Saturday, December 20, 2008

Pie & Pickle

Sarah made a tasty looking apple pie today.
We got 2 big bags of apples in our CSA (community supported agriculture) box this week.
Christmas apple pie 2008

I think when we recycled our Christmas tree last year, we inadvertently recycled the "Christmas Pickle". We were in need of a replacement pickle ornament. To my surprise, pickle ornaments are not readily available. Sarah had to make one, she "felted" this one. It came out pretty slick, a happy, smiling Christmas Pickle.

This is a tradition of which i was unaware until I met Sarah. See, you hide the "Christmas Pickle" ornament in the Christmas Tree, and whoever finds it get the special prize. We have friends coming over for dinner tonight with their 2 year old daughter, we are going to set her off on a mission to find the Christmas Pickle.
Christmas Pickle

Friday, December 19, 2008

A tree grows in the condo

Christmas tree 2008
We got our christmas tree up the other day. It sat for a day undecorated, but we got everything all set up & some presents wrapped & put under it.

Let the season begin. It never really feels that much like the Holidays until the tree get put up & the smell invades the house.

So how do we think this compares with years past?
Our previous trees are below:

2007 tree

2006 tree
Christmas Tree 2006

Thursday, December 18, 2008

the pictures tell a story

We had our 20 week ultrasound last week.

We are officially half way done now. Every time we have had the ultrasound done, it never has the classic appearance you see in books and magazines. We couldn't tell what was what in these pictures. We just took the word of the person in the office that all the parts were where they were supposed to be.

I can make out a head and an arm, the rest, i dunno.