I still haven't decided on what my 2009 Bible verse will be, but I know that one thing I want to do more of is sharing my hobbies with friends and family. So on that note I present to you the Vanilla Retreat Cupcakes, so named because I will be leaving shortly to join some friends at a weekend retreat!
I used a vanilla cupcake recipe I found here and haven't had the opportunity to try before now and a standard vanilla buttercream frosting. Hopefully I'll get some honest feedback from my friends so I know whether the recipe is a keeper or not. Course, I did set two aside so that Keith could have a few.
And this is the cupcake carrier that James and Loni got me for Christmas. The retreat cupcakes made 24...and can you see the two unfilled holes for the cupcakes I set aside for Keith? The carrier has another layer so it will hold up to 36 cupcakes. This is about the coolest thing I've seen in a long time.
It's not often that a golden retriever can look like a shar pei, but this tired old dog was worn out on New Year's Eve. We went to bed at 10:30 (I'm sure y'all have surmised by this blog what party animals we are and now you can verify it!), but apparently that was too late for some dogs. He fell asleep under the lights of the Christmas tree and I think he was happy as a clam over it.
"When just being together is more important than what you do, you are with a friend." - Unknown