Friday, May 26, 2006


It's only 2:30p, but I've been looking at the clock since 11am waiting for 5 o'clock to roll around. I'm ready for the weekend.

Elaine is coming to visit this weekend and I am so excited! She is our first visitor from out of state and first overnight guest. There isn't a lot to do in Ann Arbor, but I think we'll muster up some fun things to do while she's here!

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Another Post About Cake

I called our bakery in Fargo that we had chosen to make our wedding cake to set up a tasting for while we were in Fargo. The woman was 'so glad' that I had called, because they were in the process of calling all of their wedding parties to alert them that the head baker, and the namesake of the store had 'abruptly' left the business, and that we would have to find an alternate baker in town. People, it's Fargo, there aren't a ton of options. Luckily though, we were able to secure another bakery with their recommendation. Unfortunately, we've never tasted their cakes, but I'm sure it will be we have a tasting in July to try out their flavors. For those of you attending the big event, the potential cake and icing flavors are listed below, so vote for your favorite (o.k., vote even if you can't make it...I need the input, as you can see, the possibilities are staggering!)

Cake Flavors
French Vanilla
German Chocolate
Chocolate Fudge
Chocolate Raspberry
Red Velvet
Strawberry Swirl
PiƱa Colada
Raspberry Swirl
Cookies 'n' Cream
Peanut Butter

Filling Flavors
Bavarian Creme
Caramel Nut
Chocolate Truffle
Raspberry Mousse
Strawberry Mousse
Chocolate Mousse
German Chocolate

Wednesday, May 24, 2006


I've been having a problem at home lately that involves cake. I think cake is o.k., although I'd much rather have some sorbet or another dessert in it's place. Well, Michael doesn't have the same though. HE WANTS CAKE. Sunday night at 8pm as I was putting away laundry he looks over and said "I wish I had some cake", and I offered to bake one. After him saying no about 10 times I could tell he really did want one, so I went to the kitchen and made a vanilla sponge cake...from scratch. Needless to say, by the time I came home on Monday it was gone.

So last night after dinner Mike asks if I've bought him any "treats". I informed him that while no, I didn't, I did make him a cake 48 hours prior and wasn't that enough. Not more than 15 minutes later we were driving to the grocery store to pick up a cake mix and frosting for his 2nd cake of the week.

This has got to stop.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Dear Michael,

I understand that you have a mandatory session at school this evening that you weren't able to get out of. But I want you to understand that Jason Mraz, my favorite artist on the plant, is performing tonight and we have tickets. I know you took your ticket as you left this morning in case you were able to get out early and drive the hour to the venue to meet me.

Honey, please be aware that if you aren't able to join me and Jason Mraz should notice me sitting in the crowd. alone and available, and he happens to offer to father my children and sing to me for the rest of eternity, I just might take him up on the offer. I just want you to be forwarned.



Wednesday, May 17, 2006


Our engagement pictures are in! If you'd like to view them, or purchase some for yourself they can be viewed here. In order to view you'll need the username, Sunny and Michael, and the password, 12167. We had them taken in Gallup Park where we got engaged, and the bridge we are walking towards and the rocks we are sitting on in some of the pictures is under the bridge where Mike proposed.


I had 16 post-its on my desk today with notes written all over them. It was obviously a very busy day.

On another note, we bought our tickets to Las Vegas for the Sam's wedding. Mark that down as airline tickets #3 and #4 purchased so far. Only 4-5 more to go!

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Happy Mother's Day!


Happy Mothers Day! I hope you have a wonderful day, and even though I can't be in Seattle to spend it with you, I'm thinking about you. I'm glad you enjoyed your flowers, even if the florist did send a completely incorrect arrangement. However, your 2nd arrangement of correct flowers will be there on Monday. Enjoy!



Saturday, May 13, 2006


H&M opened yesterday in the mall next to my apartment. I went today and it was a bad, bad mistake. Cute clothing at inexpensive prices...I can see already I'm going to have to leave my credit cards at home when I go there.

Friday, May 12, 2006


How is it the 12th of May and still only 45 degrees outside? What happened to the 70 degree weather of a week and a half ago?

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Yummy Goodness

Last night we had to run an errand about 20 miles from home, and it just so happens that a few miles from there is a Culvers. Most people outside of the midwest don't know what Culver's is. It is a fast food restaurant whose specialty is frozen custard. The custard is unbelievable. For all of you attending the wedding in Fargo in October, plan on stopping by for one of their yummy treats, the ultimately blissful taste is well worth the calories.

