Hey everyone!!!! How are all of you doing? Can you believe it is Christmas Eve? Wow! I feel like the weeks leading up to Christmas went by so fast!!!!
Let me catch you guys up here. After I got my internet issues all squared away yesterday, I got to work baking!
I made a peanut butter pie ( don’t you love my apron? It was an engagement gift from my bestie/maid of honor May. It says, “You May Now Kiss The Chef”).
Doesn’t that look delicious?! YUM YUM! I also made some sugar cookies. They are Adam’s favorite!
Adam brought home some goodies from a bakery near his work.
AMAZING looking cheesecake!
and a ricotta pie (MY FAVORITE PIE OF ALL TIME). I am tellin’ ya, the boy loves me!!!
After Baking I made I quick dinner, because we had evening plans. I made a whole wheat wrap with garlic loves hummus, turkey, spring mix, tabouli, cucumbers, tomatoes and reduced fat feta.
I enjoyed it with a side of red grapes.
It was so good! Something about the mixture of hummus, feta and tabouli makes my tummy smile! After eating we headed to our local bar to meet up with some friends. Our friend Mike is home for the Holidays and I was super excited to see him. I have been friends with Mike since I was in preschool! He lives in North Carolina now and I think it has been about a year since I have seen him. The next time he comes home is going to be for our Wedding (!!!).
Here is a Mike and I.
Here we are being nerds and watching something hilarious on youtube…gotta love iPhone nerds!!!!
Most of the night I drank Sam Adam’s Winter Beer (I think I had like 3).
In an effort to not get drunk/feel like crap this morning, I switched to Bud Light.
We had a great night! We were waiting for our friend John to show up, he is always late. So we all placed bets on what time he would arrive. I bet 9:16 (he said he would meet us at 8pm). He actually ended up showing up at 10pm. When 9:16 rolled around and still no John I was cursing him!!! I hate loosing bets even it is just for $1.
All in all it was a fun night with friends, drinks and Holiday cheer!!!!
Molly and I.
Jackie and I.
So, that brings us up to this morning! Today is actually Adam and my Engageiversary!!!!! One year ago today Adam asked me to be his wife, and I obviously said “yes”! Easiest “yes” I ever said
This picture was taken about 2 hours before Adam Proposed!
So in honor of our engagiversary, we got up early drank down romantic matching green smoothies:
and headed out for a run! We did 4 miles in 38 minutes. I have to admit, it was hard, I was not feeling 100% after all the “holiday cheer” last night. After the run, we sat in the gym sauna and chatted. I love how I feel after a few minutes in the sauna. After the sauna we hoped in the showers and them went to the 99 for lunch. My fantastic boss for my part-time job (aka my dad) gave me a gift certificate there for Christmas, so we deiced to use it.
We snacked on some popcorn while looking over the menu. For an appetizer we ordered the spinach and artichoke dip.
It was hot, cheesey and delicious! I love the red and green chips For my meal, I got a cup of french onion soup (My fav!!!)
This one was just ok, not the best I have ever had, but still pretty good. I also got the Asian Grilled Chicken Salad (dressing on the side).
This was goooood!!! Yum Yum!
I ate it all, but the pita bread on the side, Adam ate those. After lunch, I was sooooo tired I laid down in bed and took a nap with Oscar. It was sooooo nice to take an afternoon nap! When I woke up, I had a sugar cookie. Hey, I had to sample my work, right?! It was really good!
Bu the way, I am totally dressed like a bum today:
Sweet gym bathroom shot!!!! Sweatpants, I forget where I got them, I have had them forever, Oxford University Hoodie (Oxford in England), White Long Sleeved Shirt (Target). I plan on making myself look more presentable for dinner with Adam’s family tonight.
Well, I got all of my gifts I have ben waiting for except my dad’s gift (which was ordered on 12/14), I just tracked it and it said that it is “out for delivery”. I hope it comes today! I will be super bummed if it is not here for Christmas!!! Ugh…It is stressing me out!
Well, I got to get going and help out my cook-off team mate! Every year Adam, myself, his sister Linda and her husband Dave have a cook off. Two years ago it was spinach dip. Ours won by one vote when Linda and Dave’s son Domenic betrayed them and voted for our dip. Last year was nachos, which we did not win This year is Chicken Parm (Adam’s specialty)!!! So, I got to go help….Adam has been working while I blog!
Ah! I love Holiday Traditions! Look out Linda and Dave, we are coming for you!!! What are your Holiday Traditions?