Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Ideas

Christmas Ideas

Merry Christmas!

Girls night out...

Cheer, Kate and I had a fun night of shopping and eating out last Saturday. Unfortunately we got no pictures of us all together but I did get a shot of Cheer right after a mannequin literally fell on her at the Gap. It was one of the funniest things I have ever seen. She took it like a real women. I am laughing just looking at these photos!

Candy making with Kate...

Kate and I spent 7 hours last Friday night making homemade Christmas candy. I have such fond memories of my mom and her friends getting together every year for candy night. I thought it might be fun to try out some of their recipes and start our own tradition. We made English toffee, penuche, white & milk chocolate cranberry bark and fudge coconut balls. We were very pleased with the results! Thanks mom for all the words of encouragement!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I'm not bragging, I'm just excited!

In just 8 days Brad and I will be traveling to... visit these people (Sean, Kelly,Shannan, Connor, Erin and Liam).

Then we will head to this amazing place...

...where we will spend New Years Eve in Venice with these fun people.

Julia and Jonathan are going to leave us in Venice and Brad and I are going to continue our journey visiting Lago di Garda, Cinque Terre, Florence with a final stop in Rome.

Does it get any better than that?? I don't think so. But... I will confirm when I get back.

Brad and I have been saving for and dreaming about this trip for the last 5 years. It has not really seemed real until this week as we begin making our final preparations.

Merry Christmas to all!!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Thanksgiving dinner is Mexico was much better than expected. I had planned to take photos of each course but they all looked so good when they arrived I forgot. oops.

We had a great trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico over Thanksgiving. Brad's parents had a condo that needed to be used in 2009 so we decided to head south to the warmth. Due to a couple of different circumstances his parents decided not join us so it ended up to be just Brad and I. We missed our families (really we did) but made the best of it. :) We slept a ton, swam, watched movies on the beach, ate, snorkeled and sunbathed. I would highly recommend it.