The kids have both been extra cranky, work has been insane, I’ve dealt with terrible customer service at several different places, we’ve been battling ants in the kitchen all week from all of the rain so the contents of our entire pantry are sitting on the kitchen counters which means I have no place to prepare food (not to mention I can’t find anything), and I have a million and one things on my to do list and just can’t seem to muster the energy to get any of them done. (Hence the reason our Christmas cards are still sitting in a pile on our ant covered countertops instead of hanging on your refrigerators.) And to top it all off, I haven’t felt well at all this week. And that barely scratches the surface, friends. It’s been simply crazy around these parts. Just crazy.
I’m hoping and praying that our low-key weekend will allow me to accomplish some things that are long overdue as well as get some much needed downtime with the fam. This is my favorite time of year and it stinks to have had such a poopy week during the best month of all. So today I’m going to post some things that make me happy because, by golly, I’m not going to have a bad weekend, too! I’m going to turn this bad week around right now!
O N E – Christmas Lighting
A couple of weeks ago, we went to our first Christmas lighting of the season. You may have seen a picture on Instagram, but I never had a chance to post about this particular event here on the blog. There was a little parade, Santa Clause, and lots of lights! After it was over, we had pizza at one of our favorite pizza places in that same shopping center. It was a festive evening and the kids had a great time. I have a video of them dancing around on the sidewalk before the parade started. So sweet!
T W O – Dress-up With Olivia
I have already posted a couple of these on the blog, but I had several more pictures from our photo shoot for Little Cosmetics that were too cute not to post. I know Olivia will want to see them one day, and Jacob might, too, since he joined in the fun. Hehe. I mean, how cute are these?
T H R E E – Hello Apparel
Have you guys ever heard of Hello Apparel? They are one of my favorite shops ever! A couple of weeks ago, my Instagram Husband snapped this photo of me, and Hello Apparel reposted it on their Instagram page! I was so stinking excited! #NotSponsoredJustLoveThem #AndILikeThePicture
F O U R – Teacher Gift Idea
Our room mom at Jacob’s school decided to do a “baking” theme for the teacher gifts this Christmas since his teacher loves to bake so much. Y’all if you ever need anything related to baking, TJ Maxx is the place to go! They had the cutest cookie mixes, cupcake toppers, sprinkles, cookie cutters, etc. Look at this cookie mix that I got! Does that not make the cutest gift?? If you’re crafty, then you could actually make your own. :o)
F I V E – Christmas Cards
‘Tis the season when it’s extra fun to check the mail! Christmas catalogs, packages pouring in, and my personal favorite – Christmas cards from the ones we love! Our Christmas card holder is starting to fill in and I just love it so much! And to make this year even more special, I have received cards from a couple of my favorite blogging ladies (hey Beth and Jen!) I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I just love this blogging community so much! You ladies are all so wonderful and it has been a pleasure getting to know each and every one of you and your families!
Here’s to hoping you and yours (and me and mine, hehe) have a joyful weekend!
*Linking up with A Liz Adventures and Carolina Charm for Five on Friday, A Little Bit of Everything for Friday Favorites, September Farm and The Farmer's Wife for Oh Hey, Friday, Meet @ the Barre for Friday Favorites, and Cup of Tea for High Five for Friday.