Thursday, February 26, 2009

Safari Cake

This cake took forever because I had to cut out each shape by hand.  Turned out cool though.  I LOVE the giraffe print the best.    

I Can Do This

Finishing a 3 layer safari print cake, baking 2 dozen cupcakes decorated like basketballs, packing for my relay tomorrow, taking care of sick child, stretching my sore muscles, and not going insane.  That is what is on my agenda today.

Friday, February 20, 2009

My Kind of Shoe Shopping

I am the proud owner this new pair of running shoes.  I went to the running doctor and he hooked me up.  He assures me no more knee issues.  I am off to try them out.  Funny - I never get this excited about designer shoes.  A good pair of "sneaks" just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Ragnar Relay - Just Might Be the Death of Me

What have I done?  Oh my H -E - Double Hockey Sticks!!!!!!!!!!!

Last night I got a call from a good friend who is running in the Ragnar Relay in 2 weeks.  Apparently one of their team members is injured and so they need someone to substitute. Why oh why do I get myself into these things?  Yes - I got suckered in and said yes.  How bad can it be right?  This morning I got some more info as to what I am expected to do.  AAAAAHHHHHHH!  (I'm just freaking out a little - just a little!!!!!!!

I will be running 3 legs of the race in a 24 hour period.  Here's the description I got.
Runner #10 (me) - 1st leg - 7 miles / very hard
2nd leg- 6.2 miles / hard
3rd leg - 3.1 miles / easy

Here are some of my concerns....
  1. I can only run about 6 miles, or at least that's all I have been running, on very flat ground.
  2. What does very hard mean?
  3. What they heck is my poor body going to be feeling like when I am done?
Deep breath.  I can do this - right?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Missionary Cookies

Here's are some cookies I made for a departing mormon missionary.  Good luck Elder Brooks!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Hold the sugar

Happy birthday to me!   Funny - I really don't feel like cake.  Why is that?

Friday, February 6, 2009


I am so embarrassed.  How did I miss it?  My Cranberry Go-Bars that I posted recently has a typo. I left out the honey.  I have corrected it and if you already made them and they didn't taste good - you have me to blame.  Try again and I promise they will be better the next time.  My bad.  I promise to check and double check next time I post a recipe.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Good Days Remembered

Our good friend Todd just found me on facebook and posted a bunch of pictures of he and Jeff when we were river guides back in the early 90's. (Eeek that makes me sound old).   These pictures were too much fun that I had to post them as well.   If you look hard you might see me in a couple.  Wasn't Jeff such a cutie?  (In a hairy smelly sort of way)

Now days Jeff isn't quite so hairy and he smells better than he did back then - but man oh man - I still LOVE him!  

Monday, February 2, 2009


That's right.  Today is day #1.   89 more days to go for that ripped body.  Jeff and I are starting P90X.  Wish me luck.  Sorry - there will be no before and after pictures - just not my style.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Time out!

Say it isn't so.  The Cards really didn't lose the Super Bowl right?  It was just a bad dream.  Sigh.............  For now, I will tuck my really cute Cards t-shirt away until they make it to the Super Bowl again someday.  Hopefully we don't have to wait as long next time.   "Sniff sniff".  At least it was a good game.  "Sniff"......"sniff".