Hey, hey Thursday!
This morning, I thought I’d share some pics of life lately. Lots of family time makes this mama SUPER happy!
Our first day of Thanksgiving break was all together. A Monday lunch with the fam? A rare and delightful treat!
On Tuesday, we headed to the mall to do a little Christmas shopping. These two just make everything FUN!
Later that night…
…we enjoyed one of our very favorite McKinney restaurants! If you’re ever in town, The Yard is a MUST!!
All cozy by the fire 😉 .
We headed back to our town square the next day…
…and everyone cooperated fully for the family picture. Bahahaha! Ashby! Look at Ashby! She says it all!
Later that night, we took Andrew’s parents out for our traditional Christmas dinner in Highland Park…
…the trees!!! You guys, if you are ever in the Dallas area around the holiday season, YOU MUST GO SEE THE LIGHTS!!!
They don’t even need me anymore. These girls can handle all the holiday baking without me 😉 .
Every year (except for last year) McKinney hosts their annual Home for the Holidays event the weekend after Thanksgiving. This year, Smith was at my parents’ house, so we took the girls down to the square for the annual festivities and tree lighting…
…this is one of my FAVORITE Christmas traditions! Our town has about 200,000 residents but when you go to our square for holiday events, it feels so small and like you’ve stepped inside a Hallmark movie. Look who we bumped into first…
…it wouldn’t be Christmas without lots of extra time with sweet Andrea and her family!
The city bring in so many food stands and trucks and a TON of rides, games and holiday fun…
Hugs for Ms. Patti and The Magic Needle. She’s always one of my faves to see when I visit the Square too!
Saturday morning was made up of a nice long run, sausage balls and White Christmas 🙂 .
On Saturday night…
…we headed over to my parents’ town, Southlake, to check out the holiday magic there too! You guys, this is ANOTHER amazing town to visit if you’re in the area!!!
On Saturday night, we showered…
…and watched The Sound of Music 🙂 . Why do we watch this one during the holiday season?! I don’t exactly know why, but we do. Do you?
Our busy weekend continued because on Sunday…
…we had the church Christmas program! Kensington and Smith were both on stage during the three performances while Andrew and I helped out behind the scenes (and the little girls too!). It was a fun, fun, fun day to share the gospel of Jesus!
I’m trying really hard to keep the magic going each and every day. Lots of craziness starts to creep in, but I remind myself that being with my family is way more important than all of the other *stuff*. I’m not always good at this, but I’m trying really hard to not be swallowed up by the holidays this year.
Look what they wrote! Agh! It made my heart MELT!!!! I came out front and they said Welcome to the Shull’s warm and cozy house. Love. Them. So. Much.
Once again, we’re so proud of sweet K! She decided to try out for the school’s basketball team and made it! I mean…she is not a basketball player (yet!), so this was way out of her comfort zone. We are so proud of her and excited to watch her play!
The pups are diggin’ the holiday lights and music 🙂 .
And finally, a little naughty and nice 😉 .
That’s life lately.
See you all tomorrow! xx