Tuesday, January 11, 2011
What Married People Do
How were the holidays? I want to say that mine were good - but they flew by in a flurry of wedding parties and drive-by Christmases.
My BFF Emily got married December 19th. Prior to that we had her bachelorette party (which was really a crafting sleepover during which we finished a lot of her wedding projects). We had an adorable bridal shower - it was vintage 50s housewife themed. So I made an apron shaped cake and sported a cupcake covered apron.
And even with all of that going on, I still had time to finish the Christmas gifts I was crocheting - including these two hat and scarf sets. (one for my sister in law and one for my sweet niece)
I was also able to finish a hat and sweater set for my 6 month old niece.
Plus(!) we found time to take the kids to see santa!
That was a true experience. We've taken Daisy and Meatloaf to see santa at the same store every year. The last two years, santa was a little woman. This year santa was a big man. But he wasn't jolly. In fact, he was afraid of dogs(!) I know, right?! It was annoying. But the pups looking adorable. So there is that.
We spent Christmas with all the families - Mark's mom's side the weekend before, my dad's side on Christmas eve, My mom and her side on Christmas day. Overall, married Christmas is pretty awesome. I got a bunch of fun baking things (ingredients, pans, etc), fabulous books, adorable clothes (and boots!) I must have been very very good.
We followed up all that excitement with a low key New Year's on the couch.
And you know what comes with the New Year right? Resolutions. I haven't made real resolutions but I definitely want to spend more time doing things I enjoy. And spend more time at the dog park (these things go together, mostly). I don't like that I only read 6 books last year. Though, I had a good excuse. haha. I made a goal of reading 111 books this year. I've read 3 so far, so I'm on target.
I hope to blog more - and keep the internets up to date on my latest creation or book review. I've missed you guys.