Once a month, my friends Mel, Sheaffer and I host this link up where we share some random and fun stuff that’s up with us today. If you blogged WUW too, make sure you link up at the bottom of the post! Every month, we answer these questions…
…in our What’s Up Wednesday posts!
So, let’s get started!
1: WHAT WE’RE EATING THIS WEEK:
Yesterday, I shared our Christmas Morning Menu. You can make this on Christmas morning or Christmas Eve too. One of my favorite traditions is enjoying breakfast and coffee while the kiddos play with their new toys. See the menu HERE.
And today, I’m sharing…
2. WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT:
All of the family fun we had this season. I’m always a little happy for the fresh beginning of a new year…but I’m always so sad to see Christmas go. We have enjoyed this month to its fullest…and I know I’ll be thinking about it all year long.
3: What I’m loving:
I cannot stop gushing about these Yumboxes…
I shared them a few weeks ago and I’m still obsessed. They have completely revolutionized how I pack lunches for my kids. Because the individual sections are small, I’m able to pack a whole variety of stuff in there that I might not otherwise pack (because I hate using a ton of baggies). I’m telling you mamas…I’m obsessed! See them HERE.
4: WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:
Andrew has been home most of the week, so we’ve been packing in the Christmas cheer. On tap this week, building a gingerbread house, watching a lot of Christmas movies and seeing more lights. Since the kids are home for their winter break, we’re trying to make the most of it.
5: WHAT I’M DREADING:
I don’t think I’m dreading anything right this minute 🙂 .
6: WHAT I’M WORKING ON:
I’ve been really trying to prioritize lately and I already know that 2017 will look a little different than 2016. I’m really going to try and do less and make that count more. One thing that I want to really count for more this year? My travel agency. I just so enjoy talking about trips with other people. It’s always so HAPPY!
Don’t we have the cutest clients?!?! We LOVE making vacations come true for these sweet families. We are sending families to Walt Disney World and on cruises in the Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska and Hawaii (on all lines…not just Disney). If you are planning your 2017 vacation (or even 2018!), email us because we would love to help! firstname.lastname@example.org 🙂 .
7: WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT:
Well, two things. Last year, we took our kids to NYC in the fall and they have wanted to go back during the Christmas season ever since…so…Santa is bringing them a trip to the Big Apple this winter break. I was already very excited about that but then…there was icing on the cake. Fox and Friends asked me if I could come cook in December and I was like…well, I’m going to be there the week after Christmas, so they said that was perfect. I’m going to hop over there the morning of December 28 and cook a little with them. If you’re around next week, tune in that morning to see 🙂 .
8: WHAT I’M WATCHING/READING:
When is this going to be over????? I feel like I’ve been watching One Tree Hill for years. I’m on season four right now and there are nine seasons. I mean…I cannot stop the madness. Every time I think I need to just quit it and move on with my life…I watch another one because I am clearly addicted to the high school shenanigans. Andrew and I also started watching this together…
…The Crown on Netflix. I LOVE IT! This one is so good!!
And next week, I’m doing my December Book Review PLUS an overall review of all the books I read in 2016.
One last thing I’m reading is this…Ryan Sutter’s new blog.
So, my friend Trista called me and was telling me about Ryan’s new blog The Hero’s Handbook and I’ve been reading it. You need to check it out too!
9: WHAT I’M LISTENING TO:
We are STILL listening to Christmas music 24/7. I turn it on when we wake up (at 4:20 AM) and then turn it off when we go to sleep. It’s on in the car too 🙂 . My kids are at that perfect age because they LOVE Christmas music. I mean…I guess I’m at that perfect age because I do too :).
And I said this last month, but I feel it’s worth repeating: you’ll notice that I listen to Michael Buble (Holiday) Radio on Pandora. It was announced in November that his three year old son Noah has cancer. Wouldn’t it be nice if every time we heard Michael Buble sing a carol on the radio, we prayed for his family? Just a thought for your holiday season.
10: WHAT I’M WEARING:
11: WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND:
12: WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH:
I wanted to remind you local girls about this again…
… in January, we are super pumped because my sister-in-law’s company turns one and there’s going to be a BIG celebration in Dallas! My girlfriends and I have already bought tickets and are turning it into a fun girls night out! So, if you’re local and want to go Loweco with us…get your tickets and come check it out! And don’t forget to check out Loweco.’s website while you’re at it. We are SO PROUD of you Catherine!! You had a big dream and now, it’s celebrating one year of success!!
13: WHAT ELSE IS NEW:
I mean…I can’t think of anything off of the top of my head.
Bonus question this month: What’s your favorite memory from 2016?
Nothing could have made our 2016 more special than Madeley James.
Whew! That’s What’s Up Wednesday today! If you blogged too, make sure you link up below.
Have a wonderful Wednesday!!