It’s the most wonderful time of the year….

Especially if you’re pregnant. Why? Chocolate, candy, salt, salt covered chocolate, chocolate covered candy….it’s everywhere! And I’m fully taking advantage of my situation. Expect to see me on the Biggest Loser next year.

I love peppermint and every December, Tootsie Roll makes a Candy Cane Tootsie Pop – candy cane on the outside, tootsie roll on the inside. Yum! I like to eat them while I’m drinking a big cup of hot chocolate and let them melt into my drink. The stock boy was unpacking the shipment of suckers yesterday while I was at the grocery store and I took the stack of bags he was holding off of his hands. He looked at me like I was crazy. I passed a large display of “Limited Edition” Peppermint ice cream from Dreyer’s and I couldn’t resist….full of fat, full of flavor!

I also bought the new scent of Bath and Body Works oil for my oil warmer – Twisted Peppermint. It smells like a mix between cotton candy and candy cane. Having my house constantly smell like that probably doesn’t help my sweet tooth. Oh well.

Happy Holidays!

New Family Pics!

Happy December 1st!

We woke up this morning to 4 inches of snow on the ground. It sure is pretty but I really, really hate being cold. It did put me in the mood for Christmas though. Things didn’t seem quite right without the snow.

My December has started out very happy – Lunch at Macaroni Grill with my Mom and my discovery of the greatest invention ever (even greater than the Season’s drive-through store that no longer exists): Some poor mother who has tried to take a small child into a public restroom alone was smart and teamed up with Koala Bear Kare to create a child seat for the stall! How fantastic is that? I was able to strap Chloe into the seat so she could stare at me from the wall while I did my thing. I didn’t have to figure out how to balance her on my lap or desperately try to keep her from crawling on the floor. God bless Macaroni Grill. There are many reasons why it is my favorite restaurant. #1 & #2? Gooey cheese and child seats in the restrooms.