Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Cakes, cakes, and more cakes

I'm all caked out. After completing the most elaborate cake to date (even more time consuming than the Alice in wonderland cake for my sisters' birthday last year) I got to bask in my 15 minutes of fame while everyone showered me with yummy noises and compliments. It was great for about 2 minutes then I wanted to be invisible for the rest of the night. The joys of social anxiety! I'm posting from my iPad so I can't upload pictures but I will update the post with the finished product. I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

With just a few days rest I started on the "belly and boobs" cake for my super cute friend, and fellow "heart mom", who is expecting twin girls. The cake was cute, although my poor planning led to a very plainly decorated belly. That bummed me out, but it was still cute and so fun to make.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Justin and I met 12 years ago today. He was serving an LDS mission and came with his companion to visit the coolest family in the ward. I opened the door, looked up, and the earth stopped turning. I knew. There is no other way to describe it other than I. Just. Knew.

We began dating August 28th, 2000 about a month after he returned home from his (honorable!!) mission. On May 9th, 2003 we married. Exactly 3 years (almost to the minute) after we met.

It's been a rough 9 years. A lot of bumps and curves along the way. Days when we knew this was forever, and days when we didn't think we'd last. We aren't perfect and certainly don't claim to be. We've both made mistakes that we regret. We've both hurt each other. The difference is that we CHOOSE to fight. We choose to make it work.

We choose US.