Monday, April 30, 2007

wedding cake!

So on my little mini-trip to my parents' house this weekend, i picked up the top of our wedding cake. Even though it was frozen hard as a rock and i had it in a cooler, it was mostly defrosted by the time I got we went ahead and celebrated our anniversary 2 weeks early!!!!!

Most of the swirls survived........almost as pretty as on our wedding day...... And I'm using this cake stand for the first time ever....

Practicing the first cut.........

Actually slicing into it.....the holes are from the flowers that were on top...fortunately those didn't go in the freezer with the cake...

Mmmm....chocolate on the inside....

YUM!!!!! It was seriously as good as it was on our wedding day, and that's saying a was the best cake I've ever had! Our cake lady was amazing!

my new project....

Sunday, April 29, 2007

dad update

If you didn't know , my dad has been in the hospital for the last week and a half for congestive heart failure-related issues. He's doing a little better and is home now, but still very weak and not feeling well. I took a little mini-trip this weekend to check on him.......Thanks for all your prayers and support!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Jen's shower!

Saturday I got to attend the bridal shower of my friend (and soon to be intern) Jen! She and Joey are getting married in about a month and she got lots of good stuff at her shower!
Presents are always fun!!! Amanda's mom and Miranda
Rebekah and Jen with a cute baby!
Family picture

Answering the crucial questions about her soon to be husband!

Bing, Jen's mom and Miranda anxiously await the answers

Amanda, me, hs friend of Jen's and Kristy

Yay! An espresso maker! I'm definately jealous.

Thursday, April 19, 2007


Just in case anyone actually reads my blog....

If you go to and you can sign up for free snacks! And I love free stuff!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Marriage Secret....stolen from Marieke!

How to Stay Married (From Lion Brand Newsletter)
A man and a woman had been married for more than 60 years.
They had shared everything.
They had kept no secrets from each other except that the little old woman had a shoe box in the top of her closet that she had cautioned her husband never to open or ask her about.
For all of these years, he had never thought about the box, but one day the little old woman got very sick and the doctor said she would not recover.

In trying to sort out their affairs, the little old man took down the shoe box and took it to his wife's bedside.
She agreed that it was time that he should know what was in the box.
When he opened it, he found two crocheted dolls and a stack of money totaling $95,000. He asked her about the contents.

"When we were to be married," she said, "my grandmother told me the secret of a happy marriage was to never argue.
She told me that if I ever got angry with you, I should just keep quiet and crochet a doll."

The little old man was so moved; he had to fight back tears. Only two precious dolls were in the box. She had only been angry with him two times in all those years of living and loving. He almost burst with happiness.

"Honey," he said "that explains the doll, but what about all of this money? Where did it come from?""Oh, that?" she said. "That's the money I made from selling the dolls."

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Date night!

Yum.....dinner at Brick Street Cafe AND dessert!!!!! I had paddy cake, he had hot fudgety! And we shared! Too bad for rain, we could have had a nice after-dinner-walk downtown! Instead, we came home and watched a movie!


So in one of our many fun married activities, we finally did our taxes. The really fun part is that since we moved from a different state, we have to do separate forms for each state! And we got to do the "long form" because of that!!!! This is actually the first time since I was in college that I've even had to pay school will do that for you!!!!!
Patrick hard at work......or pretending to be!!!!!
The "tax master" at work......I HATE math!!!!!
Pretending to be exhausted after watching me do the taxes.
Ready to go! Finally!!! Hopefully we didn't make too many mistakes!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


i have a small confession to make....

I broke my Lent resolve to give up desserts.....
I broke it multiple times....

However I did eat LESS desserts than usual. So maybe that's an accomplishment in itself!

Now lent is over, and my hubby is now back to his cookies and milk before bedtime.....but i'm going to keep avoiding desserts as much as possible....Because I can!