Happy Thanksgiving Eve!!!
Really though, I blinked and November was OVER! #crazyfast
Just like always, on the last Wednesday of every month, Sheaffer and I host this little linky party where we share what’s going on with us right now. It’s a little food, a little family, a little what we’re wearing, a little what we’re doing, a little what we’re watching and a little bit of everything else all in one post. I’m really excited because I feel like this month’s post has loads of fun stuff! Let’s get started with…
1: WHAT WE’RE EATING THIS WEEK:
This has been such a fun week because Andrew’s parents are in town, so we’ve been doing all sorts of fun things, making our favorite recipes and eating at our favorite places. If you are still thinking about what to make, make sure you check out these three posts…
…my Terrific Turkey Day Sides and…
2. WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT:
My trip with this guy. This list is long of places I want to visit with him. It’s always such a great time!!!
3: WHAT I’M LOVING:
Um, speaking of that last picture. I’m still so super in love with…
…these Isle of Paradise tanning drops. About twice a week, I add four drops to my nightly moisturizer, apply to my face and Bam! A nice faux tan 😉 …
…see? I’m in love. I just bought the tanning water to try for my whole body. I’ll let you know as soon as I try it!
4: WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! We’ve made a list of fun holiday things we want to do and are checking them off one at a time. On Saturday, we “kicked” things off with…
…the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders 🙂 . It was the tree lighting at the Star in Frisco (the amazing sports complex Jerry Jones built for the Cowboys and their fans), and we’ve now decided it’s one of our favorite Christmas traditions. If you’ve never been and you’re local, you should go! It’s every Friday and Saturday night through Christmas and it’s FREE!
We all watched this last season of Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Making The Team, so my kids thought they knew these girls personally. Ha! It’s so festive! There is holiday music, fireworks, dancers, the cheerleaders and of course, Santa!
There is nothing I love more than a family tradition! After the show, we had reservations to eat dinner at one of the restaurants at the Star, so it was all around the perfect way to spend a Saturday night!
5: WHAT I’M DREADING:
I do not like addressing Christmas cards. Every time I say that, someone tells me about a way to print them all out on address stickers, but that sounds tedious too because don’t you have to input all of that info? Anyone else? I will stuff, lick and stamp all day long, but I always dread actually addressing them. What am I doing wrong? Please help me simplify this.
6: WHAT I’M WORKING ON:
I’ve been trying to get all of my Christmas shopping done so that I can get it wrapped. (I need to work harder on this.) I also need to start addressing those holiday cards too (see above). I always feel so good when I drop my cards in the mail and am done with them for the year!
WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT:
This weekend, our town is hosting our annual…
…Home For the Holidays on our historic town square. This was us last year enjoying all the fun! If you’re local, you should come!! It’s Friday through Sunday right on our square and it has everything from rides to games, delicious food, holiday booths, carolers and so much more. It is sure to put you in the Christmas spirit!
8: WHAT I’M WATCHING/READING:
First things first, did you catch this on Monday…
…it’s my November Book Review! This month, I read four festive, holiday books to put us in the Christmas mood. This batch has everything from light and cheesy to complex and dramatic. You can read my full review HERE.
Also, on Sunday morning, Andrew politely (sort of), casually (not really), sort of (demanded) I stop talking about how much I love…
…this season of The Crown. I am OBSESSED.
Let me back up.
I like to listen/watch shows while I get ready, empty the dishwasher, fold laundry, etc. Well, when season three of The Crown dropped two weeks ago, I told Andrew (who also watches it) that I didn’t think I would watch it because I was bummed that it had an entirely new cast. I loved the original cast SO MUCH and understood that they couldn’t advance the plot by 20 years with the same actors (they needed older actors), but that there was no way I would love season 3 as much as I did 1 and 2.
I WAS WRONG.
I honest to goodness think season 3 was the best yet! Love, love, love. Andrew is watching it right now on his own time too but he’s a few episodes behind me. He might have mentioned that I have used the phrase “I love the Crown so much” a little too much…but it really is SO GOOD!! I have been happily folding laundry and emptying the dishwasher just to catch a few minutes here and there 😉 .
9: WHAT I’M LISTENING TO:
Please see above. The Crown when I’m at home doing “tasks” and then Christmas music allllllllll of the other time!
10: WHAT I’M WEARING:
Bold sweaters on repeat…
…I love this neon pink sweater! I also love…
…this Christmas red one too!
11: WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND:
I’m going to church and would love for you to come too!!
Friends, if you’re local, I would love for you to come visit our church this Sunday for our special Christmas program and message. It’s the perfect way to kick off the holiday season. If you’re not local, you can watch live on your computer! We have three morning services this Sunday and then one special service on Sunday night. Either way, I’d love to have you join us!!
12: WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH:
All of the extra time with family and friends. When I look back on Decembers past, I always think about the fun I have hosting, being a guest, going and doing and celebrating with the ones I love. I look forward to that so very much this upcoming month!
13: WHAT ELSE IS NEW:
I think that’s it! Friends, tomorrow is Thanksgiving!!! I think we both need to go and get busy right now!! I hope you all have a safe, healthy and happy holiday! I’ll see you back here on Friday!!