Tuesday, December 21, 2010

1-10...

1. The presents are all wrapped and under the tree!
The wrapping & bags match the tree...it's a must ;)

2. I baked this on Sunday...
I made chocolate pudding cookies with white chocolate chips.
Recipe click HERE
I also made these pretzels with rolos and m&m's in the middle...
Recipe click HERE
3. Billy and I went to his nephew's birthday party on Saturday night and his mom sent us home with ranch pretzels.
These things are addicting!!!
Recipe click HERE

4. It's my favorite time of the year for mail!!
For this very reason....
Our card tree is full this year so if you've sent us a card and it's not up there, it's on the fridge!
5. Gus is a snow baby this year!  I don't ever remember him LOVING snow as much as he does this year!! He is funny to watch play on our deck, he made himself a little tunnel under a chair to get to the edge of the deck so he can do his favorite thing, bark! 
 When he is inside he just kind of mopes around, looking cute while doing so...

6. On Friday, I openly admitted that I have a major addiction shopping for baby clothes for my little guy.
It's bad.  Billy asked me to maybe stop for a while so I did, for 2-3 weeks.  Then I came home with 5 new outfits for him on Friday.  B didn't say anything, I think he secretly loves my addiction ;)
Even he went to Target yesterday and got some bibs for our little guy. 
I found this little onesie and hat at a local boutique for Summer!

7. I'm really looking forward to spending Christmas with our families!! I just love this time of the year!  I'm working today and tomorrow and then off for 5 days :) 

8. I will be spending my last 2 days at work this week listening to non-stop Christmas music.

9. These are the beautiful cookies I decorated. ha!  They aren't pretty but they tasted yummy!
I ate them all.
I really need to consider getting back into a gym routine.
10. Lastly, THANK YOU all so much for the comments on my post from yesterday.  I think I would be lost without ya'll!! I will keep you posted on how things play out.

48 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Looks yummy!

Kelly said...

Mmm, those cookies look delish! And the pictures of little Gus-Gus! Adorable :-D I would have a problem with buying things for the new baby too. Stay warm out there today!!

CMae said...

You've been busy!!! nothing wrong with that! Cooking, shopping, wrapping presents! Def got your Christmas spirit! Aspen has yet to see snow ha. Fat chance of that living in AZ. She'd probably freak out if her paws got wet LOL

Lauren said...

I see me!!!!!!! :) Ha!!!!! Love all the pictures!!!!! :)

Michelle (michabella) said...

I LOVE your Christmas card tree and the Christmas tree!!! I think I am going to make those rolo pretzels!

Katie ♥ said...

Love it! Love all the wonderful things in this post!

I dont know if I ever got to comment and say CONGRATS!!!!! I think I did, but if not CONGRATS on being a soon to be mommy to a precious little boy! So happy for you guys! Happy Holidays!!!!!

LC said...

Can I ask where you got your Xmas tree card holder? I need one!

Miss Chelsea said...

I want to make ALL those recipes!

Joanna Noel said...

I love love love your tree!Guss is adorible!I have a sister getting married in June and im allready thinking of things to get for my future Nephew and Nieces :)Those recipies look yummy..im gonna use some!
XOXO

{N} Jones said...

I have a feeling I am going to be in the same situation as you - addicted to buying baby clothes very soon! I am sure we will have to go out shopping after we find out next week :) Where did you find your Christmas card holder? I have been looking forever and I cannot find anything! Your doggie is adorable! Enjoy your time off from work hun! I am looking forward to my long break too - after tomorrow at noon I am off till Jan 3rd.

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

Yum those ranch pretzels sound delicious! Might have to make some before I head up the mountain.

Justin and Jessica said...

I'm totally jealous of everything you have done/have ready for the holidays! :) You are on the ball, and everything looks amazing! With a 2 year old running around and an 8-month crawling around, I have yet to wrap a present ... or finish buying them for that matter. Ha! :)

Blessings to you this holiday season!

Mrs. Bear said...

Merry almost Christmas!!! I think I need to make those Rolo Pretzel cookies!

Belle in the City said...

your tree and presents are so cute! i love everything that matches! I told my bf when he went to go get more paper for his gifts..that it HAD to be red, green or white! haha :) also, i was gonna try the pretzel and m&ms recipe..was it easy..seems like it would be!

have a merry christmas!

xoxo

Kaycee said...

Cute blog!!
That post is so festive :) Your tree and gifts look amazing!! I just found out i'm having a little boy as well and i'm becoming more and more addicted to shopping for him. {I have two girls, so a boy was a surprise!} :)

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Dang girl! Look at you! Last Christmas when I was pregnant I was lucky I did anything! Though in my defense there's a big difference in motivation from 1st Tri to 2nd Tri...

