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Friday, January 2, 2015

Christmas Dinner 2014

This year I attempted to make Christmas Dinner on my own.

The menu consisted of:

Appetizers:
Cheese & Crakcers w/ Garlic Coil and Cheese Ball

Main:
Rosemary Balsamic Glazed Ham
Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Caramelized onion & bacon dressing
Prosciutto wrapped asparagus
Honey Glazed Baby Carrots
Orange zest cranberry sauce
Caramelized brussel sprouts with onion & bacon
Assortment of wine
Fresh Dinner Rolls

Dessert:
Ice Cream Cake



Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy 2015!

Welcome 2015! Here's to an amazing 2015

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 in Review

1. What did you do in 2014 that you’d never done before?
 Went to an NHL hockey game, visited the U.S. I cooked Christmas Dinner!

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Not at all, but we are getting another gym membership through Hubs work for like 60% off the regular price. It's going to be full force come January!!

Here are my resolutions for this year:

2015 resolutions:
  1. Go to the gym
  2. Eat healthier

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
 My best friend had her first child, a son, and my cousin had her first child.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
No, thankfully. Hubs lost a grandmother and great-grandmother.

5. What places/countries did you visit? 
We went to Mayan Riviera Mexico, Halifax and Seattle.

6. What would you like to have in 2014 that you lacked in 2013?
A little more savings, adding to our family.

7. What dates from 2014 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
April 1, 2014 - New job
July 6, 2014- Best friend celebrated 1st wedding anniversary
July 10, 2014 - Celebrated our 4th Wedding Anniversary, bought our new escape
November 7,2014- Best friend had her first child

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
 Getting a new job, making new friends.

9. What was your biggest failure?
 Not losing the weight I wanted to, not starting a family like I hoped.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
 Nope, was pretty healthy this year.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
New Ford Escape, plane tickets to visit family.

12. Where did most of your money go?
 Mortgage, new car.

13. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Going to Mexico with my family, my parents visiting in September, my best friend having her first child, my brother surprise visiting hubs and I for Christmas.

14. What song will always remind you of 2014?
    Thinking out Loud - Ed Sheeran

15. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? Happier
b) thinner or fatter? Thinner
c) richer or poorer? Richer and poorer

16. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Exercising, eating healthier.

17. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Sitting on the couch

18. How did you spend Christmas?
With hubs and my brother. I cooked Christmas Dinner for hubs, my brother and invited my coworker over.

19. Did you fall in love in 2014?
I continued to be in love in 2014.

20. What was your favorite TV program?
 Grey's Anatomy, Walking Dead, Survivor, Amazing Race, Breaking Bad, The Bachelor/ette

21. What was the best book you read?
 Too many to list.

22. What was your greatest musical discovery?
 Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith

23. What did you want and get?
A trip with my family down south.

24. What did you want and not get?
 A new addition to our family.

25. What was your favorite film of this year?
 Interstellar.

26. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I was 28 and spent the day at work. My coworker bought me Timmies. Hubs came and surprised me, we had dinner out and he brought me a flower for my new office.

27. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Loosing weight, a baby on the way.

28. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2014?
 More office appropriate!

29. What kept you sane?
My Hubs, my family and friends.

30. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Kate Middleton.

31. What political issue stirred you the most?
Don't keep up to date on political issues, my bad.

32. Who did you miss?
My family and best friend who live across the country

33. Who was the best new person you met?
 My coworker, we have become great friends outside of work

34. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2014.
Live life to the fullest, you don't know how precious life is until something threatens it. Parents are precious, one day they wont be there.

35. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
     Can't think of one atm.

Happy New Years

The final hours of 2014 are creeping in. Wishing all my family and friends a safe, fun New Year's Eve. 2014 was a great year full of lots of accomplishments, adventures and new friends. Here's to an amazing year ahead, all the best to everyone, and let's make 2015 our best year yet!!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone a very happy and fun-filled Christmas Day.

Monday, December 8, 2014

It's December....

I can't believe it's December already! I know I seem to say that every month, but time is really flying and it's hard to believe 2015 will be here in just over 3 weeks. Since so much has been happening I thought I would do a post on a little of everything that has been going on:

* I initiated a cookie exchange at work. No one was really on the ball with t and I love doing cookie exchanges so I got one started. I'm doing the same cookie I make every year. This year, we are turning it into a bit of a social gathering by hosting it over the lunch hour and having people bring a small food item as well. I'm also surprising everyone with a hot chocolate bar! I will be sure to post about it once it's over.
* I told hubs I wanted to try making Christmas dinner this year. Now his parents may be coming down for dinner as well, so I have been busy getting a menu secured and I think I have one finalized other then the dessert. I will be sure to post about this as well if I can follow through with it (I told hubs if all else fails we will be going out for supper lol)
* I have no clue what I am getting hubs for Christmas. He says he has my gift already bought so I'm feeling a little pressure. I think I may have a couple ideas but if I use one of them, hubs will have to pick it out.
* Christmas is approaching fast at work, most coworkers will be starting leave dec 20. I'm thinking of taking the 22-23 off but it's yet to be finalized with hubs.
* We put our Christmas tree up December 1:

It's pretty simple this year with just a few decorations. I wasn't expecting much company so I didn't feel like going all out with the decor, but now that hubs parents most likely will be coming down for dinner I will need to step up the decor.
* I had a great FaceTime conversation with my best friend Friday night. Her son turned a month old yesterday, and he also celebrated his christening wearing a tux made out of his mothers wedding dress.
* Christmas cards are just about all ready to go, some have been mailed out already, just a few left to go.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Remembrance Day

 

Least we forget....