Cookie Party 2010!!!

Cora, Kayla, Amanda, and I got together before I left for Mississippi to bake some cookies and candies for Christmas!! I have always wanted to go to/have a cookie swap party, but this was much more fun!! Instead of just showing up and swapping the cookies, we made a mess, had a ball, and then swapped all the goodies! Please excuse the less than fabulous pictures, but I was too lazy to shoot in manual!!!

Kayla getting in her Cohen time!

I made these! Little haystacks! chocolate and butterscotch!

I had the BEST little helpers!!

Soo cute!

These are sooo Yummy! Oreo Brownie Bites!

Cora made white chocolate covered peanut butter sandwiches!! The Farmer ate all these in two seconds!

Kayla made Oreo Balls!!! Sooo good!

Cora also made Almond Tarts! They are a dutch tradition and very labor intensive but sooo Delicious!! I dont have the recipe but have asked Cora for it!(Cora, consider this your first warning!! hahaha!)


How cute is Cohen's little owl hat!??!?! Love it!!!

I came home with all these goodies!!! The Farmer was very pleased :) I can't wait for next year!!


JoElyn's Wedding!

This is the only picture I liked of The Farmer and I from the wedding, I was a bridesmaid and he was an usher! I didn't even get a pic with the bride..hopefully when she gets her professional pics back I can share more :) It was a beautiful winter wedding and she was a beautiful bride!! Her colors were black, red, and white with damask! Very fun! As always..stay tuned!! :)


Elves in Iowa - Day 5!

Ok..I know this is late, but I figured I'd share anyway!! I am actually in Mississippi now and the elves are visiting us here every morning too...I'll show you all that cute stuff later :)

The Farmer got a SDSU hat and alumni sticker along with some candy!

Dashie got a bone!

and I got some cake/cookie decorating tips!! So fun!!

I have been having SOOO much fun at home! The fam came to pick me up from the airport, then we went out to eat and the girls did a little shopping! On Monday, I met up with my friend Lacie!! We had lunch with her hubby, then shopped the rest of the afternoon! Yesterday, I met my friends Brittany (and her PRECIOUS baby) and Amy for lunch, then we shopped the day away and had supper! It's safe to say I have done lots of shopping since I got here :) It's soo fun to see my besties from college...I can't wait to show you all the fun gifts they gave me! My brother and sister-in-law are coming home this afternoon (my sister, her husband and kids are already here) and The Farmer gets here at midnight! All the extended family will be here tomorrow, so we have been baking/cooking all day! Anyway, I have lots to post including the cookie baking party we had last week! Stay tuned :)

Elves in Iowa!...Day 4!

Round 4!!!

The Farmer got..yes, MORE boxers! He is hard to shop for!! Some candy and Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You!!! Of course this is going in my collection :)

Dashie got Tastee Burg'rs

And I got One Fish Two Fish and Hop on Pop!! My collection is growing by the day :) I also got a little book light so I can read at night and not bother the sleeping farmer!!
Cookie party this afternoon, then tomorrow begins the wedding weekend!! My sis-in-law is getting married on Saturday...stay tuned for pics!!! AND I am flying home for Christmas on Sunday morning!! SOOO excited...I have so many fun things already planned! Can't wait!!!

Cute Cousins!!! - Hull, IA Photography

These cousins just couldn't be cuter!! Little Karter (first pictured) is my co-worker's little boy!! They were in town a couple weekends ago so we got all the cousins together for a fun Christmas shoot!! Enjoy some of my faves!!


Elves in Iowa!...Day 3!

Round 3!

Th Farmer got more Boxers (sorry but they were on sale and Elves love a good deal!!) Chicken Poop Chap Stick, and Anti Monkey Butt!!! This stuff is hilarious!! My co-worker Megan told me about it and I (the elves!) searched EVERYWHERE for it!! I can't even remember where they found it now, but I think it was at a Walmart somewhere?!?! Anyway they have a baby and a lady version too!! hahaha!! You just have to check out the site... ...It surely got a good laugh out of the Farmer this morning!

Dashie got mini bones!!

And I got The Cat in The Hat and The Cat In The Hat Comes Back (I now have 7 Dr. Seuss Books!!), and two new ornaments!!


Elves in Iowa...Day 2!

They came again!! :)

The Farmer got a Mike and Ike candy cane (which has disappeared? I'm guessing he loved that!), a cow pie, travel Axe stuff, and boxers...TMI???

Dashie got Barkery Bites!!

And I got 2 fabulous ornaments and the cutest book!! Twelve Days of Christmas in Iowa!!

If you live here you must get this book! It is sooo cute!! I even got one for my niece and nephew in Mississippi..the story line is about a cousin coming up to Iowa to visit for Christmas...they don't have Iowa Cousins yet, but maybe someday they will!! ;)