We started our adventure on Friday, taking a trip to a quilt shop I have been wanting to see, Sew Worth It! And it was. After that a bit of lunch and a trip to the grocery store for supplies and $300 later, we headed home with a truck bed full of what would become some yummy party food.
As soon as we reached home we started cooking. And cooking. And cooking. Dips, spreads, sausage rolls, peeling and cutting vegetables, baking Asian chicken wings, Italian chicken wings, not to mention scalloped potatoes and cube steaks for dinner! I thought we would never finish but we did, at 10:30 that night.
The next morning we were up at eight, making cupcakes and butter cream icing, chocolate and vanilla. The chocolate icing proved too much for my sister's mixer. Half-way through it spun its last spin and smoke came billowing out of the vents. The chocolate icing had visible bits of butter, but that's okay. No one seemed to mind.
It was all worth it in the end. The graduate was a happy (full) camper and everyone had a great time.
Although I am sure his sister has plans for it as well. You can see it all over her face.
Sunday morning my mom, John and I woke up and began to get ready for our drive home. Everything was running smoothly until John discovered ants on his shorts. Apparently he had brought in a hitchhiking beetle, which died during the night. His death brought in dozens of fire ants, evil things. What did John do when he found them? Threw his shorts at me. I caught them, still not really realizing what was wrong until ants began crawling off the shorts and all over me. Holy cow!! They were everywhere and they were m.a.d. What do ants do when they're mad? They bite and hard. Once I got John's bites treated, I checked mine. While I did not have too many, the bites I received caused my hands to swell along with my right ankle, where I didn't even know I had been bitten. Seriously, I had to wait an hour before I could leave to make sure nothing more was going to happen! Good night above.