Monday, March 28, 2011


Even though the post shows Prom 2011 pictures it all started as a Cinderella story on March 15. I was getting Tanealya ready for her Bosses Dinner (she got the employee of the year award at this event) when she asked me if I had seen Taylor's Dress. She said Taylor was so pretty in her dress and that she was going to the Prom. Then she told me she wished she could have gone to a Prom. It broke my heart, so I told her mom. Her mom suggested she ask Trevor if he wanted to go to a Prom with her. He said yes. Since Trevor's family has no money for him for this event he needed a fairy godmother. Abracadabra one fairy godmother appeared. I took them Saturday to the tux rental place. Before we arrived, I called and told the clerk what was happening and he was not to be given a bill. When Trevor tried on the shirt, he said, "I look like a waiter at Bories". But when he put the entire outfit on he smiled and replied, "Nice." Tanealya said he looked so nice that she wanted to cry. Now for a dress-Abracadabra, I just happen to have a blue dress that fit Tanealya like it was made for her. Okay off to the jewelery store for bling. Flowers came next. Despite the fact that the fairy godmother got a third degree burn, magically she waved her wand and 4 corsages and one boutonniere appeared. Now how do we get the couple to the dance. Abracadabra, a driver appears. Taylor and her friends decided to take them to the prom. What great girls! They didn't have to do this but they did. Okay now just about everything is taken care of. Oh, a carriage is needed. Abracadabra, Nana's white van appears. But Taylor is warned that at midnight it will turn into a pumpkin. Now dinner and a place to have it. Abracadabra a wave of the wand and the dinning room magically turns into a very elegant restaurant. And a fancy dinner appears complete with a maitre d', server, chief, photographer appear. I fix Tanealya's hair, do her nails, help her get dressed. Jerry picks up the Tux and gets it to Trevor. Then at 5:45, picks him up and gets him to our house. Everything is set for their big night. And so the magical night begins.
PROM 2011
The menus, ticket, and place card all to match the theme, "Old Hollywood".
Tanealya and Trevor get their pictures taken while they wait for the other to arrive.
The girls arrive. Time for a group photo.
The girls are escorted into the waiting area where they are presented with their flowers
On to dinner. The room is decorated with lights, candle, china, special centerpieces, menus and place markers. Note in the next few pictures the girls dresses turn white. Why? They used their napkins as bibs and the table cloth as napkins. Clever girls.
Next the maitre d' served wine (sparkling cider), the chef even helped serve.
They were served by course. Appetizer: shrimp cocktail, mozzarella sticks. Salad: House salad with vinegerette dressing and bread sticks. Entree: Tim the chef prepared a seafood medley, chicken and pasta with Alfredo sauce, green beans, and garlic toast. Dessert: I made New York Cheese Cake with strawberries and chocolate sauce.
They all retired to the living room stuffed.
They then pose for more pictures. I just love the shoe for the evening, flipflops, boots, tennis shoes. Riley and Aiden joined the party after a movie with Tavein.
This picture isn't real clear, but I had to include it. Taylor called it her airbag
So off to the prom. Taylor said that when she picked up Trevor and Tanealya after the prom he was a true prince, he put his coat around her so she wouldn't get cold. This truly was a night that fairy tales are written about. I'm so glad we could make it happen for them. A night to remember.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Three Cakes

What a week!! This week I had three cake orders. I normally only do one, two at the most but the stories made it impossible to turn down the last two cakes. Lily's cake was the first one ordered. The grandmother wanted her daughter to have a baby shower and a cake to match the nursery. This is her first grandchild. The next cake was for a woman who was turning 78. Her daughter told me that they didn't know how long she was going to be around because she was fighting cancer. When she asked her mother what kind of cake she wanted she said, " Just get me a white cake from Albertson's." Her daughter wanted a special cake for her. So she called me. Next, came a call from Florida. It was from a mother who's son had just been stationed at Malmstrom and they were having her first grandchild. They are having a SKYE (over the internet) baby shower for them and she wanted a surpise baby shower cake delivered to them. Thus, the baby bootie cake. Kow here is the odd part, all three were girls and all three had purple in them. What are the odd's.
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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Hope everyone has a great day:) Here is a fun recipe to make for/with the kids today.

Leprechaun Pie

A fun pie for St Patrick's day or ANY day!

1 reduced fat graham cracker crust
8 oz tub fat free whipped topping, thawed
1 box fat free pistachio pudding (if you don't like pistachio pudding us vanilla and add a drop or two of green food coloring.)
20 oz can crushed pineapple in own juice

Mix thoroughly the whipped topping, pudding powder and drained pineapple, pile into crust, chill and enjoy!

Cut into 6 or 8 servings
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Friday, March 11, 2011

What happens to Rainbows

So, yesterday I pick Aiden up from school and off to Walmart we went to shop. When we came out of the store he spotted a puddle and for once didn't jump in it. He just stood there, pointed and said pretty. When I asked him what he was doing, he said he was looking at a rainbow. Then he told me what had happened. You see the puddle with the gas in it makes a rainbow of colors, but according to Aiden, the puddle was created because a rainbow fell from the sky and melted. On the way home he was quite concerned that there would be no more rainbows, because like the snow that is finally melting here, so are the rainbows. I reassured him that a rainbow only melts when it gets very old. Aiden then asked, does that mean winter is old and is going away. He so wants summer to come. I just love the innocents of children.
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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Happy Birthday Aaron

This picture showed up at my front door. It was found in Jerry Labenetz's things after she died. I thought it captured Aaron very well. Hope you had a great day. Happy Birthday.
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