Now a pretty blue!
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Now a pretty blue!
So I haven't had much time to blog, email or facebook lately. So I am playing catch up...here is a recap and some pictures of everything to do with our Christmas's.
Here is a recap of the weekend...
*Thursday (Christmas Eve), we went to dinner at Mom and Dad's house. We had chili, chicken noodle soup, a vegetable tray, cheese ball, peanut clusters, and I made a four layer dessert. The chili is a family tradition, we have always had chili on Christmas Eve for as long as I can remember. We went to the Methodist church and then came back and opened presents. We had a good time! And I got some awesome gifts (see pictures below).
*Friday, Matt went to church that morning. We were going to go to Midnight Mass, but I was way too tired, and plus, we didn't really want to have to get out in the cold again. We went to the Rowden's event that afternoon. I made a New York Cheesecake. It must of been good, because they ate it all!
*Saturday, during the morning and afternoon, I didn't do too much, just relaxed quite a bit. That evening we had another Christmas at Ron and Liz's. She made the best beef brisket, and all the sides to go with it. We had a good time!!
*Sunday, I went to church that morning, and then headed to another-and final- Christmas. This one was at Matt's Mom's side. They baked a ham, which was very good. I brought twice baked potato casserole. We stayed there pretty much all afternoon. I have to admit, I do enjoy the get togethers way more than I used to!!
Even though it probably sounds like we were busy the Christmas, I didn't get stressed out at all, I kind of just took it easy and tried not to get worked up about what I was going to bring to the events and what my house looked like. It made the holiday's way more enjoyable!
*Enjoy the pictures!
Part of Malinda and Mat's gift to us was some folding chairs! Notice there is a small one also, we won't be able to use it for a while, but ti is adorable! They will come in handy for summers at the river!
This is a framed picture that Matt got from Mom and Dad. You probably can't tell from the picture too well, but it has John Deere tractors, kids playing, etc. We are going to hang it in the living room!
Here is a variety of some of my gifts I got!
Here are all of our Christmas cards that we got!
One of my gifts from Mom and Dad was this comforter! I love it!! I plan on buying the pillow shams to go along with it also.
Of course, I had to wrap presents for the pets. Here is a assortment of what I got them!
Rascal loved the stuffed beaver!
My Aunt Pat and Uncle Barry bought us this for our wedding. It adds a lot to the decor outside!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Aiden, Ethan, Jackson, Jayden, Jacob, Noah, Caden, Logan, Lucas and Jack.
Top 10 boy baby names of the decade
Aiden, Jacob, Ethan, Matthew, Nicholas, Jack, Joshua, Ryan, Michael and Andrew.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Saturday- We have our birthing class from 9-4:30. Other than that I am not doing too much at all!
Sunday- The only thing on my schedule is church!
This next week is going to be busy! I can't believe we are exactly one week away from Christmas!!
I hope everyone has a great weekend!! :)
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Here is the link to our registry if you want to check it out!
....we are both new at this, so if anyone has any suggestions...we would love to hear them!!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
* Today is Matt's work's Christmas party. I made him peanut butter chocolate chip cookies to take along with a cheese ball. I think everything turned out pretty good!
*Yesterday was my 31 week appointment. It was supposed to be at 3:30, but during lunch they called to see if I could come in at 2:15 instead. Matt wasn't going to be able to leave work and make it there in time so I was going to go by myself. I went to school to borrow Malinda's cell phone. For those if you that don't know, I don't have a cell phone. I don't really see the need for a majority of people to have one. But I didn't want to go to Jeff by myself without a phone. When I got there Malinda decided to go with me. We made it up there just in time, and the appointment didn't take very long at all. Everything is still looking good!! :)
*After we left the doctors we went to Lowe's to pick up a poinsettia for Mom to take to church. On the way out of town we stopped by Subway to get dinner! I love Subway!
*I can't believe that Christmas is next week!! I am so glad I have everything done and ready!
*Saturday from 9-4:30 we have a Birthing Class at St. Mary's. I'm not dreading it too much. I am willing to learn anything they have to offer. We will be missing our niece's 3rd birthday party that afternoon. I hate to miss it, but hopefully I will get to see a few pictures afterwards.
*I have been asked lately about food cravings. The only thing that has changed in the last month or so is that I am in love with fruit! Oranges...kiwis...red delicious apples...I can't get enough of them! I hope this continues after the baby is born!! :)
My favorite drink of choice nowadays is Crystal Light Lemonade. I drink probably a gallon a day. It makes me feel so much more energized that soda does! I am glad I kicked the soda habit :)
*I hope everyone is having a good week so far!
Monday, December 14, 2009
Here is the recipe for the Genies I made for the Christmas party on Saturday. They turned out pretty good! You can't beat anything with chocolate and peanut butter in it!!
*I'm not sure who the first person was to get this recipe. I think a lady at church, Sharon.
1 1/2 c. crunchy peanut butter
7 c. crisp rice cereal
Melt 1 pkg. chocolate chips and 1 pkg. butterscotch chips in a double boiler (or microwave). Bring to hard boil, but do not boil.
Mix 1 c. sugar and 1 c. white syrup into peanut butter mixture. Pat into greased sheet cake pan. Spread chocolate mixture on top. Cut right away into squares.
The rest of the weekend was pretty uneventful. I finished my Christmas shopping on Sunday. I need to finish wrapping tonight. Then I can say I am officially done!! :)I hope everyone had a great weekend!! :)
Friday, December 11, 2009
Sunday, December 06, 2009
Saturday- I didn't get much done at all. I am trying to not be so critical about my house cleaning. It is working good so far :) . I got a few things done in the morning. I then wrote my Christmas cards as I watched a movie. That evening I went into visit with Mom and Malinda while Matt was at church. For dinner Matt and I went to a Chinese restaurant in Rolla. It was very good! And it was nice to spend time with him. We don't go out to eat very much at all, so that was nice also! :)
We ran by Wal-mart on the way to get some fabric that I ran out of for a project I have been doing. I couldn't believe it, but I actually went right to the fabric section in Wal-mart and right back out...that doesn't happen very often :)
Sunday- I went to church this morning. Us girls went to eat lunch at Margie's. The food was good, and we had a good time! I then went to do my weekly grocery shopping. After I got home, I swept my floors and cleaned our bathroom. I also made some sugar cookies-my favorite! :)
For dinner I had tomato soup and a grilled cheese, a perfect meal on a cold night! I am spending the rest of the evening relaxing!
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!! :)