Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Happy December!

Can anyone believe that it's already December? Seriously, where has the time gone? My baby is going to be 2 soon, Christmas is just around the corner and before we know it, it'll be 2011. Insanity. Even though December tends to be a busy month for me (and most of you I would assume), I am proud to announce that with the exception of stocking stuffers, I am DONE my Christmas shopping! This includes shopping for Adam's birthday, which is right around the corner on Monday. I'm so happy with myself for not leaving things till the last minute like I usually do. Now I can take my December to leisurely bake, decorate, listen to Christmas music and get my house ready for holiday guests!

The Christmas baking menu this year includes:

-homemade holiday eggnog (with rum of course!)
-pumpkin cookies with browned butter icing
-molasses cookies
-pumpkin pie
-apple cranberry pie

and last but not least...chocolate peanut butter cream pie. How fat am I gonna be after Christmas?

I haven't even started decorating for the holiday but shh! don't tell anyone because apparently I'm the only one in this world who doesn't have my tree up yet. That really burns me. Don't people know that Christmas is NOT in November?? It gets earlier and earlier every year! With Adam's birthday on the 6th, we use that as a guideline and don't put up before then. This year we're planning to go cut ours down (just like last year) on the 11th and I can't wait! I think Mya will really get a kick out of it this year. Last year she liked the twinkly lights but other than that she pretty much left the tree alone...which was fine by me!

I hope that this year the tree is still something she keeps her hands off of but if not at least I know she's old enough that she understands when I say not to touch it.

More fun news to report: we are getting a new table and chair set! We have been wanting one for a long time and have been scouring Kijiji in the hopes of coming across one that we liked and that wasn't a ridiculous amount of money for a second hand piece of furniture, but we had no such luck. My wonderful mother in law and her boyfriend will be delivering it sometime during the week in about 2 weeks time and I can't wait! I will post before and after pics so you can see for yourself how bad our current table and chairs are.

Alright, that's enough blogging for now. I have lots to do before Mya wakes up...which I think is right now! Damn! Ok, I'll talk to you later!