Trip to see Taylor!!!!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Cake Class Three~Cupcakes

Wednesday was cake class three for us girls.
We were making cupcakes.
So in the interest of double duty...we decided to make the cupcakes to use for Quinn's baby shower (that is this Saturday at Eva's place).

We did learn a ton of techniques last night... leaves, pompom flowers and shaggy mums.
But then we turned around and made what we wanted for Quinn's baby shower.
Here is how they turned out...

Fun class but we are kind of glad we are almost done.
These classes definitely are a lot of work and prep and clean up.
Our next group activity may be a little more relaxed.
Especially for a midweek activity.

1 comment:

  1. This came to me by e-mail, and I thought of you and your circle of girlfriends and how they are so much more your "family" than the family you were born into. (Even though it's written in the context of a newly-married woman, I think it's very true for all adult women: in many ways the women in our lives are more reliable than the men.)

    There is more to sisterhood; the definition of 'sisters' doesn't necessarily mean by blood, read on.....

    A young wife sat on a sofa on a hot humid day, drinking iced tea and visiting with her mother. As they talked about life, about marriage, about the responsibilities of life and the obligations of adulthood, the mother clinked the ice cubes in her glass thoughtfully and turned a clear, sober glance upon her daughter.
    'Don't forget your sisters,' she advised, swirling the tea leaves to the bottom of her glass. 'They'll be more important as you get
    older. No matter how much you love your husband, no matter how much you love the children you may have, you are still going to
    need sisters. Remember to go places with them now and then; do things with them.'

    'Remember that 'sisters' means ALL the women...
    Your girlfriends, your daughters, and all your other women relatives too. 'You'll need other women. Women always do.'

    What a funny piece of advice!' the young woman thought. Haven't I just gotten married? Haven't I just joined the couple-world? I'm now a married woman, for goodness sake! A grownup! Surely my husband and the family we may start will be all I need to make my life worthwhile!'

    But she listened to her mother. She kept contact with her sisters and made more women friends each year. As the years tumbled by,
    one after another,she gradually came to understand that her mother really knew what she was talking about. As time and nature work their changes and their mysteries upon a
    woman,sisters are the mainstays of her life.

    After more than 50 years of living in this world,here is what [someone] has learned:


    Time passes.

    Life happens.

    Distance separates.

    Children grow up.

    Jobs come and go.

    Love waxes and wanes.

    Men don't do what they're supposed to do.

    Hearts break.

    Parents die.

    Colleagues forget favours.

    Careers end.


    Sisters are there, no matter how much time and how many miles are between you. A girl friend is never farther away than needing her can reach.

    When you have to walk that lonesome valley and you have to walk it by yourself, the women in your life will be on the valley's rim, cheering you on, praying for you, pulling for you, intervening on your behalf, and waiting with open arms at thevalley's' end.

    Sometimes, they will even break the rules and walk beside you....Or come in and carry you out.

    Girlfriends, daughters, granddaughters, Daughters-in-law, sisters, sisters-in-law, Mothers, Grandmothers, aunties, nieces,
    cousins, and extended family: all bless our life!

    The world wouldn't be the same without women, and neither would I. When we began this adventure called womanhood, we had no idea
    of the incredible joys or sorrows that lay ahead. Nor did we know how much we would need each other.

    Every day, we need each other still. Pass this onto all the women who help make your life meaningful.

    Happy days!