Archive for December, 2011

Friday Already?

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Seriously?  All this holiday-ing and time off and no school is really messing with my concept of time.  I can only imagine what it’s doing to Tad. Anyway, it should be Flashback Friday, but I’d rather be in the here and now, and the here and now is… NIECES!!! (And their parents, too.) We had […]

Christmas Party #1 – Gichan’s Family

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Even though the Christmas gatherings are not yet over, and I will be hugging nieces before the day is out (!!!), I figured the Christmas recaps had better start now, before I get too bogged down in other things. The kickoff party this year was on December 17th, at Uncle Buddy and Auntie J’s house.  […]

Pink Cupcakes

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

As promised, the chocolate cupcakes had pink peppermint buttercream frosting. With glitter gel icing drizzled on top and sugar pearl sprinkles. And as much work as you think these are, this is SO MUCH easier compared to what I’ve had to create before.  The Cinderella cake and the log cabin cake come to mind.  I’m […]

Eight is Great

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Dear Ane, Happy 8th Birthday, my big girl!  I will not recount the story of your birth and your delayed entrance into the world because, as you told me, “Mom, I know, you’ve told me before.” (If I didn’t know better, I’d think you were turning 13, not 8.) You’ve had a full year, and […]