Monday, November 30, 2009


Wow! I cannot believe that tomorrow is DECEMBER! Thankfully, I'm not feeling much holiday stress this year. I have sent out all of my Christmas cards, finished all the shopping, have everything wrapped, and presents shipped back to California. Quite an accomplishment before December. But I'm hoping that with those things out of the way, I will be able to study for finals better, as well as enjoy the REAL reason for the season.

Thanksgiving was amazing. Justin and I went down to visit my cousins in South Carolina. We have been down there once before and get along with them SO well. We had a great time cooking, visiting, playing with babies, and just being together. We tried to make due since we couldn't be back in California. And I have to say, with me being the baby in the family on both sides, it is really a special time right now in my life that I am finally able to bond with my older cousins/siblings. Now that I am older, I am able to connect with them better and form a great relationship.

The Thanksgiving dinner was amazing! We went ALL out with the food. I made a pumpkin first pie EVER (I'm not a great baker).

And then I decided to make a berry pie that is a family recipe....and look what happened
Apparently I haven't mastered the art of pie crust crimping or whatever you call it. At least it tasted good. Justin and I munched on it before we tossed it and decided to buy an apple pie on the way to South Carolina.

Nevertheless, the food was FANTASTIC. Honestly, the holidays are my favorite time of year. Could I listen to any more Christmas carols? NOPE!


Kate said...

Your pumpkin pie looks fantastic! And I know from experience that baking takes practice and precision(I have made so many things that have turned out less than "pretty")... I think thats why I enjoy "cooking" vs. "baking", its a little less measuring, preheating, and calculating! Ha! ;D
Glad you had a nice holiday!

Amy said...

horray! I love reading your blog! Your pumpkin pie sure did look amazing! I'm certainly impressed.

Alyssa Marie said...

Amy! Good to hear from you on blog land! I will now be following your blog! MISS YOU!

Alyssa Marie said...

Kate, I agree with you about baking v cooking. I ALWAYS say I love cooking better. Less measuring. I feel more free to create with cooking!