Friday, December 05, 2008

Tis the Season

Tis the Season to be Busy, huh? I have REALLY tried to slow down since I'm almost 9 months pregnant - but it's just so hard this time of year. There are so many fun things going on. (Plus I'm hibernating all of January, February and some of March in my pj's and I may not leave the house during that time - so I'll slow down then).

We have our last night of childbirth class tonight. Then tomorrow morning - I signed up to make 120 red velvet cake balls for our youth dessert theatre they are having this weekend.
WHAT WAS I THINKING???? First of all - I got about 45 done earlier this week but I'm afraid Harper and I (and probably Scott) have eaten about 1/3 of those. So tomorrow morning I have to somehow get about 80-90 made. It's just so hard not to scarf these down - if you don't have the recipe - it is here.

Our big Choir Christmas program is Sunday morning. I tried on my choir formal this morning and to my surprise, shock and amazement - I think I can squeeze it on. So we have choir practice tomorrow afternoon to get ready.


Then Sunday afternoon is probably one of my favorite things of the season. The junior league does a tour of homes in the area. Several friends and I have done this the last two years. It is always SO neat. Some of the homes we have been in have been just unbelievable and you think your house looks so cute decorated for Christmas until you go to the McMansions with 25 trees and you feel a little like Charlie Brown but it's still fun. We are only going to be able to hit 4 out of the 12 houses this year because of church programs, nursing babies and one preggo girl who can barely get in and out of the car. But I'm super excited about it anyway!

I hope your weekend is packed full of Christmas fun as well!!!!!




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37 comments:

The Garners said...

Hope you can take photos at the tour of homes--can't wait to see!

I forgot about wanting to try those Red Velvet Cake Balls--I know I'd love them! That's a LOT to have to make though!!!!!!

Jessica said...

I love the tour of homes too!!!! NWA is a fun place to live. : ) So excited for you Kelly! Motherhood is really exciting and wonderful. Hang in there- you are almost there. Don't let the classes scare you- I promise, it is not as scary as they make it sound. Lol! : ) You will do great!

Heather said...

I love red velvet cake balls! I am making a batch tomorrow for a party :)

Meredith said...

Oh that is a lot of red velvet cake balls! I may make a lot of desserts next year if they do it again! I am sure the class will be great! Harper will be here before ya know it! And I wish I could go to the tour of homes! It looks like a lot of fun! See you Saturday at practice!

Julia said...

Yes indeed, a weekend filled with Christmas fun...SEC fun...pajama fun...AND I'm off work Monday! HOORRAY!

Jenna said...

There is a lot of love in my heart right now for those cake balls. I would say I wish I lived near you so I could come help you make them, but I have a feeling I'd only end up setting you back a few every couple of minutes. :-)

Have a great weekend, girl!

Nikki said...

I made the cake balls a few weeks ago and they were wonderful! I can't imagine having to make that many.

Megan L Hutchings said...

I cannot believe you have to make 90 more. You are such a trooper and giver of your time!!!

I hope you have fun on the tour of homes ;)!

Kristina said...

I LOVE cake balls!!! I have not tried red velvet, but I like strawberry w/ cream cheese frosting dipped in white bark (I have tried in chocolate, but everyone liked white better). You can also buy the colored bark at Hobby Lobby and do cute combos! I did chocolate ones dipped in pink for a shower. They were SUPER cute!
Have fun at all of your activities...but rest up, too!!

Amanda said...

I am so sold on the cake balls...Oh My!! Those are right up my alley. And don't be afraid of the birthing classes and whatever they tell you..it really is okay and it is not that horrible (it is an awesome experience be sure to soak it all in!)you will do just fine. Toodles.

Kristin said...

Yummy! Thank you so much for the cake balls recipe. I'm going to try some ASAP! It is so neat that you are here at the end of your pregnancy during the holiday season. You'll look back on this time with such great memories, and having the holidays makes it not seem to drag on so long, I bet. The last month always seems to take the longest!

Katie said...

I LOVE cakeballs! They are actually on my menu list for my party tomorrow night. The red velvet ones look so Christmas-y!

Adrienne said...

I love those cake balls! I got the recipe from you awhile back and always get compliments on it! It's labor intensive but worth every second! I was excited to hear about the colored bark at hobby lobby!

Christy said...

I'm going to look for you on the tour!

Kendra said...

I just made your cake balls last night!!! SO yummy!! And you are so right, they are way too easy to just pop in your mouth! My sister and I were JUST talking about that very thing...too funny =-)
Hope you find some time to rest this weekend.
P.S. Are you going back to work after Harper comes?

Jacquie said...

Oh how fun - the tour of homes!! I don't suppose Melody's on there, is she?

You are TOO busy. I'm just looking forward to my wood stove and my overstuffed chair tomorrow!!

PS - I LOVE your new blog design!!

Staci said...

My mouth are watering over the cake balls!!

ka1t_lyn said...

Oh they just look so very yummy-- good luck getting them done :)

ocean mommy said...

Hang in there! You are doing great!!!

