Sunday, June 28, 2009

Krista's wedding

What a beautiful bride!! I'm so proud of Blake and Krista, and may God bless their life together. This weekend, we carried a wedding cake over the meadow and through the woods (really, 150 miles) for their wedding. I have NEVER carried a wedding cake that far. GOD BLESS STRESS FREE SUPPORTS!!! Everything went off without a hitch (well, other than the "hitching" of the bride and groom) and I couldn't have been happier.
Krista chose her cake a year ago, from a cake done originally by Carlos Bakery (now famed on TLC's Cake Boss). With a few changes to bring her pink into play on the cake, we wound up with a design she and I were both happy with.

With the awesome help and guidance of my bestest cake bud Sharon, who came to help me while she was working on a really secret important cake, we got them covered in fondant and decorated for delivery fairly easily - which I NORMALLY freak out about wedding cakes (no, I didn't make her stay and decorate, just help me do the fondant). It was very cool, b/c when Sharon left, I had four nicely covered flat white pallettes to work on, and I started with the draping on the bottom tier and worked my way up, I love to watch the cake build. The cake was very basic in flavor, just white cake with almond icing for the brides cake and yellow cake with fudge filling and icing for the grooms cake.

We were in such a hurry b/c we were rushing to get dressed that I did not get very good pictures of it, but hopefully the photographer will send me one through Krista.
Thanks everyone who listened to me stress over this cake!!


Friday, June 19, 2009

A week of Scout camp, fun fun fun!!

Last week we had Cubscout camp at Five Lakes, MAN did the kids have fun!! All of my children go, and I volunteer. We had a great number of our Scouts as well as their parents there, it was awesome! My computer is down, so updating my blog is few and far between, but I'm stealing a few minutes on Jamie's computer to do this one.

The only problem all week was the heat, MAN was it hot. The heat index was over 100 each day we were there. The kids get to stay in the water alot, so that helps them stay cooled off.
Sarah swam the shark tooth challenge, a 300ft swim across the big pond, and earned a sharks tooth. Sarah and Gabe both earned their Jr Shooting badges!! They all learned wonderful things, and I can't talk enough about the wonderful job that the staff did on camp!!
Just thought I'd share some photos of the kiddos having fun!

On Friday, the little ones are allowed to go down to the beach, Abi even got to ride in a canoe. Here's a photo of her enjoying the water:

Sarah preparing to swim her "Shark Tooth"

Gabe's absolute favorite thing to do, zipline!! I am so proud of him, last year, he struggled to get his beginning swimmer band, this year, at swim test he swam "swimmer" which is the highest of the three classifications, so he got to enjoy all of the water sports fully.

At flagpole in the afternoon, my favorite scout

This photo wins funniest of the week for me, our friend and Den Leader Drew and his son Brandon show me their muscles after doing the zipline

And this face tells it all about how Gabe feels about Scouting!!! He adores scouting.