Monday, June 10, 2013

Pinterest Flop

So you've seen these pictures on Pinterest...


Well, when making a cake for this cute kid's baby party:

I made a cake that I was hoping would look like this:

Didn't exactly...I shoulda bought more food coloring:

Ok...not a flop...but still not as cute as I was imagining!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

First of the century

I changed my first diaper today in probably nearly 25 years (which actually even makes it the first of the millennium) for this sweet baby

Monday, March 4, 2013


If today wasn't the day that it is, I would consider this list of things justification for declaring my day rotten:

-coffee that tasted like dish soap - twice
-A night that consisted of approximately 3 hours of sleep
     -2 short naps squished onto the length of two chairs
     -an hour of "real" rest interrupted by lonely kitties
-arriving at school only to find that I needed to write sub plans for a teacher who called in sick last minute
-almost getting the side of my car smashed into by a truck and his trailer
-accidentally choosing, in my sleep deprived stupor, to wear a pair of pants my mom's cat had poo'd on the week before

A rotten day...if today wasn't the day that my sweet sister is finishing 25 hours of labor and a c-section before she can meet her little girl.

Definitely makes my day seem merely harmless.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Ten Great January Days

Sometimes life gives you some great friendships...the kind where you can see each other twice a year and still feel like it was yesterday.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

More Roots

Raisin Fritters - apparently a New Year's tradition among Mennonites from Russia.  

We've made them for two years now and they're a pleasant part of my heritage in which I am happy to partake.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Getting Back to My Roots

Inaugural Tamale Event

Red chile sauce for pork 

Masa preparado

Shredded pork

Mixing spices into masa

Measuring masa for corn husk

Man overboard

Tamales ready to be steamed

Finished product

I may have even eaten one for breakfast Christmas morning.