Sunday, December 9, 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....

The tree is finally up today and I am smiling! Now to get ALL of the cards in the mail, the rest of the shopping done, the gifts wrapped and the menu decided on! If you say it quickly it doesn't sound too bad!

It is an old tree but a favorite! I only got one box of decorations out this year (I am trying to keep things as simple as possible) and was able to use a red and white theme.

Here is our Anaheim Angels decoration, a wonderful memory from our trip to the US 3 years ago.

For all my GDITC friends I will not make it next year, with everything that has happened in the last 6 months I am not planning too far ahead. Try and stop me in 2014 though!!!
Thank you for all the comments on my recent posts, I am so sorry I have not replied to you all. Each one means so much but I am time poor, I am looking forward to catching up soon!!
We spent another 2 days in Geelong last week. SH had another pet scan and then we had our radiation planning appointment. We start 4 weeks of radiation treatment on the 19th December not in early January as we had hoped. This is also the date the 'horsey' one finally says farewell to her braces. Oh well we just have to take it a day at a time and hold our trust.....

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Gingerbread horses...

Hard to believe we have been home again for over a week. Things are going well, still living a day at a time and desperately trying to get organised for Christmas in case the wheels fall off in the next few weeks! Add to that it is a month today until the 'horsey' one flies out and yikes there is SO much to do!!!
While we were away all I dreamt of doing when we got home was baking! I missed having an oven so much. As happens when we got home I had trouble finding my baking mojo and a whole week went past without any goodies being created! I am happy to say the tide has turned! Friday were 2 Birthdays so cupcakes were the order of the day. I used the new Philadelphia cream cheese icing flavored with Cadbury chocolate. Delicious and great to use if you are in a hurry. The Birthday recipients felt very spoilt!

This morning I made gingerbread horses which the 'horsey' one and I enjoyed icing together. We had the Pony Club Christmas break up at lunchtime and they were a hit and the first dessert to go. It was lots of fun!They were all different!!

Wonder what will be baked this week???