Monday, December 21, 2009

.christmas cookies - round #1.

one thing about me - i love to bake. there is something special about it, the ability to create something is remarkable. likewise, i thoroughly enjoy watching people enjoy my creations! yum!

i made my first official batch of christmas cookies sunday. my fiance loves sugar cookies, so i make them frequently. i have been trying new recipes and haven't settled on one particular one being "the one". athough this recipe is a close first! they were soft and yummy. and i had a blast decorating them.

i think my helper did too! he's such an amazing guy - he even helps decorate! ;)

i was in the full christmas spirit last night, not only did i bake while watching christmas movies, i wrapped most of our presents. even though they won't be there long, i couldn't resist putting them under the tree!

i love this time of the year, and now that i'm getting married its so fun to start our own traditions. there are certain things that changed for me after my parents divorced, certain traditions that i miss terribly. so i'm taking charge and making them happen! i love christmas time, i can't believe its almost here. its gone so fast! i better get that last minute shopping done! oops!


Saturday, December 19, 2009

.the first post.

the infamous first post. i never know what to write on these things. i have tried blogging before as i am sure most people have... i just never seem to be consistent. but i am going to give this another valiant effort! this time should hopefully be different, i want to be able to document my life, and this seems like a wonderful way.

i am recently engaged to the most amazing man i have ever met. i feel so blessed to have him in my life. we are getting married in about 9 months, the time is going slow yet fast at the same time. i want to be able to document the times leading up to the wedding because i am sure it will be memorable!

i'm sure you want to know more about me, but i believe that will be evident as a i post more blogs and pictures to accompany them. please, follow my blog, i promise it will become more exciting then this 'ice breaker' blog. i just needed to post something to get me started. there is nothing worse then starting with a clean slate! :) feel free to leave me comments, ask me questions, criticize me... don't worry, i can take it. i believe that criticism and interaction is what makes us grow as individuals. it allows us to step outside our comfort zones.

anyway, enough of that.

happy monday, hopefully it will be wonderful! four days until christmas!