Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Weekend in San Antonio

Since Austin works 9 80 work weeks (9 hour days) he gets every other Friday off! It has been super awesome because we get to travel on the 3 day weekends that he has. We decided to pop over to San Antonio since Austin had never been. It is a pretty cool city!

We spent some time on the river walk, we found a really cool food truck park with amazing food, we saw the Alamo, we visited a few of the other missions in the Missions national historic park (they were way cooler than the Alamo), and we took the kids to the rainforest cafe (even though the food is awful... haha!). The kids loved it! 

The San Antonio riverwalk

We found an awesome food truck park with incredible food and music. Definitely a cool find!

Visiting the Alamo

The boys loved the Rainforest Cafe!

The Mision Concepcion was my favorite! 

This mission is the oldest stone building in the United States that hasn't been changed or renovated. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Hannah and McKaid's Wedding

In May Hannah and McKaid got married! I flew out to Idaho a week early to help with getting ready and prepping food and also making Hannah's wedding cake! I was so honored that they asked me to do it! It was my first time doing a wedding cake so I kept the design really simple and focused on making them really tasty! 

I made chocolate cake with raspberry buttercream, vanilla cake with fresh raspberries and swiss meringue buttercream, lemon cardamom cake with lemon curd and buttercream filling, chocolate cake with mexican spiced chocolate ganache filling and also chocolate cake with salted caramel and swiss meringue buttercream filling. 

It was a lot of work but luckily it all came together in the end! Every single piece of cake was eaten which is a good sign! Also, the bride and groom were SO happy with it, which is really all that matters anyway! 

The wedding was held at the Logan, Utah temple and the reception was at my Dad's institute building in Pocatello. It all turned out really nice and everyone had a great time dancing on the dance floor and eating all the delicious food and taking pictures at the photo booth and what not. I'm so happy for my sweet little sister and her new hubby, McKaid! He is one lucky guy, let me tell you that! 

Calum walking through the mall with Auntie Hannah and Papa

I got to attend Hannah's endowment session at the Brigham City Temple a few days before the wedding. It was so great!

The two love-birds, as happy as can be!

I'm so happy for this little sis of mine!

Hannah learning how I fill the cakes

Lemon cardamom is one of my favorite flavors!

Rissa, Devrey and I decided to try on our old wedding dresses too and get a picture with the new bride in hers! 

It has been almost 7 years since I wore this dress and I'm glad to say it still fits! 

Oliver thought I looked beautiful like a princess in my dress. He was almost embarrassed to see me in it! haha! So cute! 

The cake table just before the reception began

I was very relieved to be done and happy it turned out ok! 

Calum loved seeing Auntie Hannah in her wedding dress!

Austin made the wire cake topper for me! He is so talented!

Sending off the bride and groom to their honeymoon!

Cutting the cake! My Grandpa says this is what tells how successful the marriage will be. I think theirs is going to be great!

My beautiful sister!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

My Little Family- April 2016

Taking family pictures.... ugh! It is definitely a chore. A chore that Austin would be completely fine without ever doing. And, I really mean EVER. Now you can see where Oliver gets his stubbornness when it comes to being behind a lens. Both of them despise having pictures taken of themselves. So, I came prepared with a bag full of mike 'n ikes and other goodies to bribe some smiles out of them. :)

Since it was important to me to finally get pictures as a family of 4 we decided to schedule a quick (and I mean really quick) photo shoot with our good friend, Silke Masullo. She is incredibly talented! 

Everyone was really happy to dress down into our play clothes. These pictures are how life really is for the Boles family. We live in our chacos and t-shirts!