Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Best birthday cake ever!

We celebrated my birthday with my family on December 9th. I had forgotten about these photos and wanted to share them. I especially wanted to give props to mom and McKenzie for my birthday cake. Mom baked it and McKenzie decorated it. She turned the icing into purple and pink. It was her birthday present to me. Thanks Kenzie! I totally loved it!


As most of you may know, Skyler works with a construction company who focuses primarily with concrete surfacing but he occasionally does tilework on spec houses that the company builds. Occasionally he will show me pictures of some of the work he does. I'm always amazed at the beautiful work he does. He is very precise and really tries to make sure it looks how he would want it to look if it was his own home. I wanted to share some of his more recent tilework because this home looks quite beautiful!

I'm so glad that he has all these skills so he can build us a home someday!

Friday, December 7, 2007


A peek into a conversation in the Francis household...

Me: *Sigh*

Skyler: What?

Me: Oh nothing.

Skyler: Whatever.

Skyler: Don't Whatever me!

Me: I didn't Whatever you! You Whatevered me!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Happy Birthday to me!

December 5th was my birthday. I'm 24! I wanted to get the day off, mostly so I didn't have to wake up before dawn on my birthday. If I did nothing else on my birthday, atleast I would be able to sleep in! I was able to, thanks to Rachel for picking up my shift. Thanks again Rach! Here's a birthday portrait I took while being far too bored at home. Later on, after Skyler got home from work, we made reservations for The Melting Pot restaurant. We then went to the Gateway mall to kill some time before our reservation.

We then headed over to The Melting Pot. I had been wanting to try it for awhile and I guess there was no better time than now right? Neither of us had had cheese fondue or cooked our own meat at a restaurant before. I liked the food and experience a lot.
Here we are just before dessert.

And here are the dippings for the chocolate.

The Chocolate, garnished with oreo cookies, is off to the side. It was so delicious! Dessert was definitely the best part. However, I wish there were more brownies and less marshmellows. It was a very nice birthday!