My youngest son called about 11 pm and said he'd make the chocolate cupcakes. Great! Of course, I knew the real reason he offered to make them. So he could lick the bowl. Nonetheless, half of the cupcakes were made and I was up at 7 am (yes, I allowed myself to sleep that late) making the second batch along with homemade buttercream frosting (recipe here).
Finally, things were clicking. Our oldest daughter showed up from Oklahoma with her friend. I even had time to shower. Probably a good thing since it's been so stinkin' hot. And we arrived at Mardel in plenty of time.
What a fun day. I'm pretty sure I was running on pure adrenaline, but I'm not complaining. The whole event was beyond my expectations.
Team Pink was in the house. (You have to read the book to understand the t-shirts)
Writing with shaky hands is a challenge.
I had to keep reminding myself to take a deep breath and calm down.
A friend of mine gave me the greatest gift ever.
Writer's Block Busters! How cool is that?
Pens, notebook, chocolate...all of my favorite things.
And when all was said and done...
I still had to fix dinner. (hamburger recipe here)
(No dresses were harmed in the making of said burgers)
Thanks for reliving my special day with me. It's one I won't forget any time soon.