Friday, January 23, 2009

Rylee, Lately

Pajama Day:

Before Sofia's Princess Party:

Pre-Snowboarding/ski vacation fitting:

WHY does my baby look soooooo grown up all of the sudden?!?!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

When it Rains it Pours

Crazy times around here, as usual.

In the last 4 or 5 days the following has happened:

I tore a ligament in my shoulder
Rodney's dad went into the hospital
Rodney's dad had surgery on his heart
Rodney nearly broke his toe

Oh. And I switched classrooms with another teacher and had to completely move and redo everything.

I totally missed Rylee's last swim class of this session today. I feel really badly about it too. I was at the school for close to 5 hours today - by the time I left I was so tired, Rylee hadn't had a nap and I had about 15 minutes to get home, get her changed and get her back to the swim school. Including the 10 minutes it would take to get home. I just couldn't do it. My shoulder was killing me at that point and all I wanted to do was lay on the couch. So, that's what I did.

The medication they gave me for my shoulder knocks me completely out too. I can really only take it when Rodney is home.

What else...

We've been totally nerding out on the show Las Vegas right now. We started with Season 1 and we're on the last disc (of Season 1) so far. I don't know why I like this show. It's not the most spectacular show in the world but ever since we came back from Vegas, I've been totally obsessed with it. I want to live there. Or, I at least want to go back very soon.

We leave for Colorado in 11 days. Yay! Hopefully my shoulder will be healed by then. I keep imagining myself landing on it how badly that will feel. Really, even if I fell and my head was knocked back a little --- well, it would hurt.

We're going to the FS show at HOB, which should be fun-ish. I'm pretty excited about hanging with the girls. It will definitely be entertaining!

Got a referral for a PT for Rylee. Just waiting to hear back from them on what to do next. (sigh)

Lost is back next week...The Office is back today! Yes!

PS - still working on my next class, details soon!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I said I would update...

And I am!

Hooray me.

Today Rylee and I went to Target with no real agenda. I mean, I had to pick a few things up from the green side but I had some time to walk around and look at some stuff too.

If anyone out there has a small baby girl that likes to dress up like a princess, the dollar spot has some good stuff right now. I got Rylee a pair of princess shoes FOR A DOLLAR. They also have crowns, wands, tutu's, skirts and big tall hats to chose from. She's worn the shoes the entire day. I might have thought about how the clickclicketyclick was going to sound as she runs all over the hardwoods, but I suppose my mommy-sense (similar to spidey-sense but without the whole sensing evil thing) escaped me for the hour that we were there.

Anyway, yay for cheap toys that entertain your child while driving you mad!

Also at Target - Globar Bazaar. Some of it anyway. I noticed that they were bringing some of the stuff out over last week and today it looked like they might be putting out the rest. Seems like a lot more than usual. There's all sorts of new bathroom stuff, including shampoo/conditioner and other various hygiene products. There's sooooo much that I love this year. Here's to waiting it out until it all goes on clearance!

(not everything is up on the website just yet which is why there are no pictures. pictures soon!)

Monday, January 5, 2009



2008 flew by me. I mean, seriously. I think 2008 is the year that I will never remember because it went by so quickly. Some good stuff happened in 2008, some bad stuff too but all in all, I'm glad that it's 2009. I seem to do better in odd years.

Some notable moments for me in 2008:

* annual snowboarding trip in January
* making over 100 cakes!
* making new friends
* figuring out that some people in my life, will always be in my life (Jess xoxo)
* making my first, second, third and fourth wedding cakes for actual people!
* driving Amy and Tyler's wedding cake to Las Vegas, finishing their cake in our hotel room and spending 4 days in Sin City!
* giving my first cake decorating series out of my house
* celebrating Rylee's 3rd birthday and our 3rd anniversary
* getting a little internet recognition for some of my cakes
* the Presidential election

Now I'm looking forward to this year's snowboarding trip. Rylee's first trip with us to Colorado. Crazy!

I'm also looking forward to updating this blog on a more often basis. I used to update regularly but the need for cake in the last 4 months of the year was crazy for us! It's been great, we have learned so much from all of the new projects and tasks we've taken on, but we've definitely had to sacrifice some things. Sleep and time together being two of the biggest I can think of.

Anyway, I've resolved to condense things in our life in the new year. Of course, I'm not talking about cakes. We happily take on all that come our way but in order for us to do that, we really have to let go of some other things. I think I've begun that process. I've decided to not renew Rylee in swimming for the spring. She go through January and then we'll take a break. We might come back in the summer, but I need to see if we can focus on one thing at a time. She's got ballet and with school, I think that's enough for now.

I'm also starting to come up with the outline/curriculum for my next class. I'm trying to decide if I should do a continuation of the last class with a focus on specific techniques (the last class was a brief overview of basic cake decorating) or if I should focus on one technique and make each specific technique into a class itself. Or, maybe I should do a basic dessert class. A class that teaches people how to make elegant pieces or passed desserts. I don't know. Is there anyone out there that has an opinion?

As for any other New Years Resolutions (I suppose the condensing of things in our lives counts as a resolutions, right?), I imagine losing the last 15 pounds to get to my goal weight would be it. I've lost 45 pounds (I started losing in July) and since the last two weeks of November, I haven't lost any. Holidays are hard and my grandmothers house is like my kryptonite. Anyway, 15 more pounds and Rodney says I'm due for a tummy tuck. Remember when you promised that husband? A tummy tuck sounds extreme, I know, but no matter what you do and unless you have a staff of people to make you beautiful, you just aren't losing that little pouch after a c-section.

In closing, please enjoy some pictures from our trip to ICE! at The Gaylord.

And Rylee.