Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

My husband and I celebrated Christmas early because we will be down in California for Christmas and we wanted to celebrate our first Christmas together, just the two of us.

I love candy and my husband got me more then I needed, but I will enjoy every since piece.

The gifts I got.

My husband's gifts.

Our Christmas Tree. 

Merry Christmas!!! Happy Birthday Jesus!


Favorite Christmas Ornaments

Here are some of my favorite ornaments that I got this year....


Christmas Decorations!


Even though I had most of my Christmas decorates out very early this year I have been buying more because I do not have a lot. It is great when all the store start putting everything on sale and I get what I want for a lot cheaper. Here are some of the things I have gotten....

I saw this on Pinterest and decided once I got some Christmas cards I was going to do it. I am glad that I got enough to do it.

I put this sign over our wash and dryer and added some snowflakes to make is more festive. 

I got this little guy at Fred Myers. 

I added snowflakes to make my kitchen have a little Christmas flare. 


Christmas Baking and Pasta Salad!

Hi Everyone!

This last week have been busy finishing Christmas shopping, wrapping all the gifts, baking for a few parties and being a wife to my husband. Here are a few pictures of the baking I have done:

My snowflake mold in action. 

Pepermint bark with chocolate.


Christmas Sugar Cookies.

Mini sugar cookies


My favorite. There is a story behind all these ingredients you see here. When I was in the fourth grade we had a project and we had to make something using all California grown products. Since we were learning about California. This is the dish I made with the help of my mommy. Whenever it is made I cannot stop eating it.

It is so GOOOOD. 

Pasta Salad:

Bow Tie Pasta
Ranch Dressing
Almond Slices

Cook the pasta and while the pasta is cooking you can get all the other ingredients ready, but you will not need them right away. After the pasta is done cooking drain the water the water and put the pasta in a bowl. Then add some ranch dressing (just add as much as you want, this is just so the noodles will not stick together) and put the bowl in the refigerator. Leave the bowl in the refrigerator until the pasta is cool, then you can add the ingredients. And Enjoy! 

Side Note: I do not add the nuts in the pasta salad until I am ready to eat a bowl because the nuts will get soggy in the refrigerator. Also, you can add more ranch if you feel like you need more.


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Monday Night Football!


On Monday my husband and I drove to Seattle, WA to watch the Rams play the Seahawks. I was excited to go because it was my first Professional Football game. Before my husband and I decided I was going to go, he had to prep me for how loud the game/people were going to be. We had experience earlier this year when I went to a Timber's soccer gam and sat in the Timber Army Section. This section is VERY LOUD, they never stop cheering and singing during the whole 90 minutes of the game. These people get there right when the gates open and start cheering. I like going to professional sport games, but the one thing I have never understood are the fans. They get so upset, and angry at the players. My husband has tied to explain the fan to me, but I still do not get it. My husband's favorite team is the Rams and he has actually seen them play a few times, so I was happy to tag along and be there with him. When we first got to Seattle we walked around the famous Market and we got drinks at the very first Starbucks. It was fun walking around and seeing the famous places of Seattle. We also drove by the Space Needle before going to the game. Here are a few pictures of our day trip.
Here is a clip of what is it like at each game. Imagine being in the middle of that. Not fun (well at least for me, my husband loved it!).
View of the city.
Space Needle

All bundled up.
The crowd. Every seat was taken!

 Even though I had no idea what was going on in the game, I had a fun day with husband!


Friday, December 9, 2011


Today when I was out shopping I found exactly what I wanted. This was a good shopping day!

This is not a baking item, but it looks like it! It is a count down to Christmas!

The cute little magnets! 

The baggies I am going to use for gifts.

The mold I am going to use for the peppermint bark. I was so happy when I walked into Michael's and found these! They were on sale for $1.49, so I bought all three of them.

I hope you all having successful Christmas shopping trips! I hope you enjoyed the three posts today!