Saturday, July 16, 2011


Last month, we had a non-traditional dedication for Rory and about 40 people came to our tiny little apartment to celebrate and pray for her.  It was pretty great. 

I ended up needing to make a cake for the event at the last minute due to some complications with my previous dessert plans.  I had 1 box of yellow cake mix, 1 box of red velvet, peaches, strawberries, and cream cheese.  And here's what I ended up with!

 A four layer cake with cream cheese frosting and peaches and strawberries in the middle.  I based the idea loosely off of something I saw here, but used cream cheese frosting instead.  I also preferred the edges to remain unfrosted.

So, I know the pictures are not the best, but the cake was super, super good.  It was a little bit risky because I didn't frost the cake or add the fruit until about 10 minutes before the gathering started.  It turned out well though!

Saturday, July 09, 2011

11 Months of Rory

 Wow, one month from today, our baby girl will be 1 year old! 

Rory's hobbies:
  • blowing kisses
  • waving
  • clapping
  • eating anything she can put in her hand
  • talking, talking, talking, talking
  • playing peek-a-boo
  • squealing and giggling
  • going for rides in the stroller
She continues to be super good-natured and a very easy kid.  We are so thankful for her!