Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Cakes, Cars and 4th of July!

This summer has been FLYING by!!! We have had so much going on lately, with work and all our extra activities we definitely have been keeping busy.  Our ward has discovered my husband can not say no! We were in charge (with one other lady) of a stake picnic! thats right.... STAKE! If you don't know what that means, well... it means a LOT of people. I went friday to prep with Sis. Glover (who was awesome) and then we were there all sat serving and having fun! It was a lot of work but I think it turned out very well. We were then asked to be one of the main people in charge of a tri-ward camp. I was so stressed out! But thankfully it was cancelled due to all the fires here in Utah, which have been so scary! During these 2 weeks of craziness I also made 2 birthday cakes!! This was actually fun for me  though. I love my new hobby of cake decorating and am so excited I am starting to get requests! I am no professional (thanks to my mother-in-law my fondant skills look excellent thanks to my cake cricut she got me for Christmas) but I think I am improving! Here they are:

The dentist I work for had a daughter turning 17 and asked me to make her cake! I was so excited!
 It was a little tilted but still pretty cute if you ask me! ( I am a little biased though )
The next weekend my little cousin Madi turned 8 and wanted a cute cake too! 
              She picked out the colours and the shapes, I thought it turned out really cute too!

We then found out that our Honda Civic (that we shipped off with my parents to be sold in Canada) sold!!!!! yay! The plan was to sell the beautiful Civic (who we will miss dearly) and buy 2 older cars so Brian can stop taking the bus for 4 hours a day, and so I could buy a more family-friendly ride! I found my car pretty fast. I have always wanted an Audi A4. Probably thanks to my parents who have brainwashed me into thinking they are the best cars ever (which they are). We went and looked at quite a few but this one was definitely the nicest for the best price. I am so excited to be driving a dream car of mine! It is an older 2001 but I still think it looks brand new!

What a beauty!!
Don't look too close because I haven't had a chance to wash the outside yet haha....
A real back seat!! And 4 doors! No more crawling around to get in, I hated that. 
Looks pretty good for a 2001 right?
And it's a dream to drive! Brian thinks it will break down any day, but I KNOW it will last longer than his haha. We have a little competition going on (if he ever picks are car that is.....)

And the last think I have to blab on about today is July 4th! I will admit, I was pretty bummed to miss Canada day, but we ended up having a really fun time thanks to Sina and her family. They always think about us and invite us to such fun things! I love having some family close. They had a neighbourhood "parade which was so cute! All the kids on the block decorated their bikes and rode around behind a police and fire escort. Pretty fancy! Then then had a delicious BBQ with all the neighbours. Brian had much more than his fair share of burgers thats for sure!

We brought Bandit to the parade and he got LOTS of attention from all the kids. He loved it!
Cute Madi with her awesome 4th of July bike! Andrea's was amazing too but I forgot to take a pic :(
The starting line! Pretty impressive if you ask me. 
All the kids ready to go! There were so many, we were so surprised!
 After the days festivities, we just decided to walk around outside and see the millions of fireworks goig off everywhere! There were tons.
Yup, that's the very start of a firework haha. My camera skills were not at their best that night. I was watching too closely and forgot about taking pictures, so this is the best I got haha.

All in all we have had a great month! And can't wait for the rest of the summer. My family is coming down again the end of July and we still have the houseboat at lake Powell to look forward too! More posts to come!


  1. looks like so much fun!!! Ps I love your cakes... always so well done!

  2. Thanks Brittany! I wish I could take the credit but the cricut does it all!