Saturday, January 29, 2011

Fire Truck Cake

This is the cake I made for my son's 5th birthday, which happened over Christmas break while we were out of town. I knew I was going to be making it at my in-law's house, so I brought some of my baking "tools" along with me and just bought the groceries there. It was a surprise for him! He loved it. I'm fairly happy with the way it turned out, considering I didn't have much time to make it, I baked it and covered it New Year's Eve before we went out, and then finished it in the am. I got 5 hours of sleep, got up at 7:30, finished the cake by 9, then we left so I could run a last minute race (we went into a running store the day before so I could get a shirt, and I walked out signed up for a New Years Day race at 10 am. I'm crazy like that!). I ran the race (and had a record time despite the temp being 32 degrees and me wearing shorts!), came home and had 20 minutes to shower and get ready to leave for the party! Hectic!

Also: An update on my Tour of the Big XII project...I am going to be finishing up the logos in the coming weeks. Since I stopped doing them, we won out the season and didn't lose until the bowl game! So look for that coming up too!! I need to be sure to get them done before football starts again...

Friday, January 28, 2011

Remember Me?

Hello, out there!

I can't believe I haven't blogged anything since November 30. I just got so busy with "life" stuff, traveling for both the holidays and all that entails, plus Christmas here, plus as soon as we got back we all got snowed in for a week and got the flu for 2 weeks! Plus, I've been extremely frustrated with my computer, it's a laptop that's about 7 years old and on it's last leg. It makes me not want to be on it AT ALL. Hopefully we will be able to get a new one soon. I've also been reorganizing and declutterifying this house, top to bottom. We don't have much storage space, and not even everything is unpacked since we moved 8 months ago. I sort of just decided, if we don't have room for it, then we don't need it! Whew! It's a big job, but 4 weeks into it, I am breathing much easier with much less "stuff" around. Related: we will be having another garage sale. SOON.

I have a huge list of things to share, what I have been creating, baking and such. I hope I get some of my readers back and gain some new ones! We have some big projects on the horizon!

Starting with...baking (hopefully) a TON of cakes for Valentine's Day and Transforming my big boy's room from a baby/toddler room to a

wait for it...

BIG BOY ROOM. ::sniff::
#1 turned 5 years old. FIVE!! HOW CAN I HAVE A FIVE YEAR OLD!! ugh.
also? #2 will be 3 in one month. So help me! #1 was the "easy" one when he was that age, until he turned 3. Then the challenges came. #2? Has been challenging since day ONE. So, I'm starting to prepare myself. I think I need to start stocking up on wine now.