December 29, 2016

Focaccia with Rosemary and Grapes

Happy almost new year! Do you have any big plans for New Year's Eve or are you staying home to binge-watch West World? - which btw I encourage 100%. Or have you already binge-watched West World? and if so, we need to discuss, because next to Game of Thrones, this is probably the best show that I have ever seen.

December 23, 2016

Raspberry and Brie Stuffed Croissants

My in-laws are here and it's all kinds of wonderful. We now have a ratio of 3 to 1, adult versus baby, and 4 to 1 when Brent's home. Sebastian's attention works in 8.5 minutes increments, so we just tag-in, taking turns entertaining him. He's started walking with fierce determination and speed, which means that the only things that really seems to entertain him are walking fast and climbing on the dog.

December 19, 2016

Creamy Havarti Pasta with Mushrooms and Cauliflower

I love the holidays - the food and the gatherings. Everything just feels a little warmer, a little cozier, and a little more earthy with the all the fresh garland and wreaths scattered about. I'd also like to add that all the pine needles all over my floor are also really adding to the festiveness. (How do you get pine needles to stop falling from the tree?)

December 7, 2016

Chewy Chocolate Truffle Cookies

The one thing I really miss about life before Sebastian is going out for dinner. Spontaneous, late night dinners. No plans, no reservations, leaving the house at 830 pm and grabbing a seat at the bar (because no one gets a seat at a table in a good restaurant on a Saturday night without a reservation) at one of our favorite places and then eating and drinking until late into the night. Obviously, waking up the next morning with heartburn and a hangover, but I never seem to remember those things.

December 5, 2016

Our First Christmas Tree as a Family of Three

The day after Thanksgiving, we drove to a small tree farm just outside of the city to cut our own Christmas tree. We brought my mom, who was able to capture some great photos of us! This is the first year since moving to Seattle that we are staying in the city for Christmas, and we are super excited! Over the years I have been collecting hoarding Christmas decorations, and saving tutorials on DIY wreath making, and finally, I am able to decorate our house.