Monday, December 17, 2018


Happy Monday! Can you believe that Christmas Eve is exactly a week away!? Where has December gone?

We had a really busy weekend full of fun Christmas-y things, and for some reason, I am only in one photo! Mom Life, right?! 

Brandon came home from his last work trip of the year on Friday, and we spent the evening enjoying time at home with the boys; made a "drive-in movie" for the boys out of Amazon boxes; and Walker made a homemade dress-up costume out of more boxes. Ha! Why do I buy toys again?! 

On Saturday, we celebrated Christmas with Brandon's family. They wanted to give the gift of experience this year, so they treated their seven grandchildren to "Rudolph's Holly Jolly Breakfast" at the Gaylord Texan Hotel. It was a sweet time. They bought the boys matching shirts and the girls matching outfits as part of their gift. 

We came home for a bit after the breakfast to let the boys nap, and then went over to my in-law's when they woke up to officially celebrate Christmas. My mother-in-law made her mother's tea cakes and the kids decorated them while Brandon and his brothers and dad played football outside, and then we ate dinner and opened gifts. 

We draw names in Brandon's family. I drew our sister-in-law and gifted her this necklace; Brandon drew our other sister-in-law and gave her goodies from my mom's store; Knox drew one of our nieces and got her these hair bows, this dress and a romper; and Walker drew one of our other nieces and got her this dress and this pretend purse

Brandon's dad drew him and he got this golf club head cover and an Alan Edmonds gift card; Brandon's mom drew me and I got this cookbook, this serve ware set and a decorative planter from Magnolia. Knox was drawn by his cousin Brayden and got this and this; and Walker was drawn by his cousin Ellie Kate and got this

It was a fun time spent with family! 

We laid low on Sunday and cleaned up our disgusting house. It always gets just so crazy and junk everywhere when we have a weekend of go-go-go. I did laundry, washed sheets/towels/bath mats, wrote thank-you notes and cleaned while the boys played with their new toys and Brandon watched the Cowboys game and worked in the garage. It was a nice, slow Sunday -- just what we needed. 

I hope you have wonderful weeks! 

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  1. So many cute pics and fun things! Loved following along on insta stories! (the box costume haha my kinda kid) Have a great week friend! xo

  2. I absolutely love that they did an experience - such a great memory! xo, Biana-BlovedBoston


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