Friday, December 31, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

***So, I know that this post is a little late, but I wanted to share some photos from this Christmas with you all.  I still cannot believe that 2010 is coming to a close.  It seems like this year just flew by so fast.  

I also want to take this opportunity to wish you all a very blessed and prosperous 2011!!  May this year be the best one yet!***

For the past 3 years, we've made it an annual tradition to make THESE CINNAMON ROLLS from scratch.  You may remember my previous posts about these incredible treats.  They are so amazingly delicious, that they should be illegal!  My mom-in-law talks about them all year long, so I look forward to baking them up for everyone.  The Pioneer Woman's recipe makes 6 - 7 aluminum tins full of ooey, gooey, incredibly sinful cinnamon rolls, so make a batch for all of your friends and family! 

We had a lot of fun making them this year on Christmas Eve!

I think that Brad had the most fun, though! Hehe

Pouring the Maple-Coffee glaze...oh my...

 It's important to move the tin around, to make sure the glaze soaks into every little crevice!

 Here they are folks, the most delicious cinnamon rolls on the planet!

The makings of Peppermint Bark...Melting the chocolate in a double boiler...

The Peppermint Bark was a big hit!

Chocolate covered pretzels have always been one of my favorites...they are my weakness!  This platter of goodies didn't last very long.

We had our own little Christmas miracle in Alabama this year...SNOW!  Look at what we woke up to on Christmas morning...It was beautiful.

The pups played and played with their new toys and treats that Santa brought.  ;-)

My adorable little niece, Dakota, had a blast on Christmas day!

My other little cute-as-a-button niece, Amber, does the funniest little thing...she does "The Look."  Here's a video...


Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Love the Christmas round-up! You included all of the things important... all the sweets :-)
Wishing y'all a safe and happy new year~

a Broad said...

"the Look' never looked so cute !

Your tree is lovely , I like it that you used so many lights ! the cinnamon rolls called to me, did you hear them ? yes, they want to come stay with me for a short while. A very short while.

Happy New Year !

Celeste said...

Thank you both!!

a Broad - The photo of the Christmas tree is an HDR photograph, so the tree looks brighter than it actually is. It's one of those neat effects that my husband loves to use. :-)