Thursday, December 2, 2010

Random Catch-Up

I've been MIA so here's some random ramblings to tide you over until I have a REAL post for you.

Room: A NovelDay After Night: A NovelApe House: A NovelThe Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: A Flavia de Luce Mystery
1. Books- I've read a lot of good books lately: Ape House by Sara Gruen (same author as Water for Elephants) The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley (I actually listened to this one on tape and LOVED the accent) Day After Night by Anita Diamant (sooo good! author of the Red Tent) and Room by Emma Donoghue (interesting psychology, but a bit depressing.)

Have you read anything good lately?

2. Wedding- I know I promised to keep you posted on all the goodness that was our wedding day. In truth I'm waiting on the pictures to illustrate how fabulous it was... but I have a couple of our cakes that aren't professional-- but still good quality and so I will share.

Exhibit A: Our Wedding Cake

I know it's beautiful right? And our cake topper was a cute little wire heart that said "Lauren & Mark" even though its a little hard to see, but all in all it turned out perfectly. Simple and elegant and just what I imagined. Thanks Beck's Crown Bakery in Crown Point, Indiana. And now on to...

Exhibit B: The Groom's Cake


We all know Mark is a fisherman. And so for his groom's cake we had a Musky cake created. And it turned out totally amazing. And it definitely stole the show. I mean look at that fish!! This cake is television bake show material. I think I maybe even remember someone asking me where our "regular" cake was (okay I made that up, but you get the point.) Thank you times a bajillion to Designer Desserts in Valparaiso, Indiana. P.S. Our honeymoon was fabulous.

3. So what else... oh yea. I am a crazy person and agreed to get another puppy. So this time next week you can count on a blog post titled the "The new puppy just threw up a pair of my underwear- still remarkably intact." (That happens to be a true story from King's inspiring youth.) So the new addition will be officially known as Spartucus aka Sparty. It's sure to be a party.

4. Our new home is in an area of Northeast Ohio affectionately referred to as the "snowbelt." I guess exactly where we live gets about twice as much snow as if you drive ten minutes away. And I'm starting to understand exactly why everyone around here keeps saying to me "I hope you like snow!" Because it started snowing a couple of days ago and literally hasn't stopped. It's not blizzard type snow-- just a steady flurry, but it seriously does. not. stop. It's like I live in a snowglobe. I think we have about 100 inches of snow still due to us this season. And that's like the only time I haven't exaggerated something ever-- I truly mean 100 inches.

5. I think you've had enough for now... Happy December everyone!
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1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh... A new puppy?? You ARE a crazy person! You were supposed to get a baby not an animal. But I am a sucker for babies even if they aren't human so I can't wait to see pics!

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