Saturday, June 2, 2012

Drew's brother Ben got hitched to a beautiful gal yesterday! I told them I would bring cream puffs to the luncheon! So here is my take on a cream puff cake:)
I can't get enough of this kid!
Come to find out the poor girl didn't have a wedding cake. So...presto chango the cream puff cake transformed into a wedding cake. The fondant is pretty sloppy cause it really wasn't meant to be seen but over all it was a hit!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Here's the latest! Teacher Appreciation cake and Barbie cake. Love learning so many new things:)

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Something I wore today! This little girl is what I wore today! She is the little monkey on my back! She is my spitfire, stinker, filled with love and life little girl and I can't imagine what our family would be like without her!
This is what else I wore today! Running shoes/sneakers. I LOVE sneakers and I love to run. I will be very sad when these wear out they have been my favorite pair by far! There is something about a good pair of sneakers that say let's get to work and there is something about a good run that clears the mind of stress and cares.
What else did I wear today. Hmmm...boogers and food on my shirt(I'm a mom), a measureing tape around my neck(I'm a seamstress), a smile(cause I watched "The Proposal" and it made me laugh), a frown (because I found out my son has been lying to me), my watch(I have to know the time), and my wedding ring(it's been almost 12 years! Holy smokes!!)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Cakes are kind of my thing lately!
Baby shower cake
Thanksgiving/fall cake
Becca Sue's birthday cake
My first "wedding cake". The couple were getting sealed after many years of marriage. Next up.... a teacher appreciation cake for May 8th! Pretty excited about that one!!
Skyline: I have to admit that when I first moved from Utah to Arizona I HATED it! I missed the flowers and the pretty green grass. I can't stand desert landscaping! As time has passed I have grown to love the desert in bloom and I LOVE when citrus is in bloom. I love that the sun is almost always out in all it's glory, which also makes me LOVE monsoon season and any other time it is overcast or raining. So here is my beloved skyline. This is a picture that Drew took on their campout last weekend;)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Peace and quiet...the words seem to go hand in hand right!! So here is how I am getting peace and quiet! I am cracking down on the stupid TV!! If the chores aren't done, if the homework is not done, or if you just have an all out crappy attitude the tv stays off. So the past 2 days have been nice and quiet and PEACEFUL.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


It's been almost a year since I've blogged! Whaaat! I can't recall why. My opinion, I got busy with baby #5 and lost track of life a bit. That and I kind of feel that I haven't done anything noteworthy for a while. While I am constantly learning new things I feel like I am just ok at a couple things and not really good at anything!! does that make any sense?
So here's what we have been up to, in a nut shell! In June Avonell turned 7! Crazy girl is growing up way to fast! In July, the 31st to be specific, Baby #5 came to our family! Spencer Drew Rappleye is our gentle giant. He is now 6 1/2 months and a good 20 pounds (his big sister Samantha is 2 1/2 and is only 25 pounds!!) August brought the kids back to school and me home with 3 kiddos. Porter and Avonell love school and their teachers;) In September I turned 33 and 2 days later Samantha turned 2! She is such a spit fire. Not quite sure what to do with her. I think she's got a little bit of her Great Grandma Stewart in her! In October Porter turned 10! He is loving scouts and plays xbox with his daddy any chance he gets! which brings us to November! Drew turned 33 and decided to start college!! Better later than never right. Crazy man is the 2nd counselor in the bishopric, on the Library board for Apache Junction and is a precinct committee person for AJ as well! So lets throw collage into the mix, why not huh!! December was pretty boring other than Christmas and all that entailed. January brought sweet Rebecca Suzanne's birthday. YEAHHH She is 5 and prays every night that she can go to school! It's going to be a long couple of months until August!
So there you have it! Sorry for the long boring post! Now I can get on with the fun stuff for this year right!?! I have decided to start Weight Watchers. I figure the more people that know about it, the more poeple I am accountable to! This weight has to come off!! I am tired of lugging it around and my self esteem has taken a major hit so.....time to do something about it!

Pictures next time I promise!!