Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I'm officially on vacation!

Yeah, today was my last day of work until the 1st of the year. I'm lucky enough to work for a company that gives us Christmas through New Year's off as company holidays. And I am taking a few days before Christmas off...and my vacation has begun. So happy!!! Too bad it's so damn COLD here!! was 33 degrees with an arctic wind during my run this morning.

I have been busy baking. My niece's birthday party was this weekend and I made 50 monkey cupcakes. The party was so fun, bounce houses, great music, and a green screen the kids could dance behind. Plus banana splits and cupcakes!! The cupcake with a bow was a special one for the birthday girl!

Craig volunteered me to make cupcakes for the teacher's holiday luncheon at the kid's school today. I had high hopes, but ran out of time so all I did was chocolate cupcakes with white buttercream frosting piled high and christmas sprinkles. The kids helped with the sprinkles!

And I made almond sugar cookies to bring to work today. These were a bit different than the regular sugar cookie recipe I usually make and were quite good. A bit dry, I didn't do frosting. Just plain sprinkles. But overall, they were good!

That's about it, I have tons more baking planned. I also have shopping to finish up, Craig and I plan on going tomorrow while the kids are in school. I'm going to Kayla's Gingerbread House decorating party Friday. Yeah! Then we are having friends over Saturday to decorate cookies and going to see the Christmas lights Sunday with another group of friends. Busy, but FUN stuff going on!! I hope you are getting ready for the holiday next week!!


Kim, kimmy, kimmie said...

That looked like a lot of work! They turned out SOOO adorable! By the way I did NOT make the Pirate ship cake, thought about it, but decided that I needed to hold on to the little bit of sanity that I had left!!!
Have a great weekend. We are burried in about a foot of snow right now! I LOVE IT!

BethieJ said...

Mara~ I LOVE the cupcakes! ALL Of them! YUM! You have been busy!!
Enjoy your VACATION!!! and Happy Baking ~ I am OFF to do that NOW! Ok cards first! LOL!!
Have a FUN weekend!! (will be watching for those photos!! :) )
Happy Holidays!

Sarah said...

cutest. cupcakes. ever.

Joni M said...

Mmmmm... those cupcakes look yummy! I like my cupcakes piled high with buttercream frosting, LOL!
It's amazingly cold here. The warmest think I have to run in is a long sleeve shirt and shorts. This morning was too cold for me. I had to wait until 10am before I ventured out. I hope Surf City isn't so cold!