December 23, 2011

Have a Merry Christmas

Naturally, we have been quite busy in these parts preparing for the 20 minutes of paper flying that is coming.

Hope you have a Merry Christmas!!

December 17, 2011

This Week...

Tuesday brought with it my first (successful) knitting and crochet group. Two good friends came by my place and had their first lessons, one knitting and one crocheting. It was such fun! I don't think I've laughed that hard in quite a while.

Between trying to teach 2 completely different things, I did not work on any of my own projects which I really didn't mind.

Progress is coming along nicely with my ROYGBIV Ripple. I decided I didn't like the first yellow that I picked, the texture was all wrong. So, after on 3 rows of frogging I was at it again, and much happier with the second choice.

Lots and lots of baking was happening, and apparently Martha was the go-to source for recipes. This week I made:

Chocolate Crackled Cookies
These were great! They are like a cross between a brownie and a cookie, so good!

Cranberry Shortbread
These are a favorite in my family!


Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies (not Martha's, but Hershey's)
New recipe for us, but everyone loved them. Definitely a keeper!

My oh my... I don't need to do much more baking or I'll need to make myself some mumus to wear (the not-so-pretty ones).

Friday night brought our church Christmas Party (one reason for so many cookies). We had lots of fun. My family along with my in-laws sang 'Away in a Manger' together, and I stood the farthest from the mic... I know better than to quit my 'day job'.  Yes, our youngest is hidden in the back, but this was the best photo.

The best part of this week so far though by far was when my little girl sang 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' at the Christmas Party.

Thankfully today will be an easy one because we'll be celebrating this guy's birthday!

Nothing like tons of family around, and hopefully I get lots of photos.

December 3, 2011

Christmas Came Early This Year...

Thanks Santa!

December 2, 2011

This Week...

... I can't believe it's December already.

... half way feels pretty good.

... socks will be popping on the needles soon.

... homemade soup was/is delicious, I need to remember how much I like homemade slip pea with ham soup.

... 5 1/2 months comes and goes.

Photo courtesy of my 5 year old.

... the laundry fairy forgot to visit, I think they need to be fired.

... we ran out of hot chocolate. HOW COULD THAT HAPPEN??? It was almost the end of the world for some in this family.

How was your week?
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