Saturday, May 23, 2009

:::fhe with shorty:::

on a certain monday night a few weeks ago, i'd been chatting with my friend christina (shorty), when i told her that i had to go upstairs. she asked why, and i explained that it was time for fhe. at first she thought i had said f-a-g, which was funny, really funny. she tentatively asked, 'fags?' not so much.

so, yes, i do fhe on my own...anyhow, she asked me what fhe was all about, so i explained the principle (time for families to have positive bonding experiences and receive gospel instruction) and the details (opening prayer, hymn, lesson, treat). and then she told me that she'd be upstairs in a half and hour, and asked me to send her the song so that she could practice.

oh...ok.

so that's how our monday night fhe tradition began. granted, with my traveling, her traveling, my illnesses, etc., we've only managed to pull off two fhe's, but i'm rededicated to the cause now.


so here's how it goes. we start with a prayer, then move on to the song...


that we sing together. it's awesome.

then we have a lesson...


this week we watched President Monson's address 'Be of Good Cheer.'

and then we have the treat...


oh boy, i'm about to do something really mean to you...

{this guy flipped over in transit}

take a look, friends. delicious cupcakes courtesy of red velvet cupcakes in chinatown. i hereby declare this to be cupcake summer, and by golly, we're going to make our way through each and every fine cupcakery in this city.

this week we enjoyed...

key lime -- key lime cake with white chocolate buttercream frosting

devil's food - chocolate buttermilk cake with bittersweet chocolate ganache

summertime -- lemon cake with coconut frosting

southern belle -- red velvet cake with whipped cream cheese frosting

we split them all in half and enjoyed every last crumb. and that is how we do fhe in these parts. if you're in the area, stop on by. my door is always open...

7 comments:

Rachel and Jeremy said...

Holy cow--those are some good lookin' cupcakes. If I visit you, we will each need our own box.

scrambled brains said...

I WANT one! Heidi hungry.

lelly said...

what a fun way to share your fhe.

did i spy a Live Green water bottle in that photo?!?!?

rebekah said...

you certainly did! i bought one 2 seconds after you posted about it! i love it! it's the perfect size and i love the color.

Jill said...

What a fun thing for you two to do!

Sarah said...

Well, isn't that nice. *humph*

michelle said...

That cupcake photoessay was a little bit cruel -- YUM!

I love your fhe tradition, what a good friend to jump right in!