Hello and happy week after Christmas! I hope all of you who celebrate, had a wonderful holiday.
I’m a little late with my cookie recap, due to our little one coming down with her first cold. Which is a translation for baby being awake all night. She is on the mend, and we are slowly cleaning up the Christmas aftermath.
First, let’s get back to the cookies. My mom seriously makes THE BEST homemade sugar cookie cutouts. They are not in any way, shape, or form, healthy, but that’s what makes them so d#$%! good! Here they are after we did a quick and non fancy decorating.
I can post the recipe if anyone is interested. Be forewarned, white sugar, white flour, and lot’s o’white buttah!
After we finished frosting cookies, we went on a little Christmas eve hike. It was a beautiful day and we wanted to enjoy a little fresh air. This is a great trail that is practically in our back yard.
The rest of the evening we spent going to church, and enjoying some wine by the Christmas tree. We made it to bed fairly early in preparation for Santa to come by.
Speaking of Santa, here is a little snack my dad prepared for us Christmas morning to hold us over until breakfast. To really appreciate this you have to know that my dad has almost never set foot in the kitchen, let alone prepared food. Pretty impressive eh?
And for the foodie in me:
We have debated getting a panini maker for awhile, and always held back claiming that real estate in the kitchen was a bit to high to store this puppy. But, we’ve just had the most amazing panini creations at our friends’ house, that we broke down. I also justified the need with the idea that having a big griddle for making pancakes as Ava gets older would be nice. muah, muhahaha. Oh, and Ava got a little foodie gift as well.
Shouldn’t be long before we will all be having some Mickey waffles and muffins. Thanks Aunt Judy!
The rest of the week we are laying low, doing a bit of shopping and errands, and getting back to the gym.
What are your New Year’s Eve plans? We are staying in for an early night of cooking a nice dinner with friends. That’s what you do when one couple has a 5 month old, and the other couple is pregnant. C’mon, entertain me with your plans!