What’s up you guys? It’s Week In Review time again! Are you freaking out? Have you been refreshing your browser over and over and over to see if we posted yet??? Phew. Good thing for you is that here we are. 😉 Hehe JK We know you get this bad boy emailed to straight to your inbox so you don’t have to do silly stuff like refresh your browser repeatedly! 🙂 🙂 Ok, to the reviewssssss!
First – I cannot believe how this month has flown by, but I am so so so excited for Christmas to get here! I’m like 96% finished with shopping and am looking forward to all the Christmas Weekend festivities that are coming next weekend! Now, what did we do…. well it has been so cold around here! It has really felt like a traditional Winter Holiday season for us which was has been different and nice. We even got a little snow a couple weekends ago!
Besides some pretty cool weather – we got a visit from the nasty Flu Virus in our household. It pretty much knocked all of us on our butts. I still don’t feel completely 100%, but I’m doing much much better. It just has made it hard for me to think beyond the day to day and getting by doing the necessities for myself and the kids. Sadly, the blog suffered because of that BUT like I said I’m feeling better and want to finish out the rest of the year around here strong!
Friday was Cooper’s School Christmas Play…it was so cute! He was a Shepherd. I am always incredibly impressed with the teachers and staff and how they are able to get all those 3-5 year olds to cooperate and participate in a play. They all did an amazing job- the kids and staff! 🙂
This weekend we spent time at Grammy and Ppops per the usual, but on Friday night while the kids stayed the night at Grammy and Ppops their dad and I got to go to the movies which was nice. I literally had not been to the movie theater since this past summer. We watched the newest Star Wars Movie. I LOVED it. I could have literally sat there and watched it all over again. On Saturday Cooper went with my Dad and Brother to Mobile for some guy shopping stuff, and Sophie, Grammy, and I went to Slidell for Christmas Shopping. Then on Sunday we just pretty much chilled all day. It rained alllll day long so the kids spent the whole day inside terrorizing my brother and sister until they were forced to play bad guys and good guys with Cooper or be led aimlessly around the house by Sophie. Good good times. 🙂 🙂 LOL We also had Cooper’s class teddy home with us for the weekend. Sophie ended up becoming best friends with him. I’m pretty sure I’m going to have to order an identical one from Amazon for her…she didn’t like the idea that teddy was going back to school in the morning.
Really though – besides being freaking sick…this week wasn’t too bad. 🙂 Well. I take that back. Rhonda did get some bad news at the end of the week that also made me sad…but I’ll leave that revelation for her. SO besides those two things….it was a good week and I really always always enjoy getting to spend so much time with my family.
This past week has been such a rollercoaster ride for me, that I kind of can’t believe that was only a few days.
I ran errands and worked all week, which is nothing new. I have been severely sleep deprived thanks to my lovely daughter no longer sleeping well at night. Most of the week was such a blur!
I bought the cutest pillowcases and they’re worth mentioning, as they are totally “us.”
I spent Friday morning and afternoon running around like a crazy person, preparing for that night’s party I was attending. It was the party for my mom group and I was supposed to bring a couple of sangrias, a donation to a local animal shelter, and a Dirty Santa gift. I had to wait for my payday though, which was Friday! So as soon as I could get out of bed, I drove all over creation to get what I needed.
The party was totally worth it! I had so much fun with my friends, as we always do!
We woke up to rain on Saturday, which is highly unusual for us. I totally miss having rain a lot, but it is what it is. We went out and ran errands in it, buying some groceries and things like that.
Sunday, I went out and started (yep, started) Christmas shopping. I am always at my best at the last minute, so naturally I ended up with some great deals and made a lot of progress. After dinner, we decorated a gingerbread village, one of our favorite traditions.
It was mostly an amazing week. The downside was finding out that I would not be going to Mississippi for my birthday as planned. It was absolutely devastating, because I was getting my hair done finally AND getting to spend time with Ashley. Making the best of it though and moving on (after all the tears).
Are you having so much fun this holiday season? What’s your favorite tradition?