2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,600 times in 2010. That’s about 4 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 59 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 362 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 547mb. That’s about 7 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was July 3rd with 74 views. The most popular post that day was 50th birthday bowling cake!.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, en.wordpress.com, mail.yahoo.com, mail.live.com, and en.search.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for cute display pictures, rocket cake, toy story cupcakes, bacon cake, and toy story cake ideas.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


50th birthday bowling cake! July 2010


When are you opening a cakery?? July 2010


My birthday cake failure! June 2010


Mom’s 60th birthday November 2010
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Baby Shower Rocket Cake June 2010


January 2, 2011. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Fat cat liked the quilt I added to the bed to keep warm with!

He’s too cute!

And sleepy

She has Christmas eyes….

December 23, 2008. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Finished Product

The Middle tin with dipped goodies

The large tin with cookies!

I finished all the dipping and baking on Monday and delivered the goodies to Dad and Jennifer and Sam and Jenny. Clint wasn’t home and I’m taking Mom’s over on Christmas Eve. (Mom, those one above are pictures of yours!) I admit I haven’t tasted everything yet, but everything I have taste has been pretty good. I hope everyone enjoys their treats!


December 23, 2008. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Finishing up

Gingerbread men

Sugar cookies, ready to frost

Christmas mice!

Too cute!

December 23, 2008. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

The Ice Storm: Outside

Outside the front door
The street in front of our house
Icy weeds
Picnic anyone?

December 21, 2008. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

The Ice Storm: My Car

My spoiler!

My mirror!

Even the tires have ice on them!

My car is completely covered!
Nice icicles on the front!

December 21, 2008. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

I tried making a cake that I saw on the Kraft webpage. It turned out looking pretty good. Not sure yet how it tastes as we haven’t cut into it. The recipe can be found here:

Luscious Four-Layer Pumpkin Cake

November 23, 2008. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

What else is there to say?

Finally, an election I can be proud of!

November 5, 2008. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.


Chocolate cookies with peanut butter Halloween M&M’s, peanut butter blossoms with candy corn kisses, white chocolate nilla wafer eyeball cookies, and white choc dipped pretzels! Yum! Just a few more things to get ready for the party tonight!

October 31, 2008. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

I went to Utah last week to visit my good friend Jenn! We’ve known each other since… grade school! She’s living in Utah with her husband Matt who teaches math at Weber State University, and her son Peter, who recently turned 2! She’s a stay at home mommy and I thank her for it! Peter is so smart and well behaved. I’m sure it’s because of all the quality time they get to spend together. If only more mommies and daddies were able to stay home with their kids! It’s tough with the economy like it is (in the crapper!) so I’m extra thankful that Jenn is able to stay home.

I had a GREAT time visiting! I flew in on Thursday Oct. 2, and our goal that night was to watch the VP debate. It was almost as exciting as we expected. No major mistakes by either candidate, unless you count the fact that Sarah Palin didn’t answer any questions… I think that was less mistake and more calculated politics!

Friday we hiked up near Jenn’s house. It was really pretty! The air is thinner up at that elevation though compared to at home. I was huffing and puffing by the time we got to the top! Jenn probably thought I was going to have a heart attack! After the hike we ran around town a little, bought a cake pan, my halloween costume, some produce from a farm co-op she belongs to. Then we had a quick lunch and picked up Matt to take him to Salt Lake to give a talk at University of Utah. After dropping him off we went to Red Butte Garden and walked around there for a while. The flowers were so pretty! And it was fun watching Peter run around and look at everything. I think the highlight was feeding the fish/ducks! He really liked that! After the Garden, we went back downtown and found Obama’s headquarters and Jenn got a sign for her yard. (Hopefully it’s still in the yard!) We visited the coolest library I have ever seen! Then went out to dinner before heading home.

Saturday Jenn and I went to see Nick and Norah’s Infinate Play List. It was cute! I love the guy who played Nick! Gotta love the awkward nerd! We made it home just in time to watch the beginning of SNL…. Tina Fey rules! Funniest opening ever!

Sunday we walked down to a coffee shop in the neighborhood for some chai. yay!

Monday was the sad day… going home. It was a great trip though! I hope they’ll let me come out again some time. It was fun seeing where they live, seeing Utah (which was kinda like a foreign country) and seeing Peter! I’m not a huge kid fan in general. But I’m a HUGE Peter fan specifically!

Thanks Jenn and family for the wonderful long weekend! Hope you like the movie… I hope it works. I’ve never done one before but I was inspired by Peter, and by seeing my friend Tracy’s movies!

October 13, 2008. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

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