Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Cakes (Wilton Course 1)

I have been taking a Wilton cake decorating class at Michael's (the most fun thing I have ever done). Here are some pictures.

This one says "BABIES!" because I took it to work. There were 6 or 7 ladies at my work who were or still are pregnant (some have delivered since then).

These cupcakes were for my friend Karla who moved to Chile.

These cupcakes were practice for lots of different little things.

This was the finale cake. The icing has tons of crumbs in it and the roses are jaggedy looking because my icing was too stiff, but at the same time I kind of like the way they look. Overall I was glad with the way it turned out.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Some Things I Been Making

Here are some cards I've made recently.

Soon to follow: my first attempts at cake decorating...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Who you gonna call?

We got a backpack vacuum. It is great for doing the stairs, plus the cord is long enough that I can do the whole condo without unplugging. It is SO much better than our old vacuum, which would suck things up and kick it back on my feet. It is powerful and easy to clean and actually comfortable to wear. And as an added bonus, it looks cool. Cooper, however, does not like the new vacuum and tries to bite the wand whenever we pause.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Spring Break 2010

While Christy was on Spring Break this year, James took a few days off work as well to enjoy a little of the Spring Breaking.

On Wednesday, we went to Castlewood Canyon, which is south of Denver near Castle Rock. We hiked a loop around the canyon that was a little over 4 miles. We were pretty tired afterwards, but not as tired as Cooper who had just experienced his first hike! He did great and kept up. He didn't like the gaps between the boulders that we sometimes had to cross, but as it turns out, neither does Christy.

On Thursday James had to work on his 3rd out of 4 papers for his English class that he's taking at Metro State College of Denver. No pictures of that.

Then on Friday we wanted to go to the Science Museum until we realized that Bodyworlds was there and everyone and their school bus was THERE. So instead we ate at Garbanzo (not all that great, Falafel King is way better), walked the 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver and went to the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art (WEIRD!).

We topped the week off with General Conference and Easter dinner with Jen, Travis (Jen's boyfriend) and Mike. It was a good week.

With this post we have officially surpassed our blog post record for last year. Whew! See you in 2011! Just kidding...hopefully.