Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Chick Pics part 2!

A few weeks back I posted about Noah's Chick Pics.

I'm incredibly pleased with these pictures. I can't wait to work with Double Takes Photography again, Nikki was great!

Check out these pics, great work!

Monday, April 11, 2011

A Nawlins Wedding!

This past weekend was Aaron and Ashlee's wedding and let me tell you, it was an incredible night!

Ashlee was a beautiful bride and everything was so nice. The ceremony was held in our alma mater's chapel. It was great to be back at Cabrini! Sitting in the pews in the chapel reminded me of high school and here we are 10 years later at my friends wedding.

Ashlee wore a dress that her mom hand made. It was really pretty and what an awesome thing to wear a dress that your mother made you on your wedding day, that is so special!

The reception was held at Rosy's Jazz Hall. Ashlee and Aaron kicked the wedding off with entering the room as Mr. and Mrs. while wearing Mardi Gras masks and 2nd lining. It was perfect and totally New Orleans!

The Jazzmen Brass Band came and really got the party started! It was such a great time to get down with a jazz band. All the guests really enjoyed it and the men got everyone on their feet.

The night ended by playing "Living On A Prayer" and I brought out a little air guitar...oh yes I did.

I'm so happy to have been a part of their big day! Aaron and Ashlee are off on their honeymoon in Riviera Maya. I'm sure they are having a blast relaxing and soaking up the sun. Congrats newlyweds!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Never give up....

Never give up on something that you can't go one day without thinking about.

I keep on thinking of that daily. It's a great quote and keeps on reminding me to keep on pushing on with trying to have another baby.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Cake Balls...Amazeballs!

I'm sure you have seen those adorable cake pops, right? The ones Bakerella has made super popular? They have gotten so much buzz that Starbucks even has their own spin off of cake balls.

Since I visit Starbucks daily, Noah sees the sign for them 5 times or more in one week (sorry, some days are just a double Starbucks day...don't judge!). Every day Noah screams for them "Mommy, please give me a cake pop...PLEASE?". I've given into him asking me on more than one occasion but each one of these beauties are $1.50.

I know, I know $1.50 doesn't break the bank but seriously you get maybe 2 bites, well more if you have a toddler sized mouth like Noah. Last Friday, I came up with the idea that I will make cake balls for Noah since I felt guilty for not giving in and buying him one.

I luckily had left over chocolate in red and blue from his birthday party and some cake mix and icing in the pantry. The cake balls I've tasted were red velvet and just vanilla cake. What I had was chocolate frosting and vanilla cake mix. It didn't sound like a good combo but it was late on a Friday night and I didn't feel like leaving the house, so what I had was just going to work.

Here are the instructions for cake balls...super easy! They were very yummy too. One of my friends even said they were amazeballs! This is definitely my new easy to go to sweet tooth recipe for parties in the future. I plan on making many different combos! Carrot cake w/cream cheese for Easter is next on the agenda. Mmm.