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New Years Eve, Chris and I had a busy day. I woke up early to get started on a birthday cake for my dad. We spent the day with my parents celebrating, eating cake, fish and chips, candy, chocolate and so much more. Our game plan was to make it back early enough to grab some lobster, beer and a bottle of champagne to celebrate New Years just the two of us. We weren’t entirely sure we could do it.  Surprisingly, there was lobster left at the market. NO LINE!! at the beer store and lucky for us, a couple sweet friends had given us a bottle of champagne earlier in the week as a Christmas gift (which we had still stashed away in the fridge). The only thing we were missing was some lobster cracking tools. We made a couple quick stops and no luck. However this was our private New Years party and if we had to use our hands and a hammer…well, that was ok too.

Our night was amazing. We didn’t get the big lobster pot boiling until maybe 10??. We looked up boiling times on google. Neither of us had ever made lobster ourselves, and it could not have been better!  As we drank, we took lots of pictures, laughed and prepared an awesome late night lobster feast. We drank our chilled champagne at midnight and discussed endlessly how we were too old to recognise any of the young performers at Times Square.  This was my very first New Years not going out…and although I was bummed I didn’t get to see everyone I loved that night. I did get to spend it with my favorite loved one and it was awesome. By tummy and cheeks still hurt the next day from laughing. We were cozy and warm and honestly, I have never felt happier.

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JUST US….

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caitlin’s christmas bark

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It’s CHRISTMAS TIME!! Time for baking, eating, laughing, dancing and of course PRESENTS!! It was our last day of work before our Christmas holidays and we had planned to spend a day during the break making some treats to bring to our families homes. We just couldn’t wait. After work we rushed out and grabbed all our ingredients and pulled out the recipe we were most excited for! Thanks to one of the all time biggest Christmas lovers Miss.Caitlin (http://uglyawesome.com/) she gave us the recipe for this awesome (and crazy addictive) Christmas treat. We then blasted Christmas carols and popped some bubbly cheap champagne (my favorite) and put together a special  Christmas video for everyone!!

Thank you my love, for not only the champagne but putting so much time into this post. Thank you for creating such a fun video! xo

I love you!

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ingredients:

  • enough saltines to lay side by side all over a baking pan ( put down aluminum foil first.)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • chopped peanuts (we used honey roasted peanuts)

directions:
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees
-lay down saltines on pan
-melt butter in saucepan over medium heat until smooth
-add sugar, stir constantly until boiling
-let boil for 2 minutes, then take off heat
-pour mixture over crackers, using a plastic scrapy thingy to spread
evenly over crackers
-put in oven for 5 minutes
-sprinkle chocolate over the top and put back in oven until chocolate
melts (usually like 3 minutes)
-use scrapy thingy to spread chocolate evenly
-sprinkle chopped peanuts on top
-put in fridge until hard
– drink whole bottle of Jack Daniels (we used champagne)
Ta da!

(recipe courtesy of Caitlin: http://uglyawesome.com/)

* note: I should also probably add (before I get called out on it)…After a couple glasses (bottles) of champagne…We may have mixed up the steps a tad…but it still turned out perfect!

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We took our Christmas treats to the first of  our family gatherings last night and it was enjoyed by everyone. There really is nothing like nibbling on food and sipping wine with a beautiful Christmas tree surrounded by your family and friends!

MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS!! XO