Well, we could have gotten ourselves a Christmas tree from the market mighty easily or from the lot that is just down the street, but we decided driving three hours to the top of a mountain to cut our own was a great idea. And it probably would have been a great idea had it not been pouring down sideways rain the ENTIRE time. We lasted 10 minutes...maybe 5...and then we stopped at a lot and got one anyway. The end.
Monday, December 2, 2013
To kick of the holiday season, I went with my friends, Dina and Jake (Jake works at the fish market with Anders!) and their super sweet baby to see Santa and the tree lighting at the market. Anders and Jake's crazy holiday work schedule starts on the 10th, so I was really happy we got to squeeze in this festive night before things get nuts.Thanks for the invite, Jake and Dina!
Nothing cuter than this kid. Nothing.
Waiting for the boys to finish their end of work huddle.
Ryan got himself a tree
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Anders and I had our friends, Ryan and Ilona, over for Thanksgiving this year, and it was the first time that we have ever been in charge of the entire dinner. Anders and I tackled 7 dishes plus the turkey, and I have to admit...due to my crazy organization skills, everything went off smoothly. This year, I'm so thankful for my husband, who can deep fry a turkey without breaking a sweat, and for our new kitchen where we can actually host a meal! Best holiday ever.
The only way to have a foul-proof Thanksgiving is to have a schedule. It speaks to my organized, slightly OCD, heart.
The only kind of injection I stand for.
Before and After
Bourbon Bacon Stuffing. Amazing.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
It's football season, which means Anders and I spend every weekend in front of the TV watching our beloved team. It doesn't make for very interesting pictures and stories. However, this week was bye week (meaning the Seahawks rested and didn't play), so we ventured out of the house to visit our good friends and their cute kids. Sure, all we did was watch more football, but I did take a break to help the kids decorate their windows for Christmas. They are so stinkin' cute! I seriously can barely handle them. I'm totally ready for the Christmas season now.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Sunday, November 3, 2013
When Anders and I were in New Orleans, we visited Jackson Square and admired all the artist who had their work displayed for sale around the square. Something about Troy Guilbeaux's work really spoke to us. His simple silhouettes were just so cool, and we decided to pick one out and take it home. This one is called Swamp Blues, which we thought summed up our southern road trip perfectly, and it is now hanging in our new kitchen. I love it. I'm also obsessed with second lines, and his paintings representing them are just so awesome (especially the ones that include the umbrellas). I might have to buy one eventually.