Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009...What a YEAR!!!

2009, the last year of the decade. I can't say it was a good year, I can't say it was a bad year, but I will say it was an interesting year.

A year of ups and downs, a year of good and bad, a year of laughs and tears.

A quick recap of 2009.

January - Wedding Planning.
February - Doug's Birthday, Quick trip to Maine .
March - Got Married.
April - Moved, Dear Friend passed.
May - Laid off.
June - Made the decision to change my life and go back to school
July - Went to NYC for Dawn's Birthday
August - Uneventful Birthday.
September - Started back to School.
October - Hockey Season Started, More school
November - School, School and more School
December, Celebrated 1st Christmas as Married Couple, Lost another Dear Friend, and yes more school.

Here are some pictures to share of the year that's now behind me. I can only look forward to the first year of the next decade, and hope that it will be a great one.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Better late.....

Then NEVER!!!

I guess, it's ok to do a little holiday baking after the holiday. I just didn't have the time. I've had a cake mix waiting for me.

It's so cute, I found a christmas tree pan and bought holiday funfetti cake and frosting.

And yes even the cake is green (I added a little food coloring) as well as the frosting.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

10 Reasons to buy lots of yarn.

10 Reasons to Buy Lots of Yarn
1. It insulates the cupboard where it is kept.
2. It keeps the economy moving. It is my patriotic duty to support wool
farmers, textile mills, and yarn shops.
3. It is less expensive and more fun than psychiatric care.
4. I'm participating in a contest - the one who dies with the most yarn
5. It keeps without refrigeration, you don't have to cook it to enjoy
it, you never have to feed it, change it, wipe its nose or walk it.
6. Because I'm worth it.
7. Like dust, it's good for protecting previously unprotected spaces in
the house, like the ironing board, the laundry basket, the dining room
8. It's not immoral, illegal or fattening. It calms the nerves,
ratifies the soul, and makes me feel good.
9. Because it is on sale. Because that is such a beautiful colour... I've never seen it before... I must have it.
10. Buy it now, before your husband retires and goes with you on all your
shopping expeditions.


I found these and have to make them.

What you need:

•Bakery pound cake
•Powdered mini donuts
•Fruit Streamers
•Fruit Roll-Ups
•Fruit Snacks
•Swedish Fish

1. Cut pound cake and mini donuts into sushi-sized pieces. Separate Streamers and make into a "roll."
2. Wrap with Fruit Roll-Ups. Top with Fruit Snacks and Swedish Fish.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Our 1st Christmas as Husband and Wife.

They say the first year of marriage is the hardest, if you can make it through that, you can make it through anything.

And yes so far we've made it through our 1st eight months and are so happy. There have been hard times, there have been good times. It's been worth every minute of the last 273 days.

Now since we're in the holiday season we've baked our cookies, written out the cards, bought our presents (well some of them are done, still working on the rest) and now the tree is finally up.

Merry Christmas.


Monday, December 7, 2009

I love roll and bake.

It's the best thing since sliced bread...well it's almost sliced bread, it's pre-cut, pre rolled pie crust.

Just put in the pie pan, fill and top.

I made a Crumb Topping with Flour, Sugar and Butter, and added Cherry Pie Filling, VIOLA!!!

Cherry Pie!!!