Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas Eve

It's Christmas Eve so I figured I would finally post some pictures of my decor. I went really low-key this year because Chad is gone and I just didn't have the want to do anything elaborate.

This is our half decorated tree. It's half decorated so I don't have to worry about keeping Eli out of the ornaments.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Food Gifts

I have started my baking marathon for food gifts. I'm not sure when the best time is to gift cookies and goodies but as my mom put it, if I do it this weekend i'll be the first because no one has probably baked yet so my gift receivers will have some goodies to tide them over until they bake.

Yesterday Addison and I whipped up our sugar cookie and gingerbread man dough to put in the refrigerator for a while to chill. Then I made a batch of peanut butter fudge. Last night I rolled, cut, decorated, and baked the doughs. I got finished around 10 p.m. Everything is packaged, i'm doing that as I go. I don't think everything i'm making is going to fit in the plastic tubs I bought. Luckily I found some pretty takeout type cartons that I can use for the overflow. I should rearrange everything and put cookies in one and candy type stuff in the other. Maybe I will, we'll see.

Today will be peanut butter balls, peppermint bark, and peanut blossom cookies. Do you notice a peanut butter theme going here? I can't help it, I love peanut butter and chocolate together and peanut butter fudge. I hope no one is allergic to peanut butter!

I know I said pictures were coming and I completely forgot so i'll work on getting those up.

Friday, December 3, 2010

The Elves Have Arrived....

On December 1st, our three elves made their appearance. It was simple, they just appeared on the table with a letter from Santa and there were Hershey Kisses in the advent calendar.

On the second day, they were hiding in various places around the house. Edward was in Samuel's backpack, Snowflake was riding Eli's toy with a Patrick the Starfish ornament and Bella was reading my magazine on the table.

This morning they left a weaving loom to make presents for the grandparents with. I will need to pick up some more loops though i'm sure because I won't be able to resist making something also. :)

Tomorrow I think will be paper chain making, but we'll see since Samuel will be gone to his dad's.