Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Finished Basement & Yummy Truffles!

Yes, I really am back! I've been wanting to get back to posting, but things have been pretty hectic....ok, well I guess that shouldn't be anything new considering the fact I have two babies and things will probably always be slightly on the hectic side. It will help that we're finally starting to get back into a routine after moving into the newly redone basement! Yippee! Yes, I'm very happy to be down here finally...Jacob did a beautiful job on it and I'm loving it....we all are!

It's so nice to have our things back, especially our bed and couches that we haven't gotten to use in a year! The "fire place" (heater) is a really nice addition from Jacob's parents for us, as a Christmas gift, and it looks nice in our living room too!

Jacob did an amazing job on Abigail's room...the design and colors were all his idea and he did it all himself...pretty impressive and Abigail loves it! We also got her her first "real bed" and she thinks that's pretty neat...so far she's only had one spanking for getting out of bed when it was bedtime so she's done a lot better then I thought, which is a relief!
The kitchen area is on hold for the time being till we have more of an income, but so far it hasn't been too bad....I'm just thrilled to have our own living space. We got to spend our first night down here Christmas Eve. We hadn't planned on it since we were suppose to go down to my family on Christmas Eve and spend 4 or 5 days with them, but when one of them came down sick we kind of had to change our plans. The good thing about it was we got to spend the night down here and then have the girls open their presents in our new living space Christmas morning, which was fun and I will be posting lots...and lots....of pictures soon! :) We did end up getting to go down to my family's house later on Christmas Day, which I was happy about...I had been planning and getting so excited about us all being together for the first time since two of my sisters and myself have been married. We had an awesome time, but that's not a surprise because my family always has a fun time no matter what...oh and I was able to bring all my goodies! I only got pictures of my truffles though and they aren't the best pictures either...sorry, it was pretty late. I was really excited about them though...I thought they turned out pretty good for my first time making truffles!
Cookie Dough Truffles, Cake Truffles and Oreo Truffles!

These are the oreo truffles...I thought they turned out pretty and they were yummy too!

These are the AMAZING white cake truffles...and yes, I was a little messy in making these. They truly were amazing though...they were everyone's favorite, of the desserts I made, and they were sooo easy to make too! The only thing I did wrong (on all the truffles) was making them too big...they probably needed to be at least half the size, but for whatever reason I thought they needed to be much bigger. So, that's the only thing that I will try differently next time I make them...and yes, I'll be making the cake ones again very soon!

I would love to write more, but it'll have to wait till my next post. Before I go though...here's some pictures of my girls!

I have to post this next one because it's so funny....she's such a silly baby!
I hope everyone had a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!