Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Can you resist this delight? My dad came over tonight with his arms full of goodies. Most importantly was my 4 year old wedding cake. I know, it sounds scary, but it's not! He's a professional baker and he has been the master at keeping this cake fresh since we got married. Our 4 year wedding anniversary is tomorrow and so, it's time, to pull out the yellow cake with guava and strawberry filling, buttercream frosting and my favorite purple little flowers. I snuck a bite and slipped one to my dad too... yummy! Believe it or not, there's not even a drop of frostbite! I'm so excited for our anniversary tomorrow. Not to mention in my dad's other arm was a homemade strawberry/rhubarb/apple pie that he made us with cut-out hearts around it. Now that's a dad for you! My wonderful loving creative mother also made us a 99% recycled card made with the original paper I created our invitations with. Now, that's where I get my creativity. My parents. Love it!
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Sisters. I'm so happy I have a sister like Diana. She is my best friend, sister, business partner, and most importantly the person I would turn to if I ever needed a friend. She listens, cares, loves, shares, laughs and cries with me. In the 6 years I've been with Jason we have overcome a lot of situations. All in all we have made it out better than I would have imagined. I can't wait to have so many memories together. Thanks Diana for being my sister.
Friday, August 1, 2008
THOMAS JEFFERSON(1743-1826): He was an amazing man. Visiting his house in Monticello, Virginia gave me chills. He is most remembered as author of the Decleration of Independence. He once said "No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden." His garden was a beautiful, each and every square inch of it. He had eggplant, to watermelons, to grapes and beyond. Every single stem was thriving in his rich soil and beautiful surrounding earth. His house was re-composed of most of his items and I felt thrilled to walk the floor that he created. His rotating book tray gave me inspiration alongside his polygraph where he would copy the books he wrote such as "Jeffersons Works." Seeing the ~6'3" bed he died in made me reflect on how he changed this world. He died on July 4th only hours before his friend, John Adams. Back in that time they transfered news via horseback so John thought his friend was still alive, when he died on July 4th as well. What an amazing day that was. Oh... the history.... I love it.