Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Happy Retirement Dad!

Sunday afternoon all the Altic's converged and we celebrated Richard's retirement! It was a lot of fun just hanging out, eating, and loving on the most servant minded man we know. It's easy to do for him. In fact, us kids were talking and we can't think of anyone we'd rather do things for. He's easy to serve simply because he spends his life putting everyone else first.

I was giddy to get to make the cake for the party. I had all kinds of ideas, but in the end Jared suggested the simple TWA block letters. It turned out great and tasted nummy to boot!

Sonya did a great job pulling all kinds of TWA memorabilia from Richard and Anita's basement without them knowing. She decorated the tables with all kinds of fun stuff and great pictures.

All in all it was a great success.

Richard's TWA cake sans chocolate :)

What a spread!
An extra little perk was Aunt Judy pulled me aside to talk about cakes. She wasn't aware that I had been dabbling into this fun new (to me) art. She began to tell me about how she'd hoped to decorate cakes in her retirement and has a collection of Wilton cake pans and all kinds of cake decorating supplies.  I told her how all my cakes so far have been done with my 3 (yes, 3 whole tips!) tips and borrowed pans from the church.  The only cake decorating tools I have came from a MOPS door prize several years ago. 

Apparently she's been wanting to clear out the collection and has been hoping to find someone who would appreciate and utilize the equipment!  ME ME ME :)  I am SO excited.  I can't wait to see what all I can do with different shaped pans.  Plus, sweet Dana asked me the other day if I would like to learn how to make flowers and a couple other cake decorating skills.  So fun!

God is so good.  Jared and I are immeasurably blessed by our family, both biological and spiritual.   

1 comment:

Alisa said...

That cake looks so great Shannon!! How exciting to get some new tools to use!