Saturday, February 08, 2014

The World is a Book

Life is good and God is great.

If you asked me to sum up the last six months of my life, that would be it - life is good and God is great. I've been working at Winkler Bible Camp as director of their Saturday morning kids program, Kids Zone, and also prepping for summer camp. It's been marvellous.

But it's been so much more than just a job. In the last six months I've meet and become friends with some of the sweetest people around. I've learned that I don't have to plan my whole life because God's got my back and his plan is so much grander than mine. I've learned to appreciate silence. I've only begun to fathom the beauty of the night sky - the stars, the moon, and occasional northern lights. I've learned that trees are the best place to eat supper and that cereal will always be the best supper food. I've learned that open fields are the best place for reminding myself how small I really am and forests are the best place to forget life's troubles. I've realized that I'm not the only one who hurts, worries, frets, stresses, questions, or doubts. I've learned the difference between being alone and feeling alone and that sometimes the latter can happen even when the former does not. I've been shown what it means to love unconditionally, to serve unselfishly, to care genuinely. I've seen people lost in the monotony of life and I've seen people on fire with passion - I've been both of those people.  I've learned that life is full of light and darkness and that every single person is a beautiful combination of both. I came to camp to have a job, but in coming I got so much more than just that.

With that, being at camp limits my baking since I don't have a kitchen located conveniently upstairs. I've made cookies here and there but my creative baking has been slightly lacking.

My best friends sister (who's a gem) had a birthday this past week and I was asked to make her cupcakes again. Last year I made her volleyball cupcakes:

And this year I made book cupcakes:

I don't play around with fondant near as much as I should, but when I do I have a great time! 

The cupcakes were Red Velvet and the icing was a Pinterest find I'd been waiting to try for a while, Pudding Frosting.

Pudding Frosting:
  • 1 Box instant pudding (any flavor)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cups icing sugar
  • 8 oz Cool Whip
  • 4 oz cream cheese
*Mix the milk, pudding mix, and icing sugar together
*Beat in the cream cheese until smooth, add cool whip
*Refrigerate for an hour before using

It was quite lovely, though it wasn't thick enough for piping but it spread nicely.

Well thanks for stopping by again even though I disappeared for a while. I'll try to be around here more often but there's so many adventures to be had I can't promise anything :)

Stay golden,

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