Wednesday, May 21, 2008


So Lately I have been really into teaching myself how to decorate here are some pictures of a few of the cakes that I have done!

Jamie and Landi's Wedding Cake

International Pirate Day 2006?

Laura's Birthday "Purse" Cake

Brandon and Demarae's Wedding Cake

Partying at Dash Point

Since last Saturday was extremely hot then after going camping Nikki and I decided to spend rest of the afternoon at Dash Point State Park. It seems like about half of Federal Way had that same idea. Not only were there a ton of people at the beach, but it was at high tide making it even more crowded. Despite how crowded it was it was still a great place to be able to soak up the sun. Sometimes it is even more fun when there are a lot of people because you end up running into people you know and also getting to just sit around and watch people. It's amazing how many people that should not be wearing bikini's were wearing bikini's...anyways....After sitting on our towels for awhile we decided that we wanted to get away from the heat and the crowd for awhile (although we could have gone into the water to do that, high tide also means a lot of gross seaweed at the shoreline). We decided to hike up the "famous dirt hill". I had never climbed up this hill and figured that it is something that everyone has to do once in there life. Me and Nikki struggled are way up the hill until we finally made it to the top (We sort of felt dumb that it took us so long when a lady probably 3 times older then us climbed up the hill in a quarter of the time...oh well..we were tired from camping I guess). After getting to the top and climbing into this cool little cave..the only thing left to do was slide down the dirty hill back down to the beach. I ended up getting pretty dirty from sliding/ slipping down the dirt hill..but oh well..good times.

Camping at Ensign Ranch

This past weekend I went to a five stake young single adult camp out at Ensign Ranch. I must say that it was the perfect weekend to go camping, the weather was in the 80's for most of the time. I went with Nikki Wheelwright, Bobby Kaler, Danny Knechtel and JJ Knechtel. It was a lot of fun getting to spend some time actually hanging out with people rather than sitting at home, which is what I have done a lot lately because most of my friends are still in school. There was probably only about 60 people at the activity but it was still a ton of fun. Nikki and I decided that since it was a campout we wanted to sleep outside under the stars rather then in the cabins with the rest of the group. I have to admit I didn't sleep well that night...mostly because I had a strange fear that if I fell asleep a bear would eat me. I'm happy to say that did not happen and I was able to wake up the next morning alive and well. It was a bit awkward when we woke up because there were about 20 people standing around us waiting for breakfast who were staring at us...I'm pretty sure they were just jealous.

The rest of the day was spent having a fireside and testimony meeting, then heading off to a service project where we raked wood...I don't really know the purpose of it...but I guess it's always good to do service. Over at the area where we did the service project we found a rope swing that was also a lot of fun...just a little high off the ground...and since I'm slightly afraid of heights it was sort of scary..but not really. After the service project and lunch then the majority of the people left to go home...but we decided to go check out the water since it was very hot outside. We opted not to go to the lake for fear of leeches, so we drove down to where the river ran. The river was brown and very cold so I only got my feet in there before we all decided that it would be best to leave home. On the way home we stopped by North Bend which is always fun. The temperature there was 98 degrees...crazy. All in all it was a great way to spend the weekend enjoying the outdoors and having tons of fun!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

It's a blog!

Since everyone seems to be starting their own blogs it reminded me that I actually started a blog several years ago for my classes. I decided to bring it up to date...but I really don't have much going on in my life to we'll see how it goes. I deleted most of my writing projects that I had on my blog, but I decided that I would keep one essay that I had to write about my cousins my junior year. I am kind of obsessed with my family, so I decided that it would be best to keep that essay. Well...hopefully I come up with something amazing to write soon!