Monday, November 30, 2015

My Thanksgiving Break and Home Tour Annoucement

Hi All! Sorry I've been MIA these past week, I took and unexpected and nice break from blogging. I still tried to read some of your blogs this week, but I just didn't have the energy to work on my own blog. One day past and then I didn't really have anything for the next day and the next and soon it was Sunday and I still hadn't blogged! Crazy right? But don't worry I have lots of good stuff coming up. Starting tomorrow with what I'm buying my family and friends.

But first a quick recap of what I've been up to. Big news! Monday I got upgraded from my pink cast to a walking boot! It's fantastic to not have to bag up my leg to shower...well in my case take a bath, but whatever. First stop after my boot, Mr. and I went to Costco, and Mr. was just itching to take my ride back to it's spot.

Afterwards we met up with my parents, my sister and our kids (they were watching them while Mr. and I went to the doctors) at my parents church for a HUGE Thanksgiving dinner. They have it down to a science, so awesome, they fed over 1000 people in less than 30 minutes, so much fun to dine with 1000 other church members.

She couldn't be bothered to stop eating for a picture.

It's the Air Jordan boot...seriously it has a pump it thing like Air Jordan's use's currently the most expensive thing in my closet.

The rest of the week I hung with the kids while Mr. worked.

She didn't want to take off her sleep sack...hey who am I to stop her? She's going down the stairs here. We taught the kids to go down the stairs on their belly.

Park time.

Hide and go seek...guess where Mini Fox is?

Wednesday Mr. and I went on a date, it was pretty awesome! Went to a local brewery...

And tested a flight of beer, so yummy.

Then headed off to see the last Hunger Games movie, loved it!

Thursday...but first vitamins...every time we say vitamins, they come running. Mostly because they are gummies and they love them.

We went to my cousin's house and had the most yummy Turkey dinner ever. The kids had a blast! Such a pretty table right?

They had a kids craft.

The hostess on the left.

Yummy food.

In case you wanted to know I made homemade bread, so yummy, delicious and the most easy thing to make EVER! Seriously add ingredients, mix with spoon, cook. No kneading, no punching, no nothing. And it tastes delicious and you get lots of credit for making homemade bread for little to no work! It's called the 5 minute Artisan Bread, no joke that's what they call it.

 Friday Mr. had to study, but first we took the kids to see Santa. We made a reservation, paid $10 which also went towards a package we already buy and we waiting in no line, super easy, highly suggest it! Santa pictures coming later (linking up with Courtney on December 10th) . See what I did there, made you want to come back to see if there was as much crying this year as last...

After we got the pictures we snuck over the fence so we could get this shot...worth it!

And since we were at the mall, my mom and I shopped till we dropped...I know shopping on Black Friday it was actually fun, I probably could have gone longer if my foot wasn't in a BOOT! And not the sexy, riding kind, haha. My dad came and got the kids for naps so that we could keep shopping, what a trooper.

Me waiting for Mom to try things on...take a breather...

We went back to my parents house till Mr. picked us up (you know cause I can't drive, going on 6 weeks...ahhh!!!!). When I got there my sister was spoiling the kids with hot chocolate. Baby Fox is helping, see his cute little hand guiding my sisters hand? Adorable.

Mini Fox was just waking up from her nap when I got there and wanted nothing to do with me.

Then this happened...

Yes that really did happen...starting them young.

We decided to go get some Thai, so off to the store to pick up a few things and our favorite Thai place. Bundled up because we had no idea we weren't going home after Santa and it was cold out...45° is cold in my book.

Riding in style.

Saturday Mr. had to study pretty much all day, so I decorated a little, stay tune for the announcement at the end of this post. We made a tent (see background) and the kids watched some movies.

Later friends came over with their kids, they ran like wild things and we got to chat and eat, it was great! I look like a mess, threw my hair in a bun and called it a day, no make-up, no nothing.

Then of course some French braiding lessons happened...he would DIE if he knew I posted this, so shhhh, don't tell, hehe. No he didn't quite get it, but for not knowing how to braid at all, he did pretty good. I was actually try to teach my other friend...her husband thought he should know too, cute right?

Sunday we hung out, decorated and went to my parents for yet another Thanksgiving dinner. We have so much to be thankful for we just kept on celebrating. Yum!

Our family tree...Mr's favorite.

Opening each ornament with Daddy.

Guess who put those here?

Then they just wanted to be under the tree and take their nap there.

The house is really coming along...speaking of which...guess what?!

Courtney and Beth asked me to join them in a Holiday Home Tour! So come back on December 14th and link up all your pretty homes with us. I love to see all the love and holiday cheer that comes with the season. So start taking pictures of your decorations, use the button below and invite us in for a Holiday Home Tour! Can't wait to see what you all have done...

 Linking up with  Erin for Weekend Snapshot4B Loved Boston and Champagne & Suburbs  for Weekending,  and Ashley at A Cute Angle for Monday Madness

Monday, November 23, 2015

Whirl Wind Visit

Happy Monday! Are any of you off this week? I technically have it off, but will be checking into work to make sure my project is still on track.  Anyway, back to the weekend recap. Friday I went to get my allergy shots, When did she get old enough to be sitting there just reading a book?! Waahhh...

Then we (my mom was driving) headed over to the Disney store to exchange something, it pretty much blew her mind. Oh and all you Disney fans, they have Pj's and slippers on their Black Friday sale prices so they're all $10 each. Great deal if you ask me! Go get them now before actual Black Friday.

After we picked up Baby Fox from school we headed out to get some lunch. The girls hadn't eaten yet and I bribed Baby Fox to go with us if I got him French fries, works every time.

Saturday morning the kids snuggled a bit.

And then we worked on some arts and crafts before we had to pick up my MIL from the airport. She did a quick one night trip, always sad to see her go!

Baby Fox was showing Mini Fox how to use scissors...she wasn't getting it, so he says to me, Mom just show her.

Lots of concentration.

We went to our favorite Mexian place for dinner and this girl ate her first taco. Why we waited so long I'm not sure.

Then of course they got Grandma to buy them ice cream...sucker.

She wore her brothers dinosaur jams, and I almost died of cuteness.

Sunday we had Curtis who family over, it was really great to see all of them, we don't see them that often so it's great to be able to get together.

These kids were just being silly, Baby Fox had his leg up and when I showed up with a camera her foot immediately went up. Think they have enough blankets?

We met this little guy for the first time. So sweet and the kids loved him so much.

We just threw together a last minute table setting, nothing fancy.

There was lots of hand holding going on between these two.

This guy found some of his magnets under the fridge and constructed a "pole" with his train tracks to retrieve them. Smart guy that one. MIL left for the airport, I know she was only here for about 30 hours, I am trying to get her to come back for Christmas along with her scheduled visit in February. The kids asked right away when she was coming back. So cute.

Party was a success and everyone had lots of food and hopefully we won't go another year before seeing them again! We started putting our tree up today, and this girl was sad when Daddy turned out the lights before bath, and demanded he put them back on.

Of course there were some laundry basket races going on too.

Then we rounded out the night watching Night at the Museum 3, such a cute movie, had never seen it before.

Great weekend, and even better that I have this week off! Woo hoo! Oh and I get my cast off tomorrow, I get my cast off tomorrow! Then I'm onto a walking boot, but more importantly I get to start driving! Hoping the transition goes well, I'll keep you posted!

Do anything fun and exciting this weekend?

Linking up with  Erin for Weekend Snapshot4B Loved Boston and Champagne & Suburbs  for Weekending,  and Ashley at A Cute Angle for Monday Madness