My Family

My Family

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

One BIG cake for one BIG weekend

Jason and I help teach high school seniors Sunday School and a couple of weeks ago was our big weekend. Every year we have a banquet for the seniors and their parents and then we go off and stay at a beach house for the weekend. This year's banquet was at Dave & Busters so it was a night of fun for sure. We had about 70 people attending and we enjoyed a great buffet and then the seniors had to answer a couple of questions from our youth pastor, Bro. Todd for example, 1) what do you plan to do when you graduate 2) your biggest God moment. It's always so exciting to hear how God is working in their lives. We always pray that they will keep God close as they head off their separate ways.

All of our seniors.

Having some fun afterwards in the game room.

Of course a meal is not complete without dessert so since I had been taking a cake class I thought why not make the dessert for the banquet. I didn't think it would be too hard but I wasn't sure how much time it would take and of course I thought I could do everything I had planned like go to the final cake class Monday night (the banquet was Tues night). Needless to say I didn't make it to the final cake class. Instead I stayed up until about 3AM working on the cake. My wonderful husband even stayed up and helped me with the cake. We also had a video of all the seniors to finish putting together - thankfully I had finished a lot of it before Monday and he finished it up Monday night.

Boy, my kitchen was a mess. There was cake stuff EVERYWHERE!!

Thank goodness I took the day off Tuesday to finish the cake and make a last minute run to Michaels. I am notorious for not having everything I need to make something. It never fails, I'll be in the middle of making dinner or baking and realize I don't have something. Thanks to my parents who live next door I can usually find what I need.

I think I spent most of the day finishing up the cake. I'm not really sure why it took me so long except that I wanted it to look perfect as possible. The final product weighed about 50 pounds, so the tricky part was how we were going to transport it 40 minutes away without a disaster. Yeah, it made it with no issues and it was a huge hit.

We left for St Augustine Thursday afternoon and here's my vehicle packed as full as it has ever been. Imagine shopping at Sam's for 25 people. Thus why my car looks the way it does. It is always so much fun to be around them - it really makes me feel young again. I really can't believe it's been 16 years since I graduated. I guess I'm really not that young :(

We celebrated 2 birthdays while we were there - Julie and Brittyn

The whole group after we played Amazing Race thru downtown St Augustine - it's one of the highlights of the trip.