know!  I'd love to put a post up about it.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Rube Goldberg

For your enjoyment or amazement =]

Monday, March 8, 2010


So, a couple weeks ago, one of the kids knocked Whitney's lappy off the counter and onto the floor...much to the chagrin of my wife, and to her 250GB harddrive, and to her excel Budget file that was corrupted.  So, geekery to the rescue (almost).  I had an extra laptop harddrive, so I copied everything over (the old harddrive still worked, just at 1/20th of the speed...not exaggerating), and reinstalled her operating system.

Well, not even a day later, Ashton got his paws on Whitney's laptop, and thought it would be a barrel-full-of-monkeys amount of fun to take rip off some of the keys off her keyboard...I couldn't completely come to the rescue there.  With one exception, you can still use every key on her keyboard (with the key off), you just have to depress the little rubber nub on the circuit board.  But, for the spacebar, you actually have to press the little metal square (where the rubber nub used to be), it is quite the exercise, and takes much mastery.

Haha, this is where the fun begins, at least for me it was.  I'm at work today and Whitney started to chat with me [excerpt]:
(17:16:25) LOVEY hallie's eaten about 1 full cup of sour cream in the past 5 minutes
(17:17:32) hahaha
(17:17:39) you are what you eat right?
(17:21:13) did your keyboard come?
(17:27:06) LOVEY notatthedoor
(17:27:16) LOVEY sorryihatemyspacebar:)
(17:27:20) LOVEY ha
(17:27:25) lolz
(17:27:27) hahahaha
(17:27:34) LOVEY itmightbeinthemailbox

(18:06:44) LOVEY sometimebeforethursday,willyoupickupsomemoreshampooatcostco?
(18:06:50) LOVEY ha
(18:06:55) lolololol
(18:07:08) LOVEY awwww
(18:07:13) LOVEY poorme:)
I got a pretty good kick out of it.  But don't think that Whitney is a is now taken, and may have it's debut post very very soon.


Y  a  y    f  o  r    s  p  a  c  e  b  a  r  s  !

Sunday, March 7, 2010


Hallie's been super cute this past week.  She's on this kick of telling stories that ramble on and on, but they're so cute in her little voice.  She's also hit the "why?" stage, where everything i tell her is followed up by asking "why?" at least 12 times.  I'm trying not to be that mom that just ignores their child after the first 3 whys? but it can get a little exasperating at times :)  If we could just get her to get along with Ashton and not be so possessive, she'd be near angelic! I can't really complain too much though, you've gotta have something to work on, right?
Also, in the next week or two I'll be adding a blog link to my website where I'll post different places where I've found inspiration or just tips on cake decorating.  Unfortunately, this also means that I'll probably be posting a little less here and a little more there, but I'll still be around, whether here or there.

Hope everyone has a fabulous week!