MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!!! I hope all of you had the merriest and happiest of Christmases (and days of Hanukahs) filled with family and loved ones and good food! Ian and I had a wonderful first married Christmas together, and enjoyed the day shared with my family. For my last Day of Giving, we gave homemade
***Merry Christmas Eve!!!!*** Well it is finally Christmas Eve! And what a busy few days it has been in MD! Last night Ian and I drove up to York, PA, to hang out with the Schaeffers! It was so nice to see them and spend some time chatting and catching up and eating cookies. Yummm!
*** CHRISTMAS EVE EVE!!! *** Every year for Christmas, all of my cousins on my dad’s side of the family participate in a Secret Santa exchange. It’s really fun, but this year since we were all a little strapped for cash, we decided to do a volunteer activity together instead. Since it was a pretty
***3 Days ‘Til Christmas!!!*** I’m getting so super excited for Christmas! It doesn’t really feel like Christmas, though, since it’s about 60 degrees in MD. It’s actually colder in CA right now – crazy! Anyway, now that we’re back in the MD, it’s crunch time in finishing all of our Christmas preparation, and finishing my
***4 Days ‘Til Christmas!!!*** We’re now officially on the East Coast, home for the holidays! We are so excited to spend the next 10 days sitting by the fire, eating good home cooking, and celebrating Christmas with family and friends. Most of our day was spent on our flight, but I got up early this
***FIVE DAYS ‘TIL CHRISTMAS OMG SANTA’S COMING!!!!!*** Only a short five days until Christmas! I am so excited I could dance! I definitely can’t eat any more cookies. Today I made hot cocoa with whole milk and Hershey’s cocoa powder – I’m pretty sure I need an intervention… Today’s Day of Giving was so easy
***6 Days ‘Til Christmas!!!*** We are getting down to the wire here! I was pretty excited but also a little apprehensive about my 19th Day of Giving. I had scheduled to do gift wrapping for the afternoon for a charity across town. The other two times I had signed up to do gift wrapping, there
Today’s Day of Giving completely exhausted me. At 10:30 this morning I fixed a pot of coffee and got started mixing cookie doughs, frostings, and prepping decoration for all of the holiday treats I intend to give away this year. So today’s Day of Giving is the day that will keep on giving, technically. Although
***8 Days ‘Til Christmas!!!*** We’re getting sooo close to Christmas. The lights are finally going up on the houses in San Francisco. I think the holidays snuck up on everyone this year! I’m still furiously working away on all of my homemade gifts, hoping to be finished everything before we leave on Wednesday. It’s going
***9 Days ‘Til Christmas!!!*** On Wednesday night I had the opportunity to accompany my friend Caitlin to the San Francisco Ballet‘s performance of The Nutcracker. She did some pro bono work for the ballet earlier in the year, and they were kind enough to give her two tickets as a thanks for her hard work.