Kinsey Michaels said...

oh annie you are too cute! i feel like you've accomplished so much for the holidays. those ranch pretzals look amazing. clever idea!

Lindsay said...

Your tree and your presents look AMAZING :)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

All of those treats look sooo good!

Amanda said...

i love that your tree and presents match! that is so fabulous! mine is pretty much a hodge podge! :) your card tree is adorable too!

Megan said...

I love the matching gifts with the tree lol! The cookies sure do look yummy, I might have to try the pudding ones! Have a Merry Christmas hun

J and A said...

Look at you baking queen! I'm like you the wrapping must match the tree! Gus is so cute in the snow!

jacin said...

aw so much fun!

Chicago Cuisine Critique said...

All of the pictures are great, especially the cute ones of Gus. Love them!

Jamie Pickle said...

Your tree looks so pretty with matching presents!! Those pretzels with kisses and m&ms are so good. I have made them a few times and they are always a big hit.

{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

sounds so great!

Jax said...

Ohmygosh I am doing a google search for a Christmas card tree right now! What a freaking genius idea!!! And um pudding cookies... holy moly those look good. Yowza!

Jules said...

It looks so warm and cozy at your house for Xmas and look at all those pretty presents underneath the tree! I love how it all matches.

The cookies and pretzels you made look delish. I need to start baking up a storm around here.

Buying baby clothes must be so much fun and I probably wouldn’t be able to help myself either. That sock monkey onesie is adorable.

Gussy looks like a baby fox in the 2nd pic you posted of her. She’s so cute!

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

That card tree is awesome! I want one! :)
AND, i see one card on there that looks familiar! :)

Mitzi G. said...

The shopping addiction NEVER gets better so I have just decided to accept my issue openly!!

Merry Christmas & love all the food that you have posted.......your posts these days make me crave sweets more than I already have been!!

Marian said...

Seriously your CHristmas tree looks perfect with all the presents underneath....I wish ours was like that!! And I love LOVE your card tree...nice to see Liam and I right in the front;)

Katy Mary said...

omg I am so in love with this post!! everything makes me so happy and looking forward to holidays.

Kristin said...

WOW! It sure looks like it's going to be a very merry Christmas at your casa! Those pretzel goodies look SO delish!

Natalie said...

Your tree looks perfect!

I've made those pretzel cookies before with Hershey's kisses, I'll have to try them with rolos. :)

d.a.r. said...

Oh those ranch pretzels look divine!!

And your tree is SO pretty!

Shayla said...

I LOVE your card tree!!!! you presents are beautiful!

Katie @ Modern-Day Family said...

your tree and presents look so fabulous! That's' so cool the we have like identical due dates! I LOVE that onesie you got... who could resist that!

ALSO, I made those pretzel rolo things this weekend too! How funny

Mrs. Pick said...

I am loving everyone's Christmas posts! You look like you're ready for the holiday! Love the rolo pretzels too---YUM!

Jen said...

Ahh what a fun post! I bet the outfit shopping is addicting; I feel like once I start I won't be able to stop!

Kari Beth said...

I have so many blogs in my reader and I don't read my reader often enough that I only come across your blog once every couple weeks! I completely missed your pregnancy announcement! Congratulations! Nothing better than being a mom!

Nicole Marie said...

ok umm going to make those ranch pretzels tomorrow....ok tonight!

PattyAnn said...

Wow you've been keeping busy! All those treats look delish!

Buying baby clothes never gets old. I've started hitting up the clearance racks at the end of the seasons for next years wardrobe. Target is awesome for this, they have stuff marked down to one or two dollars sometime ;)

Holly said...

Wow! I LOVE your matching Christmas tree and presents! It's amazing!

Lana said...

I love how your presents match your Christmas tree! You are too cute! I am totally addicted to buying my little boy clothes, too!

Amber said...

Ahhhh I see my husband's handsome face on your card tree! So fun :-) We desperately need a cute way to display cards like that.

I'm checking out those recipes... they all look so yummy!

Love the monkey outfit! I can't WAIT to start buying clothes for our little bug!

Wendy said...

Love how the presents match the tree! Mine never do! lol
and try this for your next batch of pretzels-instead of the dill and garlic-add two packages dry ranch mix and 1/2-1 tsp cayenne pepper. OMG--sooo addicting! Everyone requests them at family gatherings!

Gwen said...

Love matching presents and trees!!! We do the same thing!!! It looks so pretty when it's all put together. :) XOXO

Whitney said...

the cookies look yummy!

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