Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas cards

Thanks everyone

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Peanut Flip Review

When Kevin and I were in France for our Honeymoon (many many years ago....Ahhh how I long to go back to Europe (hopefully to Germany)...hint hint hint Kevin....)  we had Curly for the very first time.  I have blogged about Curly many times....I absolutely LOVE them.

I knew them as this:

When we were in Florida and visiting with Florian and his parents they brought me some. I was in heaven.  Finally we found some.....still made by Lorenz but called:

I was in love....YUM YUM YUM.    My favorite...

Then just the other day, we went to World Market.

So this is what I have learned, while the ones from Brentwood that we picked up at World Market were good, the original things from Lorenz from Germany are the absolute best!    They are so good, so peanutty, and crunchy just a great snack.   In a pinch, if I don't have any of the Lorenz and I happen to be close to a World Market (the nearest one is about 100 miles =160 KM) away, and they happened to have these, I would try it, but I would always want the original first. :)

Monday, December 26, 2011

New Ornaments

The other day, we got a really special gift in the mail.   It was from Florian and his family.   Some very beautiful wood ornaments.  This is only a small portion of the ones we received, but we took a picture of some hanging on the tree so you could see them: 

THANKS so much!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Peppermint Marshmallows

I found some peppermint marshmallows in the store, so I made some rice crispie the shape of Mickey Heads of course...

They were really good, a nice subtle minty flavor.  I looked for some more marshmallows...and couldn't find any, so I guess that means I must make my own....

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Bad Puppy

You may remember from an earlier post, that we had made a Ginger bread village with Caelum right after Thanksgiving.  It was beautiful:

 We put up a little table in the dining room, and placed it on the table.

Then one evening, we were quietly eating dinner in the Kitchen and Mobi disappeared.  Upon investigation, Kevin found her, with her feet up on this table, eating away.    
 An entire house is now missing....what terror that must of been for the tiny village people.  So sad

What happened to Mobi?  Well she got in big trouble and had to go to puppy jail:

Stormy wasn't really in jail with her this evening, and by the look of all the puppy toys on the floor you wouldn't really think it was too bad in jail. 

Puppy Cuteness

So sleepy....big yawn....

 Taking a nap....

 This sitting and being good is tough much longer till Christmas?

Too Cute...enough said

Presents are wrapped

Finally, I got all the presents wrapped and under the tree....we don't have too many presents this year, so it isn't as full as usual, but when others bring gifts for Christmas afternoon there will be even more. 

Friday, December 23, 2011

Snow before Christmas

Just the other day I was emailing our "kids"  Nadine, Pauline, and Florian.  They had all asked if it was cold and if we had snow.  I had said, "nope, no snow here"  and then....well we got a little bit.  About 1- 2 inches (2.5 - 5 cm).  Not too much, but it felt a little more Christmasy here. 

 The puppies love the snow, how fun to RUN and RUN and RUN

Today it should be about 45 degrees (7 C) and by Christmas Day it should be about 55 (12 C), so the snow certainly won't last long.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

How much longer till Christmas?

Our Girls are ready or Christmas....they are trying to be good as they wait for Santa :-)

You can see Mobi is getting big.  She is almost as tall as Stormy, though not quite as heavy, she will never be as broad in the chest, but will be taller soon. 

Private Movie

For Kevin's birthday we went to see a movie.  Kevin wanted to see Hugo, and it was playing in 3D in most theaters around.  So we decided last Saturday to go check it out.  Here I am with my fancy 3D glasses:

I know it is a dark picture, but can you tell that there is NO ONE around me?  That is right, that is because there was NO ONE in the theatre...Yep, Kevin and I had the entire theatre to ourselves.   On a Saturday afternoon, there was absolutely no one there, we had a private showing.

The movie? It was good, a very interesting story.  I give it two thumbs up.  

Monday, December 5, 2011

Kevin and Jody Update

So betcha been wondering what we have been up to?  I mean come on Kevin and already!

So we have been busy, but not doing anything exciting...what have we been up to?

Well we got a new Puppy Mobi, a great Dane.  Wait you already knew that didn't you?


Ok, so Kevin went to Indianapolis Indiana for a work trip.  We went to a Wedding (congrats Danielle and Dan).  We went to see the Lion King and had Truffle Fries at the Ship Tavern.  We took my parents to IKEA just for fun, we had Thanksgiving at our house. We made a Ginger Bread Village with Caelum.   

We decorated the house.  

Only one tree this year...and not Jody's Mickey Tree  :-(  Our other tree was not in very good shape, so Kevin has his tree up this year.   
 Stockings are hung by the Chimney with care....

We went shopping.  Oh and we worked....a lot....

So now we are getting closer to Christmas, and we are working on wrapping up the year at work, getting ready to Celebrate Kevin's birthday, and getting all ready for Christmas and New Years. 

So that is what we have been up to.....What have you been doing?