Monday, December 7, 2009


Hello friends! How are you all on this lovely December day? Did you have a good weekend? Saturday was Dave's birthday...he's joined me in the big FOUR-OH! Yaay, I have company! We started the day with presents, then went to a bounce house, then to Denny's for lunch (including a free birthday Grand Slam). I made chicken parmesan for dinner and Hershey's chocolate cake for dessert. Have you ever made this cake? Oh. Em. Gee. It is soooo good. And the best thing is, all the ingredients are usually in my cupboards, and it's easy! You must make it with the frosting recipe they include. Must.

Yesterday morning, I brought up the tree stand and ornaments from the basement, and it was off to the garden center to get our Christmas tree. We've been going to a place for the past couple of years that grows their own...and the prices are very reasonable. It was freezing so we picked out a nice one rather quickly. I brought my camera there but of course forgot to take any pictures. Here are some from when we decorated it later on yesterday...

Doesn't Annabelle look thrilled in a few of those? She is too much.

Later on, we worked on Annabelle's school project...she has to create a collage showing and describing her ethinicity, cultural traditions, etc. We decided to focus on Chanukah since she's the only one in her class who celebrates it. She wanted a family photo for it, and we didn't have a recent one so I set up the camera on a tripod and used the self-timer.

I just thought it was so funny that we were all standing there smiling, waiting for the timer to go off. I guess you had to be there but it just seemed so comical to me. I had a hard time not laughing during the pic.

So this afternoon I am going to hunt around for some big boxes to package up those gifts I wrapped. Then one day this week I hope to get them shipped off. Christmas cards are in the mail as of this morning!

Have a wonderful day!

♥ Jen

1 comment:

  1. Looks like Christmas has arrived at your house! What a beautiful family!


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