Birthday Cupcakes

Beck’s turned 13 this past January! Time does fly…

For her Birthday we made cupcakes this year instead of a cake….


Expressive Cupcakes

Beck is known in our family for putting a smiley face next to her name, in our newly opened peanut butter, and just drawing them all the time! =) So for her birthday mom found smiley face cupcake papers.

With her cupcakes..

Beck’s and I (since I decorated them) picked a cupcake for each person, so of course we had to get each attempting to make his/her face.

Joe and Mr. Toothy

Carlotta ~ I think she's pretty much got the face

Birthday Girl!

I'm not sure what he is doing...??

She wasn't too happy that we gave her the one with makeup, she made us remove the beauty mark ='(

Mine wasn't too hard to make 😛

Mom and Dad probably wouldn’t be too impressed if we put theirs up.. but we did get a shot with them and the Birthday girl.

The cupcakes were a hit, and super easy to decorate!

~ KS


Update on the cookies…..

Some members of the family were hoping to share these cookies with other people….

Only 3 days later, there aren’t enough left to share.  I think we like cookies around here!!

Christmas Cookies!!

Last night, the Sturgi made their first batch of Christmas cookies this year! On the spur of the moment we invited our new interim youth pastor and his wife to help us decorate. But first, we had to make them!

We used our Nana’s “Rolled Cookie” Recipe. Nana has been making these cookies for ages. Every Christmas we spend with Nana and Papa, we always have to decorate dozens of these delicious cookies.

Once they were made and chilled, we rolled them out and cut them into shapes.


Yes, we are very protective of our “precious” dough! 🙂 Here are some quick snips from the evening…..

Almost done

...the nice, clean table...

Hoping for some cookies! 😉

My "palette", "brush", and "canvas"

The final result!

My cookies

Jamie working on her tree

Jamie's cookies

Becky's cookies

Joe's cookies

Mom's cookies

My palette at the end of the night... I never did use the brown

2 hours and 69 cookies later...

Dad, Caleb, and Jacob skipped out on frosting cookies and played basketball. Caleb was beaten but is looking forward to a rematch of course! Once they did come in, Caleb sat down and made the following…

Caleb's Liberty Bell 🙂

All in all, it was a wonderful time! And now, we have dozens of cookies to munch on during the day!