Our Home during the Holidays

We have gotten the house decorated, inside and outside! We got our lights hung outside and I was able to get picture in before all of the snow fell even though I am sure it would be very pretty with the snow as well.
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Since we got a new fireplace we have been burning wood like crazy. It keeps our house so warm and toasty and now our mantle looks even more beautiful!
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Steakhouse Pizza

 

A couple of weeks ago I wanted to make a different type of pizza for Sean. Sean loves his pizza but sometimes I get tired of the same type of pizza over and over again. I found this recipe from The Pioneer Woman and thought that it would be a good pizza to try since Sean really likes steak and steak sauce I figured we couldn’t go wrong.  So here are a few pictures of the cooking process. Steak cooked.DSCN4535Onions sliced and sauteed in worchestshire sauce.
DSCN4536Pizza dough and then take the pizza sauce and mix with some A1 on the crust.
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Once the steak and onions are doing cooking then spread them evenly over the pizza.DSCN4538Top with mozzarella cheese and bake in the over for 15 to 20 minutes.
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Unfortunately I didn’t take any pictures when the pizza came out of the oven. I will say though that the pizza was awesome and Sean named it a keeper. It was a really great pizza!

 

Snow Day #2

On Sunday I posted a bunch of pictures from Sean and I playing out in the snow, yesterday was our tree, and today….why yes you get more snow pictures. This is what happens when I am home all day in between working.

Today’s subjects looked very cold and I didn’t realize how many babies we have in our field.

Let me introduce you to our neighbors

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Oh and I guess you get one of us too. I really like this picture. We were out playing again and I wanted to make sure we have one in the snow that isn’t blurry. We might have restaged the pictures from the other day too since the other one was a little blurry!_DSC0006

The Christmas Tree Tradition

 

Last year I wanted to see how Sean would do with cutting down a tree rather then just going to a lot and picking out a tree. We really enjoyed it last year so it was on the must list to do this year.

We go to a place about 30 minutes north of our house. This tree farm is huge and you never know where they will drop you off to let you start roaming. This year we were dropped off in almost the dead center of this picture far behind the white building you see. Way back there.DSCN4540

This year, unlike last year, we walked and walked before finding a tree that we agreed upon for our house. We had a very difficult time for some reason. There were many trees that one of us liked but not the other.
DSCN4541Until we finally found this one! We thought it was about the same height as the tree we had last year but we were so wrong. This thing was a beast and it weighed a ton!
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We did remember a tarp for Sean to be able to cut down the tree and it worked very nicely since it rained quite a bit the day before.DSCN4545DSCN4547DSCN4549DSCN4551DSCN4552

Once he got the tree down, he thought he was going to be able to drag the tree by himself while I carried the other supplies but unfortunately it was so super heavy that it ended up taking both of us to drag it get shaken and wrapped.

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Even this guy had a time carrying the tree. I am telling you is a super heavy tree.DSCN4566

Once we got the tree home we left it outside to dry out for a bit and for Sean to go do some other things during the day. Later that night we moved the tree in the house which was an experience since the tree really is about 10 feet tall. Once we got it in the house, Sean started taking off the wrapping and it started to fall out. DSCN4568DSCN4573DSCN4574DSCN4575We had to give the tree some time to fall out and get settled in the house! So we were able to get it decorated the next day. Well only after going out and getting more lights because we didn’t have enough to cover the tree. So our tree has about 850 lights on it and all of the ornaments. Last year we weren’t able to put all of the ornaments on the tree because we had too many. I guess it takes a 10 foot tree to get all of the ornaments on the tree.

So here it is, in all its glory!

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_DSC0019(I am kind of proud of this photography too! I can tell that I have actually learned a lot in the classes that I have taken this year! This last year photo is by far one of my favorite photos that I have ever taken!)