Thursday, November 26, 2009

Giving Thanks

I always tear up thinking about how blessed i am and how thankful i am for everything i have been given so when better to say it than now?

Today and everyday i am so thankful for:
~  God blessing me with a wonderful life. I am healthy and mobile and alive! 
~  I am thankful for my wonderfully amazing husband who supports me through all my new adventures, listens to me babble on about things that excite me and things that make me sad, and most of all because he is patient with me and loves and accepts me for me, warts and all. I do not know what i would do without him. He is the best thing that has ever happened to me. 
~  I am thankful for having a wonderful job with wonderful employers who just so happen to be family. They are selfless and ever supportive of their work family just as they are their personal family. 
~  I am thankful for my amazing family that loves me unconditionally and has always stuck by me and i them at all times. Even though i don't see them often, i always think of them and would do anything for them.

For Thanksgiving, we went to J's uncle's house and hung out with family. I brought this pumpkin chocolate chip cake roll with cream cheese frosting. It was delicious!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Cooked Candy and Heavenly Cookies

I attended a cookie swap/cooked candy class this morning and our pass to get in is a batch of baked cookies and a few supplies for cooked candy we will make in class. I chose Pumpkin Pecan Chocolate Chunk Cookies to bring and they were heavenly! Pumpkin is my new favorite flavor to bake with. The pumpkin spice cupcakes i made for Halloween were so good that i decided a cookie recipe must be just as good. Since i can't do anything half way, i wrapped these as i do the favors i make for baking jobs but with pink ribbon. I might be a slight overachiever.

Anyway, the class was awesome. We received a cookie and candy cookbook as well as a goodies bag for us to go home. It was a lot of fun and something Hope and I are thinking about doing on our own!


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Dream Baby Shower

So, i have had this ideal baby shower vision in my head for quite some time now and was finally able to make it a reality. I love polka dots so i really enjoyed this job. Hope's friend from back home wanted to really throw a good baby shower for her friend so she enlisted our help! We did a dozen chocolate chip with cream cheese filling and a dozen white cupcakes with bavarian cream filling cupcakes with pink, chocolate, and white fondant decorations and a coordinating 6" and 8" stacked cake. The cake will have a big pink bow on top but will need to be added when assembly is complete. Hopefully i will get a good picture to post when the party is over. 

We also did two dozen chocolate dipped sandwich cookie favors with pink baby decorations for guests to pick up on their way out. Everything turned out so cute and this was such an easy job to do. Maybe this means we are getting better at it? Who knows, but i am so glad i was finally able to do this! I have been waiting on someone to have a girl, so i could have some baking fun!!!