Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from The Patrick's!!

We hope everyone has a safe and wonderful holiday. Enjoy your time together, with friends, and family!

p.s. This is what our tree looks like... but not ornaments.. our dogs love the tree, especially the cookie ornaments that our nieces sent us.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas Cookies!

Not too much time to make all the cookies I want this year, not to mention no one to eat them, but I thought these were super cute!

Cookie List:
Cranberry-Almond Biscotti
Molasses Cookies
PB Cups
Candy Cane Cookies
~Never made these, but according to my MIL, these are Chris' favorite cookies from his childhood.

Finals are this upcoming week so until they are over, I will only be dreaming of enough free time to make cookies.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Our Own Traditions

This year we started a few of our own traditions that I really hope keep growing through the years.

1. Advent Calendar.

We just got this little cutie this past week from my Grandma. Growing up, she always had a huge one hanging on the cellar door, filled with candy (and had a little mouse to fill the candy's place)

I hope to work our way up to this:
cute huh?


This is Chris' ornament for the year. I really want something like this for our tree this year!
3. Hot Cocoa
I love Christmas Eve so we can have Hot Cocoa (with a candy cane) while cuddling on the couch. No TV. No sounds. Just the Christmas tree all lit up.

4. Pajamas
You better believe Chris and I.. and maybe the dogs (lol!) will have matching pajamas Christmas morning.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Whoa December!

This past week has been crammed for me. I shouldn't even be blogging right now because I have so much work to do, but sometimes, I just have to have a break! Where to start... Well, puppies are doing great. They are 6 weeks old and LOVE to play. When I was cleaning their room the other day, they all jumped on the broom and were hanging on for dear life, then it was the mop... then they ripped up all the paper I just put down.. and then spilled their water bowl & food bowl all over the newly cleaned room. awesome. Only 2 more weeks til they are outta here!!

... But it's the next 2 weeks that worry me. The semester is wrapping up and that means everything is getting crammed into (less than) 14 days. Chris is studying away for finals/midterms and I haven't even started.. I am still trying to finish up papers, presentations, and projects... the three p's. To top it ALL off, my father-in-law and his caregiver just moved in with us. Our living room has been converted into a bedroom and there is no place to sit, for us anyway. Now everything is going to be doubled. Dinner, cleaning, stress... It will be a difficult adjustment for us, but until they find their own place, here they are:

but these guys look pretty comfy