Sunday, November 30, 2008

'Tis the season

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! We had an awesome Thanksgiving in Idaho Falls. Spent lots of time with both Sean and I's families and indulged on tons of yummy food. Our actual Thanksgiving dinner was at Sean's sister Erin's house and everything was delicious. We had quite the spread--turkey, ham, two kinds of stuffing, yams AND sweet potatoes, homemade rolls, green bean casserole, orange rolls, mashed potatoes, etc. Sean and I were talking about how we're lucky that both of our families have great cooks so we have an awesome Thanksgiving meal every year. We're also lucky to be from the same place-- we get to see both of our families for every holiday. Anyway, we have a lot to be grateful for.

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it is on to
We put up our Christmas decorations tonight! Sean turned on the Christmas music and it really put us in the spirit of things. Here are some pics of the tree and decorations:




Sean's aunt made us these awesome Christmas pillows that I look forward to getting out every year.


We obviously are missing a stocking for me and our soon to be son, which is why my goal is to make some. We'll see if it actually happens!

This year will be our first Christmas together where we aren't spending it with our families in Idaho Falls. I will be almost 37 weeks pregnant and my doctor said no traveling after 36 weeks. I must admit, I am not too keen to the idea of delivering a baby in Malad or getting stuck in a snowstorm and delivering in our car-- especially since I'm pretty sure Sean would pass out and I would be left to fend for myself! At first I was sort of bummed but now that I've had time to think about it I'm actually really excited. We'll have all sorts of time to do fun stuff together and come up with some of our own traditions.

I came home from work last week and found this surprise on our kitchen table:


The note said, "I can't wait to spend Christmas with you. Love, Sean" For those of you wondering what this is, it is an Aebleskiver pan. Basically you use it to make miniature pancakes that you can fill with yummy stuff like applesauce. I loved them growing up and always thought of them as a sort of special treat. I've been talking about wanting one of these pans for a really long time and Sean thought it would be fun to have them Christmas morning. I can honestly say it was one of the most thoughtful gifts I've ever received!

11 comments:

Cassi said...

We decorated yesterday too...I just love it when it's time to pull out the Christmas decor! You can't help but smile! I absolutely love your decorations above your cupboards, super cute!!!

Grant and Taryn Layton said...

What a cute husband! Good work Sean. I think you will have tons of fun having your own Christmas. Just keep the Christmas music cranked and you'll be good to go. Your decorations look awesome!

Cassi said...

Hey, I am dying for some cinnamon rolls and was wondering if you could send me your recipe or post it on your blog? I would love to partake of their goodness!

April said...

I love Aebleskivers!! My parents live near this little Dutch town and they are amazing there. They fill theirs with raspberry jam and they are to die for! And your house looks so cute!

Mark and Lachelle said...

Cute decorations! You're quite the crafty one! And how about making me some yummy pancakes on your new skillet thingie majigger?

Jason and Courtney said...

I love your decorations! I have seen those pancake things before-I bet they are amazing. Also, I can't believe you are so close to having that baby-it seems like I just read you were pregnant.....crazy!

The Anderson's said...

Sooo cute! how fun! oh, and this weekend is that open house that you wanted to come to! on my page is the info! hoe to see you there! xoxo

Kinley said...

Your house looks awesome! Cory recently introduced me to Aebleskivers! I thought they were pretty much to die for! Good boy Sean! Sorry you guys can't come home for Christmas, but you could always convince your mom to leave Christmas up until after the baby comes and then you celebrate then! I think Christmas deserves 2 rounds! Anyway, here is to the count down and we will see ya!

Rachel said...

Sean you are such a sweet boy! I am impressed by your mad skills at surprising Jenny! That is awesome! I love those aebleskivers too!!! I made them for dad for his birthday this year! I am so excited for you guys for the traditions that you get to start! I love spending Christmas morning with just our little family and breakfast burritos but to tell you the truth. I wish I was eating aebleskivers this year--maybe I will have to throw them in. We will miss you guys but we are so excited to see you with a new babe the next time we see you!!! p.s. I found one of the baby shoes under my couch oops!

Bridget Raleigh said...

Your decorations are so cute. I really need to come see you and your cute house. Sounds like a great thanksgiving and all the more great when you can eat for two!

Heidi said...

That story is adorable!