Katie, Andy, and Ashley came to visit us this weekend. We went to a play (which was very funny - I was crying in a few parts), we played Rock Band a little, we made a big Indian Feast, and we made Valentine cookies. Dan and I also worked on fixing the door knob/lock on the bathroom door and we fixed the toilet (which has been broken since we moved in.) All of this made a large mess.
These were my favorite cookies. I used the recipe from Martha Stewart's Cookies and the Royal Frosting recipe from the same book (which I have been dying to try since the first cookies I saw that were iced like that.) It was A LOT of work! But after practicing on 40 or so cookies, they started looking pretty good.
Here's what I sacrificed/neglected to have such a lovely weekend: Cleaning off every available space I have in my house (except the piano area, which I felt obliged to clean/pick up so I could show you a picture.) While I'm being honest, some of these areas have been neglected for several months and maybe even years.