The shopping adventure wouldn't have been complete without at least one woman telling me my bump is "really out there" and asking me whether my doctor "checked me for twins." It took all of my Christmas cheer to be nice to her and point out that there is in fact a 4+ pound baby in there. Jerk.
On Saturday, Ally hosted Shelby, Jillian, Ashley and I for a cookie and gift exchange. I love these girls and I'm so glad blogging got us all together!
Ally's house looked couldn't have looked more perfect and festive! Everyone brought an appetizer and the spread was seriously amazing. I was such a fatty eating it all and chugging my sparkling grape juice. #notsorry
I brought this slow cooker artichoke and spinach dip, it was super easy to throw together and was really good. I just transferred it into a bread bowl to make it look prettier.
For my cookies, I made vanilla pizzelles. Has anyone had them before? Sometimes they are made with anise but I love the vanilla. The recipe makes about 14,0000 pizzelles so I was happy to pawn them off on everyone before I ate them all.
|I wrapped them up using some free labels from Minted and they were ready to go!|
Thanks to my prego brain I forgot my camera card, so we set up my iPhone with the timer to grab a quick group photo. And yes, I squeezed into a non-maternity blouse. It was a tad tight and I look particularly large here, but I'm totally over wearing my maternity clothes at this point.
|Thanks again to Ally for being such a perfect hostess!|
Now I'm ready to wear pajamas all day, everyday. Who is with me?!