Sunday, March 14, 2010


It's Sunday afternoon and everyone in the house is having a nap.  Isn't that what you're supposed to do on lazy days like today?

My youngest daughter is home this week because it's Spring Break...she's here in the computer room with me - snoozin' on the futon.

So, I turned around and snapped a picture of her...

"Did you just take a picture of me?"


So then she turns around and sees me blogging about her....


{insert evil laugh here}

I've been pretty constructive today so far....I baked a cake

Butter Pecan
I just took a butter pecan cake mix,  made up my own buttercream frosting from scratch and substituted 1 teaspoon of maple flavoring for the vanilla extract, frosted the cake, drizzled it with caramel ice cream topping and chopped pecans.

Voila! ~ you get something that looks like you found it at the bakery!!  Tastes great, too, although quite sweet!  I might have a cup of coffee or a glass of milk with my next piece!

I also did some sewing today.

I found some cute fabrics and wanted to make a couple of baby quilts.  These are just basic charm squares sewn together and bordered.

I could've done something a bit more challenging but I wanted to churn these out pretty quickly and I wanted to show off the fabrics a bit...especially the rose ones - I love those fabrics!


I still fall back on a meandering stipple quilting pattern - it's safe - especially since I plan on selling these and I don't really want to sell my mistakes!

I also don't need to keep them because there are no babies in the Baker family right now.

We had another Mexican Pizza Party on Friday.  Everything was great and it was a lot of fun.

Uncle Harold (aka "Jorge") made a special request to do it again, even offering to pay for the ingredients!  He liked the last one so much, he asked for another!

Gramma Baker always eats a lot...she's so tiny, but as she says, she can "eat like a hog!"  :)  She really loves food and I think that's one of the reasons she's still around at 94!  She enjoys life!!

This is Jason and Amanda - they are the ones we are building the house for.
Judy is next to them - she is Jason's mom.
Harold is Jason's dad - also Bill's uncle - also Gramma Baker's son.

Someday I promise I'll tell you about everyone and this big crazy family we have.  I have learned that my husband is related to many many folks in this neighborhood...sometimes he's not even aware he's related to certain people, but Gramma and Johnnie Mae (Gramma's daughter - Harold's sister) always set us straight about how they're all related and where they "stay" and who died when, etc, etc, etc....

Aunt Johnnie Mae

So, now, I'm thinking it's time for me to go find a nice snooze myself while it's still Sunday!  I need my rest because it's going to be a big day tomorrow at the jobsite!  We've set the walls on the second floor and hopefully this week we'll be setting trusses!

1 comment:

Red Shoes for Rwanda said...

The pizza and cake look amazing! I think I will live to be a ripe old age if it is by your standards of loving good food and life :)
What a darling family and it warms my heart to see how much fun you all have.
I took a nap on Sunday too! It was all I had dreamed about and more! Cess wants a white chocolate/raspberry cake for her birthday this week, so I have to get cracka-lackin on finding a recipe. Do you happen to have one? I love your cakes!

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