We had a busy busy Christmas this year. Being Callen’s first Christmas we wanted to make sure we spent time with everyone, and that meant lots of traveling. So here’s what we did in one week in a nutshell.

1. Had Christmas together at home on Friday

2. Drove to the big (by big I mean small) town of Russell Springs to visit with my family.

3. Had Christmas with the Roy family Saturday night.

4. Sunday Church and then Christmas with my mom, dad, and brother.

5. Sunday night played our traditional Scrabble game. (We did this last year to tell our family we were pregnant, here’s the post if you want to read about it).

6. Christmas Eve lunch at the Bennett’s.

7. Leave for the airport to fly to Florida.

 

8. Callen’s first plane ride. He did great!

9. Christmas in Florida with Justin’s family. Spent all day on Christmas in our pj’s.

10. Went shopping.

11. Went to Downtown Disney. Had our picture taken with Goofy.

(We don’t do pictures with Santa Clause. Plus, Goofy is so much better, it was free and we only waited about 10 mins.)

12. Visited friends for dinner. Which was delicious! (Thanks Ben, & Missy. And Becca for holding Callen)

13. Went shopping again. I mean really, why not when you’re that close to the outlets?

14. Three hour delay at the airport. Thanks to Papa Ron, Grammy, and Antie Ashley for waiting around with us!

15. Flew home. Callen did good going down but coming back we we’re those parents that everyone either felt sorry for or was angry at because their baby was crying. His ears must have been hurting him on the way down to land. Worst 20 minutes of my life!

15. Back home. Thank to my mom and dad for picking us up and waiting around till our flight got home. I know it made it a late night for you.

Are  you tired of reading that, I was tired when we got home. Most exhausting but exciting Christmas ever!

With being so busy around Christmas I haven’t been able to post anything.

I made these a month ago for someone who loves peanut butter desserts.

If you love Reese’s Cups then you’ll love these. I got the recipe from Brown Eyed Baker.  This is defiantly a keeper! So easy and quick to make. She made her’s a little bigger and thinner. I made mine in a small 8×8 pan and cut them into small bite size squares.

Hope you had a very Merry Christmas and that your New Year is better than last.

Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Bars (Homemade Reese’s Cups)

INGREDIENTS:

½ cup unsalted butter
1¾ cups powdered sugar
1 cup smooth peanut butter
¾ cup graham cracker crumbs
¼ cup unsalted butter
½ cup milk chocolate chips (or chopped chocolate)

DIRECTIONS:

Line an 8×8-inch square pan with foil, leaving enough to hang over the sides, then butter the foil. Set aside.

In a medium saucepan, melt the ½ cup of butter over low heat. Once melted, remove from heat and stir in the powdered sugar until smooth. Stir in the peanut butter and graham cracker crumbs until completely combined and smooth. Spread the peanut butter mixture into the prepared pan and smooth the top.

In the now-empty saucepan, melt the ¼ cup unsalted butter. Add the chocolate and stir until almost completely melted. Remove from heat and continue stirring until completely melted. Pour the melted chocolate over the peanut butter layer. Pick up pan and move the chocolate around until the chocolate covers the top of the peanut butter. No need to spread, it will be smooth on top this way.

Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to set. Remove from the pan using the foil overhangs and place on a cutting board.  Cut into 16 bars. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

(Recipe from Brown Eyed Baker)

 

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