Christmas morning

No white Christmas this year (other than repeated viewings of the Bing Crosby movie), but we do finally have a mantel to hang our stockings on. The fireplace doesn’t work, so we used it as a Christmas tree cove instead. Fortunately, Santa came!

There was some ornament overflow since we only have a tiny tree this year, but that’s OK.

The big to-do came when we had to overturn the bubble bread and see if it came out all right. It puffed up nicely overnight.

Baked for 30 minutes.

And then the moment of truth…


Making it in the bundt pan gives you more doughy pieces since some of them get squished during the rise. But overall it’s just ooey gooey and wonderful.

Hope everyone had a merry Christmas!

Day at the dog park

We took advantage of a sunny Christmas Eve and headed to the dog park at Point Isabel. It’s kind of like a dog park on steroids – it’s huge! It feels more like a nature preserve, with pelicans swooping down into the bay. But you can definitely tell it’s a dog park because it’s always just packed with dogs of all shapes and sizes.

This might be one of my favorite photos of all time.

By the time we get back to the car the dogs are coated in muddy water (my wellies are getting quite a bit of wear here). But they snooze for the rest of the night and seem a lot more content to hang out in our cozy house after a good run.

Now that’s a happy pup!