Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Santa Pictures 2018

Last week we met up with  Narci for the sweetest Santa session. We've had pictures taken with her Santa since Griffin was 18 months old and while I didn't intend for this to become a tradition it totally has and I love it. 

Monday, December 17, 2018

Weekend Top 10

Happy Monday, friends!  We're in the home stretch before break and we are HERE FOR IT!  We have exams, parties, programs, luncheons and then the BLISS of 2+ weeks off.  PRAISE HANDS! 

A mom of a little girl in Griffin's class hosted a tea party with Mrs. Claus on Friday afternoon for all the kindergarten girls and Griffin was THRILLED because the girls were told to wear their "fanciest dresses", necklaces and tiaras!  SIGN HER UP!

Friday, December 14, 2018

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, friends!!! I have officially survived one of the toughest weeks of teaching (for me, at least).  Exam review week.  The kids are "over it", the stress level is high, report cards are due and the academic pressure is ON!  Plus... sugar is bountiful which means a perfect storm :)  Today and next week we have semester exams and I'm already looking forward to the quiet testing environment. hahaha

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Elf Antics So Far

Last year when  we confirmed for Luke the truth about Santa and had this talk about how now he gets to "be a Santa" and keep the magic alive for other kids some of the first words out of his mouth were, "so now our elf can do cool stuff, right?!?!"  I tried not to take it personally (hahaha) and instead embraced his desire to help and "up" our elf game.  

This year he's been FULL of ideas and there have been nights where it's "all him" and nights where I tell him that it's handled and to get ready for a surprise in the morning :)  Even though he knows it's me and Dave moving him he has still been really into the surprise mornings - and watching his little face light up when the younger two are all, "oh MAN look what Buddy, did!!!" and Luke was the one who did it :)  He's getting to experience what being a Santa feels like and he's loving it.  

I'd love it if Mason believes FOREVER but I'm just as excited about him and Luke being "in on it" (whenever that happens) and getting to surprise each other with some elf antics and work together to do it for their sister.  Christmas is MAGIC, y'all!!!

That was WAY longer than I intended so ON with the antics :) 

This day was my FAVORITE and the look on Luke's face in the morning was priceless!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Cashmere Convert ;)

Happy Wednesday, friends!  Today I'm partnering up with Wal Mart to share some goodies from their  exclusive Lord and Taylor shop.  I was blown away by the brands available and right now  everything is an additional 30% off for their Friends and Family sale (through 12/13).   I ordered these pieces on Wednesday and they shipped FOR FREE to my house and were there by Friday.  WIN!  

The item that I'm most excited about is this cashmere sweater.  I'm going to be totally honest and say that I didn't really get the "hype" surrounding cashmere (I know, I know).  I went out on a limb and purchased this because I loved the color and the shape was right up my alley and from the minute I put it on I was a cashmere convert.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Christmas Dates

Back in the Fall I had this idea that I wanted to start a tradition of taking each kid on a one-on-one date to something really special and fun.  I looked at all kinds of local events that were happening in our area, picked dates/times that matched up with what I felt like each of them would really love to do and bought the tickets.  I'm pretty sure that I've been more excited than th kids about these dates as one-on-one time can be hard to come by in our house. 

First up was Mason's date.  He requested pizza as his meal of choice and so we headed down to Fireside Pies in Dallas and got a spot right by the fireplace.  It was nice and toasty and Mason and I spent most of our time playing rock, paper, scissors and talking about crazy dreams that he's had :) 

Monday, December 10, 2018

Weekend Recap

Happy Monday, friends!  It's our last FULL week of school before break and I'm prepped and READY!

The weekend started off on a high note when I got to meet a friend's brand new baby boys and have some serious snuggle time.  Just when you think newborn snuggles can't get any better you get to hold TWO newborns!  I mean!

Friday, December 7, 2018

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, friends!!!  We have had a super busy week and the weekend is pretty packed so I'm attempting to keep things short and sweet today ;)

ErikaNarci and I are sharing our FAVORITES for the week and we'd love for you to link your Friday Favorites post with ours at the bottom of the post (don't forget to grab our graphic and link back to one or all of us!)

Thursday, December 6, 2018

12 Games of Christmas

Every year out Life Group (fancy name for Sunday school class - hahaha) has a Christmas party where we hang out, eat and have a "minute to win it" style battle of the sexes :) 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Christmas Decor - Part II

Happy Wednesday, friends!!!  Today I have my act together and I'm sharing the rest of our Christmas decor.  Jack Bauer says, "come on in" :)  (and yes... that's junk on my stairs because #reallife)

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Christmas Decor - Part 1

My intention today was to show you ALLL of our Christmas decor throughout the house but then my hard drive crashed, my iCloud stopped updating and I lost a chunk of recent photos (NOOOO!!!!).  All that to say, it was just some Christmas decor pics and I am SO GRATEFUL to have my computer back so I'm going to reshoot the pictures and share some of our decor today and some later this week.

If you remember this post I shared about the flocked tree we bought for our bedroom and how excited I was to have a tree in here and a flocked tree at that.  

Monday, December 3, 2018

North Pole Breakfast 2018

We kicked off December right this year with the return of our elf, Buddy and a North Pole Breakfast.  We started this tradition when I was pregnant with Griffin (the boys were 4 and 1) and the magic is yet to have worn off.

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