Sunday, April 5, 2009

Birthdays, Eggs, Cake, and State!

It's been a crazy busy week, and I think it will continue to be that way until the semester is over.

Here are some picture from our reception, in Wedding Planning class. It turned out fantastic, and we recieved an "A" on the wedding and reception.







Last Sunday we celebrated Faith, Daniell, Brian, and Chris' birthday over at the Hogges. I decided to make a monsterous cake for the occassion. After frosting the first giant layer I gave up and "hurried" it along. It doesn't look that good, but it tasted great! It was fun to celebrate everyone's birthday together. We are so grateful for the friends we have. :)

Yes, we know that Birthday is missing the "h". Thanks anonymous person for the reminder. :p



On April Fools Day week we were able to celebrate Christopher's 29th birthday. I can't believe he is one year older! I remember when we first got married and he was only 26! The time has just flown by. Chris spent his birthday going to work and school. I found him this Star Wars birthday badge that I made him wear all day. :) We were able to get his favorite meal "Panda Express" for dinner, and then we headed over to the Wharton Center to see the Broadway play "The Lion King". We had 4th row seats, and it was AMAZING! We sat right next to the Finley's which made it even more fun. I couldn't help but have goosebumps the entire time. The music, costumes, everything was incredible. Chris and I just loved it. For his birthday I got him a bunch of Star Wars stuff which included a Star Wars hat, balloons, light saber, book, and his the new Star Wars Wii game(with light sabers). He has had such a fun time playing with it. He thinks it has been a great way to eliminate some anger and stress. I am so grateful for such a sexy, funny, smart, caring, and loving husband. I know Preslie was proud to see her Daddy have a fun birthday, I am sure she poked in and gave him a kiss.



This week we had Enrichment. We decided to do a "Purse-onal Enrichment" theme. I was called to be the Enrichment leader about 4 months ago, and I have loved planning and preparing for the upcoming activity. Val came up with the idea of doing a 3D purse cake. I jumped right on top of that! I spent many weeks doing research, and I finally found the cutest fondant purse in a book from Hobby Lobby. I pre-made all the fondant a few days before, and then after Lion King on Wednesday decided to start baking the cakes. Aubrey came over and helped me, and we didn't get finished with the bottom layer until 4:30am! I spent the entire next day assembling and baking the "purse" part of the cake. I finally finished it minutes before I had to go to my Government Internship class. When we were transferring the cake over to the church the purse on top of the bottom layer fell backwards, and destroyed the back of the cake. All I could do is stare at it with anger and frustration. I had spent countless hours on that cake, and for it to get ruined! Maybe I was being too prideful in my work, and I was taught a humble lesson or something. I had Aubrey run to the store to get frosting, but nothing would work. We finally decided to cut the bottom layer, take the decorations off the purse and put them on top of the big layer. We threw the handle in the top and then stuffed tissue paper over the bottom. Everyone was very sweet and said it looked good, but I was still so disappointed.

Enrichment turned out to be very fun. We had a great turnout, and the food was delicious. Thank you to everyone who stayed and helped clean up, as well as came early to help set up!

Before and After Pictures of the "Purse Cake"







Friday night the excitement continued. Chris and I went over to the Hogges with the Boardmans, and I painted Aubrey's tummy like an Easter egg. I told her my idea a few weeks ago, and after some convincing she let me do it. It took me about an 1 1/2hours to do, and it looked AWESOME! I thought it would be a fun memory for baby Cadance to see when she grows up. Thanks for being a good sport Aubrey! :)







Saturday the Boardmans invited us over to decorate Easter eggs with them. Chris and I have never decorated them in our married life. It was fun to be able to have another first together. Since Bauer is way into planets, we dyed the eggs with a "planet kit". Thank you so much for inviting us over Boardmans! We love you guys!




Saturday night ended with Michigan State going to the Finals. The Miners invited us over for Mexican Pizza, while we enjoyed the game. The men really wanted to stay and watch the game, but knew they better go to the Priesthood Session. To our delight Michigan State won the game, and I am #2 on our group bracket. I have Michigan State winning, so I am going to cheer hard tomorrow night.



That's all for now! I am sure this week will be even more exciting and busy. Hope you all have a good week. :)

16 comments:

Michelle said...

my goodness you guys had quite the week...busy, fun, exciting and lots of yummy dessert! I am a bit jealous! Good work, my friend, on everything. I hope next week is just as good and that you guys have a VERY Happy and Blessed Easter! My love to you both...

J and Rachel Kirkham said...

I am beyond impressed at your cake decorating and belly painting abilities. You guys are amazing and I'm glad you had a fun week! Happy Birthday to Chris as well!!

McGinnis Family said...

What a fun,fun week! I love all the fun things you've been doing! I love your idea of paining Aubrey's belly! I love how hit turned out! What a great memory!!!

Alyson said...

I love the belly painting! What a good idea! And the cake was amazing! Too bad it had an accident, but you did a good job of still making it look good! Happy birthday to Chris!

Anonymous said...

I love the spelling on the cake. Happy "Birtday"

Courtney said...

Looks like such an awesome time. I wish I would have seen you at the Lion King. I would have loved to introduce you to my family!!

*hugs*

p.s. Thank you for the angel ornament. I love it.

KYLE and NATALIE KOESTER said...

Glad you had a busy but fun week. The cake was really good no matter what it looked like. We will be cheering on the Spartans too, so hopefully they can get the win!

Bobby and M!kell said...

Rylie, you are so creative! and it still looked amazing despite the lil incident. =)
glad Chris had a Happy Birthday. ♥

Ben & Britt said...

Wow! You weren't kidding when you said you had a busy week. Of course, it all looked like a TON of fun! I loved the two cakes! That's super ambitious to make so much cake in such a short amount of time. I have to let myself take a 6 month hiatus from cake after I make one because I get so frustrated making them. Specifically making icing. I can't STAND making icing. The decorating part isn't so bad. Anyway, I LOVED all of your pictures. I'm glad you guys are doing well! Have a great Easter! :)

Deb and Stan said...

You are so awesome and creative! Oh, to have your energy for life! We had a great time with your family, too bad you guys weren't there! Your family are so amazing how they just serve Grandma and Grandpa so willingly! Love you!

Janee said...

What a busy and fun week! Your reception looks nicer than me and Dan's REAL wedding reception! Lol!

Julia and Jeff said...

Looks like you guys had a ton of fun! :) Great job on the wedding decorations, you did an awesome job! How are you doing?

Jamie said...

How fun! You are so talented Rylie! I love your purse cake. I have no patience for that kind of thing. Oh & happy birthday Chris!

Aubreydoll said...

Okay, I LOVE those table decorations! You guys deserved an A+++ for all the work you put into that wedding!

It was so much fun helping with the cake and it turned out so great! If only it travelled as well as it tasted...

We had so much fun decorating eggs with you guys, and of course the belly painting was fun, too!

Now the only thing left to say is Go State!!!

Sami and Mark said...

You are so cute Rylie! You are looking very good! Great job on the cakes!

DaViD + KaTie + aLeXiS said...

That belly painting cracks me up-- I've never seen anything like that. What a cute idea! & the cake was great- I'm glad you took the pictures so we could see the masterpiece- amazing!