Friday, July 15, 2011

Chickens, Songs and Cuties

ok, so I'm back on the smilebox kick. It is just so much quicker to upload video to a smilebox than youtube. Youtube takes so long my computer usually crashed before it finished uploading. So here's another smilebox for you! Enjoy!

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Painting Party Goodies and a Big Mermaid Cake!

The bakery has been hopping this week! I had 2 projects for this weekend. One was rather small in numbers, but challenging all the same. A really smart mommy friend of mine celebrated her daughter's 5th birthday with a painting party. So much fun! I made a mini cake and matching cupcakes.
Love the cupcakes!

I also made cookies in the shape of cupcakes and iced them in white. The party girls used edible markers to decorate them! Thanks Laura! Always a pleasure!

My other cake for the weekend was one John Merritt would deem "big honkin' cake." It was really fun to work on. Love, love it when people give me free reign. I loved how it turned out. Everything is edible except the dowel supports inside the cake and the sticks holding the topper on the top of the cake. The topper is made out of white chocolate.
Fondant seashells and brown sugar for sand.

The coral is made with plain old sugar and food coloring. You boil sugar and a little water to a high temperature then you pour it over ice. I sprinkled mine with sanding sugar. Can't wait to use that technique again!
Thanks Laura (yes, the birthday girls and the moms had the same names!) it was a joy to make Caroline's cake!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Happy 5th Birthday John Merritt!

John Merritt turned 5 today! My how time flies! It seems like only yesterday we were heading to the hospital to meet our first child. And now, he's 5!
In just 5 short years, John Merritt has grown into a wonderful young man who has a deep love for his family and for Jesus. He is learning new things everyday and is such a delight to be around. We love you dearly John Merritt and thank God for you! Happy Birthday!

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4th of July Fun!

On Sunday night, our church family gathered at the park for a joint 4th of July church service. It was a bit warm, but wonderful to be able to celebrate not only our wonderful country, but also the freedom we find in Christ.
Monday, Jason had to preach a funeral for a dear man from our church that passed. Mr. Loyd will be greatly missed. We served on the benevolence committee together. I guarantee Mr. Loyd had the best 4th of July ever! The boys and I made our way to Roxboro for a visit with Grammy and Papa. It was a great visit with lots of yummy food from the garden! We returned home in time for a big thunderstorm that canceled everyone's fireworks plans.
My family has been ragging me about not doing smileboxes anymore. So, at long last, another smilebox!

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