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Monday, May 18, 2009

Sunshine (at last!)

Ahhhh,
Sunshine at LAST! What a beautiful weekend.

Cupcakes I made for Heidi's wedding shower (photos thanks to Tony!)
Flavors included: Vanilla Bean with Lemon filling,
Chocolate Fudge with Vanilla Buttercream,
Spiced Carrot with Cream Cheese icing, and
Vanilla Bean with Amaretto Buttercream


Now I have to think about the wedding cake! (Actually it's all I'm thinking about.) I am going to try some small trials because I wanted to do ruffles of fondant and haven't done that before. I am not sure if white chocolate or fondant will work best...

We went to Hot Springs yesterday and had a great time.

(Except for waiting at Magic Springs for a long time again to get our season's passes-
THE SECOND TIME!) I had ordered our tickets on the phone and they lost our paperwork. This time we did manage to get our passes made and leave- we wanted to do it before the park gets busy for the summer.

We also went to the Mid America Museum (the purpose of the drive) and had a picnic out front. I didn't want to leave the picnic table it was so sunny and breezy! We have really missed the sun in central Arkansas lately.

A tip for anyone interested: if you have a science museum nearby- join! We have really made use of our memberships. Most science museums have reciprocal memberships with museums around the world. A family membership at Mid America Museum is only $65 for a year, and includes 3 kids and 2 adults. We can go there (or the Museum of Discovery here in Little Rock) for free the rest of the year. If we go to Memphis for the day the Pink Palace museum is free, Children's museum is free. In Dallas the Natural History museum is free! This Spring Break we went to the several museums in San Antonio for free. When we drove to California two years ago we went to places all along the way for free! If we had to pay regular admittance it would have been at least $65 each time.
*We also join our zoo for the same reason.

J. watching the koi at Mid America Museum

Terrarium I made a few weeks ago and forgot to post a picture of!
(Unfortunately it's not doing too well now, going to have to change the plants already.)

Today looks to be a gorgeous day also! Hope everyone has a great day.

Also congratulations to my lovely cousin, Molly on her graduation from Texas Women's University! We love you and are so proud of you!
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