Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween at work

I remember when we used to play high/low with Brad. Everyone goes around the table saying the high point of their day and the low point. Here are today's updates for me:


Today was the bake-off and costume-off (not literally off) competition at work. I had to do some last minute shopping last night at the classy Wal-Mart to pick up my baby dolls of all races. I came to work and drew on a few tattoos and voila...Angelina Jolie!! I thought it was pretty creative but Mr. Dinosaur won instead:

I tried to bake a cake similar to Rachel's delicious almond liquer cake (I think she has a fancier name for it), like the one she did for my b-day:

The frosting was amazing, thanks Rach!! However, I thought the cake was a little dry. I may have left it in too long. Some people at work liked it so that made me feel a little better.

The high point was all the yummy treats we had! There was homemade cinnamon ice cream with schnickerdoodles, coffee/oreo pie, pumpkin bread, coffee crumb cake, muffins, caramels (amazing! here is the recipe if you want to make them), my cake, and some Brazilian snack, meat stuffed into bread with peppers that Keith made, he won the big prize, $50.


The low part of my day was finding out that I had a flat tire. I drove Bryan's (our) Jeep and the tire was already pretty warn out and low so it wasn't too much of a surprise. I took it to Discount and got it fixed in 30 minutes so it wasn't too bad.

I'm looking forward to the weekend. Luckily I can actually do something with myslef this weekend. After lounging around the house I'm ready to be productive and get some stuff done! Happy Friday and enjoy this beautiful fall weekend!!

P.S.- Go Packers!! Beat the Vikings!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009


The wedding planning for the Bakers is all done. It's just getting started for several of our friends though. I'd like to give a shout out to our recently engaged friends!!!!

Drumbroll please......

Miss Crystal Browning will be marrying Mr. Chris Gbandi. I feel like this is a newspaper ad, but is so fun!! I don't have the full story yet, but at least I have the news blast:

Also, the beautiful Sunni will be marrying Mr. Luke Handy in April. They are super excited and Fat Man is looking forward to the big day! I am so excited for her and can't wait to share in all of her happiness!!

(I realize this picture is of us and not Sunni and Luke, but I don't have a picture of him on my computer at work)

We are looking forward to the McSween wedding too!! Jason and Sara got engaged this past month in Hawaii! How romantic! Still waiting on the details for that one:

Yay for everyone!! I loved planning our wedding so if anyone wants any help I'm here if you need me!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Wedding pictures from the photographer!

Check out our pictures from the wedding, here

On the left hand side you can select, ceremony, reception and so on to view. I haven't viewed them all yet, so far they look great though!

Thanks for an amazing wedding!!! Bryan and I had a wonderful time.

Monday, October 5, 2009

My surprise wedding gift!

So Bryan kept telling me about how he couldn't wait to give me my present and that I would be so surprised. I was completely clueless to anything he had planned. So, I finally was able to see this surprise gift when we came home from our honeymoon a couple weeks ago.

Sunni picked us up from the airport and drove us to Bryan's house. As we turned onto the street Bryan says, "Oh you're present is here, close your eyes". I closed my eyes and thought he bought a car for me if he could see it from that far away.

We pull up to the house and Bryan walks me out of the car. He let me trip over a few things on the way in and then carried me over the "threshhold". He brought me into the house and set me on a table, then he said open your eyes.

I look up to see a place that I didn't recognize at all. It was our new kitchen!! Bryan had Jim and Jimmy work on re-doing our entire kitchen while we were away.

They did everything from counters, to floors, to all new appliances and cabinets. It looks amazing. What an awesome surprise!! Here are a few of the before and afters....

Before floors

After floors

Before Kitchen


Bryan is so sweet, I never would have expected a present this big. Now everyone has to come over and see it!!