Monday, December 19, 2011

Pre-Christmas Weekend

I seriously love the week before Christmas so much that I don't even care that today is Monday! We have a Holiday Lunch outside of the office today and we leave Wednesday for Orlando - I am just taking the season in because it will soon be just a memory!

We had a nice, relaxing weekend and I am ready for a week off. Here's a photo recap:

 Since Adam was gone all week I was ready to get out of the house on Friday night, and so excited that we decided to get sushi!! We went to Lemongrass, I stuck to shrimp and soft shell crab, and we were definitely impressed. There is not much around our area in terms of places to eat out, so it's nice that we found a sushi place.  My shirt and sweater are both from GAP, but neither are online anymore.
 I went with a fishtail, too, because it reminds me of my sister :)
Saturday night we bundled up and went for a 3 mile walk to look at neighborhood Christmas lights. It was chilly out but a lot of fun and I hope to get out again tonight to do the same thing. Im trying to walk as much as I can, and since it was the first time I got out of my pajamas that day I obviously wasn't active enough. This is another photot of our tree in the dark, love it and am going to miss it!
I originially said I was not going to make Christmas cookies this year because of the calories and only Adam and I being able to eat them, but when I woke up on Saturday I really wanted to get some baking - Christmas just isn't the same without cookies! I made Nestle Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies (with dark and semi sweet chips - jumbo size) and sugar cookies. I halved the sugar cookie recipe and didnt even use all of the dough and we still had too many cookies, but just enough for decorating.

Adam did request the 'soft' icing since he claims it tastes much better so I made half a batch of buttercream and colored with wilton 'no taste red' and 'kelly green' gel food coloring. Again, we had more icing than we needed so Adam iced some chocolate chips as well! Our finished products:

I also did a little spray tanning for our trip and started to pack! One bag down, 1 to go. All I need is a good eyebrow waxing and I think that I will be all set and ready to board that plane. Happy Monday!

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