Thursday, December 31, 2009

Goodbye 2009

It's finally time to kiss this year goodbye. I think I'll smack it on the rear to get it to scoot a little faster. This year could have been worse but it certainly could have been MUCH better. I'm hoping for the better in 2010.

After reading the entry a friend wrote about IF and surviving another year anything I write would be pale in comparison. She wrote more beautifully than I could ever attempt to so I'll just leave it like this.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

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For unto us a child is born... and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Sweet Home Chicago

Having an AMAZING time visiting up here and spending time with MrG in the city. Best Christmas present ever :)

Friday, December 18, 2009

Hey guess what!

Yeah... I've got one.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

Christmas Time is Here...

I couldn't pass it up. That's the ringtone I got for my phone last night. No one's called me yet so I'm kinda bummed that I haven't heard it in action but I'll be super excited when I do! :)

So... I made hot chocolate last night. I mean I MADE it! And it was FABULOUS!

Mad props to husband #2 who made the peppermint marshmallows from scratch. It was just one glorious mug of homemade goodness!! :)

Perfect Hot Cocoa (from Food Network Magazine)

Bring 4 cups whole or low-fat milk to a simmer in a saucepan over medium heat.

Mix 3/4 cup sugar, 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder and 3-4 oz (I used 4, of course) finely chopped bittersweet chocolate in a bowl. (**I didn't have LF or whole milk so I used 2c. skim milk and 2c. Half & Half - turned out fine**)

Wisk mixture into the milk.

Reduce heat to low and simmer stirring until the chocolate melts and the cocoa is thick (about 2 minutes - I did it longer)

Divide among 4 mugs (HA!) and garnish.