I love holiday cookies. Sugar cookies with icing... probably one of my favorite things in the whole world. But I don't do nearly as much holiday baking as I'd like. Mainly because if I bake it, I eat it and well, that never works out well for me in the end. They always taste so good going down though... hum...
Anyway, last Thursday we celebrated Christmas with my in-laws since they are going to be gone for the holidays. I made Santa hat cupcakes which I thought turned out really cute.
Then on Saturday we had dinner with some friends and I decided to make reindeer cake pops (Hey Nicole... if you are reading this, they weren't too hard, but man... I have a long way to go to make mine look as amazing as yours!!!). Fun little holiday treat and I was pretty darn impressed with myself because my baking skills usually including breaking apart the squares of cookie dough and placing them on a cookie sheet! :)
Our family has started a tradition of getting together at the Columbus Zoo before the holidays and going to the WildLights. Basically, our amazing zoo transforms for the holidays with nearly 3 million led lights. It's pretty amazing and we always have fun getting a hot chocolate and walking around the zoo at dark, and then going out for dinner as a group. It's things like this that I'm really going to miss when I move, although I might have to make a special trip back in December to keep this tradition going (that is, unless I'm home for the holidays!!!)
Speaking of Atlanta. We put an offer in on a house last week. It didn't work out. We think that the lady selling the house was using the offer against another buyer as leverage. I feel like we got played. Guess it wasn't meant to me. Our search continues. As of 1/20, we're going to be homeless unless we find something so keep us in your thoughts.
Lastly, I have decided not to do the Goofy Challenge. I actually decided a little while ago just based on the busy time of year for us. We never imagined that we'd be moving when we signed up. The race is the weekend of 1/7 and we are closing on our house here in Delaware on 1/13. We had already shortened the trip from six days to three a few months back, but the more we thought about it, the more we realized the timing couldn't be worse. Tom's coming off an amazing running year, but I think he's a bit burnt out (he ran six full marathons this season, PRing by over 25 minutes, did a full 140.6, and then ran across the country in 16 days!), I never really got my groove back after my accident and we know that 2012 will give us a lot of opportunity to do new things. Coach Sharpie has a lot in store for me so she was happy with my decision! It's not to say I will never do it, but 2012 just isn't my year.
Hope you all have a fabulous holiday. Remember what this time of year is all about...