Wednesday, January 2, 2013

20 years ago tonight

Perhaps she knew what was planned, I've never asked... But 20 years ago tonight my now mother-in-law took this picture of Toben and I (and Boots). Later that evening we got engaged by the "rock" at Hamline in the beautiful glistening snow.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Day 1, where's my furniture

Ok, going to try and do better at posting for my parents this year (Happy New Year parents).

This is what Jan 1 looks like at out house. Furniture in the garage, kitchen a little messy. Calves hurt from dancing.

Things I learned this year: young teens dont dance, especially if old people are around (but they will play minute-to-win-it games against their parents and have a blast). Tween girls won't dance if there are cute young teen boys around (this meant that there were only about 3 of us dancing, I'm 40+ which means Im gonna dance if I wanna dance, cute boys or not). My dining room light fixture is an interrogation light if you are sitting in the wrong spot. Cosmos should not be full strength if you are serving them in plastic cups.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Birthday cone cupcakes

Somebody is too big for birthday parties now... so I made treats for last nights basketball scrimmage.  The first attempt looked like volcanoes.  But, the second go turned out pretty nice!

chocolate cake in ice cream cones, topped with less-fluffy frosting, sprinkles and a cherry.  put in a solo cup with skittles in the bottom to keep them from tipping on the way to the gym.  a hit!  although next time I might try for fluffy frosting that would keep the cherries on better.

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