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29 degrees colder in one day….

That’s all I really have to say.. oh… welcome to spring in Utah!!!!
okay.. really I promise I’ll start posting something worthwhile very soon.. I’m just kinda busy right now.. and haven’t even been on my computer at home for more that 3 seconds in weeks! By the time I get around to posting again.. I’ll have a lot of new cakes to show!! YIPPEE!
And I hope that is good enough for you.. because really… nothing else has been going on.. Maybe my sister in law will have her baby and I can introduce you to Easton West.. (okay.. they really aren’t naming him that.. but that’s our family joke name.. or East N. West.. yea.. you get the picture..) So …..sorry… you’ll have to entertain yourself till then…


I really wish I had a substantial update of some sort.. But I really don’t.

It’s kinda business as usual around here.. EXCEPT I am reallly reallllly tired of the snow! I know in a few months I’ll be complaining about the heat. But it’s the middle of April!
Enough with the snow.

I made a really fun birthday cake last night.

I have quite a few orders between now and June. So I will definitely stay busy with cakes. And I’m so excited to do them! I have 2 that I am really looking forward too, so I wish time would go a little faster.

And.. the dog is weird.. This is how he slept next to me one day…


There are MANY things I love about my husband..

Like…He’ll do the dishes for a few weeks without complaining.. He’ll do the laundry for a few weeks without complaining.. and put it away!!! (except the whites, he’s not allowed to put those away or we have a few messy drawers on our hands) ..he will usually get me what ever I ask for, no matter how silly or inconvenient it is. and the list goes on and on and on..

But one of the biggest things I love about him is his love for puppy!

You see, Riddick and I had been together for 2 rough years before we even met Aaron. He was born the runt, and tube feed by his Mama Kara for about 2 weeks every 3 hours. When he officially became mine, we were inseparable. We had been through some major ups and downs, then one night in October. It was just the two of us at home and I was hungry. There was nothing to eat at home, so I decided to go out to eat. He always loved car rides so I asked him if he wanted to come. (Just in case you were wondering; Yes, he did answer.) He quickly climbed into his favorite spot in the passengers seat and we head out. We were stopped at a intersection that also happened to be a freeway entrance and off ramp. I was headed straight. When my light turned green I stepped on the gas. I got more than half way through this HUGE intersection then suddenly I saw the rear of a pick up truck RIGHT in front of me. I remember gasping but not much after that. A few seconds later I realized what happened and my first instinct was to look at the light. (it was directly above me at this point) I saw my light was green, and thought to myself. “That guy ran a red light, he ran a red light and hit me.” I looked around and realized my car was filled with white smoke. “Great, now my car is on fire and is going to explode,” I thought to my self. “Oh my gosh, THE DOG” I had forgotten for a split second that the dog was with me. I looked over and saw that the passenger air bag went off. I was immediately panicked, thinking the worse. I screamed his name and heard whimpers from the floor board, I reached under the still inflated airbag and grabbed what I could. I scooped him up in my arms (and still fearing that the car was on fire) I flung open my door and ran out of my car. (Did I mention this was a freeway intersection?? Not too smart!!) I saw a guy standing on the edge of the road smoking and talking on his cell phone, the only thing I could think of was to ask him it was okay. He gave me the worst look and walked away. Then a lady came out of no where to ask me if I was okay. “I think I am” Is all I could think to say. She hugged me, still holding Riddick and walked me over to her car. She and her husband were dressed nicely, and they had two little girls in the backseat. I still wonder where they were going and if they missed what ever they were going too. Those little girls were probably my saving grace. They were so cute and just wanted to Hold Riddick. I couldn’t unglue my arms from him, so they just sat there saying “Hi Puppy” and “Puppy, Puppy, Puppy.”

The lady walked back over to me to ask again if I was okay or if there was anything I needed. I told her I was fine, but worried about Riddick. She told me he was okay, and petted him on the head. I asked her if she knew what happened. And if the guy had run a red light. She told me not to worry about it and just relax. I know I didn’t pass out, but the next thing I remember is sitting in an ambulance and the guys asking me to let go of Riddick so they could make sure I was okay. I told them “Only if you make sure if he’s okay first.” They obliged, but probably thought I was nuts! They checks him all over squashing and prodding him, I’m sure they were just trying to ease a crazy woman’s mind. One of the paramedics held him while they checked me. I couldn’t tell you, even if you offered me a million dollars, what anyone said to me. All I could see was Riddick laying in that mans arms shaking and crying. My face was burned from the airbag. My wrists were a little jammed from hitting so hard and my knee’s were bruised, but Thank God we both walked away from that accident. We both spent about 3 days on the couch unable to move and hurting so bad. I was able to get Riddick some pain medicine and we both just slept.

(Just so you know, I’m the idiot that ran the red light. Apparently, the green turn signal came on and I thought it was my green light to go straight. How I didn’t see the guy turning in front of me as I went straight before I hit him I’ll never know. And I don’t care too. As long as we’re safe..)

From that moment on, I owed more to him. He became an even bigger part of my life, because I realized how easily I could have taken his.

