The Christmas cards are mailed! This is the photo that went on this year's card. Usually I have to send a card out with the kids horsing around (which are sometimes cute). This year it was a Christmas miracle, I got all 3 of them looking AND smiling. I guess the threats and bribes worked this time. I will tell you, that getting to this one photo was not easy. I worked with the kids for over an hour, fell in the snow once, and blow my top a couple of time. It paid off and I got it!
This weekend I got to unwind and enjoy some of the things that I love about the Christmas season. It is my favorite holiday and I love the build up to the big day. It was one of the best weekends that I have had in a long time because there was no schedule.
photo from www.holidazzle.comLast night we bundled up and went to Downtown Minneapolis to watch the Holidazzle parade. It is a really cool parade of lights that marches down Nicollet Mall. It was a mild night and it was perfect for parade watching. We packed up some hot chocolate and enjoyed some time outside. I snapped a ton of photos and then I realized that my camera did not have a memory card. It has this wonderful demo feature that lets you see the photos but nothing records them. Grrrrrrr.....that was pretty DUMB of me especially since I finally handed the camera over to Chubby Hubby to get a few pictures of me with the kids.
I got the itch to make some homemade treats this weekend. I made a list of things that sounded
idiot proof tasty and set out to make them. As it turned out, none of them were a baking recipes. Woo Hoo! Baking is not my forte. Tonight, I made Oreo Balls. They were easy but the dipping each one in chocolate got tedious. The ones that I did first look the best. I lost interest very quickly. It is looking probable that I will be purchasing the rest of the treats.
Neither one of my Oreo Balls looks great, but you can sure tell when I lost interest. Ha!A note about making treats....It seems like when I make them, I have no interest in eating them. I tried a bite and that was all I needed. I could care less if I ever have another Oreo Ball. Maybe I should do this more often.
My shopping is 97.5% done and I have everything wrapped. I am NEVER EVER this organized. I am usually out shopping on Christmas Eve
Decorations are up. Diva has her own personalized ornament.
The house has been Griswaled.
Speaking of.....I got to watch my two very favorite Christmas movies. ....elf and Christmas Vacation.
It is hard to believe that in less than two weeks Christmas will be here!
I did make time to dust off my Jillian Michaels Shred DVD and do that workout. I am really out of shape and I was having a hard time keeping up with level one. I am already sore and I can't imagine what tomorrow will bring.
Since I have promised myself that I need to recommit to WW 110%, I actually sat down and meal planned. I planned every meal as well as ever snack. After I had it down on paper, I went to the store and purchased everything I would need. I hate meal planning and I would rather do Shred 100 times than plan a weeks worth of meals. But if I am going to be successful, I need to master meal planning.