Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Title color?...and randoms...

I'm so sorry that my title is so hard to read. I felt compelled to change my blog background, but not so compelled to make a pretty banner :) AND I've had a brainfart and can't, for the life of me, remember (or figure out how to) change the font color of the title! It's driving me nuts! But not so nuts that I'm willing to piddle at it and lose sleep over it.

If you feel so compelled as to leave me a comment reminding me how to fix it, that would be most appreciated. :) Until then, it shall remain yellow!

Now that I have that out there, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I know we did. I'm gearing up for a Near Year's Eve party at my house on Friday. If you can call it a party. We are just having family over for dinner and some firecracky. I've realized that I'm getting to the point that I can't handle being around large crowds. I've found myself following behind people picking up leaves on the floor behind them, or just whatever may have been dropped or spilled. It's bad. If I didn't mind taking meds I would say I needed to be medicated for OCD. :/

If you've ever seen Gene Simmons "Family Jewels", sometimes I feel like his wife. She will hide in their bedroom when people are in their house and scream "Gene, get these people out of my house!" HAHA! I can relate. Really, I can. I'm scared of how I will react when we have kids and their messes. EEEEEEEeeeeeeeeee...

I hope you have a Happy New Year and hopefully soon after I will be able update with some pictures from the holidays.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Here comes Santa Claus, errr...

Santa must have already dropped by!

I have been so busy wrapping gifts. My back hurts from sitting. I'm so glad I'm done. What am I going to do when I have kids and have that many more gifts to wrap? I tell you what, I'm going to LOVE it! My problem this year was that I swear I used all my creativity at work and had problems figuring out what to buy everyone. (side note: Did you know that shopping can make you physically AND MENTALLY exhausted? I didn't. Not until this year.) So I wrap the gifts I've already bought and then decide I don't like what I've gotten, so I go back and buy more. And have to wrap more. But that's ok. It makes my trees look pretty :)


Christmas yummies

I was super busy this past weekend. Baking. As if I needed anything else to keep me busy. Luckily, there were no disasters. Except for EXTREMELY gooey 'gooey butter cake'. I guess that's where the name comes from, eh? But seriously, it's never been that gooey. Perhaps I should have left it in the oven a tad bit longer? Oh well, the boys at the office have not cared ONE BIT! They asked me to bring more. :)

Here's the proof.

The gooey butter cake (see how I was deceived?? It does NOT look gooey!)

THE best of the yummies:

The finished products: peanut butter cookies, chocolate chip, chewy chocolate chip, spritz, gooey butter cake, and cinnamon candy!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Kephart's Celebration

The weekend after Thanksgiving, we were so lucky to get to celebrate with Trey's grandparents, Addie and Kep, their 60th wedding anniversary! They had a big party at Walden Country Club on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. Since the country club was only open for a couple of hours, Trey and I hosted his family at our home to keep the party going as there were so many out-of-towners for the occasion. We didn't want to just send everyone back home or to their hotel. We wanted to visit!
The happy couple:

Leslie giving her speech:

Leslie and Trey: (obvious mother and son? I think so!)

Ashley and Andrew:

Trey and Amy:

Their getaway car!