And those cake balls...um....I'm not sure I would have been able to show so much restraint!!!

Still praying for a healthy baby!

Blessings,
stephanie

Just Terrific said...

Kelly,

I've been reading your blog for several months now. I just wanted to tell you that my grandson has arrived!! He was due on Nov. 25 but was born this past Monday morning, Dec.1, at 8:25. His name is Levi Elliott J*****. He weighed 7 lbs., 6 oz. and is 20 in. long. He has a lot of really dark hair and is beautiful!! I filled up my first brag book with pictures the first day :)

I just wanted to share this with you. God is good!

Rathi said...

The cake looks soo yummy. Might have to try the recipe out! THe tour sounds like fun. We are still trying to finish decorating!! Have a great weekend!

Heather said...

Good luck with everything this weekend! And friend, I cannot tell you what a good decision it is to stay in your PJ's for a couple of months and just enjoy that sweet baby girl. I literally did not leave the house almost at all for 3 months after I had Connor, and it was the best gift I could give myself. My friends all give me a hard time about it...some of them were back at church in less than a week....but it was so precious to me and just so nice to not have to go anywhere. So enjoy that time...and don't feel like you have to do anything else until you are ready!

Jennifer said...

Hi Kelly!
I found your blog through a friend's blog and I have really enjoyed reading it! I am also an OBU graduate (1991) and I met my husband there. I have 11 year old twin daughters and they already want to go to Ouachita, too! I've never met you, but I feel like I know you through your entertaining posts! I pray that you have a safe delivery and a healthy baby girl! Daughters are such a blessing! Take care!
:) Jennifer

Jennifer said...

If I ever finishing baking cookies, I am going to have to make cake balls! They look way too good!

We went to the tea room today and LOVED it! It was soooo good! I had the chicken salad crossiant...yum! I told Jill her and I may need to have a weekly lunch date there!Thanks for the directions!

Josh and Kate said...

Kelly,
I've been reading your blog for awhile now and love it. My husband and I also went to OBU. His favorite thing in the world is red velvet cake. So I tried your cake ball receipe and they were a huge hit at our house. I made them a few other times for friends and they loved them too. Good luck with your pregancy. Tresure every minute with her when she is born. My oldest is three but it seems just like yesterday, I was in your shoes, freaking out about the child birth classes. Wish I could say, it wasn't that bad but I had a c-section so I never got to experience the whole birthing thing. (By the way, I go to church with the Jennifer from the above comment. She is my son's sunday school teacher -small world!);) Thanks for sharing your receipes. Good luck with all the baking!
Kate Floyd

My name is Megan... said...

those cake balls look good!! I need the recipe! You are so cute! I love tour of homes too!

Jessica said...

Hi Kelly, I can't believe the time is so close before Harper is actually here! The countdown is on! Still loving your blog (I've started my own now too - what fun it is!) And I'll have to try making those red velvet cakes, yum.
Blessings, Jessica from Australia. :)

Francine said...

kelly,
I love your new look on the blog. It is too cute.. Sounds like you have a fun weekend ahead I hope you have a blast but be safe and don't push yourself too hard. Take some pictures if you can I would love to see what those houses look like..
love and hugs,
Francine

Carol said...

Kelly,
Thanks for sharing the recipe for the cake balls,I'm a real fan of red velvet cake!
Enjoy your weekend!
Carol ~ in Oklahoma

petrii said...

I remember 9 months pregnant. All the shifting in the bod and all the weird sensations, oh and the sweet baby, moving and getting ready for the next big step. What a marvelous time for you. I'm so happy for you and Scott. God is so faithful, sweet girl.

Have fun with all your events and remember to breathe it all in.

Blessings to you, Dawn

eafollman said...

I didn't know you had a recipe blog?! LOVE it!!!

Rebecca Jo said...

try & relax!!!!

And how yummy does that dessert look...mmmmm

Kelley said...

I have been following your site for quite some time and always enjoy keeping up with what's going on with you. I can hardly wait for the arrival of little Harper.

I am definitely going to try out those yummy looking cake balls; look like something I can make and send to work with my hubby some time.

I wanted to let you know that I also have a recipe blog in addition to my regular blog(www.heywhatscooking.blogspot.com).It is almost exclusively made up of Weight Watchers recipes or recipes that I've converted for WW points but there are some tried and true good ones there.

creative gal said...

Have a great time at your festival!

Mike, Kacy & Wells said...

Mary & Joseph got a cake ball. Baby Jesus looked on & wondered when he could have one.

Julee Turner said...

Hey Kelly! Thanks for the recipe for the the red velvet cake balls! I love red velvet cake with cream cheese icing so I plan to make some of these to take home for Christmas. I found your blog through Jennifer Francis. She and I are friends from OBU and I live in Fayetteville too. She said you were an OBU girl as well! How fun! I enjoy your blog and I am so ready to see pictures of Harper! Hope you have a great weekend!

"J" said...

Your velvet cake balls look sooooooooooooooooo yummy!!!! I keep telling myself I'm going to make them!!! Maybe one day!!! =)