Saturday, December 11, 2010


I probably don't need to announce this, because everyone everywhere is well aware that we've had quite the blizzard here today. But I will anyway. Here's a photo I took early this afternoon:

SO...After having a super healthy breakfast/lunch of bacon and eggs and toast (minus the eggs for me), we decided it would be nice to bake some cookies and take a lazy day. So, we started up the trusty old Explorer and braved the wind and snow drifts to get to the store and buy all sorts of good stuff for the cookies.

The first batch was these Hersheys Kisses ones...Pretty typical, I think everyone makes these. But they're sooo yummy and soooo easy.
Brian really enjoyed coating the cookie dough balls with sugar:

"We elves try to stick to the four major food groups: Candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup!"
 And here he is crushing up the candy canes for the next batch of cookies. All I know is that I need a bigger kitchen! Can't wait til the day comes when apartment living is over for good! Haha...

Big mess!
We also had some fun with the flour that went into the peppermint cookies. I was talking about how cool flour is, and Brian suggested I "sculpt something"...I was going to be boring and make a mountain, but he had another idea:

Ha! Flour angel! I actually used my fingers the same as your legs would when making a snow angel. Hehe...We're such nerds.
And these cookies turned out to be pretty amazing!

Now we have SO MANY COOKIES here and I don't know what we'll do with them. Traci, you better come here to get some to share with Craig, because I don't think Brian and I can finish them ourselves! Haha...And you know, you just CAN'T NOT make a ton of cookies when you spend a day doing it, right?

Yep, and in other news, here's a few shots from the dance last night:

69/365: Dance Light Silhouettes

With all the lights of Christmas around, it's hard not to play with bokeh as much as possible. I just love it, love it, love it.

And another...I promise, this "out of focus lights" phase will fade eventually. Til then, at least TRY to enjoy the colorfulness.
Anywho...It's been a great day. I love how blizzards make you slow down and just enjoy the day. Not sure what we're doing tomorrow (I think studying, mostly. Blah.) but I'll try to make it at least sound/look interesting with a blog post. =P


  1. awww!! :) these pics make me happy!! How amazing those cookies look! YUM!! I want some! I love love love your blog!!

  2. Denise,
    Hello, you have some awesome photos here on your blog. I teach animation at DSU and was wondering if you would be willing to take some photos for the animation department, for class events and animation events at some point in the future. It would be cool too to showcase some of your work on the animation blog along with an interview. Let me know if you'd be interested. Again, excellent photos. Best, Giles



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