Thursday, September 24, 2009

Utah Trip

I went to Utah a couple weeks back to meet with a councilor at the Y and to visit my adorable niece and nephew. While there I had the opportunity to babysit while my parents, my brother and his wife went out. So what did we do? Went to the park of course!!!

My most adorable niece!!! She is by far just plain out adorable. Period.

The nephew, all serious. P.S. he did this pose all by himself, I just captured in on camera ;)
The amazing and gorgeous view from their backyard. They live in such a beautiful area surrounded by mountains and...Color!! Yes there is another color out there besides brown all you Arizonians. Who woulda thunk.
Anywhoo, it was a very fun, not restful, and informative trip! I am happy to be returning to the Y in January (yes the cuties are a huge part) but I am very sad to be leaving my Mesa. I am and forever will be a Mesa brat and will be returning here someday and will hopefully raise my family here...whenever I get one! First I need a man...anyone out there know anyone single feel free to set me up! Yes I seriously just did that, and meant it! Let me know.


My good friend Stacie (yes she is a different person than me) and I entered a cake contest in our ward. She decided she wanted to experiment with fondant and that I was going to help her! Yeah not an intimating task at all... :P

Before the fondant was added the cake it was oreo frosting. It wasn't!

It's amazing what a little sugar, corn syrup, and almond extract can do! While being inedible and smelling very grotesque...

All three layers together!

Beginning of the decorations...

There is more being added...The finished cake! I am very proud of completing it! It took 4.5 hours and our prize for winning in the contest was a small 1 inch plastic gold medal with a ribbon to small to fit over your head! Oh yeah, be jealous. You may now marvel and the wonderfulness that is this cake.