Thursday, December 23, 2010
It's strange that this is our third Christmas as a married couple. How does time go so fast? I'm definitely getting lazier... our first Christmas, I knit stockings for us (and a set for my entire family... how on earth did I have the time?), and last year I knit an Advent calendar for our mantel. This year, I made absolutely nothing except a few batches of cookies which I had to give away because I was eating them like there was no tomorrow. I didn't even fill up the Advent calendar. I did, however, manage to find Karl the router table and cast iron Dutch oven he requested. At least we'll have those to commemorate this Christmas.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
I pulled a pair of Alice-in-Wonderland-y stripey tights out of the Goodwill pile in our basement this morning to wear for the party. Good thing we always forget to put that pile in the car!
Today I booked a ticket from Rome to Athens on a regional airline. The price was in Euros. I've never done anything in Euros before. I'm a little nervous.
Tomorrow is my last day of work before a nice, long vacation! Love it.
Monday, December 20, 2010
For graduation, my mom gave Hanna a really nice slow cooker. I gave her my favorite slow cooker cookbook (by the way, there's a sequel coming out next week!!!). It was originally going to be her Christmas present, so it was already wrapped up all Christmassy. In an attempt to make it look more graduation-appropriate, I gave Santa his own little graduation cap. Don't worry, Hanna, there's another surprise for you under the tree.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
True confession: I almost ditched at the last minute. So glad I didn't... I needed some Christmas songs and time with friends.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
and this in the back yard:
I grabbed my skis and took a spin around the neighborhood before the plows got here.
Then I cleaned up my latest vintage find... a set of six matching little Santa mugs. I love them. And they were 25 cents apiece. Love.
We fired up the Kitchen-Aid and made four different kinds of cookies... which are now on their way to Karl's grandmothers' houses.
Between batches, we napped and read and watched Christmas movies.
Monday, December 13, 2010
I made this one in kindergarten. Can you believe it's still intact?
My mom scored this one at a thrift store recently, and she gave it to me! What a great mom! I just love it...
Friday, December 10, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
I got matching cheerleader for my friend Amanda and I when we ran our marathon in 2009 :: Fisher Price Little People stained glass ornaments... limited edition by yours truly :: Angel tree topper who looks like she has a banana on her head, also by yours truly :: Fireplace... busy enough for ya? :: Bird chosen by Karl and I on a trip last year :: Sweet vintage angel who has taken the place of the Precious Moments pin on our nativity.
Monday, December 6, 2010
The next item I will be knitting is a nativity set for us. I already have a pattern.
The good people at Random.com tell me that a random number between 1 and 6 is... 2! Congratulations, Anna! I'll get you the puppy puppet in plenty of time for holiday giving.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Just a teensy reminder that today is the last day to enter our puppy puppet give-away.
Karl and I got a tree yesterday and spent last night putting it up, decorating it, and listening to Christmas music. I wish we could do that every night. This morning we woke up to a couple of inches of snow... finally! I love the Christmas-y look of the tree right in front of the windows, with snow outside.
Have a lovely weekend!
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Here are the cookies I made for our knitting finale yesterday:
And here is my current personal knitting project: