Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Weekend Update

Whew, we have been busy lately.

OK, not so much, but it sounded like a really good excuse for the fact that I haven't blogged in a while, or uploaded pics of my December Daily.

This weekend was actually sort of busy. I took off from work Friday (woo-hoo) and went shopping. Now, I should have been finishing my Christmas shopping, but apparently I prefer to shop for ME. That's right, a sweater, some camisoles, and 2 new pairs of jeans. I normally take about 6 pairs of jeans with me into the dressing room with the thought that it increases my odds of finding one pair that fits and looks acceptable.

This time I just picked up two pairs. Dang if they didn't both look like a million bucks. So I got 'em. Hey, it's hard to find jeans that I like. I just left the tags on the second pair so I could take them back later if I want to. I've worn the first pair twice already.

Fun fact? They are a smaller size than I would have even DREAMED of trying on last year. Which just proves that you do not have to give up the best things in life (AKA Coca-cola) to lose weight.

I also made a trip to Sam's Club for household supplies and to WalMart for groceries. I realize that I could have gotten some groceries at Sam's, but do I really need 20 pounds of flour? No, I really don't. Nor do I need four dozen eggs.

Friday afternoon was cookie baking time! I always get super excited about baking cookies, then halfway through vow to never make them again. I have a really short attention span, apparently.

I made gingerbread people (took forever!) and chocolate chip cookies. I love the Toll House recipe for chocolate chip cookies. It really is the best chocolate chip cookie recipe ever. Those Toll House ladies sure know their stuff.

By late Friday night, I was SO SICK of cookies. Bleh.

And Phillip kept sneaking them. Every time I saw him, he had a cookie.

I spent Saturday morning cleaning my house for our holiday party. The party was super fun. And the cookies were a huge success. Lots of raves about the chocolate chip.

I spent most of the night playing with our cousin's 4-month old son, who is just all sorts of cute and adorable. Babies make me happy.

Lots of fun, we got to see some friends that we see pretty infrequently as well as just relax.

On Sunday, my sisters, Phillip & I got our portrait taken for my mom's Christmas present. I know she is going to be surprised. I'm so excited to give her this. The pictures turned out really well. The photographer was actually a friend of my middle sister's, and she really did a great job.

Phillip and I then went to his grandmother's church to watch her Christmas drama. She called it a pageant, but that reminds me of little kids reciting the Christmas story, and this really was a mini-musical. Very nice.

We finished our weekend with a fabulous meal at Harry's. This restaurant is awesome! We don't eat out a lot, but when we do, we like to go someplace nice. We actually had the rehearsal dinner for our wedding at Harry's. We both enjoyed some delicious soup (their crab bisque is ah-may-zing!). I had a great grilled duck salad, and Phillip had steak and mashed potatoes. Yum. I'm hungry again just thinking about it.

Getting ready for Christmas this week, but I promise I am going to try really hard to get some December Daily pages done tonight so that I can post! I feel like I've been neglecting my scrapbooking.

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