Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Catch-up

I don't know about you, but I often get these grandiose ideas for blog posts... photos I want to share, spiritual thoughts I want to share, questions I want to ask you, and on and on and on... and then, life gets in the way. I forget all that I had to talk about or ask about. Photos get lost or forgotten. Etcetera etcetera etcetera.

So in light of that and not being able to remember hardly ANY of what I want to blog about, here's a super long Christmas catch-up that shares with you what we've been up to!

We got our Christmas cards sent out last week- yay! One more thing crossed off our list!

Scout's been in the Christmas spirit... a new stocking from Daddy and her 'Elf-sized' tshirt!

Surely we can afford to get me this for Christmas, right, CC?

Sorry, wiping the drool away! More Scout- she got a new coat, but we might take it back. It's not working out so well but doesn't it make her adorable?!

Christmas parties mean fun green nails (called 'Emerald City')! I just love them! Ignore the super dry hands and horrible nails, just wanted you to see the fun color. I read a tip for subtle shine in a magazine and tried it out. Paint one coat of color, one coat of glitter, then top with another coat of color. I love it! The glitter doesn't spread everywhere and it's shiny without being obvious.

I attempted to make sea salt chocolate caramel candy (from the Food Network magazine, ripped off from Ina Garten) this week. What a disappointment. The process tasted delicious and I had visions of the pretzel crack from earlier this year being available in candy form.

Looks great, right? I stirred this puppy for over an hour (literally!) to get it up to the right temperature. I think I hate CC's thermometer because I don't think it's accurate.

In the end (after all that work!), I ended up with a hard caramel BRICK that couldn't be cut with even our sharpest knife! (or the other knives we tried)

So sad. We went with homemade fudge for gifts instead. And they turned out well. Yay!

Working for a church (err, for Jesus) during the Christmas season is definitely fun but a lot of hours and hard work. A busy busy time for sure! Still trying to find the time to update you all about the accidental Pinterest party we had. Hoping I can get that out soon!


Jody said...

The traditional gift for a 13th anniversary is lace. I say Coach but if you squint and turn to the left it looks like lace. :)Brad has excellent taste!

{cuppakim} said...

i know i said it before, but your christmas card is gorgeous. and scout is too much in it.

the "scoutfits" are too cute too.
and that caramel brick is hilarious. :) i can't wait to get to baking my christmas goodies :)

definitely excited to hear about your pinterest party too! :)