Thursday, September 24, 2009

A cake for a friend

Well I have a friend at work that liked my cakes, so he asked me to make one for his son. Christopher is big into Halo so he wanted a Master Chief cake. I told Kevin (his dad) that I would try but I had only made three cakes in my life so don't get your hopes up. If anyone reading this plays Halo be gentle, it was only my third cake. If you have not played Halo, and have no clue what Master Chief looks like then know this I nailed it. This cake looks exactly like him.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Big # 9

Blakes B-day is this weekend and he wanted a cake like Kolby's so I set to work, and this is what happened.
He is happy with it and all the kids are excited to eat.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Lucky # 7

This year I decided to start making cakes for my boys birthdays. Kolby was first up so I thought and thought about what type of cake to make. It was my first cake so I could not do anything too complicated. As we were driving around one day we were playing slug bug and it hit me. I knew what I had to do, now it was figuring out how to do it. I baked four 8 inch rounds and then started to put everything together. This is how it turned out.

Blakes birthday is next week so I have another cake to make. Wish me luck, because I will need it.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Square foot garden

A few months ago Kristen mentioned to me that she wanted to make a garden. Time passed and she would drop hints every now and then just to remind me how nice it would be to grow our own food. She would say how nice it would be if the kids could learn to garden. As you can see she was VERY cryptic. One day she grew a little angry and said that if I was not going to build here a garden then she was going to do it herself. This conversation caught me off guard and I asked her "what garden"(apparently not the best question). Somehow the conversation went from a mythical garden to my lack of listening skills and some other things that I don't really remember. Well this last week a great idea came to me. I wanted to build a garden for my family, so that we could grow our own food, and the kids could learn to garden. I grabbed Kristen and threw the kids in the "Man Van" and headed to Home Depot. On the way I told her my plan for our garden. We bought the supplies and headed home. Over the next few days I built the boxes and mixed up my planting mix. Kristen bought a few strawberry plants and we will be buying the rest of the plants over the next few days. I still have to build the trellis for the climbing plants. We are planning to have tomatoes, carrots, onions, broccoli, peppers, snap peas, pumpkin, cucumbers, lettuce, and possibly potatoes.

Strawberries Yum!

The main garden each square will have some sort of plant.
more pics to follow.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Digging in Diapers

Well it has been a long time since my last post, and a lot has happened with our family. For example this last week our wonderful three year old Taylor wanted to find out what a penny tastes like. He popped the grimy penny in his mouth and gagged. The penny shot out of his mouth and dropped to the floor. I guess he thought it tasted ok because he ran over and popped it right back in his mouth. He gagged and then came the screams "I am sooo Sorry". I ran up to him when I heard him gagging and ran him to the bathroom. I thought he was sick. He looked up at me and said I am so sorry dad I swallowed a penny. He just kept on saying that he was sorry. The penny got stuck half way down his throat and was causing a fair amount of pain. The good news was he could still breath. We gave him some water and some bread to try to push it down the rest of the way. Just as we were about to take him into the doctor the penny finally passed into his stomach. We talked to the doctor and he said to watch him and check to see if the penny passes. 24 hours later we got a nice shiny penny in his diaper. Oh the joys of parenthood, checking through a soiled diaper for coins. It was like a treasure hunt. He was so excited to see the penny out of him!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

20 Random Things

1) I am finally growing up. I sold my Lotus, and bought a hybrid.

2) My life revolves around my wife and kids.

3) I love my commute 10 min. to and from work no matter when I have to go in.

4) I have the best job in the world and can't think of doing anything else. (work related)

5) I learn something new every day, usually from my kids.

6) I am working toward my black belt in Tae Kwon Do and should have it by the end of the year. I have to get it before my kids.

7) I look forward to traveling the world. There is just so much to see and do I don't know where to start.

8) Besides my family the most joy I have found in life comes from serving others.

9) When I grew up we had a lot of pets. Most of them became food for our family. the problem I have now is my boys want a dog, and I can't eat dog again.

10) My childhood consisted of simple pleasures, now I dream of a simple life.

11) I now play all the sports that I used to do as a kid on the X-box

12) The three toed sloth is the coolest animal in the world.

13) I don't hate anyone. I just like some people more than others.

14) I read to keep my mind young

15) I own a minivan, my family calls it the Man Van to try to make it sound cool, but it doesn't work.

16) We used to have a lot of people stay at our house. We bought a big new house and have not had long term guests for almost 2 years.

17) My parents are the most amazing people. I still look up to my big brother and he is still my best friend. I have never met anyone that shows love like my sister.

18) I had a unique childhood. No power, running water, indoor toilet, or many other things that my children take for granted.

19) I embarrass my wife with my sense of humor.

20) I love to laugh and I like to make others laugh.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Just a Quick Hello

Hi just a quick hello to let everyone know I still exist. I keep meaning to spend some time and write some things, but then something else demands my attention. I am currently trying to get my house in order (like always), accomplish some goals that I have set(like saving money) and being crafty. I want to post some pics of my current craftiness, but that will have to wait because they are some gifts that I need to get sent out. Hopefully that will happen soon.