Sunday, May 24, 2009

Getting Some ZZZZZs


What's Nate up to right now? He's getting some much deserved rest (sorry Nate, I couldn't help but take a picture, you look so cute and relaxed). Between work and school and helping out his family, Nate has been incredibly busy. I am so glad that he has tomorrow off of work. We have plans for a day of fun! I may even indulge him and go see the Terminator Salvation movie tomorrow. Nate, I hope you know I love you and that I appreciate all your hard work.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Busy Busy Busy

I feel like Nate and I have been so busy lately. Between work, school, new church callings and family events there has been very little down time for the two of us. Oh well, it sure makes the time go by quickly. Here is a little glimpse as to what we've been up to lately.

I've been trying to become a better baker. Thank goodness that Nate is willing to be my taste tester. I'm not super creative when it comes to thinking up new ideas, but I do like to try and recreate things that others have done.


Above are some Oreo Truffles


Above are some chocolate dipped marshmallows (these were actually my own idea)



Above is a "Family Treet." I made this for my mother-in-law for Mother's Day. The trunk is made from brownie, and the leaves are cupcakes. I got this idea from the Wilton website. It called for fondant for the trunk, but I am so not an expert baker, so I improvised with brownies. Honestly, I am pretty impressed with myself that I was able to recreate the idea. Hopefully I get better with practice (especially with my piping, please don't notice the poor job on the lettering). Thanks again to Nate's family for being test subjects.


Our sweet little nephew Keith Benjamin Smith was blessed Sunday, May 3 and this is the blessing invitation and birth announcement that I made for him:



Congratulations Benji and Amanda!