Wednesday, December 24, 2008

gingerbread house!

Before Christmas, B and I decided to start a new tradition ... building a gingerbread house! :)

How about we skip the building and just eat these instead??

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

on the move!

I received an email yesterday to say that I got my placement! B and I are on the move to a small town a few hours away! I have mixed emotions about this - and consequently, burst into tears a number of times yesterday...a mixture of happy and sad, excited and scared. An answer to prayer though, just in time for Christmas :)

The next big step in our married adventure!

His & Hers

Friday, December 19, 2008

Goodie Bags

Those yummy cookies became these...

...Christmas goodie bags for the ladies who report to B!

yummy smells!

This morning when I walked downstairs for the first time since we've lived here, I could SMELL the baking that I did yesterday!! I was so excited! Usually this place just eats up good smells and leaves us with .... well, I don't know what it leaves us with, but it's not good. Today is was pure deliciousness!

And those smells came from these cookies:

Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

Vanilla Popcorn
Chewy Sugar Cookies

Candy Cane Snowballs

And of course Oreo Fudge ... but you can't smell fudge the same way that you can smell cookies and popcorn!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

1 year

Monday marked our 1st anniversary. It's hard to believe that we've been married for 1 year already - I'm not sure where the time went!! But I do know that this time last year, while it was raining where we were honeymooning... it was a whole heck warmer that it is right now.

My gift from B will leave me laughing for the rest of my life (we made a rule a few months back that specified exactly how much we could spend on gifts) - so, being very frugal, he gave me the card of the engraving on the DIAMOND in my ring (which until Monday night, I had no idea about ... I had always thought it was strange that he didn't have the band engraved ... but no, he had the diamond engraved instead...sneaky guy, he does love surprises!) He had the jeweller engrave a nickname he had for me from the beginning of our relationship. Now, this nickname is hardly flattering, but then again, it originated with my it must have originally been said in love, right? Every time I look at my ring now, I think of that nickname ... and how a simple walk two and a half years ago changed our lives ... when we "took a chance".

I'm blessed beyond belief.

Friday, December 12, 2008

I can feel it in the air!

-a surprise purchase this past week...

-anxiously waiting my package to come in the mail...

-a new business venture waiting in the wings...

...hang tight! The announcement's coming!

Christmas goodies!

An abundance of information, as far as the eye can see ... from Christmas cookies to household cleaners!

Tip Nut

You can be sure I've spent hours there picking up new recipes, decorating ideas, and ideas for our home! The list is endless :)