Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Your The One!

I recently have fallen in love (again) with the website It is made up of random stories of what goes on in different people's lives. They have an ongoing theme of Yahoo vs Google, ninjas, strange state laws (like it is illegal in the state of Florida to shower naked, and yes this makes me a criminal),strange things that happen on your birthday and many more. So naturally I have to look up my birthday the other night,and low and behold what did I find? Yes, Rubber Ducky from Sesame Street and I share the same birthday!!! So this one is for you birthday buddy!

Rubber Duckie, you're the one,
You make bathtime lots of fun,
Rubber Duckie, I'm awfully fond of you;

Woo woo be doo

Rubber Duckie,
joy of joys,
When I squeeze you, you make noise!
Rubber Duckie, you're my very best friend, it's true!

Doo doo doo doo, doo doo

Every day when I 
Make my way to the tubby
I find a little fella who's 
Cute and yellow and chubby


Rubber Duckie, you're so fine
And I'm lucky that you're mine
Rubber Duckie, I'm awfully fond of you.

Every day when I 
Make my way to the tubby
I find a little fella who's 
Cute and yellow and chubby

Rubber Duckie, you're so fine
And I'm lucky that you're mine
Rubber Duckie, I'm awfully fond of -
Rubber Duckie, I'd like a whole pond of -
Rubber Duckie I'm awfully fond of you!

Doo doo, be doo

Friday, February 11, 2011

REWIND: Three weddings, Two cakes, Two bridesmaid dresses, on One road trip!

I had three friends get married between the time I graduated and the time I had to report to Disney World. I made the cake for two of them and I was a bridesmaid for two of them. I took two weeks to get from Rexburg ID to Manteca CA, Manteca to Simi Valley CA, California to Seabrook TX, Texas to Orlando FL, and accomplish all of this. My mom and I drove the whole way. It was an amazing experience to share with my mother and I loved every minute of it. So here is the timeline for you in pictures and little descriptions to go with it.

Here was the first cake. Anton and Breanna Keller's cake. They told me to have fun with it, so it was a square, circle, and heart. (only the heart was actual cake. The rest was rice crispies)
side view
Anton Alder and I at the wedding
This is me on the way back to California. (I no longer live in Idaho at this point. Sad day)
I left Idaho to beautiful, sunny days only to get stuck in California in a blizzard, irony, I think so.
My nephew Porter trying on my hat. He was so cute!
My sister Brittney (and Porter's mother) then tried on the hat. Porter wanted it back. 
Brittney and I baked. Here are our scones. We cute them into shapes. it was fun!
The whole clan at dinner! Yum! that was a great meal!!!
Cake Two! Jillian and Andrew Carter's cake. 
The Bride-to-be!
I was a bridesmaid for this one. Here I am with my mom waiting outside the temple.
Two of the groomsmen, and two hot men! They are great guys!
The couple! they were so happy and so cute!
Jill's parents (and my adopted parents)
Bridesmaids! Amber, Brianna, and I
SHOES! This was after the temple and we went to this little ice cream store. it was a good little get away.
The final cake! (I must say I did an amazing job!)
Decorating the car! (hey, Amber where did those oreos go?)
After the wedding my mom and I went to my sister Brittney's house in Riverside. We did a lot of baking there too. This was our Banana stuffed french toast. 
Then we made Orange Chicken for dinner
This was my favorite part, Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. Porter went from person to person trying to mooch off some ice cream. He liked it too.
Porter and I!!
Mommy and Porter
On the way to Florida mom and I stopped at some National Parks. Came to find out that it was national park week so we got into all of them free! sweet deal! This was Joshua Tree. We just drove through this one really.
Mom and I
Next was Guadalupe Mountain. 

Right next to Guadalupe Mountain was Carlsbad Caverns. I think this one was my favorite.
We went 750 feet down into the earth to these caverns. they were so pretty and cold (which was a nice break from my hot, non-air conditioning car)
This is me in the caverns. it was dark down there! We took a self guided 2 1/2 hour tour.
This is a little glimpse into the caves. We took a ton of pictures! Both my mom's and my camera batteries died, so towards the end we didn't get any pictures.
We got this little tour thing where they had numbered features that they had a corresponding story or fact about on this thing that you listened to. We only got one, so it slowed us down, but here is mom on it.
My turn!
When we got into Seabrook TX we stopped at Fuddruckers to eat. We sat in the Beatles booth.
This is me waiting at the temple at Kassie and Joe Hale's wedding
The beautiful couple! 
Bridesmaid number two. (I think my favorite bridesmaid dress yet. Grandma made them all in about a weeks time! Go Grandma!)
Us girls at the temple (Kellie was at home with baby Camren)
At the reception, all the bridesmaids and flower girls with the Bride!
How do we smile? Kellie could not learn so Kaydee had to jump in and show her how! this is one of the better ones.
Mom and I at the reception
After we left Texas we stopped in New Orleans to get Beignets on Bourbon Street. (a lot of the pictures that we took were lost, so this is the best one we got.) We even got to listen to a live blues band play as we ate.
We also decided to make another side trip to the Gulf of Mexico. 
It was a beautiful day! 
The first time I set foot in the Gulf of Mexico!
The sand was so white! So much different then the west coast. And nothing I was used to.
This was one of the best road trips that I have been on! By far the longest and most eventful! Love it! 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My Favorites

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple streudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things

When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things

When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad

Welcome to some of my favorite things. So I decided that I am going to do a favorite section every month.  
Session one....Disney Characters! (big surprise, I know)

My roommate and I went out playing and we came to a huge wall of stuffed animals, I told her that we had to pick out our favorite one and we would take a picture with it. I picked the biggest, softest Stitch!
 Here I am meeting Lilo and Stitch for the first time!
 There is a drawing class in Hollywood Studios that I love to go to and this is on the wall so I had to take a picture with it. 
 At Typhoon Lagoon we have a temporary tattoo stand. A while back I went up to the girl and said I wanted all the tattoos on my left arm and I was just telling her so she could get ready and I would be back to do it later. Well today was later, but I only got one. Maybe I will work my way up to the full arm thing...
 Here is one of my favorite pins that I bought! It fits my mood a lot recently. "It's one of those days!"

 There was a flower festival when I first got to Walt Disney World. My roommates and I went exploring and found this! I loved it! You can't tell very well but they had all the characters.
 This was there too. They had papers that you stick to these and use a crayon to trace the hearts that are on the side of the picture.
 I haven't had the chance to meet Princess Tiana personally, but I got to see her on the flouts in the parade! Some day we shall meet!
 I found this one day wondering around this art store, I wanted to get it, but it was out of my budget. I settled for a picture of the picture.
My roommate did pin trading and she gave me this! I love it so much! This is what started me collecting pins.

My sister Christina and I are in love Flynn Rider from Tangled. I told her that once I saw him in backstage and gave him directions, and she told me that I had to go meet him for real. So for her Christmas present I stood in line for 2 1/2 hours to meet him (and Rapunzel). I told him that I was in love him so he told me that the smolder would not make it worse if he tried it on me. The first picture is me challenging him to bring it on.
 Here he is bringing out the smolder (for all those that have no clue what this means needs to get off your computer and go watch Tangled right now!)
 It worked! It was powerful! Here Flynn is fanning me off with his satchel. 
 The whole gang got down to business to take a real picture.
 I got to take an alone picture with Flynn Rider! 
I'm in love, I'm in love and I don't care who knows it!

Tune in next month to get to know me a little better and the things I love.