Sunday, December 29, 2013


Just a few pictures from our Christmas celebration. We didn't exchange presents this year. Instead, we decided to just do stockings. It was nice not to have to stress about getting the perfect (or even not so perfect) present. Stockings are a big deal in our house because they are full of treats we only get on our birthdays and at Christmas. We look forward to our stocking every year!

Husband with his stocking loot.

I LOVE Lucky Charms!

Christmas dinner table, complete with Gary (of course).

Husband lighting the candles.

Me making the gravy.

Our Christmas Advent scripture a day thing. The first verses were prophecies about Christ's coming. The next few verses about the birth. The last verses were about how Christ came to earth to die for our sins.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Winter Solstice Fun

To celebrate the winter solstice, we made candles! Husband shaved down some old pillar candles and we used that wax to make our candles. It wasn't too hard to do and we really enjoyed making them!

Our wax shavings

We don't have a double boiler, so we improvised. It worked out well.

The jars eagerly awaiting their wax.

Husband adding more wax to the pot.

Carefully pouring the wax.


Sunday, December 22, 2013

Ugly Sweater Party

We went to an ugly sweater party this weekend. I found a great sweater to wear, but despite searching in two States, we were unable to find a sweater for Husband. I guess we will have to start the search earlier next year.

Everyone brought appetizers. When I saw this on pinterest I just knew I HAD to make it! It's my first time making a cheese ball. I think it tasted pretty good! Husband did a great job turning the cheese ball into an igloo, proving once again that he is the Martha Stewart in our relationship!

My sweater. Isn't it a beauty?

Our friend, J!