Both of us showing unusual levels of restraint

Last weekend we traveled to see some good friends for a holiday party. I decided that Nora and I should decorate Christmas cookies for the event, as much for the experience of it as for the purpose of bringing something to the gathering - that is, besides J and his cocktail making skills. Somehow we only ate two cookies during the decorating process. I know. I can't believe it either. So I decided to take a picture because I was so proud of how uncharacteristically calm we were in the face of cookies WITH ICING ON THEM.


This week we're simply relaxing in anticipation of the holiday. I'm looking forward to my brother arriving at the house later this week because I'm happy we get to spend Christmas with him but also because he is really excited about "cooking lots of awesome things." I needn't clarify that I am totally ok with that.