Thursday, June 24, 2010

Our Day with Duff

OK, so most of the people who read my blog were either there with me or have already heard about it, but I thought I'd post here anyway.

My friend, the cake lady, Amber, called me Tuesday morning and said that Duff Goldman, of Ace of Cakes fame, would be in Muleshoe (a town a little over an hour away) on Wednesday.  We made tentative plans to go and meet each other there.  I called mom to see if she would want to go too and she did.  From there, mom called grandma, who also wanted to go.  Then grandma called aunt Leelee and De.  Leelee called Hester and and aunt Lavonna.  Anyway, after it was all said and done, counting me and Amber, there were 8 adults and 9 kids in our group.

We got to the location around 11, an hour before it was supposed to start.  Well, we were outside and it got really, really hot.  Grandma ended up suffering from heat exhaustion and had to be taken away in an ambulance.  Luckily the girls didn't see it happening or they would have been upset. 
Since we were in a tiny town with a tiny hospital, most of us didn't go to the hospital right away since we couldn't help with anything and would have nowhere to really wait anyway.  Thank G-d, grandma just had to rest in the hospital bed and drink some water for a little while, during which time they monitored her blood pressure and stuff.  She was able to leave the hospital after a little over an hour and was feeling much better. 

While she was in the hospital, we waited around for the presentation of the cake.  Duff and the gang finally came out a little after noon.  The crowd was not very big, maybe 100 people or so (I'm terrible at estimating things like this, lol).  Since we had gotten there so early, we were front and center for the presentation.  Anyway, Duff, Geoff, Anna, Jessica and Mary Alice were all there and they brought out the cake, which was a mule driver's hat with a Muleshoe PD badge on it.  It was not a very big cake, but it was very cool anyway.  We didn't get a very close up look at it b/c the table was up on a platform of sorts. 

After the presentation, the crowd started forming two lines, one to get slices of cake and one to take pictures with Duff.  We got in the shorter line, the one for cake.  When we got up there, we found out that the cake they were serving was cheap sheet cakes from United, a local grocery chain.  How disappointing.  Anyway, we then decided to skip the long line for a photo with Duff so that we could get to the hospital.  The photo line was all along the side of the building and we walked to the front of the building to head towards the car.  When we got to the front of the building, we saw Duff and all the crew come out of the front door and they were just kind of standing there.  There were a handful of people around them, including a few police officers.  Mom went up to one of the officers and asked if we could possibly get our pic taken with Duff without waiting in line since we were having to leave to see grandma in the hospital.  He of course said yes and we (me, mom, Sara and Sophie) got some pictures taken with all of the Charm City Cakes folks.  I don't have any of those pictures yet because they are on Amber's camera. 

After grandma got out of the hospital, the whole crew went to McDonald's to let the kids run around and play for a while.  Then the girls and I went back to Littlefield to let them go swimming at aunt De's house.  They had a great time and didn't want to leave.
 (I couldn't get a good picture of Sara during the swimming, this was the best one)

We finally got home around 9 last night and had a great day, all things considered.


  1. I'm glad the girls had fun. We did too. Y'all will have to come back soon! Love, Aunt De

  2. I'm glad you all got to go to De's to swim. All the way back to Amarillo, Akili kept saying, "But I told Samantha we would go to Littlefield to swim." She had no idea what Littlefield was but knew she wanted to go. All in all it was a pretty nice day.