Sunday, March 30, 2008

Weekend With the Family

The DH and I had a great weekend in Boise with a bunch of my family. We flew out early Friday morning and worked most of the day in our Boise office. I got to see the digs there and meet a few new folks and say hi to some of my old friends there. That evening, we had yummy Taco Soup with Rager and Kins and their darling boys. That youngest one of theirs is quite the little monkey. At one point, after being left alone for a matter of minutes, he was on top of the gum ball machine that sits on top of a five foot bookcase. I hope he doesn't end up with too many stitches in his life, but he has no fear.

On Saturday, I ran errands with my Dad, went to Del Taco with the DH and then we all went to my cute niece's baptism. She turned eight earlier this month and her Dad baptized her and then confirmed her a member of the church. She was so cute. She wore the same dress that my mom originally made for my baptism, then both my sisters were baptized in it and now my two neices who have gotten old enough have been baptized in it. It was such a little blast from the past and she was just as cute as can be.

On Sunday, we celebrated my sister's birthday. We had to have yellow cake baked in a bowl and she likes chocolate frosting the best, so we had to get creative to figure out how to decorate the cake. Annzy hooked us up with a really cute cake on Martha Stewart's web site and we were on our way to making the cutest monkey cake you can imagine. She loved it! We had a great family dinner and then monkey cake and ice cream.

Now the DH and I have arrived back home in Seattle and are looking forward to sleeping in our own bed again.


My Ice Cream Diary said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one with a daredevil (that means it isn't becasue of my parenting). =)

I love the baptism dress. I would have loved one. Instead I wore the polyester jumper.

Cute cake! But how old is that tray? It looks like a fabric pattern that I had on a pair of home-sewn pajamas MANY years ago.

Rager said...

Your posts seem to be ending with your own bed. Maybe that means you need to travel less. I'd miss seeing you if you didn't travel though.

Beep said...

Glad you guys had fun!
I can't believe how much you look like your sister...I guess this is the first time I've ever seen a picture of her.
Oh, and I've yet to make a bowl cake...but am itching to do so. I remember having a lady bug at your birthday one year that was super yummy!