I started dating Aaron about 5 months after that. His parents tell me that Aaron has always been an animal person. But he didn’t take to Riddick as quickly as I wanted. Riddick and I slept nose to nose at night. I made him dinner almost every night and breakfast on the weekend. He really was my life. Aaron didn’t quite get that. He would let him sit on the couch every once in awhile. But didn’t really get what it was all about.

I gave him time and tried to be patient.. and he came around!!

Riddick became his little buddy very quickly. He learned that Riddick was a great napping friend and would keep him warm..

I would always find those two curled up on the couch when I’d least expect it.

We went hiking that first year and it’s where these 2 shined!! Riddick could run up a mounting right along side Aaron and never miss a beat. They had endless energy together and often left me in their dust..

Aaron even coaxed Riddick out on a log in the middle of Dog Lake

That year was the first year of our birthday tradition for Riddick. That year, and every year since, we’ve taken him to a park. We barbecue shishkabobs and play with him for hours. We eat ice cream and stay until the sun goes down.

His love for him and grown and grown.. He even allows himself to be called Daddy, and loves that Riddick knows who Daddy is, and will run to find him when I ask Riddick “Where did Daddy go?

These are just two of my favorite pictures ever of my two little guys..

(I never noticed it before but they both have shaggy hair in the top picture and buzzed hair in the second one!)

I don’t remember exactly when this was, but one night Aaron called Riddick Snuffleupagus when Riddick couldn’t stop sneezing. Since then, when ever he talks to him lovingly he calls him Puppleupagus.

The other night my heart melted when I over heard him having a heart to heart talk with Riddick while in his office.

He told Riddick, “You’re the Puppleupagus and I’m your Daddyleupagus and in there, that’s you’re Mommyleupagus.”

That was the moment that I knew that he understood…

We will always be his Mommyleupagus and his Daddyleupagus..and he will always be our Puppleupagus.

Aaron has said this a lot more since that day, and every time he says it. It just makes me smile. Both on the outside and inside..

I love you babe!!

Thanks for loving our baby puppy like I love our baby puppy!!

Anyone have a crane????

I feel like I need one to keep my eye’s open today..

I got in bed the second I got home last night and slept alllll night.. however.. I still feel like I could sleep all day today..

Whatever this nasty bug is.. it’s really kicking my butt..

That’s all….

Crappy day..

I’m kinda having a crappy day.. So I figured I would write about it.

Nothing to serious.. I just feel like poop.
My sinuses feel like they might explode.. I had the worst heartburn all night last night.. my throat is quite possibly on fire.. my body aches all over… I have a headache.. and what else do you want to know???
Oh Aaron.. He’s got a killer migraine..

All I want is to go home and lay on the couch with puppy….

I thought it would make me feel better to write a post but I wanted pictures and I don’t have my camera cord.. So I started looking through my phone to see if there were any pictures I could blog about.. but I can’t get them to email to me from my phone.. so then I remembered our family gallery… So time for the most random post ever!!!

Did I ever tell you that right before we got married Kara took me on an all expenses paid trip to Yellowstone??? We wanted to get away.. but still have it be in driving distance and fun! And Yellowstone was just that..It was my first time there and we had a blast!

I can’t wait to take Aaron there sometime..

(I sure was a lot skinnier back then!! But oh that hair.. I’m so glad that hair is gone.. Even though it looks pretty.. straightening that much hair everyday is not pretty!)

Some of the hot pools were soooo pretty.. and smelly..and all that humidity.. Wow.. I looked like

This was/is Old Faithful.. And honestly.. I’m very very glad it erupted just a few minutes after we sat down.. because LAME!! I was soooo unimpressed.. I mean.. I guess it’s kinda cool. But I feel like my whole life it’s been really talked up. And to actually see it. It wasn’t very impressive.
We actually got to see it twice.. f.y.i. just as lame the second time!

But the area it was in, and all the surrounding buildings and shops are pretty cool..

This is the Old Faithful Inn.. Isn’t it cool? It’s like a tree house. We actually ate lunch here!

Oh and we saw a gazillion of these…

And lots of bison too.. They were pretty cool. We didn’t see a moose. And I really wanted to. We could tell there was a wild life sighting every time there was a bunch of cars pulled over on the side of the road. We stopped every time. One time we apparently barely missed seeing a bear.

And this one time, we saw everyone stopped… we tried to find a place to stop and couldn’t. We seriously turned around 3 times to find a place to stop. Finally I got the hand of this animal thing and rolled down the window to ask someone what they were looking at. If it was Elk or Bison.. No thanks! We already had our fill. This lady gets really excited runs up to my window and with her eye’s as wide as they will open she says “It was a woof!” She was so excited it was soo funny! To this day we use the woof joke all the time! Do you think that lady actually thought wolf’s were called woof’s?? I don’t think l’s can be silent.


How would you like if you wake up and found this guy in your front yard! There were a million of them. This was my favorite town EVER!! I would totally live here if I could..

And this.. I think is just a phenomenal picture! I am seriously considering considering converting it to black and white and hanging it in our bedroom. But I’m a little worried about how bleak and depressing it looks.. oh well…

Okay.. that’s all I can think of to say.. and my sister really hates pictures without people in them, so I better stop now, since that’s about all I have..

I hope you feel better than me… mostly.. I just really hope you don’t feel like poop today! :)