Friday, July 29, 2011

The final birthday pictures/video

Love that Cale wanted red velvet cake as the cutting of the head was even more disgusting.




video

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Cale's 10th Birthday


We tried our hand at fondant on this cake. Turns out it's not as daunting as we originally thought.

Five cakes






Such big helpers.

Mom, do you recognize this hairdo?





























5 bags of miniature marshmallows, four three pounds of powdered sugar and our cake is almost done. We started decorating at 8:30 pm and its now 1:36am. Will post picture later in the morning. I am TIRED!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Update on our lives

As many of you know Don was injured at work in October and has been working light duty in Springfied since then, that is until Thursday almost two weeks ago when his employer decided they didn't have enough work to keep him busy so he was sent home until this work related injury is resolved. Needless to say our income is being drastically cut, we lose health benefits, and well, isn't that enough? Anyhooooo, with Don's physical limitations he is unable to do many of the things he enjoys doing like yardwork ha, working on our rigs, or generally mark anything off his to do list. It is a possibility that he will not be able to get back in a truck but after having him home nightly for the past nine months we dont want him gone anymore. So we brainstorm about what kinds of businesses we could start together, or generally what the future holds for us. Who needs a midlife crisis when on is thrown in our laps =) We are excited, scared, prayerful as we face the unknown but know that God has a plan for our family and look forward to seeing where this all ends up. So yep, prayers would be coveted! Oh and Don sees an orthopedic surgeon on August 3rd to find out if surgery is next, I will keep updates on here as they come up. Thanks for reading =)

"New" bar stools

Well, we finally splurged a whole $9 and bought new vinyl to recover our 1920 Samsonite bar stools. I love the way they turned out, very stylish compared to the funky beige weird patterned stuff they originally came with. Thanks Don for checking that off your to do list.

Devil's Punch Bowl









That is not me with the white hair =) That would be my mother in law