Thursday, November 20, 2008

Deck The Halls!

Well, it has begun!! The Christmas COUNTDOWN! I know, I know, we have not even had Thanksgiving yet, right? Well, I'm just too darn excited, so this weekend we are putting up Christmas in our place, and the Holiday festivities will soon begin!
We LOVE Christmas, and are so excited. The week of Thanksgiving is always such a fun one for us, we both usually only have to work Monday & Tuesday, so we get an extra long weekend, spending it eating, Christmas shopping, and spending time with Family & Friends. And this year is no exception. Next week is packed full of fun Holiday things. My Mom & Grandma are flying into town, and we have 3 different places to go to for Thanksgiving... that's the joy of having divorced parents, and inlaws!
With the holidays starting, I wanted to share a recipe for my favorite Christmas treat, it's delicious and a family tradition. This recipe has been used in my family since before my Mom was born, and its the best.

Cream together:
1 1/2 Cup softened butter or margarine
2 Cups of Sugar

Add & continue creaming
2 eggs

1/2 Cup Molasses
Mix in
1/2 tsp salt
3 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger

4 1/2 Cups flour - this is an approximate amount - you can vary this according to the desired hardness of the cookies. (we like them extra "snappy")
Chill dough. Roll in balls. Dip in sugar. (you can use red or green colored sugar to add a Holiday touch) Bake @ 350 for 10-12 minutes.


Monday, November 10, 2008

Hard workin' Dave

If you don't already know, Dave is a computer programmer/software engineer. He started at Waterford Research Institute just over 2 years ago. During the last two years they have developed this product for 2-3 year olds, and Dave has been hard at work on this project for the last 2 years, and it's all coming down to these last two weeks before the Beta version is released! He will be working a lot of late nights and overtime in the next two weeks... and that is why we want to invite all you friends and family out there who have 2 - 3 year olds at home to go check out the free trial for these games. He has been working hard, so go and check it out and try it out in 2 weeks! Its learning games that will help kids learn ABC's, colors, and all that fun stuff.
So click on this link, and sign up to go try it out in 2 weeks!

Thanks for working so hard Dave! You are so smart and amazing, you're such a hard worker, and I'm glad you enjoy and love what you do so much.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008


Both Dave & I love Halloween, and we're both just still kids at heart, especially Dave, as you will notice his amazing costume this year... We had a great time. Earlier in the evening we had dinner up at my Dads and went trick or treating with my cute niece Maren. It was cold and rainy, so she didn't last very long. Then we headed to a party one of our friends had. It was a lot of fun!! Some of the costumes at that party were insane, and so hillarious!
Anyway, hope everyone had a happy Halloween!!! Here are some pictures of our costumes!