Friday, December 11, 2009

Friday Fragments- December 11, 2009

I'm going to be gone all day tomorrow and I think if I miss another week of fragmenting my mom is going to start some sort of revolt against me so I'm setting this to autopost at 12:01.

The reason I'm going to be gone all day tomorrow is because I'm going to a Christmas market in Germany. I'm SO VERY excited! This will be my first time so I'm going to take my camera and be snap happy.

I finished up my Christmas tree skirt and put it on the tree. I was too impatient to decorate the tree before I took a picture, thus I "Picniked" in some ornaments so the tree wouldn't feel naked and exposed on top. I'm so happy with my skirt, I want to make a hundred more just because it's so fun to see how they come together and look amazing!

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This Saturday is looking quite busy. Martijn got wrangled into being a jolly old man for a couple of hours in the morning and then we're going to a new friend's house for delicious authentic Spanish food! Inbetween we need to get our Saturday errands done. Normally I'd just take care of the weekend errands tomorrow so we didn't need to worry about them, but I WILL BE PLAYING!

Do you send out Christmas cards? I feel like Scrooge because I don't and I've gotten a whole bunch from people. Maybe I need to change my Scroogey wayward ways? What do you think?

We celebrated Sinterklaas last weekend. It was supposed to be "scaled down" a bit this year, but I'm not entirely sure everyone got the memo because I felt like I made out like a bandit. I got a salad spinner (which I've been wanting for awhile), a silicone muffin pan, a very snuggly warm blanket and bunches of warm socks among other goodies. It's tradition to attach a funny poem to the gifts and my mother in law wrote poems for nearly EVERY gift... we didn't get home until 2 am! I was happy though because I understood at least 90% of them and the other 10% both Martijn and his dad thought were really way too hard!

The Pineapple Upside Down (cup)Cakes were a hit yesterday. I am quite impressed with the photo I got of them too. One of the guys who had seen the picture before they came over said "Oh, was that YOUR picture on your blog? I thought it was professional." Nope, just me and my little pink point and shoot. It does give me some good pictures if I can get the light just right. Having the light just right here in the land-o-darkness is getting increasingly difficult. I hate it when the sun is disappearing at 3:30 in the afternoon. I'm telling you it's just plain ridiculous!

Don't miss out on all the fragmented fun over at Mrs 4444's Half Past Kissin' Time.

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17 comments:

Sonya said...

Have fun at the german christmas market! I went last year and LOVED it! Im going next week myself!

Im late on my christmas cards this year and scaled back as to who I send to but overall I cant iamgine not sending them out..lol

Have a wonderful weekend and cant wait to see the pics!!!

Wizardress said...

Have fun- Wish I was going with y'all.. but alas... Disney on Ice is tonight with the family.

*hugss* LOVEE your tree skirt- you should be selling them I tell ya.

I normally do send cards but I'm late this year, so I'm scaling back big time

4 Lettre Words said...

A German Christmas market??? Holy WOW!!

I send cards (between 75 and 100 to be exact) because I always do a photo of the boys. Addressing them is a PAIN, tho, so I start early and do them in batches.

The tree skirt is beautiful is a treasure. Happy FF!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

The tree skirt is gorgeous!!!

I am so damn UNTALENTED.

Sigh.... :(

Hallie

Martha in PA said...

I LOVE the tree skirt. How funny that you "picniked" the ornaments! Picnik is so much fun. What the skirt a pattern or did you design it?

I do send cards... need to get on them!

My FF

Noodle said...

I love sending and reciving christmas cards... I regret I havn't sent you any (well I kinda do i send them to your moms house hehehe) Have fun and take a ton of pictures I can't wait to see your day...

Eternal Lizdom said...

Pineapple upside down cupcakes sound HEAVENLY.

And I love that tree skirt! I have searched and searched for a tree skirt for us and never find anything I like. If I had an ounce of talent, I could make one... but I think I can show your pic to my mom and she could make one for me as a gift for next year!

brainella said...

That tree skirt rocks. I love it. You can take me to the German Christmas market anytime. Just ask! :)

mommytoalot said...

Beautiful tree skirt.
Have fun shopping.
Lisa

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Spending the day at the German Christmas Market would be fun!!

Your Christmas Tree skirt turned out wonderful! Great job!

Too funny that Martijn got wrangled into being a jolly old man for a couple of hours tomorrow - will you be taking pictures? ;)

Sinterklaas sounds like a fun thing - especially the funny poem part. :)

I had to click over - the pineapple upside down (cup)cakes turned out awesome looking! Bet they tasted as good as they looked! :)

Happy FF - have a great weekend! :)

Nancy Campbell said...

Still love the skirt! Hope you found some great things at the market!

Cat said...

Beautiful tree!!!

Kirby3131 said...

I love your tree skirt. Even before I read a word I noticed how gorgeous it is. :) I thought your tree was awful sparse LOL thanks for explaining.

I send out about 100 cards. I sometimes skip Christmas and send out Spring Cards to the same 100 or so. I write a handwritten note in each one, too. I say it's because I don't have kids that I have the time, but actually I enjoy it.

The Pineapple delights looked wonderful. Yuuummmm

Mrs4444 said...

What kind of camera do you have, anyway? Your pics are always amazing! And that tree skirt? Wow! You're so talented. Glad your holidays are off to a great start :)

I wasn't going to send cards this year, but I realized it's the last year to send a pic of the kids together (we've never done that before--usually a family shot, if one at all), so I might have to get on that.

Have a great weekend, Mub :)

Unknown Mami said...

The tree skirt looks fantastic. I didn't realize those weren't "real" ornaments until you told me.

The (Un)Experienced Mom said...

We do Christmas cards b/c we do a photo of the boys. Otherwise, I probably wouldn't do them every year. I know lots of people who've stopped.

Love the tree skirt! So pretty! We just ordered one - my first one for the family!

Happy belated FF....

Tamara
www.theunexperiencedmom.com

pam said...

Your tree skirt is lovely! Well done! Amd you have given me renewed courrage to finish mine - but for next year!!!!

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