Getting in the Holiday Spirit

I can’t believe how fast December is flying by – and I don’t mind it one bit! I love the holidays and with each day that passes, we are one day closer to going home and seeing my family for the holidays.

This weekend I started feeling in the holiday spirit – mainly because it included some COLD weather, baking and gingerbread house making!

I started off the weekend and made this graham cracker toffee from Two Peas and their Pod and she’s right – it’a addicting! 

Before the flurries hit us, I also got in a run this view. I feel lucky to live so close to a path that runs along some lakes.

Saturday included a LOT of errands. We went to Target to do some holiday shopping for our adopt a family, Old Navy for some more adopt a family (and FW) shopping, Home Depot and then out to lunch. It had been a while since I went to Boaz and I still love their bowls!

That afternoon, we made some sauce and then B made homemade pizza. We bought some all beef pepperoni at a local butcher shop and OMG it is so good. What a difference it makes.

That night, B and I also caught up on some Game of Thrones (we are lost done with the season!) after FW went to bed. I never would’ve thought I would like the show – but I really do enjoy it too much!

Sunday was our Ladies Craft Beer Society holiday brunch! Nicole hosted and we made gingerbread houses. FW got to hang out with some of his other baby friends and semi help make the gingerbread house … can that be my excuse as to why it doesn’t look so great? 😉

The rest of the day included a little walk and playing in the “snow” we had gotten (just a dusting from Winter Storm Benji) before dinner with B’s family.

We had brownie sundaes for dessert. I strongly believe that it is never too cold for ice cream.

Some questions for you:

  • Did you get any snow this weekend?
  • What’s your favorite dessert?

I’m linking up with the weekly wraps!

Weekends with a 13-month-old Baby

FW is officially 13 months. No longer an infant, he’s even older than a year right now. He’s almost a toddler! How did that happen?! Anyway, before I get too mushy, here’s a little about our weekend. For having nothing planned, the weekend ended up being pretty busy and flew by.  We did some housework,  went for a long walk (since I’m still not running), and had some good food.

Saturday I babysat FW while Brian did some housework.  So naturally we started the day off with some banana pancakes.

It rained most of the morning,  so we were stuck reading and playing inside.  But as soon as it cleared up,  we went for a walk.

While FW took his afternoon nap, I did some meal prep – cauliflower tots were a success (If only FW liked them …).

The afternoon also called for a bath. I think FW rocks a mohawk pretty well 🙂

B finally got home and brought us pizza. Mama Santa’s was delicious as always. 

We ended the night catching up on Game of Thrones. I can’t believe we’re finally up-to-date on all the seasons!

Sunday, the weather was gorgeous, so we spent some time outside. FW loved splashing around the fountains and splash pad!

We ended up taking a pretty long walk that afternoon. My piriformis has been bothering me, so I haven’t been running at all – but we did get in a long walk! Unfortunately, my piriformis started bothering me toward the end. But it was a pretty day!

We spent some more time working at the house (aka B worked while I watched FW). Here is a progress pic  — hopefully we’ll share some more soon!

And then we finished off the day with B’s family for dinner. We enjoyed a great meal inside after hanging out outside some more.

Questions for you:

  • Do you watch Game of Thrones?
  • Did you get in any good walks this weekend?

I’m linking up with the weekly wraps!