We drove to the nicer part of town to do a 3.0 mile run. Sometimes, you just have to get out of your neighborhood â€“ know what I mean? There were SO many awesome Christmas decorations. Henry had a blast pointing out all the Santas (he can say â€˜Santaâ€™ and it sounds adorable).
Also â€“ it was cold.
We ran by the Homeland house!
Any other Homeland fans out there? This house is the Saudi Ambassadorâ€™s home from Season One. You know, the guy that puts a drawing of a heart in the window to set up secret meetings? Yup. Thatâ€™s his house! We actually ran by the crew when they were filming the scenes a few years ago. I remember asking one of the workers what they were filming and he said, â€œThis really awesome show called Homeland. You should watch it when it comes out!â€
We covered 3.0 miles with lots of stops to look at blow-up Santas.
Dear Dream Neighborhood: I will be back one day. Buying, not renting.
Christmas Cookie Recipe Round-Up
I asked some of my blog friends to share their favorite cookie recipes. Here they are!
Monica at RunEatRepeat loves Martha Stewartâ€™s Gingerbread Cookies, as do I! These are awesome cookies. Fun fact: I actually baked these for a blogger bake sale like three years ago â€“ and Monica won them!
As well as her Mattâ€™s Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies.
We are baking cookies later, but Iâ€™m just going to do a break-and-bake cookie. Call me lazy, but I already cleaned the kitchen and donâ€™t want to tidy up again!