Sunday, December 21, 2008

Candy Cane Popcorn!

Here it is! I broke my back trying to get popcorn and nuts 'n bolts done in the same night and now I'm paying for it - sick, sick, sick.
But doesn't it look yummy?
Pop about 18-20 cups of popcorn
Pour about 3 two-handed handfuls of white chocolate (melted of course) over.
Crush at least 5-6 candy canes in food processor. Pour over chocolate.
Mix all together until completely covered.
Lay out on counter to cool.
Pour into Glad 2L freezer bags. Decorate with ribbon.

Seeing Baby!

Introducing our little baby! He or she is moving around, kicking, flailing arms, everything! You can see he/she yawning (well, opening mouth at least!) Andy and I were able to see all this on Friday at our 18 week ultrasound. Isn't technology fantastic?!
I think our baby must be really smart and very loving already, because if you look closely at this one, you'll notice that baby actually makes a slight "I LOVE YOU" sign with fingers! Wow.

Check out the feet action in this one! Amazing!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

First of the Christmas Baking! (Finally)

I am so glad I finally have some energy to get stuff done around here!

Last Saturday I made shortbread and gingerbread cookies, then started to put up Christmas decorations (and this was after the funeral for an old family friend - I had the privilege of playing the piano for him). There should be a picture of the aftermath of decorations, but I'm too embarrassed because doing all this wiped me right out and the house is still in shambles! Sunday we had church and choir practice, braved the cold to visit with some friends and then some family and when we came home, we went straight to bed! What a busy weekend! Monday it didn't stop because I spent all the time between preschool in the morning, till my students came in the afternoon decorating the gingerbread cookies and using the leftover chocolate to dip an entire bag of pretzels! These pretzels are the BEST for dipping! (I got the last bag at Extra Foods in High River!) And if you have kids, what an easy and fun activity!

So now that I have all these things done, I still have to make a tonne of candy cane popcorn (don't worry Megan, it's coming!) and a huge batch of nuts and bolts.