Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Our Exciting New Year's Eve

We're both exhausted. Spending time in the hospital just drained us.

Regardless we decided to stay up and celebrate.

I had made a cake earlier in the day and had the icing all mixed and ready to decorate with before we left for skating. And that 2 hour trip turned into a 6 hour trip so the cake never got decorated.

I had even iced it yellow because yellow is Bonnie's favorite color. We were going to go and ring in the new year with the Parkses and since I don't know my, Andrew's or Matt's favorite color I just did Bonnie's. It was an easy way to make a choice.

When we got home from the hospital and Rachel went down for the night I finished the cake. It was difficult using my shoulder as a substitute elbow and squeezing the icing tubes was painful, but it was worth it. Andrew was happy to see me using the cake decorating set he got me for Christmas. Or maybe he just likes seeing me in pain... I don't really know what he was happy about. Maybe he just likes me. That's probably why he was happy.

The finished product isn't really what I envisioned, but I was working with only 1 good hand so I think it turned out alright.

I even pretended that I was a fancy chef and decorated the plates with swirls. We had extra icing.

I'm really feeling a lot better. We played Set again. We've been playing it almost everyday since we opened it (thanks, David) and I've beaten Andrew every time. However, tonight Andrew beat me. Pain killers muddle my mind, what can I say? Once I have my arms and my mind back I will probably beat the pants off Andrew.

So now all we have left to do is watch Andrew's polar clock switch to the new year...and go to bed. Goodbye 2007!

(Sorry that we didn't make it, Matt and Bonnie! If you want some cake you can come over and get some...we have plenty!)


  1. Thanks for the comment. Of course we could be blog pals! Hope you had a good new year.

  2. ooh, I want one of those. That's on my list of things to do-take a cake decorating class. and how did you get your letters so perfect?? I love it!

  3. Cookie cutters :) Another Christmas present. You just lightly push them into the icing on top of the cake and then trace the little outline you left on it.

    I'd like to take a cake decorating class as well...some day. You never know when someone will ask you to decorate a wedding cake.

    Not that I'd recommend asking me...yet...

  4. No problem about not coming over. Heavens, you had a good excuse. Thanks for the thought of decorating the cake yellow. I don't know why I get so much enjoyment just out of a color when I am a full grown adult, but I do. We'll just have to play another time.

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