Monday, April 27, 2009

Earth and Cake

On Earth Day we celebrated Preslie's 6-month anniversary. The days leading up and following were very difficult. It's hard to believe that when our lives once felt like they had stopped, they are slowly moving forward again. To celebrate our baby "P" we went out to dinner and then went and saw the movie "Earth" we absolutly loved it. There is just something about nature and animals that is so comforting. I have no visited Preslie's tomb in a few months and I feel guilty for not doing so. I find that I get even more sad when I am up there, because I don't want to leave. I know that I need to go up there sometime soon.

Last week a woman in our ward asked if I would make her daughter's birthday cake. Of course I was up for the challenge. Her daughter wanted a Cherry Chip Ladybug cake. I premade the cakes and fondant the night before, and it only took me 6 hours to design and put it all together. This is my first attempt at using fondant, and although there are a few noticable flaws it turned out darling.






Chris is in "finals mode", and I am getting ready to kick it into my finals mode as well. I am so ready for school to be over and done with, the last couple of weeks have just been dragging! Maybe it's not the weeks, but me that is dragging. We are looking forward to a great summer out here, with some much needed vacations.

8 comments:

Kelsey said...

CUTE CAKE RY!!!! You are so freaking creative...would it have killed mom and dad to pass that on to me. :) Love you tons!!!

Aubreydoll said...

Like I said, LOVE the cake! It turned out so awesome! Good luck with finals, you're almost done! Then the real fun can finally begin! Love you guys!

Courtney said...

You are such an amazing mother Rylie. I admire your strength and your compassion.

The cake is precious. You did such a lovely job!

EvaandSamuel Forever said...

That Cake is Freaken awsome! I wish I could make a cake as cute as that. Time worth spent

Nic said...

You are so creative. That cake is awesome! I hoped they loved it.

Janee said...

What a cute cake! Hopefully the next few weeks will fly by and you guys can start enjoying your break!

curtandjuliemartin said...

Curt wants to know what kind of cake you are making him for his birthday! :) That is such a cute cake! We love it! You did a really good job on it! Did you make the fondent? I want to take a cake decorating class especially now that I see the cute things you have done! You really are so creative!

Love you all!!
Curt, Julie and Claire

Michelle said...

What a great cake. I LOVE lady bugs...LOVE THEM! They remind me of Preslie. I am sure those 'celebration's are bitter-sweet. Celebrate the life that continues to go on beyond the veil..the life you'll have forever and ever...the perfect life you were given and will get to see again. Love to you my dear dear friend!