Thursday, May 29, 2008

Cupcakes for a Cure!!

Today I am officially a commercial baker! I make an innocent comment about how I put my leftover cinnamon cream cheese icing on cinnamon rolls and bam! I'm selling cupcakes at the new local coffee joint! Get Coffee will now feature cupcakes by Lovely Baker! And until October (much to the dismay of my husband), I am donating the money made from my mad baking skillz to my Avon Walk.

If you're in the Chamblee area this weekend, stop by our Taste of Chamblee event to sample my goodies at the Get Coffee tent! I will be featuring the very cinnamon cream cheese icing that got me into all this topping the famous Campbell banana bread recipe! This is a very secret recipe and will not be featured on this or any other blog. I was only able to procure it from my mom a couple years ago when I stole it out of her recipe box and copied it into a notebook! Can't make it to the Taste? Well stop by Get Coffee and get cupcakes!

Dancing Girls

My girls can only stay in one place for so long. So on Saturday, after a long day of shopping and then making them sit in a restaurant booth, they were ready to dance! The Mariachi music outside of the On The Border was just what they needed.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Donna Martin graduates!

This is almost a week overdue but Congratulations to my brother Sean on graduating from high school!! We were worried there for awhile and I'm not talking about the rain storm preceding the outdoor ceremony.
Said ceremony was pretty typical, highlighted only by making Sean dance and wave frantically for 5 minutes until Mom finally spotted him in the sea of blue. Also by the Valedictorian's speech about how he couldn't stand up there and tell everyone what a bright future they had ahead of them because he was no prophet. Erin described it as epic.
Here's a few photos of the momentous occasion. I am so proud of you Seany!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Days 4 - 6

I've been crazy busy at work and home so I've been neglecting my poor blog. So I'm dumping the rest of the Berlin photos and moving on to more exciting ventures - like Mia & Layla. Mia, who spent the whole weekend arguing that she wasn't arguing. And Layla, who spent the whole weekend whining and beating up on Mia.
But to finish up my trip blogging, I have to say again how exhausting this vacation was. It literally took me an entire week to get caught up on sleep and energy! We saw so much, I just can't believe it. So in the last fews days, we saw the Pergamon Museum, The Reichstag Building and rode to the top of the dome (WAY better than the TV Tower and it was free!) We found a street market with jewelry made of coral and lava among other things. We finished the trip with a visit to Checkpoint Charlie, the crossing point between East & West Berlin. For 5 Euros, they stamp your passport in English, Russian, and German. It was pretty cool and kind of surreal. Especially since the Russian and American "soldiers" posing for photos were all German actors.
It was a wonderful trip and I highly recommend it if you have a love for history and architecture as it is rich in both. Here's all my photos from the whole week. I took over 500 in all!!
All stories need a good finish and we were given one in the form of a street performer. We were on our way to the Ka De We, a huge shopping center to finish up our gift buying and came across this guy and I can't think of a better way to end our vacation than with some awesome break dancing!