It’s the last What’s Up Wednesdayof 2018!
I know I say this all the time, but boy, the year sure did fly by! Thank you to everyone who linked up all year long!! We will keep it going in 2019 too, so if you’re new to blogging, please join us on the last Wednesday of every month. Mel, Sheaffer and I are so grateful for all of YOU!!
Okay, I saw this and laughed out loud because my family DOES think this is a Christmas movie…
Anyone else?! Hahahaha!
Ready, set, here we go! The last What’s Up Wednesday of 2018…
…you can see all sorts of easy suppers on this week’s MEAL PLANNING MONDAY! Really? Who has time to fuss with food this week? #notme We need things to be SIMPLE!!
You can also find this…
…my CHRISTMAS MORNING MENU too! A breakfast casserole and coffee is pretty much one of my favorite things to eat 🙂 . You will find all sorts of yummy ideas and choices for your Christmas morning HERE.
If you’re looking for a festive drink this week, I have several fun choices…
Ahhhhhhhh! This time of year, we talk a lot about how we were so excited for Ashby to come Christmas 2014! This is the kiddos on Christmas Eve, and then we left just a few days after Christmas to pick that sweet girl up in China. We just had no idea, ZERO, what an impact she would make on all of us. That kid is amazing. And her two big siblings here are too. They just embraced the whole big crazy change up in our house like it was nothing.
3: WHAT I’M LOVING:
All of my special one on one Christmas time with this girl! On Mondays and Fridays, she doesn’t have school, so we sing Christmas songs in the car, go to Starbucks, and she helps me wrap gifts (er, sort of) while we watch Christmas movies. On Monday she was laughing hysterically at Home Alone. Like SO HARD! When it’s just the two of us, she always says “it’s just us, Mommy”. I love the “just us” time we have together. I will always remember this Christmas with Madeley because I feel like it was the first one that she really “got”. She’s into friends, INTO IT!
4: WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:
All of it.
Not listening to carols. I’m always so sad when the music is over. I’m also not a huge fan of putting the decorations up…it’s not nearly as much fun as putting it out!
6: WHAT I’M WORKING ON:
Well, as a kindergarten room mom, right now, I’m working on our winter party this Friday! #alltheparties are happening this week. Madeley’s is tomorrow and the three big kids’ parties are on Friday. #tistheseason
WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT:
I love the time between Christmas and New Year’s Day! It’s just loads of family time…and I love family time 🙂 .
Did you see this yesterday?!?!
9: WHAT I’M LISTENING TO:
I’m going to be sad when it’s over.
Right this second, Stevie Wonder’s What Christmas Means To Me is playing 🙂 .
10: WHAT I’M WEARING:
Right this minute, I’m wearing this…
…like I legit just took this pic for you.
I’m wearing a sweater from Loft because my name is Shay and I’m addicted to soft, cozy sweaters. Loft always has good ones and they’re almost always on sale. You can find this one HERE in several colors. I’m pairing it with my black Paige jeans (that are probably four years old), but still in stock at Nordstrom. These babies have been worn a gazillion times and still look and feel good. I don’t know if you’ve noticed or not, but I don’t wear leggings with sweaters because I’ve never found any as comfy as my black Paige jeans.
This is another Loft sweater here…
Sweater, jeans, booties and repeat over here!
11: WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND:
Let the celebrating begin!!
We kick off Saturday with “Christmas” with family and it keeps going through Christmas Day!
12: WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH:
I love me a cozy January. I love it when the weather is chilly, there are books to read, fires to sit by and coffee to drink. Cozy months are my favorite months.
13: WHAT ELSE IS NEW:
I think that about covers it!!
Bonus question this month: WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEA?
I’m a really big fan of gifting food in cute jars with a festive sticker and/or ribbon around the top. Here are some of our faves to gift teachers, neighbors, family and friends…
That wraps up What’s Up Wednesday!
I’ll see you all back here tomorrow! xo