Friday, March 27, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
OK so maybe it's a scam but what was not a joke was the awesome birthday weekend & celebration I had. I spent the weekend with some amazing sisters in San Juan Capistrano-I truly came home with some clear directions from God about some issues I'm currently dealing with-the speaker mentioned a really useful acronym SBIGO!
SBIGO-something bigger is going on
we don't always know why things happen the way they do but the Lord knows exactly why & if allowed his Will will be done-LET GO LET GOD!! and remember SBIGO
I ended the weekend with a amazing Birthday party hosted by my admired mom-she made the most delicious Thai cuisine imaginable-lettuce wraps-glass noodles-steak-chicken satay-Jamaican hammocks-and three various desserts-homemade cheesecake-angel food cake & fresh seasonal fruit...oh yeah and three complimentary sauces-raspberry puree-lemon Cello & dark chocolate :) My family & friends spoiled me with love-attention & thoughtful gifts-I'm truly blessed & grateful. Thanks is owed to a mother who will go without so that her children do not-to a mom who is humble & modest yet extraordinary-to a mom who takes nothing and gives all-to a mom who defines unconditional-I LOVE YOU MOM!! Thank-you mom& dad for a awesome birthday! Thank-you Blaine for spoiling me rotten-I love all my gifts-thanks #1 Hubby!! Thanks EVERYBODY!!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Ok ladies I'm sure you can relate-Saturday was the 79th b-day celebration for the Cub-Scouts & thus the big birthday party was held Sat. evening. Now part of the celebration was a annual "Cake-Bake"-now let me remind you this is T's first year as a cub-scout so mom is still learning the ropes. The "Cake-Bake" rules state that each scout shall bake a cake for a cake auction-the den mothers stressed how important it was that the scout do the baking with minimal assistance from mom-as a law-abiding citizen I followed the rules & T made a wonderfully tasting-kinda ugly "Dump-Cake" (see recipe below). We chose the dump-cake as it literally requires no mixing & only dumping (hit the easy button!) I truly imagined that this creation would reel in a substantial donation at the auction-however to my embarrassment when we arrived to the party I realized that we were surrounded by rule breaking den mother's who must be professional bakers on the side ;) they were wheeling in cakes that could be on the cover of Martha's magazine-one even had a working gold mine No Joke! It sold for $50 bucks!-T's cake: ugly but TASTY reeled in a whooping $5.00 from a anonymous donor (I'm guessing it was daddy) as I noticed our poor lonely cake sitting on the auction table all night-it's probably still there-so if your hungry for a tasty dump cake head on over to the Methodist Church in Yucaipa. I would go now as I imagine the chaos will begin as soon as I post this here post-lol
1 large can crushed pineapple-1 can of cherry pie filling-1 box of yellow cake mix-2 sticks of butter sliced-nuts
dump pineapple into bottom of pan-dollop cherry mixture by the teaspoon on top of pineapple-sprinkle entire box of cake mix on top-place slices of butter on top of cake mix-sprinkle with nuts & bake at 350 four 1 hour-then scoop & enjoy!
NOTE TO SELF:
3 Overpriced Cub Scout Themed Martha Stewart Cake Pans In Various Sizes
100 Various Colored & Flavored Cake Frostings
Cake Toppers-Check Local Cake Supplier
10 Batches of Fondant
Cake Airbrush Machine
Lighting to Illuminate The Cake
Spend several sleepless nights creating a cake spectacular as to not be embarrassed at the next "Cub-Scout Cake Bake" (see next post for details) start now as the clock is ticking only 360 days to go!