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.

9 comments:

Shay said...

You look beautiful in that picture. Who cares about your house, it's the holidays, time to enjoy the season and your family. The housework won't ever go away, but the season will! I'm craving cookies today and I think the boys and I will have to try these out! Thanks for the great idea!

Darleen said...

What's the early Christmas present?? I can't tell--is it a laptop?? You look so cute especially for having a messy house. Yummy gingerbread cookies.

Marleen said...

On Black Friday, Spencer went out and got us a sweet deal on an hp laptop. I have been lovin it!

RobandMercedi said...

Before I was a stay at home mom I had this vision of being "that" women that always had a clean house. Well, it's been the complete opposite. I've let my house go a bit too, but Mannix won't remember the dirty house but the love and joy he feels here. But at least Aubrey helps!
I'm making those cookies soon! I'm so glad you posted the recipe again since I wasn't a blogger last year! Sorry for the long comment!

Vicki said...

Pretty fancy cooking duds! Looks like a fun time!

Jadi said...

The cookies look yummy! I am looking forward to checking out your new blog!

The Gunnerson Family said...

Oh, how sad that we weren't there to do the cookies with you. We had such a good time with you and the girls last week. I hope the health blog is going well, I am looking forward to seeing it!

Marleen said...

Olivia, I wish we got to hang out with you guys last week! That would have been fun. I completely forgot we did the cookies together last year. I'm sure I could find me some pics of the good times.

cropstar said...

Mmmm... those cookies look amazing! I'm definitely going to have to try that recipe :)