Monday, January 24, 2011

Counting Down for Baby

Baby Girl Erickson is due February 4th, but could come any day now. We got the crib set up and I've been crafting things for her. We're just about ready:)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Baby Showers

We had a wonderful baby shower in Davis while I was visiting for the holidays. Everyone was so generous! Cassie made an awesome diaper cake as well as some really cool looking cupcakes! Thanks Cassie!

We had a second shower in Arizona put on by Aunt Lara. It was at the Ritz-Carlton and was a tea shower. Kyle's mom and my mom flew in for the weekend and Kjerstin and Steve drove down from Vegas. So much fun! The tea was elegant and relaxed! Lara's friends were incredible and gave us lots of cool stuff!
The third shower was the same day, but at night for my friends. My friends Angel and Jesica went all out with decorations and food. Robin made a onsie decorating station and a hair bow making station. We had an advise table and lots of food, including milkshakes which I have been craving a lot:) It was way fun! Thank you to everyone!!!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Christmas in California

We spent our Christmas holiday in California with my family. It was fun! Kyle got a ton of shirt and tie sets for his rotations. It was fun to be with the family! We took some family pictures, but I haven't edited them yet, so to be posted soon.
For New Years Eve, we spent the evening with my parents making this incredibly difficult Lemon Cake. We used 2 pounds of butter, 16 eggs, and 14 lemons. Kyle was juicing lemons, dad was zesting lemons, I was whisking the lemon curd, and mom was whisking the lemon cream. After 20 minutes of whisking, I needed a break from leaning over the stove, so Mom took over my job and continued whisking for another 20 minutes. Well, we were whisking in a make shift double broiler, which meant a glass bowl over a regular pan. Right as Mom is about to give up on hitting the correct temperature, the glass bowl falls into the boiling water in the pot underneath! She screams, Dad's trying to find the potholder, and Kyle jumped. Then they got the bowl out and Mom is dabbing water out of the lemon cream. It ended up being ok, but what a process!