All her dreams are made of strawberry lemonade . . .

Things are looking up... Oh, finally.

I made this big dinner for my family on Friday cuz it was my parent's 38th anniversary... It was yumm.. but I wasn't impressed by it to be honest.. haha Yah, I know.. but it wasn't planned out and I decided on a whim what I was making. My initial plan was to just cook dinner for my parents... and I had to change the meal last minute because others were coming who wouldn't eat it and neither would me and my sister since we do not eat meat.. so, it made no sense to make this dish for 2-3 people out of 7 people. So, with the menu changing last minute.. I didn't have much time to think it through.. and I didn't put much effort into it. But I can't complain. I loved my garlic grilled zucchini and salad the most. My sister's rice is amazing too. There was lots left over. .. and it's all mine!

BUT............... to be honest.. the highlight of my dinner arrangements was the cake the I baked.. which I stayed up until 1:00am the previous night to bake. AND.... the worst part is.. that I made SO much food (penne arrabiata for firsts, balsamic & rosemary chicken for seconds, grilled zucchini, roasted potatoes, steamed beans, mixed green salad as well as the rice dish that my sister brought).. that my parents were TOO stuffed to eat my cake! I was SOOO sad. Really. I was. haha. I know.. lame. BUt I was so proud of my cake and couldn't wait to unveil it to the world... err.. family.

Anyways, here are some fotos of my yummy cake. It was a red velvet cake, in case you're wondering what kind it was. But, I'm sure you can tell that when you see the inside of it.. ;D

I actually shaved all that white chocolate on top by hand. It was SUCH a pain in the ass... but so worth it. The cake was so delicious and I made it all from scratch. I've never made a red velvet cake before... but I've always wanted to because they look so amazing!! But I've never eaten one either... so, I have no idea what it's supposed to taste like. So, I hope it was good to others as well.

Yes, this blog was purely to brag about my mad baking skillz, y0. haha Kidding.

Recently, I've been catching up with old friends that I have not seen in a long time and I'm so happy about that. I'm so glad to have gotten a chance to see them and chat. It's been such a long while since I've spoken to them... and I realized how much I missed them and the times I had before.

I have very good feelings right now about life and things in general. I seem to be in a positive mood and place lately... and in high spirits. I'm not sure why... what's causing it.. or how long it will last... but I definitely welcome it with open arms. I've been on a rocky road for far too long and this little bit of calmness with a bit of sunshine is most appreciated. :)

Have a great night people... and HUG frequently!!! ^__^
much love,
~G .xoxo.