BLOGMAS (Dec. 17 & 18) | Pie Social & Resting

This weekend was split evenly between doing a million things and doing nothing. See below.

Saturday, December 17
Saturday was filled with lots of baking. I think once the holidays pass, I’m going to take a sabbatical on baking. I’m all baked out.

If you’ve been keeping up on my blogmas posts, on Thursday I spent all day cooking/baking. I was able to rest on Friday but I was back at it on Saturday. It’s been getting colder where we live which means I want to bake more just so our gas oven will heat up our condo. So Saturday morning, for the first time ever I made homemade cinnamon rolls.


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BLOGMAS (Dec. 15) | Christmas Party

Hello friends! It’s weird to think that last year, on December 15th, it was Russell’s last day at his old company before they had to let him go (budget cuts). We did it folks. We lasted a whole year on freelance incomes and managed to pay our mortgage and all our bills. I hope it gets easier from here.

It’s been a stressful December. Russell and I joked that this holiday season and last year’s holiday season have been really stressful; so maybe next year’s Christmas with a baby will actually be easier for us. Ha. The month has zoomed by and we are only days away from Christmas (!!!).

Anyways, to celebrate, Russell and I threw a Christmas party for our last community group meeting of the year. I wish I took more photos, but here’s one Russell snapped while we played board games.


BLOGMAS (Dec. 14) | Watching The Nutcracker

On Wednesday, Russ and I went to watch a ballet. You may not have known this, but this past November, Russell participated in the Nutcracker ballet as Drosselmeyer. Okay, the production wasn’t as big as the one we just saw, but it was put on by my sister-in-law who owns her own dance studio. She had asked Russell to play Drosselmeyer and he happily did it.

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