Tuesday, April 19, 2011

New Hobbies & Goals

How delightful do those look? Well, they taste just as good, if not better than how they look. My cousin Stephanie and I have found a love for baking and cooking. Yesterday we took on the challenge of raspberry filled cupcakes. I had never been much of a cupcake fan until then. CLICK HERE for the full recipe. We have decided that we're going to get together at least once a month to challenge ourselves to some sort of food that we may not have done by ourselves. Next time will be JAM. Have any of you tried making it? Do you have any tips?
Whether or not we take a class, or teach ourselves... this is another one of our goals. I would LOVE to learn how to make fondant cakes. I think it would be so much fun to be able to make a cake for a bridal shower, baby shower, birthdays, parties, graduation, etc. It couldn't be THAT hard could it? :/

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

World Travelers

Spring is upon us! I'm almost positive that we just had our last snowfall for this winter. At least we hope! We are especially excited for this spring because we will be traveling across the world! Most, if not all of you know that my parents live in Tokyo and that I used to. Now that I'm married I get to bring Kjarom back with me to show him my old stompin grounds. A few places I know I want to take him are:
  • Japanese Spa
  • Meiji Shrine
  • Sumo Wrestling
  • Shibuya
  • Harajuku
  • Light District
  • Tokyo Tower
  • Tokyo Temple - for Kurtis' endowments :)
I'm still trying to think of some really great things to do. For those of my friends/family members that have gone, what was YOUR favorite thing?

First Stop: TOKYO, JAPAN

Kjarom's family is from Allentown Pennsylvania and we'll be taking a flight from Tokyo to the east coast. Ick that'll be a LONG flight.

Second Stop: Allentown, Pennsylvania

Kjarom's younger brother and sister just got their mission calls on the same day ... BOTH going to Brazil and leaving on the SAME day. So they will be in the MTC together until they go their own ways to the separate areas. I'm so excited for them because Kjarom also served in Brazil. They will all be able to speak Portuguese together when they get back in a couple years! Okay so maybe I don't really like this because I won't understand a thing of it and hey what can I say... I like to be included! :) So, we'll be then traveling to the nearest temple in Washington DC for them to take out their endowments. I've never been there so I'm really excited to go to the temple there and explore the city! Maybe we'll see the president? hmmm...

Third Stop: Washington DC

I've never been to NYC before and we had planned to go at Christmas time while we were there visiting his family, but with all the crazy snow storms, we weren't able to make it. If all the plans work out, we will take a day to head out to NYC! Anyone have suggestions of their favorite places or MUST SEE'S?

Fourth Stop: New York City

Fifth Stop: HOME.