I’m a little sad to ship my babies back to school tomorrow. It’s been such a fun, relaxing week with them home… only a few more weeks until Christmas break!
We had a great Thanksgiving. Lots of family time, relaxing, movies, eating and playing. On Thursday we headed to my parents’ house for lunch and spent the rest of the day lounging over there. My parents took the kids for a few hours on Friday so that Brian and I could get some shopping done- we ended up with a new (fake) Christmas tree and some gifts for the kids. Jack’s birthday is on Thursday so we were on a b-day gift mission too. Yesterday we took the kids to the farmers market for brunch at Mudhen and then wandered around for a while. Jack and Isla made sure to pet every. single. dog there, and we walked out with three jars of pickles (typical) and some zip code honey.
Can I tell you how happy I am that our house is totally decorated- inside & out- for Christmas?? We’ve been working on it for a couple of weeks, and this weekend we finally put up the tree and finished the outside lights. This is NOT normal for us. December is a crazy month for us (and everyone else, obviously) with birthdays, school activities, holiday parties, etc., and this year I’m trying really hard to get everything done early so we can fully enjoy the season. Anyway, here are a few pics- I like to share them on the blog so I can look back next year and actually remember what we did, ha ha.
Family room with the inevitable Chloe photo bomb.
That basket to the right of the fireplace holds all of our Christmas books. I used to individually wrap them and have the kids open one to read each night until Christmas Eve, but wrapping that many books is a giant pain in the butt. Maybe next year, kids!
Love these little sparkly cotton stems.
Kitchen. I need to find a 2016 frame for this year’s Santa photo!
My favorite spot in the whole house, for obvious reasons… #coffeecoffeecoffee
Entry. sorry it’s so dim in here! I love my 2 new additions this year- the string art snowflake (Hobby Lobby) and the magnolia wreath (Target).
Dining room. This room is a major work in progress. We got that bench for a steal this summer at a shop near the lake house and have yet to find a good spot for it!! I just threw some dollar spot pillows on it for the holidays. My mom gave us the runner after Christmas last year (I think from Wisteria?) so I was excited to be able to get to use it.
The kids have cute little trees in their rooms, too, but I forgot to take pics before they went to bed. I’ll try to remember to snap one tomorrow.
Thanks for letting me share! Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving break!