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The best Gluten Free Sugar Cookie Dough Mixes

The best Gluten Free Sugar Cookie Dough Mixes

It’s Christmas cookie time!  One of my all-time favorites for the holidays is sugar cookies with homemade buttercream frosting.  Making and decorating sugar cookie cut-outs was a major events at my parent’s house while we were growing up.  It was a several hours process that […]

Christmas Eve with the Crud

Christmas Eve with the Crud

Christmas is here, and it’s so different this year because Jenson understands Christmas so much more as a 3 year old.  He “gets” Santa, is starting to understand certain traditions, and knows tons of Christmas songs.  He’s been excited for Christmas Day and has enjoyed […]

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies: 1 dough, 5 ways

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies: 1 dough, 5 ways

I used to love making a bunch of different Christmas cookies…trying new recipes each year and making my favorites.  Then I had Jenson and that got more difficult, but I still managed quite a variety.  And then I had Marlowe, and two days before Christmas […]

Christmas Day 2015

Christmas Day 2015

We stayed at home on Christmas Day since we wanted to remain close to Columbus in case the baby came early (spoiler alert….she didn’t).  It was a really nice and relaxing day with just our little family.  We started the day when Jenson woke up […]

A beautiful Christmas Eve

A beautiful Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve was an absolutely beautiful day.  It was about 65 degrees outside and sunny, so we took full advantage and played outside for over an hour before lunch. Maternity shadow picture…not very flattering with my baggy sweats, but that’s life. It was warm enough […]

Early Christmas Celebration

Early Christmas Celebration

Since we weren’t sure when the baby would come, we planned an early Christmas with Loren’s family for the weekend before Christmas.  My doctor seemed sure the baby would come early, so we wanted to be at home for the week or so before my […]

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

Part two of Jenson visiting Santa went much better, thankfully.  We went to breakfast with Santa at Rusty Bucket and I think he actually had positive feelings towards Santa by the end of the event.  It was really the perfect situation for Jenson because he […]

Decorating Christmas Cookies

Decorating Christmas Cookies

Since Jenson was already a pro at decorating cookies from when he stayed at Nana and Papaw’s, I thought I’d let him help me make the sugar cookies. I mixed up the dough one day and let him help me cut some of the shapes […]

Christmas Lights in Downtown Newark

Christmas Lights in Downtown Newark

I don’t think we are going to make it to Wildlights at the Zoo this year – with the warm weather, the crowds have been crazy, and well, I’m giant pregnant. We were supposed to meet some of Jenson’s friends at the Worthington Mall to […]