Sunday, August 28, 2011

A Sweet Epiphany (or three)

Wedding cake.
I was a little skeptical when the bride told me the color scheme but I actually love the way it turned out.

Jeremy was out of town so the kids watched Ponyo (one of the lamest movies ever- a fish that wants to be human... fail) like 7 times before I got all those hand-cut leaves and vines created and placed around all 4 sides.

My good friend was expecting baby #5 and so of course we've gotta have some cake.
I thought it would be funny/clever to have a question mark for the baby's initials since they hadn't decided on a name... turned out they had decided on the name and no one told me.
Jokes on the baker.

I'd been wanting to try out some argyle patterns.
Turns out hand painted stitching sucks and takes forever.
At least it looks cute.

5-tiered wedding monster.
I seriously was having heart palpitations assembling this cake on site.
Having an audience didn't help the stress level either.

Classic, beautiful and not falling over.
I call it success.

What have you been up to this summer?

Thursday, August 11, 2011

I'm Itchy...

.... probably because I have approximately 58 mosquito bites from last weeks trek, but also I am partly itching for change.

I'm itchy for some structure (and maybe a little peace?). School is right around the corner which means fall is trailing not far behind. Time for schedules. Time for kids to learn and grow up right before your eyes. Summer has been good to us, but I know there are great things in store for us.

I'm itching to know what and where we'll be come next spring. Most of me hopes right here in our quaint little house surrounded by all our friends and family, but then some days there are parts of my brain that think a fun adventurous move might be intriguing.

I'm itching to know why my friends have decided to purchase vans like they are going out of style. Seriously, like 4 in the last month have gone the way of the Caravan. What the what?

I guess I'm just itchy.