Steak and Eggs

Scott made steak and eggs for dinner tonight. DELICIOUS. Definitely something to add to our list of dinners that follow our new eating plan. I did have major cravings for sweets after dinner though. I debated making the brownies I bought a couple weeks ago, but ended up having some hot coco and fluff instead. Not sure if that was better or not…

The Last of the Presents This Year

We got Damien a couple more things for Christmas. It’s so hard not to buy up everything in sight. We got him a German license plate with this name on it and Scott won a few stuffed animals out of a claw machine (Scott LOVES claw machines).

On a side note, we did receive some extra money for Damien this year. We will be using it at a later time to purchase a high chair and some books for Damien. Thank you to Grandma and Grandpa Whitehill and Kendall.

A Special Gift

We received a very special package today in the mail. Someone in Robin’s family hand-stitched a quilt and Christmas stocking for Damien. That took a lot of time and effort. Thanks so much!

A Much Needed Change

Scott and I are trying out something new. I would hate to call it a diet because I’m hoping this will now be the way we eat. We just went grocery shopping to get our meals for the next week. We still have a few meals to eat up before we can go into this full swing, but this is a start. I’ve never made any of these exact meals before, but I’m pretty excited to get started. On the menu this week in no particular order will be:

1. beef tenderloin topped with mushrooms and onions and baked potato wedges
2. steak and eggs
3. grilled chicken and salad
4. teriyaki chicken with pineapple over brown rice
5. egg scramble
6. stuffed green peppers
7. southwest pork and black bean stir fry

Christmas Eve Dinner

Scott and I added a few extra ingredients to our chili tonight and it was REALLY good. In addition to the typical ground beef, kidney beans, tomato sauce and pieces, and packet of chili seasoning, we added chopped garlic, onion, corn, and chili power. Mmmm, so good I had to post about it.

It’s a Christmas Miracle!

After 6 months, I finally have TV–yay! It’s my Christmas present this year and Scott set it all up for me. I got the gift of TV and Scott got an XBOX 360. I’m so excited! I have a feeling the housework is really going to suffer now…

Damien’s First Christmas Presents

We haven’t finished Christmas shopping yet due to the lack of selection and simply that Damien just doesn’t need very much right now. We did find a few things though that he seems to enjoy. He got new pacifiers, teethers, Baby Einstein DVDs (which include a children’s book and CD) and a baby gym.

Check out the videos below to see Damien enjoying his new gifts 🙂 In the first video he is watching a Baby Einstein video with colorful, moving objects and music. The second video he is playing in the baby gym.

Thank you to my mom’s and grandma’s monetary contributions. They went towards purchasing my baby’s first presents.

First Castle

Visited my first castle here in Germany in Heidelberg on 11 Dec. Also, went to the Christmas market and drank some hot “Christmas” wine. It wasn’t good, but I got a sweet 2010 Christmas-themed mug out of it.