Sunday, March 20, 2011

Happy 19th B-day Amanda!

You are such a dear friend, Amanda, and I hope your day is filled with laughter, joy, and blessings! 19 years old is a marvelous age, and I hope you enjoy this year immensely (which I'm sure you will). I am lacking a picture of us together on this computer (darn it all!), so you are going to have to be satisfied with these 'umble words. ;)

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Amanda is 19
And I love you!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Cakes, Friends, and a Ball...oh my!

Lately I've been doing a lot of thinking about college. Something that come up recently is the idea of attending a culinary arts school with a focus on baking and pastries. There are three different levels of accomplishment for that: Certificate (1 year), Associates (2 years), and Bachelors (4 years). I don't like to cook that much - although I love watching the challenges on Food Network - but I truly love to decorate cakes! They are so much fun to create and memorable to the person you make them for. Here is a picture of the cake I did for Gabriel's 1st Communion back in '09.

*sigh* Unfortunately, there is no program near us that I could attend. The one I would like to attend is in MI and extremely up-to-date, is considered the best in the country, and has world renowned chef's that teach there. However, it is much to far from my house to commute and I am not going to be staying in co-ed dorms! :P *giggles* I was even looking at programs that were in my best friend's state, but there is nothing near her house either. I guess God wants me to stick with community college after all.

Moving on, the snow is leaving! I really hope it melts quickly, because I want grass and warm weather!

Rachel and Emily are coming to visit! Exactly three weeks and they'll be here. Exactly three weeks and three days is the Regency Ball! I am so excited! This year it is being held in South Bend, Indiana. IT IS GORGEOUS! Click here if you want to see pictures of the Masquerade Ball that was held there last August. This year the Ball starts at 11am instead of 6pm...and we live a little ways from South Bend. Therefore, this year we will be getting up at the bonnie hour of 5am and leaving the house at 8am just to make sure we get there on time. Due to this we will be taking pictures at the ball this time not at the house.

Well, I must scoot off to do school. TTFN!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Happy Birthday Claire!

Happy Birthday dearest Claire! You are such an inspiration to me and I am so grateful that you are my friend. And can you believe it...your birthday isn't in Lent this year!!! :D I hope that this day is filled with joy and blessings. I wish I could be there. God bless!

O God, our times are in your hand: Look with favor, we
pray, on you child, Claire, as she begins another year. Grant
that she may grow in wisdom and grace, and strengthen her
trust in your goodness all the days of her life; through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Mother Mary take her hand in yours.