Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas Eve

The smell of the Quast family tradition filled our little one bedroom apartment today. Jon's dad is famous for making tons of cookies every Christmas Eve, even staying up all night to frost them! Cookie making in the Quast house is a serious event. We decided to start our own tradition by making cookies as well. We used the same recipes but didn't stay up all night. We just spent the day making 8 dozen cookies and decorating them all pretty. We then dropped off our goodies to friends and neighbors.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

We want to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. We traveled to VA to visit with Jon's family, where we enjoyed good times with family and lots of turkey, mashed potatoes and pecan pie. On our way home we drove through the Outer Banks were we saw the many different lighthouses that have become famous over the years. During our visit we saw, Cape Lookout, Cape Hatteras, Ocracoke Lighthouse and the Bodie Island Lighthouse. We had a great time sleeping in the back of our Ford explorer, reading about the history of the lighthouses and taking in the beautiful scenery. It was a great time of relaxation and a good time for Jon and I spend quality time together.