7QT: Rainbow Cake and Winter Break Edition.

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Let’s start things off on a happy note! Here’s a actually-n0t-awful picture of the boy and I from the dinner at Gordon Biersch that big brother and sister-in-law treated me to for my birthday. (Also in attendance: lovely nephew and beautiful baby girl niece).

My mom’s comment on the FB photo: “Happiness!” I think she got it right.

boy and i

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Did i tell you about the Rainbow Cake that sister and I made last weekend? I think I did, but I neglected photos. So here, these should cheer you up!

In 3 easy steps……… TA DA, BEAUTIFUL RAINBOW CAKE OF HAPPINESS AND JOY.
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Sunday afternoon was the Rite of Election and it went just fine…even if we had absolutely no idea what was going on. oops.

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Monday was a federal holiday, so both big brother and the boy had the day off. So! The first adventure was a grand trip to… a Franciscan monastery in DC. None of us had ever been there. We got to go on a pretty sweet tour of the church with an excellent guide, including the underground part that’s underneath the main body of the church. Most of the structures within the church echo structures in the Holy Land, and since it’s unlikely I’ll ever see them, I enjoyed living vicariously!
Unrelatedly, I definitely tripped on a rug and almost splayed myself all over the floor. Thankfully, I didn’t. (Yay!)

So here’s a panorama. It doesn’t do it justice. I know.

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Part 2 of Monday The Holiday: going to the Udvar-Hazy Center out near Dulles, to see all the big planes and stuff. (Note: ask me what happens when I’m told that we’re going to go out near Dulles and see planes. Hint: I don’t realize it’s a museum). So… there were lots of planes. And a space shuttle. And hang-gliders with fake people in them. And missiles. And rockets. And lots of small children running around. And lots of stairs… and we had fun.

On the left: random shot of the hangar where, well, lots of planes are. On the right: “welcome back to Earth from Space. Now you have to live in this converted Airstream trailer until we make sure that you didn’t bring any weird Space Germs back with you that will wipe out the Earth’s population. K Thanks!”
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In the meantime, I spent some quality time with the kiddos, who are just lovely the large majority of the time. πŸ˜‰ And the little miss gave me plenty of smiles. Not that I managed to get a picture of her smiling because…well, that would be too convenient. Here’s this. We were quietly walking through the house. In the mostly dark. So.
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And now I have much to accomplish before next week starts, which feels like it’s going to happen way too soon! I only have about a week and a half left at my internship… how fast did that fly by?!! I know, I know. Life happens when you’re busy living.

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5 thoughts on “7QT: Rainbow Cake and Winter Break Edition.

    • i actually said ‘awww’ too. thanks πŸ™‚

      the museum is SWEET. it’s near DC if you’re ever there. free to get in, although they charge for parking.

    • we don’t usually look that cute, i swear. πŸ˜€

      and yes! white cake mix. food coloring! we had 6 bowls we divided the mix into, and then dyed each one a different color, and then you just kind of “blob” it in layers into the cake pan. we also made some rockin’ psychedelic cupcakes:)

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