Sunday, August 29, 2010

What a reason to celebrate!

David's grandparent's celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on August 20th. On the 21st we had a surprise party for them. What a perfect reason to celebrate!

Granny's eyes are closed but it is the one that turned out of them!
The hosts of the party! (Their three amazing children)
 That's right...I made them cut the cake! 
...and feed it to each other! :)
The guest book (frame)
The cake table
The cake
Candles that were on each table
The wine favors made by a family friend
The flower arrangements (mason jars and all)

It was a wonderful event that wouldn't have been possible with out the help of David's AMAZING family! I love them all so much! I can't even begin to imagine life with out them all!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Alaska: it's love/hate thing...

I love Alaska. I really do. But the weather has been awful lately and I feel like Alaska is testing my love...

The clouds decided to part for a day and we took advantage of that and went on a Sunday drive to Portage Valley and Alyeska.
I know, I know...feel bad for me that this is with in driving distance to my house. Like I said, it's a love-hate thing...
This is in Portage Valley...the glacier water is amazingly beautiful. 
I love weathered fences. I also love all flowers that grow in Alaska. I figure these flowers deserve my love if they are going to tough it out and keep coming back each summer. :)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Hot Summer Nights?

Every year the Valley Cruzers (a sweet group of car enthusiasts) host a car show in downtown Palmer. They call their car show "Hot Summer Nights Car Show". It was anything but hot... We still went to take a look at the cars and while we were out there stopped by David's grandparents house. I only snapped a few photos because my hands were cold...I think it was below 50 degrees and raining...I think summer is over! :(
This is my dream car...David keeps telling me to get a second job to get it. Someday...
 I just thought this was amusing and creative so it deserved a picture.

Arnold wedding cake

I was really excited to do a wedding cake that wasn't just white. I love the cake trends now...the vintage feel with the lace from another family wedding with the "modern" teal color fondant. The reception in a big white tent with the sweetest decor. This DIY bride definitely showed her talent and creativity with the entire venue site. I loved the whole atmosphere she created in that tent! 
The cute grooms cake for the Philadelphia Flyers (I didn't know what the logo was for when she asked me to make it...) I loved the colors of this wedding and wish I would have taken a picture of the rest of the decor just for inspiration for another party some day. I was so impressed!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

August already??

So much to do, so little time....
August is going to be a busy month for us. We have a wedding today (that I made the cake and grooms cake for) We have the kitchen remodel going on still. We have the anniversary party (that I need to get everything finalized for). Of course my birthday at the end of the month...then summer is basically over for us Alaskans.

I have a new goal of being positive. The rainy summer has taken a toll on my mood lately and after a small emotional break down the other day...I am ready to take it all on! I have a bad habit of looking at the negative, but I have soooo much to be thankful for! So it's time to start appreciating everything I have been blessed with and stop being a big baby about the rest!

Today, I woke up with the sun shining in our bedroom (which is enough to be thankful for with this summer...) and rolled over to see my adorable husband and sweet dog Maggi snuggling. I couldn't help but crack a smile and kiss that puppy belly. I am so thankful for the life I have been given and need to remember that not everyone is so blessed...