Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Whirlwind week before heading to Fargo

Yep, I had houseguests all last week, and then this week I have a whirlwind of stuff to do before I can head out to Fargo to see Amanda and the rest of the family. I am super pumped about going to Moorhead (I know, it's April and it's cold there, but hey, the family is there!)

I think I have my house about back in order after guests, and am about ready to pack up a few things for my weekend trip.

Then it's back to business as usual here in Kent until Luna and Cat Wrangler come out to visit at the end of May.

And happy early birthday to my best friend, Stacy!!


Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter 2009 was a success

Well folks, Easter Sunday has come and gone. For those who voted in my poll, I know you have bene wondering which set of china I decided to use. Honestly, I was going to use the white tablecloth and the platinum dishes, but discovered yesterday morning that my white tablecloth is too small for our new dining room set! This meant I had to use the gold tablecloth, and thus the gold dishes. However, I think it still looked great, I was VERY pleased. Here's the table with all of the food on it, and we surely had a feast!
Travis and I in front of my handiwork. (No, Travis didn't do any of this.)
I made these delicious (and cute!) berry cobbler desserts for everyone, so we had both carrot cake, and these. Yum!
Sadly, now Dad has left to go back to Minnesota, but I still have Mom, Mary and Jessie here, so we are going to have a fun time!!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Cake decorating success!!

I channeled my inner Luna, and was able to successfully bake, assemble and decorate a three layer cake for Easter Sunday! Here are some pictures of the delicious carrot cake (yep, I had a little taste before I decorated, just to make sure it was okay for guests...hehe) - for those of you who don't know, I am NOT a good cake decorator, so this was a big win for me.

You probably won't see this in a store, but I think it looks yummy!


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Easter guests arrive tomorrow!

Mom and Dad get here tomorrow at around 4 - I am pumped! Mary and Jessie get here on Saturday afternoon. I am taking off Friday, Monday and Tuesday, and am really excited to show my parents our house. This will be the first time Mom's been to Seattle since I moved.

Fun times!!


Saturday, April 4, 2009

Which place setting should I use?? A reader poll

Please take a look at the two fancy place settings I have, and vote in the comments as to which one I should use for Easter (next Sunday!)

Platinum rimmed china with Waterford crystal stemware:

Or gold rimmed china with Reidel crystal stemware:

I realize that this decision might be life changing for some of you, so please take a minute to vote. I will take a picture of the "winning" table before I serve dinner next weekend. :)

Also, any opinion on tablecloth or no tablecloth? I have a gold damask tablecloth or a white linen tablecloth. I will be using white linen napkins.