Christmas is almost here!!
I’m part ecstatic and part panicked. Anyone else?
We still have so many Christmas-y things to pack into our week, so I better get on with my post so that I can get on with all the holiday FUN!
Today’s post is a random hodgepodge of everything HOLIDAY! We have pics of us with Santa (woohoo!), pics from our festive weekend (loads of lights!), a super cute holiday movie, and I’m partnering with Nordstrom and ShopStyle to bring you one last look at some of my favorite holiday gift ideas for the ladies and gents in your life! FRIENDS, there is still time to shop at Nordstrom and get your goodies by Christmas! PLUS, if you use one of their amazing services like their curbside pickup, you can order it right now in your pajamas and then swing by and it will be ready and waiting on you later today (or this week!). (They have so many other services too like free alterations and free shipping/returns!)
So, let’s kick off our Merry & Bright Monday with…
…The Christmas Chronicles!!
Oh my goodness! Have your kids watched this?! My kids were laughing out loud! I love me some Kurt Russell (I swear, my mom would leave my dad for him in a heartbeat and I don’t think my dad would blame her one bit), and he is SO CUTE in this movie! As soon as it was over, my kids wanted to watch it again. This was super, super, super fun! I will say that it had the same vibe to me as Hocus Pocus, so if that’s not a movie you let your kids watch, then this might not be your favorite either. We, however, thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing!
…lots of cozy, fun, practical and perfect for Christmas ideas right here! Just look below, scroll and click!
Okay…ready for something super cute?! Look at this…
….ahhhhhhh! We saw Santa Claus last night!!!
They have the cutest little house on our town square and we made reservations to see the big guy yesterday. Isn’t it cute?!
I thought this Santa did a FANTASTIC job!! Kensington asked for something we’ve already told her she’s not old enough to have and Santa automatically did a great job by saying “Well, if you’re not quite old enough for that, what else can I bring you?”. I wanted to kiss him! My four got their pic and then Sean’s kids had their pic taken too. Isaiah did the big cry…and we loved it 🙂 .
Family pic when we were all done! After this, we went to our favorite pizza pub for dinner together.
And for grins, here are a few more fun pics from our festive weekend…
On Thursday, I chaperoned Kensington’s choir field trip! They sang holiday songs at the mall, we ate lunch together and then, we went ice skating (well, the kids skated and we watched!). Later that night, they had their big choir concert at school. I was so proud of all of them!! It was such a fun day!
Samuel went with us on Thursday night and then spent the night at our house. On Friday morning, Andrew and I took Madeley and Samuel for a little Christmas shopping and brunch at North Park Center in Dallas. These two are SO cute together!!!
On Friday night, we had our annual adult-only framily Christmas dinner with the Slaughters. We always have the BEST time when we’re with Tab and Erika!! Look at me! I’m in a Gibson top from their holiday line. That collection is just SO PERFECT FOR THE HOLIDAYS (New Year’s Eve, anyone?!)!
Now, everyone listen…TOMORROW IS MY VERY FAVORITE POST OF THE ENTIRE YEAR, so come on back. It’s going to be a great Tuesday 🙂 !
And then on Wednesday, we’re hosting WHAT’S UP WEDNESDAY a week early this month! If you blog, make sure you link up!! The bonus question is: WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEA?
Whew! A little movie, a lot of fun holiday gift ideas thanks to Nordstrom, Santa and weekend fun…that’s a lot for one post 🙂 .
Love you all! Have a wonderful Monday!! xo