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Entries from February 2007

photo friday: textured.

February 23rd, 2007 No Comments

i heart batik.


what Wilton doesn’t want you to know.

February 23rd, 2007 No Comments

Fondant cakes are relatively easy to make. This is the second one that I’ve ever made. Here’s the secret recipe to get good tasting, easy to use, inexpensive fondant that’s gooey and fun to make by hand: the best fondant recipe ever. Hey, maybe you’ll want one of these to look smokin’ while you’re baking. […]


photo friday

February 21st, 2007 1 Comment

today is the day kids. I’ve been receiving photo friday challenges for over a year now and have never submitted an image. This weeks challenge was self-portrait 2007 which, as you know, is right up my alley. My only challenge was choosing from the 50 some odd self-portraits I’ve taken in 2007. I chose this […]


lonely hearts club loses a member

February 17th, 2007 No Comments

It was a ridiculous 80 degress outside yesterday so the lonely hearts club (chris Schuster and me) went to Pacific Beach and shared some pizza on the sand. This is why I love San Diego. It was like a mini vacation from our lives. Our friendship was born and blossomed in split-screen sadness, each of […]


love and stuff

February 15th, 2007 No Comments

I spent many hours this week baking cakes for men that are nameless to me. I enjoyed myself quite a bit because I like wearing aprons and licking batter from wooden spoons. The cakes were given as gifts from the sisters in my ward to the men in my ward for Valentine’s Day. How I […]


more cuteness

February 13th, 2007 2 Comments

Abraham with his little sister, MIriam. Oh, the cuteness!


Happy Birthday Miriam!

February 12th, 2007 No Comments

yay! This morning Miriam made her grand entrance into the world. Mom, Dad, brother, and baby are all doing well! oodles of love to you Miriam! xoxox auntie laura. =)


There is absolutely nothing like the frame…

February 9th, 2007 No Comments

This has to be the worst picture of Nathan Ellis-Brown in the world, except for the pictures that I have of him dancing around the stage in our high school production of South Pacific in shorts and a sailor hat. This was taken on my camera phone in a late-night diner in Seattle. Nathan rocks. […]


the new Mr. and Mrs. Thompson

February 6th, 2007 2 Comments


sushi and stuff

February 6th, 2007 No Comments

I had sushi for the first time this last weekend! It was just ok. I went to Taka in the Gaslamp District with my sister-in-law Ashley. We walked there from my apartment hoping to find something “adventurous” to eat. We had wanted to eat at La Prada in Balboa Park, but failed to make reservations […]