Sunday, December 28, 2008
Ok so mine unfortunately do not look nearly that cute.... but if I thought about it I bet I could figure out how to put cutie little flowers on the toes..... I have finally managed to make the elusive baby bootie the crocheted craft I've struggled with since I learned how to crochet and I have to say they're darn cute... I'd take pics of them but they're a gift for a friend who sometimes frequents my blog :) and I'd hate to spoil the surprise... :) I'm just excited I look at these tiny little soft baby shoes and imagine tiny toes that beg to be kissed... and my dear husband cheers when for 5 min I consider not waiting to have a baby of our own...
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
I got my wish... My kitchen table is covered with piles of fresh baked cookies... There's a half eaten loaf of banana bread that's so delicious its been hard to resist slathering with butter and inhaling... I've lost count of how many sour cream cookies my husband has devoured but, he keeps inventing excuses to go into our kitchen so he can sneak them... I have a pan full of creamy silky fudge that makes my chocolate fantasies come true and at this moment I have Christmas dessert working away. There's creamy silky creme brulee chilling in the fridge and a cherry cobbler in the oven. The smell of cinnamon and Christmas is thick in the air at our house tonight and all of my Christmas baking dreams are complete.... We made our sweet sugar cookies and we got into a stocking full of sweet surprises including new froggy friends for Steve and a pound of Starbucks Christmas blend coffee for me! Now we're off to bed with visions of sugar plums... :) What a Merry Married Christmas we're having... :)
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I have to say baking is one of my most favorite things... O wish I could do it all the time... piles of cookies and luscious cakes... Super Candies and soft pillowy bread... Its Christmas the traditional time of year for warm ovens spilling forth sugary crumbly sweet goodies.... Oh how I wish I had more time more sugar flour butter and vanilla... I wish I had a huge house with 2 or 3 ovens and enough counter space to invite all of my friends over to bake cookies and make candies... My Aunt Sherry makes these delicious chewy butter toffees!!! and fudge... is there a more perfect way to eat chocolate? I wanna bake piles of cookies.... cinnamony cakey sour cream cookies and perfect chocolate chip cookies... chewy oatmeal raisin... and I saw Paula Deen make something called a chocolate gob the other day with a name like that it begs to be devoured... I am dying for a moist chewy molasses cookie spicy with just enough ginger... Of course I torture myself with the food network ( Thank you God that we get free cable from my husband's employer!) where every show now is holiday this or Christmas cookie that... I wanna bake it all! Every year my recipe collection doubles... Everyone has a favorite holiday cookies and treats anyone wanna share? Steve asked if we could decorate cookies together I'm very excited about that we can make our own traditions... I can almost imagine his eyes sparkling with child like enthusiasm when we put candy sprinkles on a frosted sugar cookie!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Today was a pretty normal Saturday for me Steve left for work at 7am and kissed and hugged me goodbye like he always does and then I proceeded to sleep in deliciously late (10:30) Saturdays always feel so decadent when I can sleep in! I heard the heater come on in my sleep and did a little dance in my dreams and snuggled deeper under the covers. I woke up and started doing my wifely chores… Saturday means laundry and since I have all day to cook I always try to make something delicious and time consuming on Saturdays. We eat such quick easy dinners during the week I like Saturday to be a long well thought out slow cooked kind of dinner. Tonight I made delicious stuffed bell peppers and artichokes. (Steve’s new favorite vegetable he had never had one until he met me) Tomorrow we’re having our family over to celebrate Steve’s birthday… He asked for Pulled Pork, Potato Salad and Strawberry Cake with sprinkles… I’m also throwing in Corny corn (canned corn but he likes the way I fix it haha) and some Deviled eggs to make my husband extra happy… Its like a meal of his favorite things! I had to get started on it today of course… I peeled like 12 potatoes standing at my sink singing… It was a joyful time for me… I had spoken to my Aunt for a little while and we reminisced about last year… I was remembering my Grandma and the kind of wife she was the kind of mother she was and how I would be blessed to walk in her footsteps and in even a small way be like her… I took joy thinking of that and peeling potatoes I was thrilled to peel potatoes and serve my husband bless my husband by making him something he only likes when I cook it… while listening to his socks and t-shirts gurgle in the washing machine and singing to the God who put the desire to be a such a wife in my heart… Now its late Saturday night and while the laundry still needs to be put away the pork is in the crock pot the bowl of potato salad is in the fridge and the cake is cooling on the stove Its almost time for me to go cuddle up with that husband of mine and continue to Thank God for that handsome husband and ask again that God would continue to show me His path, show me how to be a Godly wife and Best friend to the husband I love so much… It’s such a joy to serve them both… My Father in heaven and my husband at home!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
So it seems like almost everyone I know is pregnant or having babies or thinking about having babies its quite fun... Christmas is coming too so I have lots of little creative uses for these fingers of mine... When I started thinking about the impending baby boom in my circle of friends my fingers started itching... and I've been hard at work ever since... looping silky soft yarn into lacy creations meant to cuddle a baby close and warm... I'm even trying to make delicious fuzzy warm slipper socks as a christmas gift this year I almost wish I was making them for myself they're so yummy! I'm working on slipper socks and blankets a stuffed rabbit some little christmas ornaments and I have about a million other ideas working their way around in my head its soo much fun and I'm dying to try and finally conquer the elusive baby bootie!!! hahaha
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
So I don't mind doing the dishes or packing my husband lunch... I kind of enjoy packing his lunch but my dilemma comes when its about 11pm and my husband is going to bed and I wanna go to bed with him and enjoy pillow talk and warm snugly cuddling. I wanna fall asleep in his arms before he starts snoring... but I enjoy spending time with him so much and I feel like I never get enough time with him (we don't even have kids yet good grief!) I like to spend every second with him before he goes to bed which means its time for him to go to bed and I still have a mountain of dishes waiting to be done... I could wait and do the dishes in the morning but the idea of leaving my kitchen dirty over night bugs me and its such a tiny kitchen if I procrastinated cleaning it one day the mess would take over... I feel like I should be going to bed with my husband... so my dilemma should I sacrifice 30 min of awake time with him and clean the kitchen for 10 min of pillow talk and cuddling before we both fall asleep. Some nights I do some I don't...