Monday, December 20, 2010

Painting Galore!

I took this past Friday off from work and Malek & I spent the weekend painting 3 bedrooms, cleaning house, grocery shopping and overall preparing our home for our holiday guests.  :)

I've very proud of our painting job!  Like packing, when it comes to painting, I usually prefer help. We were going to wait until my parents arrived to help us, but we decided to give them a break and do it ourselves. 

Evan's room - light gray with red stripe

Emma's room - light aqua

Guestroom / Future nursery - beige

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Cookie Exchange

Posting this one a bit late.  On Monday 12/6 the girls decided to partake in a cookie exchange.  I spent Sunday making 5 dozen snicker doodles (for the 1st time!) and chocolate crunchola (bite-sized balls of peanut butter, choc chips, raisins, coconut - childhood fav!) for the exchange.  I was very happy with how they turned out.  We all met at Mimi's Cafe for dinner and passed out our cookies.  It was pretty cool receiving 4 dozen different cookies to enjoy.  They didn't last long at our house.  :)

Sunday, December 12, 2010


This past Saturday our HOA had a holiday party with arts & crafts, food and free pictures with Santa!  I decided to take advantage of the free photographer and 'strongly encouraged' a family photo.  :)  Evan was a good sport, he stayed all of 5 minutes for the photo before walking back home.  The rest of us stayed for about 30 mins so that Emma could make some neat ornaments.

Malek family with Santa - 12/11/2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tasty Tuesday!

Awesome cupcakes at Red Robin!  Yummmm!
I really liked the freckled lemonade cupcake.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Cards!

Christmas cards have been mailed!  I think they turned out beautifully.
I also included a picture of the xmas cards we sent out last year.  :)  Happy Holidays!

2010 Christmas Card

2009 Christmas Card