Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day

The last few Mother’s days have been hard for me always wanting to be a mother and not having that…… but this year I am so happy, and grateful that I can finally have the Mother’s Day I have always wished for.

I just wanted to express my gratitude for my little princess Siena. I am so so so grateful for her and for the chance to be her mother.

I love being able to watch her grow, learn and see everything through her eyes. She is such a joy in my (and Rob’s) lives I am having a hard time expressing it in words. I still can’t believe how big she is getting. 10 months old already and I feel like I had her yesterday.

Motherhood really is the most amazing and rewarding thing and I am so thankful the Lord has blessed me with this opportunity. I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day and realize how blessed you are to have those little ones (or used to be little ones) in your lives.

Saturday, May 7, 2011


Rob and I took a little vacation at home this week. It was so nice to have Rob home all week! He got to spend a lot of time with Siena and she is already turning into a Daddy's Girl!! We went shopping up on Park City and took Siena to the Zoo for the first time and ate out practically every night! It was a nice relaxing week and I am sad to see it end. Here are some pics of us at the zoo.

Sitting on the Elephant trunk....(I think she wanted to get off ASAP!)

I know I am biased but she is just BEAUTIFUL!!

She LOVED the giraffes..... in Awwww

Sunday, May 1, 2011


So I have been having fun (most of the time) making cakes lately. I made one for Maddie's (my niece) birthday and then my Friend Leslie's 30th and my brother in law. I tried to do one ALL out of fondant but I havent mastered that yet so I have just ended up doing buttercream for them. Although, during my quest for recipes I found this AMAZING recipe for Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.....YUMMM

1/2 cup butter

1/4 cup shortening

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

2 cups confectioners' sugar

2 tablespoons milk

1 cup hot fudge topping

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Cream together the butter or margarine with the shortening.

2. Sift the cocoa with the confectioners' sugar and add to the creamed mixture. Mix together adding 1 tablespoon at a time of milk to keep mixture smooth. Don't add more than 1/4 cup of milk.

3. Add the hot fudge topping and the vanilla extract. Blend until smooth and creamy.

Anyway I thought I'd share the recipe and show some of the cakes I've been eating making.

Doug's German Chocolate cake

Leslie's Dirty 30 Cake

Maddie's Dora Cake