Sunday, December 18, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Christmas is exactly a week away. Less than a week if you consider that Mike and I do our own Christmas on the night of the 23rd.

House decorating is done. Most of our Christmas shopping is done. We have a lot of baking to do, but that won't happen till later this week. Aaand I'm pretty pumped for the pumpkin pie and various cookie recipes that we are trying out this year. I've also been busy working on a variety of crafty project/ presents that I'll share later- after the gift-giving is done.

In the meantime, a tour through our festive home...

Starting with our front door. This year's new wreath.


Meatball resting by the tree.

THE tree.


The stockings.


Best nativity scene. Ever.


Home-made Christmas donuts. Recipe here.


Not our home, but the carousel at the mall.

Meatball watching Santa go by on the fire engine! (By the way, I LOVE this tradition.)


A view from outside.


Now I'm counting down the days till this weekend. And looking forward to my short week at work :)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Look What I Found...

"The discovery of nuclear reactions need not bring about the destruction of mankind 
any more than the discovery of matches."
-Albert Einstein

Lucky gal that I am, I found this in my uncle's old stamp collection- a memento from when nuclear energy was still young.

3 cents. That's how old it is. Fun fact: It's apparently worth 20 cents now! And you can buy a whole sheet of them for $1.50. 

This one is old and rugged though, which I like better. So now its sitting on my desk at work.
That's how much of a nerd I am.

not shown: my desk