Sunday, November 15, 2009

Another Cake!

This past week I did another cake in our class, and it was the cutest cake! I am having so much fun doing these!

Here is Marina's and my cake.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


This year for Halloween we spent time with our friends at Dax and Marina's house! It was so much fun. It started out with a scavenger hunt, and then we devoured lots of yummy treats! We had some kids there that definitely livened up the group. Nate spent most of the night chasing Linc around the house. It was so cute! I failed at taking pictures of the whole group so I only have a few.

Here is Nate and I, I am Pebbles and Nate is Dax (his best friend)

Here is Diesel. We were not going to dress him until we found this bumble bee costume at the DI and we couldn't pass it up.

Here is some of the kids there.

Hope that you all had a very fun and safe Halloween!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Overdue Update

The past few week have been crazy busy with family in town, getting sick, Nate's paintball tournament, lots of time spent in the car, & TWO new cakes.

It all started with my sister and my two adorable nieces coming into town! They have been out of there house now for over two months due to water damage, and needed a break from the hotel, and we were more than excited that they decided to come into town. I headed up the weekend that they came into town and played lots of games with Ellie I love that she is so smart and active with me! She has such a creative mind. I also became Lila's favorite to look at, but not to come to. She is so cute!

On the downside to that trip the girls got sick.... And it of course was contagious so needless to say we all came down with it all except my Dad. I need his immune system.

After coming home I unpacked and repacked for Nate's Paintball tournament in Mesquite. It was the finale event of the season and it was a HUGE event. Randy Couture was putting on this event for the GI Foundation Charity that he started. It was an eventful weekend. It started with paintball during the day then they had some MMA fights Saturday night.

Nate went down earlier that week to help set up this event, and I have to say he did an amazing job. Him and Pat basically built everything out on the field, and he was so excited to show me his handy work!
At the fights we got to sit on the 3rd row, and it was a lot of fun to be that close. There were a few Celebs there. Dana White, Randy Couture, and Frank Mir.

When I got back from that weekend I tried to get us both unpacked and laundry done in the middle of it all I got a phone call from my sister asking me to come back up to Idaho.... So I got repacked and headed back up to Idaho to help with the girls and give them a little break. It was fun to spend time with them. Here are a few pictures from Idaho.

While I was in Idaho I made a cake for my sweet friend Amber's Baby shower with help and ideas from my sister here it is.... (It is a Cherry Chip cake with Cheese Cake and Strawberry in the middle)
I also have my final Course two cake that I had to finish. I made this cake for Nate. He wanted a White cake with strawberry filling.

The glass plate that it is on was given to me by my parents, and it belonged to my Great Grandma Buckley and I love it so much it is so beautiful and has a lot of character! Thanks mom and dad!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Cakes & Snow!

This past weekend Nate and I got to head up to Idaho and enjoy my families company! It was so nice to go up and just relax and listen to conference. I can't think of anything better than that. Nate got to sleep in and it was so nice to see him lay back and relax. No phone calls or Diesel to interrupt him! Sunday morning I woke up to this.......
Can you believe this crazy weather. I had to ask my mom if I had slept until December. I was so beautiful though. After morning session I really felt like making a Snowman so my mom and I did! (Diesel tried to help by stealing the Snowman's arm and tasting the snow : ) Here is the finished product!

So my sister and I are taking some cake decorating class and due to the miles the separate us we have to spend a lot of time on the phone talking through our problems and ideas for cakes. It has been so much fun to hear the different things each instructor teaches and put the best ideas to work!

Here is my Course 1 Final Cake!

It was sooo Yummy! I put a chocolate cream inside a yellow cake!

My friend Marina is also taking the class with me and here are both of our cakes.

I had a lot of left over frosting so I decided to make so cupcakes and fill them with the filling and frost them. It was fun. (If anyone wants to come have some let me know we have lots!)

Here are a couple of Clowns that we made.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Two Years Down & Forever To Go!

