Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sometimes dreams are meant to stay just that....DREAMS!

If you were to ask me, "what would your dream job be?" I would be quick with my answer. Besides the obvious, of being a mom (cause that's the correct answer, right?) I would easily tell you that I have three careers that I dream of frequently.

First, I would love to be on Broadway. Unfortunately, I live in Idaho, not New York and more importantly, I don't sing. I should rephrase that. I don't sing well. I love to sing and do quite frequently. My kids have been known to even tell me to please stop. So, this dream is one that I know is not exactly achievable and I'm okay with that. I'll just continue stupidly grinning all the way through Hairspray and Grease and Annie and any other movie that has more singing than talking and know in my heart that I could do that. Really I could. With some voice lessons perhaps!I'll stick to community theater.
This is me as Lily St. Regis in Annie. 2002
This year I am in Seussical the Musical and will be playing Mrs. Mayor.

My next dream job is to be an EFY speaker. I would absolutely love that. I enjoy speaking in front of crowds and think being able to teach and inspire the youth would be such a special opportunity. Kendon doesn't get this at all. Most people don't. Just today we were asked to speak in Sacrament meeting next week and I eagerly said, "sure." Kendon on the other hand tried to get out of it since we only spoke about three months ago. (He did say yes of course, he'd just rather not!) Many people get an adrenaline rush from roller coasters (they make me cry) or fast motorcycles or watching an action movie. Me, I get a rush from speaking in front of groups. This dream, I know I could do. I've just never been asked. And probably won't. But that's okay. I guess I'll just keep saying yes to speaking in sacrament meeting and call it good.

My last dream job would be to own my own bakery that made fancy schmancy cakes and cupcakes. I LOVE decorating cakes and have done many for my own kids, family kids and neighborhood kids. Lots of kid's cakes. And they are all really cute and the recipients love them. That is the joy of making a cake for a kiddo. They are easily pleased. Well, this week I had the chance to make two adult cakes. And that is where my dreams came crashing down. Ask me to create a princess or mermaid or tractor or swimming pool out of cake, no problem! Ask me to make something that actually has to be pretty! Uhto!!!! Not as easy. I had no idea. I really thought I could do it. I had beautiful visions in my head, they just didn't quite recreate in cake. So, there goes dream number three. All crumbled up and smothered in frosting.

Kiddo cakes. Noone cares if they are lumpy or crumbly and the more frosting the better.

Adult cakes on the other hand.....

I guess you really can't have your cake and eat it too!


Pam said...

#1 Who says you can't be an EFY speaker?!?!?

#2 I think the cakes are very pretty.

#3 I'm excited that you are speaking in Sacrament next week because we will be there. See, you have a built in child watcher!!!

Love you, Mom

diane said...

Those are some cool cakes. The monster truck cake is amazing.
I'll be dreaming about having a piece of that last cake covered with chocolate strawberries.

Dustin and Shelli Chambers said...

You are CRAZY.
first, the whole speaking thing. I broke out in a nervous sweat just reading about YOU doing it.
second, your cakes are so awesome, all of them! I'm so glad I got to see some pictures. I want to reserve you now for Hudson's birthday in September. I know he'd like a Hot Tamale cake. I'll let you know later if it should be a kitter or a monster truck. :)

Idaho Beagleys said...

Excuse me, missy, but we loved your cake to Ash and she loved it and that IS all that matters!
Love ya!

the wrath of khandrea said...

i love public speaking too. that's why we get along so well. we're weirdos.

Annemarie said...

I think your cakes (all of them!) look amazing. That last one is making me drool.

Jenibelle said...

I love teaching and wish I had finished school.

BUT.....My secret desire?

To decorate cakes like on the Ace of Cakes, I would love, love, love that. Except that I don't know how to even frost a cake correctly. But it's nice to have a dream.

I don't want to speak at EFY, I want to be the event planner for it. I would also love to be the social director for the White House. If you're going to dream, make sure it's big.

cath said...

i think we are soul mates. at least 2/3 of them ... broadway & public speaking - count me in! cake decorating is too close to cooking and me no like-y that!

i did get to speak at EFY one year and would go back in a heartbeat!! you should do a little networking and see about starting out as a speaker at your local session ... seriously!! and i am almost BEGGING to give a talk in church! sigh.

the cakes. ditto above - ALL of them look amazing! just keep kendon away from them (grins) ...

Ilene said...

I want your cakes. Any one of them will do.

Hollyween said...

Can you tell I'm behind on your blog? I'm going from the top on down....

Cakes. My kids are having birthdays in the next few days. How I wish I could make them their own cute cake. I have no skillz, you see.

Lauren in GA said...

I think that ALL of the cakes look so fantastic!!! You made me laugh about not being to have your cake and eat it, too. I dunno what you mean...they are all seriously, great.

Look at you on stage, girlie!!!! That is so great!!!! My kids ask me to stop singing sometimes, too. Sheesh...everybody's a critic.