December 22, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me

I'm fishing for some birthday love. Hope all of you have a Merry Christmas. I'll see how blogging goes during this weeks festivities.

December 21, 2008


I started preparing for this year's Christmas gifts that we give away to friends, in the summer. My mom helped me bottle up some sweet marion berry jam and I set them aside so I wouldn't have to hastfully put gifts together for Christmas like I usually do. Well, I'm still hastfully doing it but I guess it would be worse if I had done nothing at all. This year I paired the jam with a mini loaf of cranberry bread. Both are delightfully yummy. I got bored with the usual gift wrap so I wrapped them in some fabric I had in my stash. I thought they turned out nice.

December 15, 2008

Snow, Snow, Snow . . .

SNOWWW! It won't be long, la da la da la da la SNOWWW, Snowww la da la da la da la da la da la snowww. That song from White Christmas has been playing over and over in my head all day long. The girls and I were extra cheery all day with the change in weather. The last time I can remember snow in Vegas was back when I was in high school. This was a great test run for our upcoming trip to Utah for Christmas. We found out we are not really outfitted to play in the snow when we get there. An outing is due to buy the girls some snow gear that fits.

Look where the sleeves end on Nora's arms. I think the coat size is 18-24 months. We like to get our money's worth in this family . . . poor child.

Those are inches of snow that fell here. Pretty sweet for us Vegans.

December 14, 2008

Pass it Along . . .

Just in time for Christmas! I am announcing that the health blog is ready. Visit the much anticipated Simply Healthful. You can enjoy great recipes (like my Christmas Lasagna, pictured above), and articles to keep you and your family happy and well. We have some amazing contributors. Visit often, we will be having healthful giveaways from time to time. Don't forget to pass this along and take a blinkie while you are there. Enjoy!

December 8, 2008

Busy Life and Sweet Beginnings

For the past few days I feel I have let the house go without noticing. Today, I woke up and noticed the piles of laundry scattered here and there, stickers the girls stuck to the linoleum in the kitchen (they won't come up, I'll have to get something to scrape it off), the counter tops are full of miscellaneous items. You can see from the picture Spencer took on Sunday, that I'm telling the truth. You can also see, if you look real close, the early Christmas present (look all the way to the left), Spencer got for us.

For now letting it go has been worth it, I'm so excited for the upcoming launch of the health blog I can hardly contain it. It will be soon, I promise.

I finally got my dress I'm to wear to the Christmas work party. Then I tried it on and found the fabric pulled funny in the front and decided I didn't want to be the cutest pregnant girl there (mind you I'm NOT pregnant). That is one of the biggest draw backs of shopping online. So, I ordered another dress and I'm crossing my fingers that it gets hear on time (I'm keeping the other. During prego years it's always nice to have a flattering dress to wear).

Sunday was the first moment, in the past few days, that I truly felt I had time to be domestic. After making a delicious Sunday meal we had family over and Nora and I made gingerbread cookies.

Aubrey helped out by cleaning up after us.

If you didn't try out this recipe last year when I posted about them, you must try it this year. By far the chewiest, softest, yummiest gingerbread cookies ever! Making these will be a tradition from here on out during this season. I'd make it a tradition every month, but I know better.

December 1, 2008

Coming Soon

The health blog design is coming along. This is only a snippit. I am so excited for the launch I just had to share a little something before hand. It has been fun working with Charyce of Day Dreams by Design. She has some great design sense. Thanks Charyce!