Wednesday, October 28, 2009


I totally get it now! The other day I didn't understand why God makes it rain so much in the fall. I know it rains alot in the spring so the plants grow. But nothing's growing in the fall. So why so much rain? Then today the sun came out. The bright beautiful sun! And I get it. God makes it rain so much in the fall when all of the plants are dieing so that on the days the sun comes out we can see how beautiful all of the plants still are. As I was driving I looked at the colorful sunny hillside and I knew. Even when things are withering they are still beautiful because God made them.

The Rainbow Cake.

I made a rainbow cake for my Grandpa's birthday. It was quite an experience. I enjoyed making the cake. But I got very frustrated with it at the end. It took me a total of 7-8ish hours to make it. Not counting the fact that it sat in the fridge over night to set the layers. I didn't follow the directions exactly. You're only supposed to use 2 boxes of cake mix and divide each of those into 3. Instead I used 3 boxes of cake mix and divided them each into 2. BIG MISTAKE! When you do that things smoosh and slide and you can't get your cake plate lid on. So then you have to transport a huge cake down Hwy A(about 10-15 miles of curves) on your lap just praying the whole time it doesn't decide to lean even more and end up all over you. Anyway. On to the pretty pictures.

This is all of the cakes baked and ready to be layered.

The first 3 layers. They're straight and even. So smooshing yet.

The next 3 layers. Notice how one half of the purple layer is smooshed. Just wait. You'll see where that ends up.

The top after icing. The G stands for Grandpa. Some people were confused by that because my Grandpa's name is Fred.

The side. This is where the smooshing of the purple layer got me. It smooshed even more. The longer it sat there the more the cake leaned. It made me sad. But it was because I didn't follow the directions 100%

The beautiful inside! It was definitely the best when I cut it open and everyone was shocked and suprised that it was a rainbow. Not everyone knew it was a rainbow cake. But I was also sad because the bottom 3 layers are so tiny. Because they got smooshed.

The cake was delicious. The icing was the best part. And now I have learned from my mistakes and next time I make it it will hopefully be better.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Not Me!

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

So I am not writing a Not Me! Monday post just to enter a giveaway for a purse because I don't have one and desperately need one.

This week I did not clean my living room and only half of my kitchen so that my husband wouldn't be upset about nothing getting done in the house.

I did not nap almost every time my daughter took her morning nap because I've been so tired.

I did not stay out way to late with a friend on Thursday night and ended up not going to bed until 1am. I know I need to go to bed by at least 11 because Madelynn wakes up early.

I did not slack on my diet with the sole excuse that I had cramps all week and was just cranky.

Well I can't think of anything else to Not Me! I'm sure there were more things. Just can't think of them right now.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Band Festival!

When I was little my dad and mom would take me to the Washington Marching Band Festival every year. I loved seeing the bands perform. I always though the color guard girl's flags were so pretty. I was just so neat to me. I always said that I would be in Marching Band when I grew up.
Well when I was in School I was in the band. And my favorite part of the year was Marching Band season. I loved learning the shows and competing. I loved the parades. I loved how one second it was so cold that you thought your fingers might fall off if you played anymore but then the next you could be so hot you'd think it was the middle of summer again. I loved it all. It was just so much fun for me.
This weekend was the Washington Marching Band Festival. I took Madelynn to it. I mean, how could I not? It was something that I loved doing every year as a kid. I want my children to get the joy out of it that I did. She won't ever get to be in marching band because we are going to do Homeschooling. I feel kinda sad about that. That is the only thing I'm sad about her missing out on. My dad actually told me that I should start a Homeschool Marching Band. It sounds like fun. So we'll see if I ever do that. But anyway. We went to the parade at 8 in the morning. It was so cold. Then we went home for a nap and lunch. After that we went to the Band Festival. Madelynn loved it. She squealed and yelled at the bands. It was so much fun for me to watch her that I don't think I saw even half of the bands. This is something we are definitely going to do every year.
At the parade.
Yelling at the middle school boys that are selling Festival Programs.
She hear the first band but couldn't find it.
She spotted it.

And just stared at them the whole time.
There was a person sitting close to us with a dog that she could barely take her eyes off of.
At the festival we got Hamburgers. I had Madelynn in the sling and as I was eating mine she tried to take a bite so I let her have some.