Monday, December 8, 2008

Decorating and Christmas Party

I am so excited about Christmas this year, because it will be our first Christmas at the Phillips'. We spent the Saturday night after Thanksgiving decorating the Christmas tree and the apartment. We had a great time putting everything up and Roxie even enjoyed herself (and she has not messed with the tree yet either amazingly). Christmas is my favorite time of the year, getting to spend time with your family and friends and remembering the true meaning of Christmas. Below are a couple of pictures of our tree and apartment and also a few from our Sunday School Christmas party. We had a progressive dinner this past Saturday night and our home was host to the warm appetizers. It was so much fun to go to each others home and get to hang out with everyone. Adam and I are truly blessed to have found a church where we feel at home and have such great Christian friends.

Clemson USC

This year I watched the game with my sister, I think she thought she was going to be able to rub a win in my face. But alas, Clemson stomped USC, wooo hooo. GO TIGERS!!!! Wish I could have actually been at the game but it was nice to watch it with three USC fans and being able to gloat all day long.

6th Annual Friend Thanksgiving

Once again, my lovely friends and I had our annual Friend Thanksgiving. This is now the 6th year that we have continued this tradition. We started one year when we were all in Clemson before leaving to go home to our families. It is such a great tradition to get to spend with some of my best friends. With a season of Thanksgiving it is so nice to enjoy an evening with the ones you love. Below are a few pictures from the night including the newest addition, little Jackson :)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Updating Soon

Sorry for the delay...I will be posting a new message hopefully today or tomorrow. Things have been a little crazy around here lately but I will update with a Thanksgiving blog and what not. Love to all!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Clemson Homecoming

This past Saturday I went to the Clemson vs. Duke game with my sister, Belinda, and Dorothy. It was definitely good to be at Clemson again. It made me miss my days as a student there. The weather ended up being great, a little cold at times, but it was a great day to hang out and see the Tigers win!!!! We even came early to have our not so fancy tailgate out of the back of my jeep :)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Apple picking in Hendersonville

Kris and I went apple picking this past Saturday in Hendersonville, NC. It was a great day to see all the beautiful fall colors and leaves. It amazes me that people can look at the beauty and still say that there is not a Creator. God has created this beautiful scenery for us to enjoy.
We went to the Sky Top Orchard to pick our apples. We ended up having to walk all the way to the end of the orchard to get the pink lady apples that we wanted which wasnt a problem till we had to tote our baskets full of apples all the way back. We had a great time and even got to sample all the different kinds of apples. They also sold these amazing apple cider doughnuts. I would be willing to drive the 40 minutes just for those doughnuts. Anyway, here are some pics from the trip.

Wilton Course I

Here are some pics of the cakes that I made for my Wilton course I. I am pretty proud of these cakes, especially the one with roses (even though my bow doesnt look that great). I waited to the last minute to make my roses and the icing bag busted twice, so I think it turned out pretty well if I say so myself. I am currently taking course II and learning how to make a bunch of different flowers. My dream job would be to own my own bakery and cake decorating shop one day.

My week one cake, the rainbow

Week two cake, the clowns (Belinda I am sure this will be your favorite)

And the final cake with my roses :)

I am going to give it a try!!

So I have decided to do this whole blogging thing. It seems as though people love blogging so I thought I would just go on ahead and give it a try. I cannot promise that my blog will be interesting, but this is my life and I love it.
Currently I am procrastinating a little at work this morning. I know I shouldn't be, but I needed a little break this morning. I have been a little overwhelmed this week. I actually got a new job within the company that came with a raise (woo hoo). So I have been trying to do my job as well as train for the new one. A bit of information overload, but I think I am going to enjoy the new job. :)
I went to cake class last night for my Wilton course 2. We worked with color flow and royal icing and made several types of flowers. I am really enjoying these classes and have started to make some cakes for my friends so hopefully they are paying off. I have always loved to bake and now I am getting into the whole decorating part of it. I will post some pics soon of my cakes that I made for course 1. Let me know if you ever want me to make a cake for you, I would love to do it.
Well I think that I have procrastinated enough this morning, but I will post again soon with some pics and what not. Love to you all!!