Long Weekend

Posted by Amanda: Oh, how I love a long weekend. Geoff and I had a fun one. Friday night Geoff's usual softball game was canceled because of the holiday, so he went to see Star Trek on the IMAX with his dad and brother. While they went to the movie, I decided I wanted to try my hand at cake decorating. I've been interested in it for quite awhile now, but had always wondered what the heck I'd do with the cakes. I decided that I didn't care what happened to the cakes, I just wanted to give it a try! I baked two cakes an Ice Cream filled (homemade ice cream), buttercream frosted "funfetti" cake and a 3-lawyer chocolate cake covered with marshmallow fondant. Stephanie came over and helped me for a few hours (which was much appreciated, considering sometimes it takes two brains to solve the problem of how to pick up fondant circles after they are cut out).

Saturday we had our niece's (Kate) 1st birthday party. Unfortunately Geoff got called into work early so we didn't get to stay for very long, but we brought along Rubio and he had a great time. We got him an extendable leash so he can have some free reign when we go to parks and such. He's adapting to it nicely.

Sunday was our other niece's (Hayley) baby blessing. It was the first time we got to see her and it was great. The whole family was there and it had been awhile since we'd gotten to see everyone all together, so it was a nice day.
Monday Geoff and I got up and went out to check out any Memorial Day sales. We didn't find much, but did buy a few things here and there. Then we came home and Geoff worked on repairing his desk and I made another cake (not photo worthy, but I'm learning!).

So now we are back to normal life and I've got a pledge drive starting this weekend. Hopefully it will yield good results! I love my job and I hate it when I'm not reaching my fundraising goals.


  1. I really like the way that baby looks in your arms.


  2. Love the cakes! I am a huge fan of the Food Network Challenge and Ace of Cakes. I have always wanted to try making cool cakes with fondant. Nice job!

  3. Sorry, I was logged in under my mom (I have been helping her with her class reunion blog). Sorry!

  4. Your cake looks good! I'm impressed! :)

    It was fun to run into you the other day! I love your hair! I barely recognized you though! I guess that means that it really has been TOO long since we hung out! :) haha