Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Banjo got to come in for a very rare visit this morning. He swears he heard Santa. Merry Christmas everyone...we are opening gifts, having blueberry pancakes and then to church. It's lunch with the Brendles and supper with Mary and her family.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Reindeer Nutter Butters

Fun. Something for Santas reindeer

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Winter Solstice

Go Postal loves to be outside, before we were married he would be outside mowing, working on a car etc right until it got black dark in the summer.  With the new barn, he can at least go out and feel productive in the winter now.....he changed the oil last night in his mail car right up until 10pm.  But today is Winter look up DH we have a little bit more daylight every day going forward now.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Twig Box

Mt friend Pat L saw these somewhere and asked her son to replicate. He used old pickets and it is perfect for the cabin. I just went out and snipped some nandina to mix in with some evergreen. Instant and free Christmas decor!

Saturday, December 17, 2011


I love going to the Stevens Center and look at the good company I had. We started off the evening with a pizza from the Mellow Mushroom so it doesn't get much better. Buddy thought he was being dragged to a meeting with his took him a minute to figure out the surprise even after she handed him the tickets. He just thought he had been assigned M24 at the meeting. He had asked to go see the Nutcracker again this year but was told we couldn't fit it in the schedule. Glad we did.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Fun Saturday in December

It started walking the Mistletoe 5k with Tree, a half price massage thanks to Living Social, my first flash mob (Robert Moody showed up at the piano in Belks and the store erupted into the Hallelujah chorus), then our work Christmas party at Hanover Park winery.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Getting the cabin ready!

Go Postal brought the Christmas Tree in last night (sadly we don't have room for a real one so decided to use pencil tree I had bought the last year at my house).  Got down the lovely Santa we were made as a wedding gift...he stands about 2 feet high and his coat is made from an old velet and silk crazy quilt (we will just hope that there was a terrible hole in the quilt and this is a great way of preserving some of it). Out came the quilted tree skirt, our quilted stockings and a small quilt draped over the trunk that serves as our coffee table.

The cabin is looking ready for Christmas, now it needs to smell like Christmas....maybe we can cut some pine branches for the mantle and get to baking some spice cookies.  We alwys made these candy cane cookies too, but closer to Christmas so Santa can be left some.

What is your favorite Christma Cookie?