Monday, December 14, 2009

Winter Fun!

Here are a few random pictures from the past few weeks. All our decorations are up, we went and got our Christmas tree and it looks fantastic, I think anyways! We had my Holiday work party, where we dress up and have dinner and dancing! Mark attempted to put some Christmas lights up...we will just leave it at that! And of course the doggy who adds so much joy to our life. Mark got her some new toys and she loves em!
Also, my mom informed me that she will not be doing any baking this year, it is up to us girls. So I have started early, baking cookies and freezing them. I have made sugar cookies, pecan snowballs and gingerbread snowflakes and stars. I have a few more things to make as has been a lot of fun

We are also keeping up my family's Advent tradition. In the middle of our advent wreath we have names that we draw everyday and pray for certain individuals. We have been praying for lots of our families and friends...I hope you are having fun with the Holiday season so far!

Catch up

OK so when we were putting away Fall/Halloween Decorations we realized we never got a picture with Bailey next to her Boxer Statue. Mark's parents found this at Cracker cute! A Boxer dressed as a pirate and looks so much like Bailey!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas Spirit

I had a wonderful day off, got some shopping done and myself organized for the upcoming Holidays. All of our Christmas decorations are up except our tree, which we will be going to get next week. I took this picture of a Christmas decoration in our house, I was enjoying the quiet and getting in the Christmas spirit. I'm really trying to focus on the real meaning of the Holidays and not get wrapped up in the hustle and bustle. I hope you are doing the same!

"What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace." - Agnes M. Pharo-

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thanksgiving Day and Weekend

We had a wonderful first Thanksgiving as a married couple! We spent the day with Mark's family, the food amazing! We ate, slept, played games...what more could you ask for! Mark and I both had to work on Friday, but my parents came Friday night and Tim, Shonda, Alex and Evan came Saturday morning. We spent the day making peirogi's (polish food) from scratch. We made about 200 and it is a day long process. We taught Mark and Shonda how to make them. Starting new traditions. We have much to be thankful for on this special day! Now time to kick off the Christmas Season!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Cincy Fun!

We spent last week in Cincinnati with Mark's aunt and uncle. They got us a tickets to a Bengals game. We had a great time with his family and cousins. It was a great game and hard to swallow since I am a Brown's fan! We have traveled the past 3 weekends...and IM so glad to say we are staying at home this weekend!

Trick of Treat

We spent Halloween in Columbus. We went over to our dear friends Scott and Jessica's house. Here is picture with me and their daughter Belle, who was our flower girl. My friend Blair from grade school is in the picture as well. She was going out later!

Visit with Grammy

Mark and I took a visit to Cleveland with my family to visit my Grammy Bajorek. I haven't seen her in awhile. She was unable to make it to our wedding because of her Alzheimer's. We had a great visit!

Friday, October 30, 2009


My dear husband refuses to turn the heat on and if we do, it is always freezing in our house. So I was cold one night and decided Bailey was cold as well so I layed down with her and we feel asleep....Mark snapped the cutest picture! I love her!

Fall Goodies

I made these yummy pumpkin sugar cookies...a new recipe and they are yummy! The recipe is from a blog I follow and love...My Happy Meals, the link is on my page with the recipe!

Halloween Fun!

We carved our pumpkins this week...we had so much fun and they turned out great! Bailey was not too happy with us as we put her in her Halloween costume a bit early

House Updates

We have been busy planning on what we are going to d with our landscaping next spring and summer. Well Mark got a head start. HIs parents found some great rose bushes so they cam over last weekend help Mark re landscpae the front and side of our house. The side looks so good with all those plants that will grow bigger. That is the side of the house when people turn on the street they will be gorgeous!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

My Sister is Getting Married!

During my trip to NJ, I also got the chance to go dress shopping with my sister for her wedding in April! We had so much fun! She found a couple she likes, but is going to keep looking. Being in a bridal store brought back so many happy emotions! Mark and I have been officially been married 3 months! Yea!!

Trip to New Jersey

Went to New Jersey for a long weekend visit. My Grammy turned 94! We took her out for pizza at my favortie NJ pizza place called Chi Chi's. Then we sang Happy Birthday in polish of course and we got my grammy a snuggie! She LOVED it!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Fall Favorites!

We finally had a free Saturday so we went to Anderson Orchard to go apple picking! We picked our own apples and got some pumpkins there as well! It was beautiful fall day and we had so much fun! We also got some fresh apple cider and apple butter...Yummy! I love starting our own family traditions that I did going growing up! Happy Fall!