Sometimes God gives someone a special mission in life. Our friend Judy is one of those people. Being the loving and sweet lady that she is, she has opened her heart and her home to four children who could really use her right now. It wasn’t something that she was seeking, but when she saw the need, she answered.
A group of ladies decided that someone like that deserved to be honored and blessed as she undertakes such a huge task, so we decided to throw a baby shower. With twin babies, a toddler and an elementary schooler, Judy needed lots and lots of stuff, so hopefully this gathering of friends helped to get her new family started with the necessities.
So here’s the pretty little shower we put together for Judy. Because my mom knows I love to decorate and bake, she charged me with those duties. Thankfully my sister-in-law, Caimbrin, was willing to help with all the fun.
Dessert table :)
I really love to bake, but I’m ok with the fact that I’m not too good at it. I think my desserts taste good, but often are lacking in the looks department. As long as I go into a project telling myself it WILL NOT look like the picture on the Internet and it WILL have some flaws, it’s just fine. I was pretty happy with how this cake came out, but after I had cut and served about 3/4 of it to the guests…..it actually fell over. The heat of the porch plus too many layers stacked on top of each other made it tumble. At least everyone had already gotten a piece, and at least I know how to laugh at myself. I don’t think I’ll be getting a job with the Cake Boss any time soon.
My first attempt at cake balls. For flavor, I give them an A. For looks, well….they were deserving of a D+. haha. Maybe next time they’ll look as good as they taste.
Our guest of honor opening gifts.
Judy, you are one incredible lady! These kids are lucky to have you. Can’t wait to see the way you will bless them, and I know they’ll bless your life right back.
Later that weekend, I made a cake for my mother-in-law’s birthday, but I forgot to take a picture of it. The following day, I made another cake for my younger brother’s girlfriend’s going away dinner. (It was a weekend full of baking, as you can tell) Laura is off at college and we’re so proud of her, but we really miss her! She’s become like family to us, and she’s definitely one of Lincoln’s favorite baby sitters. Looking forward to seeing her on her breaks.
Here’s the cake I made Laura. Again, so not even close to perfect, but I really enjoyed making it.