Two years ago today I had the privilege of being sealed to my Best Friend for All Eternity.  As I stop to ponder our life together I cannot help but Thank our Heavenly Father for this Wonderful Man I call Husband.  This man who holds my heart is a hard worker, a teasing playmate, a thoughtful companion, a loyal friend, a passionate soul, & a protector.   Thank you for everything you do; for standing next to me through thick and thin, for picking me up when I fall, for making me laugh when I cry, and for holding me close when times are tough.  I had no idea that I could love someone as much as I love you!  
Here's to 2 years Babe!  
I Love You!  

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Lake Powell Fun

Those of you who have had the chance at going to Lake Powell you know very well that it is a great place to relax, eat lots of yummy food, spend quality time with those who accompanied you, and soak up plenty of Sun! Those of you who haven't had a chance to experience Powell I would put it on my Bucket List!

We had the privilege of being able to spend lots of time with family! The whole Durbano clan came along with a couple of visitors! Nate and I invited my Parents to come with us (since they had never been to Powell). I had so much fun sharing this place with them. I believe that they did as well! Thanks Mom and Dad for coming!

The fun adventures of the the week consisted of exploring canyons, hiking to Sand Mountain, finding Indian Ruins, climbing up to the Crack and Hiking through it, mega tub wars, Surfing, and getting even with inconsiderate neighbors.
{Since we took TONS of pictures I am going to try keep them to a minimal.}

There are so many beautiful things to see here. The mind boggles at the thought of how this magnificent place was created! Honestly I could have taken so many more pictures, but I had some self control. Here are a few of my favorite places...

While out exploring we would occasionally see some Indian ruins. It is hard to think that they lived here Pre Lake... It must have been extremely HOT! You'll have to enlarge the picture to see them better.

Sand Mountain is this spot at the Lake that has a huge Mountain of sand that people used to boggie board down, but due to the low water level I would not suggest doing it. It was a beautiful hike to get there with lots of fun wonders like a stream with little frogs, water seeping through the rocks, and lots of vegetation.

A Fantastic Hidden secret a Lake Powell would be... The Crack! It is like the cliff wall completely split off a section of the rock face and slid forward. It is completely out in the open in the main channel, but so well hidden that you'd pass right by it if you didn't know that it was there. This time when we went the Sun was in a perfect position to actually shine down through it. It was breath taking. {These picture don't quite do it justice}

It should be a law that you need shoulder pads and helmets in order to participate in Mega Tube wars. The point of Tube wars is to be the last one on the tubes. So this game consists of a lot of life jacket choking due to someone trying to throw you off the tube, jumping from tube to tube to get the next person off, tipping tubes, and laughing really hard at each other. We had a total of three tubes behind the boat and at one point 9 people playing! Talk about crazy!

Here is a friendly reminder to all of you who are Lake Powell goers, and Great advice for those of you who are planning to take a trip there at some point. We had one of the most beautiful spots that you can find, it was secluded and quiet. After being there for only one day we were intruded on by people who were inconsiderate. This cove that we found was not very big, and there really wasn't room for anyone else to come park there.... So we thought! These people park literally 100 ft from the back of our boat! GRRR!!! Nate politely went over there and asked them to reconsider due to this small space, and the company that was with them would be very intrusive on our Quiet spot. He even offered for us to help them find a new spot and help them move. They declined the offer, and was said that we should "Just Get Over It"! This is a huge lake with thousands of places to park, and they choose to park right next to us and it gets better they had 15 kids with them! 15! So we got to hear lots of crying! It is horrible educate to do that! {Here is a picture of the spot}
The first morning there with them and they get up at the crack of dawn and become incredibly loud! So in attempts to prove our point of dislike for the things that they are doing we had a late night dance party. It consisted of a lot of yelling, splashing, and making sure that we were really annoying!

One of the finale events was cliff jumping. There is a rock formation out in the middle of the lake. So all of the boys climbed up and did a grand finale of ninja moves off of the rock! {I recommend expanding the photo to catch all of the facial expressions!}

All in all the trip was fantastic! I was fun to spend time playing fun games, and doing not so smart things {like duct taping a checker board on James back}.

Until next year Lake Powell! Keep us a Spot!