Of course my Aunt Jane is well aware of the magic which is Culvers. She is known to keep a schedule of their daily special flavors in her car so she can stop and pick up something yummy when she's out and about.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

It's always something

The last 48 hours have been full of one issue after another:

Mike's car died. It's dead. So now we're shopping for cars when we didn't expect to be adding a car payment into our monthly bills

We have ants. Came home last night to find a little trail along the ledge in our kitchen. Where they are coming from, or what they think they're going to eat, I have no idea. We bought some ant traps last night, and now they are feeding on it. Stupid ants.

Our thermostat is busted. I set our temperature in the house to about 70, and a few degrees lower at night. I wake up HOT and find out the air isn't working.

10/14/06. Our wedding. Mike has school and we knew he would need to miss a week, which isn't a problem, except about four weeks during the school year they have 'manditory' weeks, and it JUST SO HAPPENS that they have scheduled one of those weeks for either the week before or the week after our wedding. So option A (f it's the week before_, they'll let him leave Thursday afternoon, or option B (if it's the week after) , he'll have to leave to go home the day after our wedding. Neither I'm super excited about, but I guess we'll just have to roll with the punches.

And finally, travel. We've purchased our first 2 airline tickets (of the upcoming 8-10 we'll need to purchase before January) wallet already feels strangely light.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006


Last night I had to work late, which is never much fun. I ran a couple of errands, got home and finished up my paper for school. I sat down on the couch and the phone rang and it was Michael. He was driving back from his martial arts class 75 miles away and had broke down. Thank goodness he had just made it into Ann Arbor, but was stalled at the side of the road. I drove across town and called the towing company to pick the car up. Over and hour later they finally arrived to take the car to the shop. We're not sure the car is repairable, or if we should just junk it and try to get a new one. Not exactly what we needed right now is to pay for a new car, but I guess sometimes things happen when you least expect it. I have to say though, that Mike won't be the least bit sad to see that car go!

Monday, May 08, 2006

Getting it done

I finally feel like I got some things accomplished over the weekend. It's been weeks since I've felt like I've really gotten anything done. This weekend Mike and I had our engagement pictures taken at the park where we got engaged. I can't wait to see the proofs. It felt like every time she took a picture my face was in a funny position. I definitely need the "1, 2, 3" before a picture. She took some unique shots and hopefully a few turned out.

I also ordered the bridesmaids dresses. I am so thankful for finding Netbride, because in doing so we saved $60 per dress and the company has great reviews. I can't wait to see them in person, although that won't happen until right before the wedding because they are being shipped directly to the girls, and I won't see any of them after their dresses arrive, before the wedding weekend.

We caught a movie at the dollar theatre next to our house. We saw Firewall, and although I think Harrison Ford is awesome, I have to say that he may be getting a tad old for all of these action movies.

Also managed to get the house cleaned, try a new restaurant and split a piece of fantastic carrot cake from Sweetwaters Bakery. Yum!

Thursday, May 04, 2006

10 Years

My high school reunion is this summer and a few months ago I got an e-mail to verify my address. I thought that an invite would have come by now so I logged onto our alumni website to see if there was any further information. The page is pretty much blank, except for a very small 'June 17, 2006' in the upper left corner. That is just over six weeks away. Now I realize that my class was only 75 people, and probably 90 percent of them still live in town, but 'cmon, it would be nice to get an invite more than a week beforehand. Oh well, I'm already going back in July, I guess I'll have to wait for my 20-year reunion!

Reality TV

I'll admit it, I enjoy reality t.v., or at least some of it. One show that I really enjoy is Top Chef on the Bravo channel. It's interesting to see the food that they create, but also the amount of drama that a few chefs in the kitchen can create. I know they choose people that will not be compatable exactly for those reactions for t.v., but sometimes you just want to jump into the t.v. and kick some chef butt!

For those of you have been watching it, last night Leann went home, which makes me mad, because Tiffany just angers me with her higher-than-thou attitude and I'm going to be so upset if she wins!

Also, if you watch it -- I'm SO happy they kicked Steven off. He was so annyong, he was the most self-centered person on the show, and his food was artful but not edible, and who wants that?

Monday, May 01, 2006

Happy May Day!

I miss being a kid sometimes, especially on days like today. May Day was great! We would come home from school and run around the neighborhood dropping baskets of candy off at our friends houses and try not to get caught. I always looked forward to it, not so much for the candy, but more because the weather was usually nice and my friends and I could be outside.