Wednesday, November 21, 2007

wish list?

it's that time of year again. the shopping malls are decorated, you hear christmas music in the stores, the air is getting crisp. i love the holiday season and i can't tell you HOW excited i am to put up our tree with antonio this year and start our own family traditions. of course with the christmas season comes the christmas shopping. people keep asking me what i want and if i have a wish list. and this year i'm really struggling to answer that. it's just different now that i'm a mom. what could i possibly want for myself when i have antonio? i've already been given the greatest gift of all.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

my new motto

i've been baking cookies like a madwoman the past 3 days. and andres will testify that i'm a bit of a disaster during the baking process. usually the cookies come out pretty good but the process of making them is another story. well now that i have antonio i'm trying not to stress over it TOO much. so i have a new motto for when:

- you add almond extract by mistake to your tricolor spumoni cookies that you've spent an hour on already
- when your cookie gun explodes trying to make orange spritzes because your husband is the only mexican in the world that doesn't eat chocolate
- when you're halfway into making chocolate mint cookies only to find that you have no peppermint extract

i just shrug my shoulders and say "qué se va a hacer"