Monday, December 4, 2017

Life Lately & Our Weekend

I know that this month is going to fly. We're already through the first weekend in December. We have had a busy but good past week. Two birthdays were celebrated, we crossed off some of our December bucket list, and we've enjoyed all the twinkle lights throughout our house.
Birthday Celebrations.
My mother-in-laws birthday is the day before mine. She loves angel food cake so I attempted to make one from scratch. As you can didn't turn out. Last minute, I made one from a box and it was so good. I may never attempt one from scratch again.
My birthday started at 1am with Peyton. I was up with him for most of the night so my sweet husband delivered a coffee to me!
I celebrated with a friend with drinks! It was fun to just catch up on life.

And this boy was so sweet to me!

My husband made another amazing delivery! I love flowers and these are beautiful!

So lucky to turn 28 surrounded by my family.

Colson is the sweetest big brother. He loves Peyton so much. Lately, they have been holding hands in the car. I seriously love watching these two together!

We played in Peyton's room one evening and these two always want what the other has...

Our weekend.
Saturday morning started with some basketball. Colson has improved so much since he started. We have two weeks left but he's really enjoyed it.
This boy loves watching too!

Two babes in my lap! Hallie kept trying to run onto the court but we cheered loudly for Colson!

Next stop...Santa! The boys did great. No tears were shed and we got a great picture!

Colson proceeded to ask Santa for a real snowmobile like Dad's. Santa went along with it despite me shaking my head no. Sorry Colson, there won't be a snowmobile under the tree this year! 

I had a few errands to run after we left Santa. Colson was fascinated with the mirror in the elevator.

And we ended our busy day with snuggles. Along with a dinosaur hand puppet that he found in the Christmas stash at my parent's!
Sunday was extremely slow around here. Travis got up with the boys and let me sleep in. Major points for him!! And then I went out with some girlfriends to The Price Is Right!
Yes, you read that right! We had so much fun. My cheeks hurt from laughing.

It is cold here but we haven't seen snow yet. I'm ready. If it is going to be this could, at least bring the snow with it! Besides, it makes the twinkle lights that much more magical!
I hope you all had a great weekend, happy Monday!

Friday, December 1, 2017

December First

The official start of the Christmas season. If I had it my way, we would decorate for Christmas two weeks before Thanksgiving. If Travis could have it his way, we'd decorate no earlier than today. So I like to think that we compromised. So many fun things are in store for this month.
I've already had my radio turned to Christmas music but now I can blare it without my husband making me turn the station! Jingle bells will be stuck in our heads all month long.
Our house will be lit up with twinkle lights. I love mornings and evenings spent together with just the glow from all the twinkle lights. 
All the baking. I wish I could spend everyday in the kitchen making all the Christmas recipes that fill up my Pinterest board. I do plan on making at least one a week. It's no wonder the holiday weight comes this time of year. So many yummy things.
My favorite thing to do with Colson is bake. He loves to help and I really don't mind the disaster of a kitchen when he's in there. I plan on making some sugar cookies to deliver to our neighbors.
I love opening the mail this time of year. All the Christmas cards!! I think we are going to skip sending ours out this year. That makes two years in a row. I feel like I'm late to the party since I haven't ordered any yet.
Of course we will make a visit to see Santa! I love looking back at all the visits we've had. I can't wait to include Peyton in those photos. Colson told me last night he thinks Peyton would ask for another awesome brother if he could have anything. Then he informed me that Santa can't make one of those.
I love the holiday drinks at Starbucks. Although I'm trying my best to stay away from there...I'll indulge in a few before they are gone for another year. Major plus:: I have some gift cards from birthday so I can't indulge!
We borrowed some Christmas books from a friend and I'm anxious to read them to the boys. They are about Jesus, not about the gifts.
Of course we will watch Christmas movies through out the month. The Grinch is not on that list however, Colson isn't a fan. I hope that Home Alone makes the cut.

Happy December First!