Sunday, October 26, 2008

We're moving!

Well.... the business isn't moving, but my children and myself are. We are getting the heck out of Aurora! Now my apologies if you live in Aurora and happen to like it... I don't. I feel like I'm far, far away in a distant land of beige. I look forward to being close to the shop and fun things to do with the kids. Our new digs are centrally located so client meetings will take place there once we're organized.
I'm excited about this move! It's a fresh start for the kids and I and that's been much needed. Living here has been difficult. Too many memories that have not been allowed to fade as they should. Our new home is older and has lots of trees and a cozy cabin-like feel to it. Quirky wall switches and neat hideout spaces over the closets for the kids, tons of windows and wood floors. Ahhhh... wood floors. I can't tell you how happy this makes me. There's a long hallway that I can't wait to slide down in my socks!
It's closer to the people that mean the most to me as well. Being able to meet up with mom and have a cup of coffee on a cold morning sounds delightful. My kid's dad is just a hop and a skip away so less time spent driving, more time spent playing..... and the uber wonderful boyfriend is mere minutes up the road. Now that's a lovely thought!
Being able to move before the holidays excites me. The tree doesn't have to go by the stairs because of the outlet placement any longer. The kids can hang their stockings over an actual fireplace we can roast marshmallows on. My sister and I have twice the kitchen space for our annual weekend of baking cookies and drinking vodka and coke. Yeah, you should see the last batch.... we get a little silly with the decorating! The gingerbread men from last year were quite entertaining:)
Here's to new possibilities! Now back to packing....

Friday, October 17, 2008

I love this picture....

It's the reason I decided to go out with him. Not many men can pull off this look:) I wonder what he'll do if he discovers I've blogged it???

Sculpey clay is my friend!

I totally dig sculpting stuff for cakes! It just makes it so personal and fun:) This couple trains guide dogs and their first one didn't quite make the cut; but has become their wonderful pet instead. They went rather whimsical.

Dogs seem to a be a theme lately. Dog bone cookies, paw prints in the icing, dogs in the ceremony.... wait till you see what I'm doing this weekend! This one coming up honors a certain little guy named Dunkin. You'll see:)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

How did I get to be 39?!

I've got a lot of stuff to cram into this coming year... skydiving, bungee jumping, fourteener tackling, moving... I'll start with lunch with some wonderful friends of mine:) Thanks Gretch and Jenn for a fab time! It was so great to see you-- shopping!!!!!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

What a fun weekend!

This weekend I made a really fun cake for a couple that works with dogs. Chocolate dog prints and purple sugar flowers were a nice change of pace for me! Thank you Ames for going along:) It means a great deal.