Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmas + Soltice

I can't believe there's only a few days until Christmas. Especially with this unseasonably warm weather, it just feels a little weird!

Probably one of my favorite Christmas gifts (Well, I thought it was a Christmas gift and then Paul says it's just a happy) so far are my new-to-me soup spoons. I found them on Etsy and have loved having them to eat with for soups and chili.
 We've gone to some fantastic Christmas parties over the last few weeks, including dinner at Walker's. Paul got the filet and I got the Redfish Anna. So good! The paper slips on the right are "Arden-ism" or sayings that our friend Arden says all the time. We had fun going around the table saying them out loud. 
 I was over at MG's the other day and I told Daphne that I wanted a picture of her. This is all I could get. What a weirdo!
 Speaking of weirdos, our cat loves the outdoors. So, I decided to go ahead and buy her a cat harness and leash (yes, there is such a thing). She's finally getting used to it.
 I'm really happy with how our front door turned out this year. This is the first year I've had my own door that was really worth decorating. 
 Every year, my family always gets together with the Woolverton's for Solstice. This year, we had it at our house! 
 (Can you tell I'm playing with my new iPhone fisheye lens?)

MG and Ryan made creme brûlée. It was so good.
 Chris, in addition to our dessert, drove into the foot long Rice Krispy Treat Paul and I gave him for Christmas...
Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Time is Flying!

Time is flying. I can't believe it's already the middle of December!

We got our house decorated for Christmas and I'm in love with our Ball jars.
 Paul and I both said when we moved into the house that we couldn't wait to have a Christmas tree. The cat is interested in sitting under it, but we haven't had any casualties yet (except for some chewing on a few bags... oops!).
 It's hard to believe, but we've passed the one year mark on our marriage! We ceremoniously took out the top layer of our cake from the freezer and found that it hadn't been wrapped or anything for an entire year. #fail It honestly wasn't good, but I ended up sharing tiramisu from Amerigo that night, so I can't complain.
 It's been so pretty outside lately, especially on campus. Only three more days until I'm done with work for the year!
I have gotten to have a few fun days at work, especially with finals week. Campus does a lot of fun things to keep kids active and taking breaks from studying, like bringing dogs to campus to pet. This is one of them that loved nothing more than dressing up as Santa and having his picture taken with students.
 One day I came home to find that Paul had converted one of our ornaments into a wrecking ball. Well played. She's still on our tree.
 Our dinners have been really random lately - always last minute trying to figure out what to make, but have been surprisingly good. I'm really glad for our Sam's membership, because buying meat in bulk and freezing it has been a lifesaver.

I had to show a picture of our dinner last night, which was so fantastic. We love nothing more than a good salmon night. Fresh Market had salmon for $6.99/lb and we knew we had to pick some up. It was heaven.
Here's to a happy Sunday and me finishing my Christmas shopping today!


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