Friday, December 21, 2012

7 Quick Takes Friday (13)

My husband, daughter and I exchanged presents this afternoon. I got my husband the game Anno 1503. He really likes board games (a lot) and has been wanting a new one for a while. When I say board games... I don't mean Monopoly. He enjoys intense, village building, goods transporting European games that last a minimum of 1 1/5 hours. The slightly dorky games (don't tell him I said that). Since meeting him, I have discovered that I enjoy them on occasion as well. On a whim I decided to get my daughter a doctor set. She enjoyed giving my shots and listening to my heart beat all afternoon!

We are finally starting to settle into our new house. We even decorated for Christmas. I love all the space and the lighting is so much better than our last apartment. Did I mention that I have my own washer and dryer?!?! It is like a miracle! In the past 2 weeks I have officially done laundry almost every day, and I am still enjoying every minute of it!

My heart breaks for the families who lost loved ones in the Newtown shooting. I keep praying and praying. You can send in snowflakes to Newtown Elementary to help decorate the school for the kids when they return after the holidays.

If you need to do any last minute baking for Christmas, you may want to check out my grandma's butter cookie recipe!

Somehow I managed to miss the second episode of Jennifer's Minor Revisions! I am so bummed. I missed the first one, but was able to watch it later on YouTube. I hope this one ends up on YouTube too.

Being home from school has been a dream over the past 2 weeks. Hanging out with my daughter all day, library time, actually getting chores done around the house, and crafts/decorating getting completed. It has been a wonderful and much needed break!

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas! My posting may be a little less frequent over the next week because I will be having some family time!

Head over to Jen's blog for more quick takes!


  1. Good morning, Mama Leigh...I hope you and your family have a wonderful and blessed Christmas in your new home!

  2. Glad everyone is happy with their gifts!
    I also missed the second episode and am hoping for a 2nd chance on Youtube.
    Merry Christmas!