Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Cupcakes & Miles' 1st Birthday

Miles turned 1 on May 1st while Michelle and Lema were in Samoa, so we had a family BBQ here on saturday. Michelle reserved the pavillion at our church where we all met up. Michelle made rice, potato salad, chicken, and chopped up watermelon. She asked me to make a cupcake cake for dessert along with ice cream cones.

Here is the "before" of the cupcake cake. Just pretend those three blue frosted ones are untouched :)

The necessary mess of cooking and decorating


Habiscus flowers made from flattened dots. Cool eh? Completely came up with these on my own. They took forever, but I think it was worth it.


Close up of my genius




Drumroll please..........And the CAKE!!




Athena and her daddy. She is Lema's Niece. She and Miles are only a month apart.


Yummy FOODNESS.


Mom and Miles. It was a tad windy that day, hence the scary mom fro.


Unga dishing out the mango pineapple smoothies. they were GOOD.


Brad, a close friend of Lema's from Samoa, provided the music. He also DJ'd at Michelle's wedding. So if you heard really loud Samoan music on saturday, it was us partying.


Miles wasn't exactly sure what to do with his cake.


He figured it out soon enough.


And what's cake without ice cream?




Miles got a giant red pinwheel from my parents as one of his gifts. He loves anything that moes fast and is red.


Miles and his book from Great Grandma Killpack. He absolutely loves books. Grandma drove straight from Cedar city for our BBQ. We're so glad she came!


Matching Dad and son ties. miles promptly ripped off the tie and threw it on the ground after the picture. Boys don't like clothes for birthdays I guess!


Michelle, Miles and Lema and all the gifts.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

When nothing comes to mind..

Today is one of those days when you feel like writing, but have nothing to write about. I'll try.

I saw the Wolverine movie today with Rachel at 5 star. I loved it. A ripped Hugh Jackman, mutants, action sequences and good story line. What more could you want from a movie? Has anyone seen the Star Trek Movie yet? I have Trekkie in my blood and am dying to see it but haven't had a chance. I also went to a YSA BBQ which was fun. Oh Tony, Jared is home from the mission in California, crazy eh? He was there at the BBQ. I think he's taller then before.




Having a blog can be fun when you get random comments once in a while like this one:


I laughed at that one heartily.

Tomorrow is the CES fireside by Elder Bednar. He's one of my favorites to listen to. And I have no church meetings so I get to sleep in until noon!! What a perfect Sunday!

This week I woke up on Wednesday not being able to swallow or breathe. I could have sworn it was strep it hurt so bad. I toted myself off to my friendly neighborhood doctor (I have migraines and see him all the time, hence the buddy buddy) and he said it was virus and negative on the strep. Though he stuck me back on an inhaler after being free from them for 8 years. Pneumonia 3 times and childhood asthma had him worried. So my little puff friend and I have been reunited. On the plus side, I can go running again without chest pain and I'll be heading out to the Matheson track every night with Rachel now. All I need is a little angry Kelly Clarkson music on my ipod, my inhaler, and I can run forever. We always go right when the sun is going down and the mosquitoes go to bed. That track is like a breeding ground when they water the lawn.

I'm going to hit the sack after reading a bit. (I'm reading twilight again. No I will NOT tell you how many times I've read that book)

I found this quote online and thought it described me well. Enjoy.