Sunday, March 29, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
How can you not just love that face. Adam does. I couldn't have found a better match than Adam and Ashley. They are so cute, it makes you want to throw up (it that "I love throwing up" kind of way!) I am so thankful that I have both Adam and Ashley in my life.
Monday, March 23, 2009
My friend Sarah decided to give this 14-layer cake a try... and to her credit, it was delicious! It was delicious until she told me that there is over ONE POUND of sugar and 5 STICKS of butter in her super layered cake. I would like to go on record to say, I will never eat another bite f 14-layer cake as long as I live.
If you are a Kitchen Aid Kitchen Mixer owner, you know it is almost impossible to fill that bad boy to the top...turns out, if you make a 14-layer cake, it is quite simple!
While in mix-mode, Sarah's great sous chef, Russell (the very sweet hubby) floured the pans and preped for pouring.
After all the cakes baked and cooled, the Nelsons prepared for the layering and icing... (see the next two pictures)
After the final layer was laid, and iced, the outside was finished with a layer of chocolately-goodness. Ta-da! What a great looking cake, sitting so properly in it's cake domed-home.
Conveniently, Sarah was hosting family on this lovely evening.
Done! And Enjoy! For your very own copy of this recipe, please see the great blog: Bakerella !!
Friday, March 20, 2009
Because I am a firm believer in paying-it-forward, I thought I would start off Spring by bringing my sister a bouquet of flowers I created this morning. Happy Spring to everyone! :)
Thursday, March 19, 2009
After two weeks with Ms. Betty White (my car), I am still in LOVE. She is perfect and drives like a dream! While I loved my little red rocket, (I will miss you, little red rocket) I am not in love any longer.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
After the trip to the Newseum, I called my baby brother to tell him HAPPY 22nd Birthday!! WOW, the big 2-2!!
We had a date at the Pentagon later Monday afternoon. Bobby, (Cullen's best friend)'s dad is a General stationed at the Pentagon. He, General Durbin, arranged for a tour of the Pentagon guided by his Aide. His Aide was a fantastic tour guide ( if you are wondering...that is not in his job description. Poor Aide...he had to put up with my 100 questions I had stored up in my head. and, if you know at all...if you have even met me, you know my questions can be off the wall.) The tour started at the 9/11 - Pentagon Memorial. I cannot possibly write the bittersweet feelings that resonated with me; I can, however, share what Wikipedia has to offer. "To honor the 184 victims, 184 illuminated benches, have been arranged according to the victim's ages, from 3 to 71, in a landscaped 1.93-acre (7,800 m2) plot. Each bench is engraved with the name of a victim. The benches representing the victims that were inside the Pentagon are arranged so those reading the names will face the Pentagon's south facade, where the plane hit; benches dedicated to victims aboard the plane are arranged so that those reading the engraved name will be facing skyward along the path the plane traveled.About 85 maple trees are planted on the memorial grounds. "
It was a trip full of laughter, singing/rapping, memories, surrounded by two of my MOST favorite people in the whole world.
** denotes descriptions from the newseum, not my mind.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
How can you not just LOVE that at 3 years old, he knows his roots are burnt orange!
AND.... How can you not just LOVE that face??
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
** If it makes your decision any easier... part of the profits from this tournament directly benefit STARRY, (a non-profit, Emergency Youth Shelter in Round Rock, Texas)!!
1st Annual Golf Classic
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2009
Time: 8:00 A.M. Shotgun
Place: Crystal Falls Golf Club
3400 Crystal Falls Dr.
Leander, TX 78646
Entry Fee: $300.00 per team or $75.00 per person (includes: green fees, cart, range balls, post tournament buffet, and raffle/free prizes.)
Format: Each team will consist of 4 players. Men will play from the white tees; women from the red tees. Each team member will tee off and the captain will determine the ball with the best position; all team members will play their second shot from that point. Repeat the procedure until the ball is holed.
**You may choose to play with your friends. On the entry form enter their name(s) and score(s)
in the appropriate spaces.
**If you don’t want to look for a team, sign-up individually and we will find you partners.
Deadline for entry March 27, 2009
IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED, OR WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT ME! :) IT IS FOR A GREAT CAUSE!!!