Thursday, November 29, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
I had to laugh because there have been many times I have not used what other people have done because I am a little bit of a perfectionist. (just ask my old roommates). Have any of you ever decorated cookies with a friend, only to find out that she cannot spread frosting, and the cookie looks so bad you wouldn't want to eat it?
Martha does have some yummy looking cookies on her website. If her crafts, and cooking didn't look perfect, she wouldn't be so popular. There is something to doing it right! Millions in her case!
Attend the Festival of Trees (done)
Go to our family condo in park City for a weekend (done)
Buy A tree (done, but Jamie actually bought it)
Make holiday cookies for my neighbors (done)
Go Ice skating
Make jalapeno jelly(done)
Have a Christmas party (done)
Attend the nutcracker ballet
Sing in the choir(done)
Make candy (done)
Address Christmas cards(done)
Watch the Christmas story (done)
Watch the Christmas classic cartoons (done)
Find some mistletoe (kiss under it) (done)
Go to a nice dinner with Jamie (done)
Buy a nice holiday dress
Turn on Christmas music and trim the tree! (done)
Play with Ryan in the snow
Go to a holiday movie (done)
Make Ribbon ornaments (done)
Make a jingle bell wreath
Work on homemade Christmas gifts (done)
Take Ryan to get a picture on Santa's lap
Have lunch at the Nordstrom Cafe after shopping
Buy Jamie's stocking stuffers (done)
Make hot cocoa and invite some neighbors over
Make a gingerbread house(I bought one at Costco to assemble) (done)
Eat peppermint Ice cream
Read the Christmas story (done)
Sing in a messiah sing along
Serve at the homeless center
Participate in the Twelve days of Christmas for a needy family
So I did pretty good! Next year Maybe I will complete my entire list.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
During the first leg of our trip, we decided to spend a Day in the city. Jamie drove us around all of the old estates in the downtown Charlotte University district, and we had dinner downtown at Brixx. It was a really posh brick oven pizzeria, with great food. After we went to a fine foods store to pick up a few treats for our visits during the trip.
Another Highlight was visiting with some dear friends of ours, the Bodilys. On Sunday we had a lovely dinner with them at their home. Thanks you guys for such a nice time! They have a beautiful little girl named Talia, and Ryan loved playing with her!
We also took a day trip up to Chapel Hill/Durham, to eat at Fosters Market! I was slightly disappointed, because I went there with such high expectations, and found the food to be just OK. I did leave with two jars of Jalapeno Jelly, to serve during December! And it is really good! Then we drove around the area,with a quick drive through the Duke campus. And a couple of shopping stops along the way!
The remainder of the trip was spent with family, a nice Thanksgiving Dinner at Jamie's Grandmas home, and Kitchen remodeling at his Mom and Step Dads home. We saw our three nieces, and our nephew too!
Thanks to all of you, for a special holiday!
Grandma Jan getting Ryan to sleep.
Jamie working on his Mom's Kitchen
Ryan with his cousin Nate
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
The food was wonderful, I had the Halibut, I usually order that when we eat there! I also recommend the raspberry torte for dessert, a Market Street favorite!
Afterwards, I was looking forward to a nice relaxing afternoon at home with my boys. We didn't leave the house the rest of the day. We cooked in, and watched a few episodes of carpoolers, and the office, and retired early.
Sunday was pretty typical for us, we had a nice leisure morning getting ready for our church service, afterwards we had some lunch, and a few visitors, then I made cookies to take to my parents for Sunday Dinner. I always love Sundays, because I have siblings that live away from home, but every other Sunday we get together at my parents for dinner. Its so nice to see them!
Friday, November 9, 2007
Father and Son
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Ryan was an adorable cow, and enjoyed the smarties,suckers and a few other things (I pulled many treats out of his mouth with the wrapper still on) he is so quick!