Monday, December 15, 2008

Check it out!

I'm sure you have heard by now, but I have started a bakery! It's called Brittersweet Bakery and I am really excited about it! I started a website for it at I am making a cookie a day this week, so the website will be full of great recipes and pictures. Please check it out, and if you need a cake, let me know! :)

Monday, December 8, 2008

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

Christmas finally feels like it is coming around the Ritter house. This weekend, we bought and decorated our first tree as husband and wife. It was really fun, but also felt weird to be so "grown up" and on our own. It's funny how little things like a Christmas tree makes the married thing seem more real. Anyway, we decorated our house and our tree together and of course I documented the process with pictures!

Dan putting on the lights

Our beautiful and finished tree!

I had seen these ornaments that depict families and thought it would be a really fun tradition for Dan and I to have, and it also helps us fill our tree with ornaments! We decided to go with snowmen, so every year we will get an ornament that shows what our family looked like that year. I look forward to the tradition growing!

Our stockings are hung!

The advent calendar I made

A BIG thank you to my dad! Dan and I really had not thought about how we would get this tree up to our third floor apartment, but thankfully my dad not only had thought about it, but also bought us a tarp to get the tree up here, and a stand to put the tree in. Thank you, Thank you Thank you Dad! I shutter to think of what this tree would look like without your help :)

Monday, December 1, 2008

Meet Lola!

We bought a car this weekend! When we got married, it was a goal of ours to have a car by Thanksgiving and we bought our new car on Saturday - not bad! Here are some pictures of our new baby:

She's a 2009 Toyota Corolla in the most beautiful red color I've ever seen. Dan says it looks like the color of a Coke can, so maybe that has something to do with it :)
My mom, sister and I even came up with a song for her as we were thinking of names. It's to the tune of "Coco Cabana"
Her name is Lola
She's a Corolla
She's the color of a can of Coca-Cola
I think it's pretty cute. We are so excited and feel really blessed to have been able to get this car. We plan on enjoying it for a long, LONG time!