True Love

True Love

Friday, March 27, 2009

Enrichment Job

I am on the Enrichment Commitee, Fun lol... anyways I made the mistake of telling them I like to bake and have made 2 fake wedding cakes.. lol so i was put in charge of the RS Birthday cake.... So i bought a cupcake cake mold and my partner Katie helped, then I made 100 cupcakes and we decorated them for the Party.. well I got over zelous and decided to color the frosting and made 3 batch( 5 1/2 cups per batch) of cream cheese frosting lol then put fake little flowers on the top.. my back and feet were sore but everyone loved them.. i am kinda into making fun cupcakes right now.. next challange a cupcake cake (the one that looks like a sheet cake)

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Growing up so fast

"I enjoyed a week off of work for Spring Break. We tried to take advantage of the extra time by taking a quick 3-day trip down to Cochise County with my parents. My parents own a little 5-acre lot with two small country houses on it, and they’re always excited when we go down with them to visit. We stopped in Tucson to eat lunch at the Old Pueblo Grille, and it was really tasty. Then we drove over to the Sonoran Desert Museum for the afternoon. None of us had ever been, and it was a really cool place. We especially enjoyed the close up with a Mountain Lion (he was behind a glass window of course). Evelyn enjoyed the 1st half and then just slept for the rest of it.

On Wednesday we went to a little Native American museum in Dragoon (don’t worry, nobody really knows where that is). It is back off of the highway but we heard it was a really interesting museum, which we enjoyed. Lynzie commented that Evelyn is going to go to more museums than she ever bargained for.

Evelyn has been rolling onto her sides much more and has taken a great interest in her toes. She also grabs anything she can get her hands on with the goal of shoving it into her mouth. She also decided this week that she is very interested in our dog Max. He gets lots of smiles from her. She would suck on him too if we would let her."-- the allens

Thursday, March 19, 2009

exciting news

I am officially a business owner. I own Precious Cakes with one employee Loni Hatch. I have a blog address for it. I currently make fake wedding cakes, but i am gtting married and Loni and I are working on making a real wedding cake. She is making it and I am decorating it. ahh i am so excited.

the first cake i recently made last year for my friends wedding and the 5 tier cake was my first wedding cake. they are made out of styrofoam with real buttercream frosting and fondent. the 3 tier has fake flowers with pearls glued on it and the second one is on roudn risers with real roses.

Monday, March 16, 2009


How many times have I heard
the word "choose" in this sense?
That I CHOSE not to Parent
a child of my womb.
That I CHOSE not to Love
a piece of my Soul.
That I CHOSE not to hear
his very first laugh.

That I CHOSE not to hold him
deep into the night.
That I CHOSE not to help him
walk his very first step.
What I REALLY did "CHOOSE" was
A family to Love him
as much as they could.
A house to be his home
with his very own bed.
A better Life than I could provide
In my circumstance.

And although I know that I can never have back
those thing that I've never lost.
I know that he has them.
And that must be enough.
To the parents who I "chose". Thank you.

Cherie Leonard, Nov. 5, 1997

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Our First Race!

Today Braden and I completed our first race together. the 3rd annual St Pattys Day 8k Race. Sadly We finished last. BUT ITS ALL GOOD, At least we finished and didnt quit like I wanted to I wasnt prepared enough for it and didnt train, then the last 1/2 mile i rolled my ankle on a rock, I still ran in the finish line though, you cant walk through them LOL. Braden was a great supprt thru the whole race even though I complained that I didnt want to be last, in the end it was for fun and we had a good time. This was by the was Braden's first race and he DID GREAT !!!

Monday, March 9, 2009

a wonderful peace surrounds me!

Once there were two expectant mothers.
One carried and cared for you beneath her beating heart
She became your Birthmother.
The other carried the hope of you within her.
She became your Mom.
As the days passed, and you grew bigger and stronger,
Your Birthmother knew that she could not give you all you needed after your birth.
Meanwhile, your Mom was ready and waiting for you.
One day your Birthmom and your Mom found each other.
They looked into each other’s eyes and saw a friend.
Your Birthmom saw the life your Mom could give you.
Your Mom saw how much your Birthmom loved and cared for you.
They decided that what you needed was both kinds of love in your life.
So now you have two families,
One by birth, the other by adoption.
And you have a home where you can get:
your questions answered,
your boo boos bandaged,
your heartaches soothed,
And much needed hugs.
And a place where you can find:
answers to your questions,
your image in the mirror,
a part of yourself,
And much needed hugs.
Two different kinds of families
Two different kinds of love
Both a part of you.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Valentine's Day

So I had an amazing V-day. I meet Braden at his house at 8pm, he was waiting outside for me I got out of my car and then he told me we were running late for our reservations for dinner, he said he was taking me out for steak and lobster. :) what a nice man, as we were driving he thought he was lost so he called the resturant that we were late and they told him our reservations had been given away cause we were late, so we told them we would come and wait for a table. Well we are driving and basically end up back at his house.( his family was in town for the weekend). He told me that he had dinner planned at his house and his dad was cooking for us and his sisters were our servers. How sweet. this is what the evening lookes like. Oh I got my gift and no it wasnt a wedding proposal it was Kay Jeweler Open heart necklace i love it. It was abosultly the best Valentines ever.