ok. so here’s the stuff that happened in january, excluding spontaneous trips to western new york to watch the bills playoff game vs. the dolphins, isaac’s 16th birthday festivities, and the one cake i made. spoiler alert. the rest is sort of boring. but here goes. lets begin with some happenings while i was away […]
well. isaac is sixteen.that’s crazy, right? we kicked off his birthday festivities the weekend before his birthday, with a friend sleepover. anna made him a cookie cake and took the liberty of decorating it with a potato buffalo bills logo. (the backstory is that in josh allen’s rookie year, he was in an nfl promotional […]
whirlwind solo adventure to WNY.
with a pair of tickets to the bills game in hand (or saved to my phone using cyber space magic), i began preparing for my trek north for the big adventure. there was some debate about the entire family heading up for the weekend, but that would require missing school and a lot of logistical […]
bills v. dolphins, the playoffs.best ever makeup birthday gift.
in november, i was supposed to attend the bills-browns game for my birthday gift. then, a massive snowstorm struck the area the day before the game, and it was moved to detroit. we were issued a massive refund (140% of our original ticket prices), so when the bills first playoff game was scheduled for a […]
honey themed cakery.
my pal victoria likes to throw pretty epic birthday parties for her kiddos. i have helped her with these occasionally, but as her posse of children grows, she has decided to officially “order” her cakes from me, starting with this one.her littlest guy was turning one, and they affectionately call him their little honeypot, so […]
december of ’22 miscellany.
aaaaaand. here’s my obligatory post about the in between moments of the last month of the year twenty twenty two anno domini. firstly, anna’s basketball season continued on. the games are not all that exciting to watch. a lot of turnovers, jump balls, and fouling. not a lot of scoring. and anna doesn’t play much, […]
christmas related activity of 2022
i think i mentioned it in my cookies post, but i really was not feeling the christmas spirit this year. i really don’t know what was up. maybe it’s because the kids are older and not really into the fun things we used to do. or because the pandemic has made everyone dead inside. but […]
reluctant christmas cookie mayhem.
i won’t lie. i had very little christmas spirit this year. it was just really blah around here. and that trickled into my baking motivation. i knew at the bare minimum, though, i had to make cut out cookies to be decorated by the fam. hazel, who did not lack in christmas spirit was glad […]
grayson highlands, sans wild ponies.
hiking friends are the best friends. especially the ones who invite you on a random monday to drive two hours away to another state, to go hiking in the middle of winter. it was just what i needed in the middle of all the thanksgiving, baking, birthday, christmas, etc chaos. so what i’m saying is, […]
celebrating crazel’s ninth.
this kid is nine. it seems impossible. but the calendar assures me it is so. for the first time in her entire life, she got to have a school celebration and a home celebration. the school version was really just me bringing chick fil a for her and cupcakes for her class at lunchtime on […]