Monday, September 29, 2008

Oh, the start of another week- alone!

Yep, the hubby has been called out to another fire. I am definitely hoping that it's less than 2 weeks this time around, but of course, we never know.

Here are a few updates:

*It's almost birthday month- October to be exact. Birthday celebrations are happening next weekend. My dear friend Megs, and her mom are throwing me a tea party on Saturday, October 4th. I cannot even begin to say how excited I am as I LOVE tea parties. The day after, the 5th, is Hunter's 21st birthday. The following weekend is another birthday party for me, followed by my actual birthday, the 14th. 26. That's how old I'll be.

*The dogs are behaving much better!! Yesterday, we had no fights at all. Our bahaviorist must really be working. At least she better be with the amount of money we are spending. However, dogs that get along well= priceless!

*I slept this past weekend. Yay me! I felt they were really well deserved since I was beginning to get sick, and I couldn't have that happen.

*I am at a lack of further updates, so til next time.

Life is GRAND!
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Friday, September 26, 2008

more pictures from the party...

I got caught changing into flats!

Ish and Miss E

The hubby and friends- a few guys from Bear Divide...
Mando, Albert, The Hubby, and Derek

Ok... what are we looking at?

Much better...

R, E, and N

Quanda, Ellie, Andrea, and I

Jessie, me, and Quanda

Me with some of my talents and a vendor

and last but not least...
me and N... sooo Gossip Girl :)

Life is GRAND!
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Thursday, September 25, 2008


It ain't a party until someone spills a drink all over your white dress top...
so the party began when it spilled on mine :)

Here's a few pics from the night...

E, N, and X

E and Ramsey

X, E, N, and Ramsey

Noelle and I

Derek (from the hubby's crew), Noelle and I

Ramsey, me, and Nic

Party went well! Late night, now exhausted at work...

Life is GRAND!
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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Happy Birthday- to my other sister!

Here's my sister with her 3 kids...

And here's my sister's cake... Oreo cookie cake with cream cheese frosting.
New recipe- the cake turned out FABULOUS!

Friday, September 19, 2008

40 years ago today...

My sister was born. Happy Birthday sis!

In honor of her birthday, this is what I made...
Chocolate cake with caramel filling, covered in ganache, with cappucino piroulines on the side, fresh dahlias on top, and pearl dragees.

Life is GRAND!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Just for kicks!

(Ok, I totally stole this from Trish's blog... or borrowed, since I told her I was posting it as well)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A Grand Wednesday!

We got the letter that said we'll get the call that we've been waiting for.
The hubby doesn't know yet since he's at a fire. I CANNOT wait to tell him.

Life is GRAND!
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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

All I Want...

Is to be taken care of at this moment.
I haven't ben feeling well. Not since last Thursday.
I still don't feel 100% today, and it's already Tuesday.
I really want the hubby to come home. Or at the very least to give me a call.
I'm miserable. My body is achy, and I'm longing for some sort of comfort.

Life is GRAND- though sometimes my needs aren't met.
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Monday, September 8, 2008

Ladies Night

At the Canyon club this past Saturday with the gals, and Tom... while Debbie took the picture.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Bummer Sunday!

Asides from still having my killer migraine- which I've had since last Thursday, the hubby got called out to a fire. Thus, leaving me and the boys at home, alone for a maximum of 2 weeks. Hopefully it's shorter than the 2 weeks. Of course, being the sissy that I am, I cried over this. I've gotten used to having him at home, and have enjoyed every minute of it. I can't bear the thought of not sleeping next to him at night, or waking up without him, but alas, here I am.
I just hope that the next few days go by really quickly so that my heart will once again be at peace- and of course extremely ecstatic.

Life is GRAND- except it just threw a curveball at me.
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blast from the past

So I've totally lagged and didn't post pictures from Andrea's birthday celebration.
After much waiting, here are some pics from cake at my house to fondue.
Here's Andrea's birthday cake... chocolate chip cookie cake with cream cheese frosting.
Letter A made out of candy melt. Flowers made out of fondant with dragees, courtesy of my lovely husband.

Here's a sliced picture of the cake...

Here's Megan at the house... Smile Megan!

Here's a pic of Megan and Andrea at The Melting Pot.

Life is GRAND!
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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

baking adventures

Whenever the hubby's crew is home, someone is responsible for lunch on Sundays. This past Sunday just happened to be the hubby's turn. He decided he would make pizzas- so we bought tons of dough from Trader Joe's and a bunch of different things for toppings. He also asked me to make a cake. I had to make a sheet cake- my very first one. Here's the result...

white sheet cake with bavarian creme filling and chocolate buttercream frosting.

Here's the close up of the logo. All hand piped. Definitely took me hours, and left me with a cramped hand.

I also decided to be nice and threw in some sugar cookies.

They both got rave reviews! I hear that everyone loved it.

I had left over Bavarian Creme, so this is what I did with it...
Creme Puffs

Life is GRAND!
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