Reilly Family Christmas in pictures

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Carter Family Christmas Party

Every year my sister and brother in law host a Christmas party for all of our friends. 
I look forward to it every year.
We are so lucky to have such a strong community of friends between the two of us. Some live in Portland, some in Seattle, Salem, and even New York but the holidays bring them all home and it's incredible to spend time with them ! 

What I wore on Christmas

Monday, December 26, 2011

Blazer: Uniqlo Jeans: Cheap Monday Tee: BP Flats: sam edelman Bracelets: forlove Jcrew Watch: Nixon

Remember what Christmas is all about ...

Saturday, December 24, 2011

As much as I love Christmas movies, cookies, and lights...I love Jesus that much more. I have so much fun buying and wrapping presents and spending time with friends at holiday parties....but I love the gift of Jesus to earth far more than anything. I am writing this not only as an encouragement to you but also as a reminder to myself. The reason why we celebrate this holiday was because God wanted to love this world, and give us the greatest gift of all ; his son. No matter what is under the tree tomorrow I know that I have been given the ultimate gift, the gift that keeps on giving, and the gift that has changed my life forever. Giving thanks to you, God, today and every day.
Merry Christmas and much love to you all !

Dad's Favorite Crinkle Cookies

Friday, December 23, 2011

  •         4
  • 1 3/4
    cups granulated sugar
  • 4
    ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1/2
    cup cooking oil
  • 2
    teaspoons baking powder
  • 2
    teaspoons vanilla
  • 2
    cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3
    cup powdered sugar

In a large bowl, combine eggs, granulated sugar, melted chocolate, oil, baking powder,
 and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined, scraping side of bowl occasionally. Gradually beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Divide dough in half. Cover and chill for 2 to 24 hours or until dough is easy to handle.
2.Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease a large cookie sheet; set aside. Place
 powdered sugar in a small bowl. Shape one portion of dough into 1/2-inch balls. Shape the remaining portion of dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in powdered sugar to coat generously. Place balls 1 inch apart on prepared cookie sheet.
3.Bake small cookies in the preheated oven about 8 minutes or until edges are set
 and tops are dry. Bake large cookies about 10 minutes or until edges are set and tops are dry. Do not overbake cookies. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; let cool. (Cookies will deflate slightly upon cooling.) Makes about about 72 small and 36 large cookies.

Blogger Cookie Party && an engagement

Me and Molly's first blogger event went amazing! So many of our friends and some new blogger faces showed up. It was a nice low key night of chatting, sipping on cider, and eating everyones cookies. 

 Hostess' !
 Hannah's ADORABLE santa hat brownies.
 Dad's favorite crinkle cookies. Recipe to follow...

Can't wait to start the wedding planning for my cute red haired best friend and her groom. 
Love is in the air people, big time. 

Black Butte :: In pictures

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Had a great time with even better friends. 
We are blessed.


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