Saturday night our friends hosted a Chili cook-off party. Having never made chili before, I frantically searched through my myriad of cookbooks, trying to find the simplest yet most unique recipe. And finally, in some strange families' cookbook that I happened to have for some odd reason (a family I've never even heard of), I found a recipe that contained brown sugar. Booya. If it has sugar, it must be good. And let me tell you- it was awesome. We won 2nd place. You should be very sad that you didn't have any.
Here are some of the men anxiously awaiting the judging of the chili to come to an end. Since eating is what men like to do.
And here is Marley. He is like a miniature lion. I love him.
And here is Kennedy. She's all "Mo-ommm..." [whining] "I don't LIKE chili. Don't they have mac and cheese?" And I'm all "Nope. Eat it." Cause I'm a nice mom.
The party also had a white elephant gift exchange. Like most white elephant parties, there is a coveted gift. The one at this particular party was this:
It was like electric sex gleaming in the window. Justin nearly cried when it was stolen from him in the gift exchange game. Twice. And he wouldn't stop talking about it for like 3 days after. I think he's finally coming to terms with it. And although he didn't get the erotic light fixture, he got the next best thing: a freaky demonic-looking ceramic cat. With glowing green eyes. It scares me. So I have banned it to the confines of the basement.
I won a re-gifted gigantic flashlight. Because some stupid nincompoop stole the Jazz tickets from me.
And to make this post longer, since it's totally not long enough, I will tell you more about the goings-on in my life.
Sunday night we went to Temple Square with Justin's mother to see the lights.
They were spectacular, as always.
And then, quite unexpectedly, we were photobombed.
Dun dun dunnnnnn....
After said photobombing, we went on a carriage ride around the block. Kennedy was just beaming.
And just when she thought things couldn't get any better, the nice man who drove us around let her pet Jerry, the horse.
And since I probably won't post again until after Christmas, Merry Christmas to all of you!