Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from our family to yours.  

We pray that today you would be able to spend time with the ones that you love and remember the greatest gift of all.  Thank you Jesus for coming down to earth. We are so grateful for your love for us.

What's Up Wednesday

It's time for What's Up Wednesday with Mel, Shay and Sheaffer.  I missed last month so I'm excited to make it this month.  

Here we go...

What We're Eating This Week...
Monday: Elf Movie Night so Spaghetti but without Maple Syrup
Tuesday: Chicken Tacos
Wednesday: Stir Fry Night
Thursday: Baked Chicken and Veggies
Friday: Home Alone Movie Night so Cheese Pizza and Ice Cream Sundaes

What I'm Reminiscing About...
Carson being a little newborn at Christmas two years ago!

What I'm Loving...
The Christmas cheer.  I love the joy and wonder this time of year. 

What We've Been Up To...
All of the Christmas fun!  

What I'm Dreading...
Maybe the scale after all of these Christmas goodies.  

What I'm Working On...
My wrapping is done, the gifts and stocking stuffers are done, I'm working on enjoying the week before Christmas.  

What I'm Excited About...
Celebrating Christmas with my two best guys!

What I'm Watching/Reading...

Yup, that about sums it up.  There have been some Christmas movies thrown in as well.

What I'm Listening To...
Christmas music 24/7!  In the car it is the local station on my radio, at work it is Michael Buble's holiday station and at home it is whatever Christmas music Alexa plays for us.

What I'm Wearing...
Work clothes during the day and Christmas pajamas at night.  I may have gotten several Christmas pairs from Old Navy this year and they are the best!

What I'm Doing This Weekend...
Greg is playing drums at the Candlelight services on Sunday so we will be there.  We are having a Skype Christmas with my side of the family on Saturday too.

What I'm Looking Forward To Next Month...
I enrolled Carson in a trial Tinkergarten class next month.  We are excited to give it a try.

What Else Is New...
I can't really think of anything.  

Bonus Question: Best Gift I've Ever Given A Guy
I surprised Greg one year with cornhole boards that I had made for him with the New York Jets logo on them.  

Holiday Express

Hey everyone!  Sunday night we went to the Holiday Express at Pullen Park.  I was going to put it in our weekend recap from yesterday but we had too many pictures so it needed its own post.

I had to buy our tickets back in July.  I logged on as soon as they went live and they sold out in like 15 minutes I think.  It was worth every penny.  We loved it!

We walked in and got our map for the evening.  We got there at 4 when it opened.  When you bought your ticket you had to pick your train time then.  We had a 6:00 train time.  We knew that we would probably only last a few hours so we decided to end with the train ride.

We had our map and went and got our time to meet Santa.  After we got in the text line for Santa we headed off to the carousel.  Normally at Pullen Park, it is free to get in but the carousel rides and train rides are $1 each.  We paid $10 for this night and you had one train ride, unlimited carousel rides and everything else you are about to see.  

Someone was not having it to get on the horse in the carousel so we all rode in the sleigh in it.  We were greeted by some firemen when we got off and they gave Carson a glow stick and some stickers.
We then were off to write our letter to Santa.  

He asked for a bouncy ball, some playdoh and some cars.  We stamped the letter and put it in the mail box.

We then headed off to make reindeer food.

Then it was off to make a snowman and a snowman ornament.

Time to go meet Santa!
Meeting Santa went a little better this time.  He liked it better when Mommy & Daddy sat too.

We went to play on the playground a little after meeting Santa and got candy cane glasses.  When you look through them all of the Christmas lights become candy canes.

Time for our train ride!

We had a great time and can't wait to go back again.  

Merry Christmas everyone.  

Weekend Recap

Happy Monday friends!  I hope your Monday is off to a great start.  I can't believe we are one week away from Christmas.  We had a great weekend and wanted to share a little bit of it with you all.

We were so excited to start our weekend!  He even sang to me to kick it off.
Carson had a sleepover at his grandparents on Friday night and Greg and I had a date night.  We enjoyed dinner and just relaxing.  It was glorious!

Saturday morning we were up early to get ready for Star Wars.  We couldn't believe it was finally time.

We saw it at the IMAX theater which is actually just as cheap for us as the regular movie theater.  We were there two hours early and were #74 and #75 in line.  We had great seats and at the IMAX here they have so much for you to do while you wait.  You get your number when you walk in and don't have to stand in line.  

We played Star Wars Guess Who, Star Wars Operation, colored some and enjoyed our popcorn in our BB8 container.
We loved it!  We highly recommend it and want to see it again.

We then picked up the buddy and went to get Mod Pizza for lunch.
We came home and played for a while before heading to church.

Sunday morning we went to church and then had lunch with our friends before going to the Holiday Express at Pullen Park.  I think I'll save our Holiday Express pictures for tomorrow!  We loved it.  

Have a great day!

Weekend Recap

It's Monday and we are two weeks from Christmas!  I can't believe it.  We had a busy weekend for the boys feeling under the weather.  

We had forgot his favorite hat at daycare so Friday morning he put on his Daddy's hat.  The snow and sleet started that afternoon and I left work a little early and this is what my car looked like.  
 By the time we got home on Friday night both boys felt pretty crummy.  We had to cancel our Christmas party for Saturday morning.  We had breakfast for dinner and we were all in bed by 8pm on Friday.

Saturday was all about movies and pajamas for us.  We did our best to feel better and relax.

We did color and make Christmas cookies though.  

Sunday morning we were feeling better.  We loaded up for church and someone was so happy to see one of his friends from school at church.  
He also started his drum practicing at church before practicing more at home.  Greg stayed at church for rehearsal for their concert on Sunday so I had a date with my favorite little buddy.  I asked him what he wanted for lunch and he said salsa and dip.  You got it dude.

We made a quick stop at Target before heading back home.  

He had to make sure he practiced the drums for the concert that night.
I love this shirt that I found on Etsy for him.  He was ready for the concert.
We loved listening to Daddy, Uncle Josh, Chad and the rest of the band.

He thought he was hot stuff being on stage with Daddy and Uncle Josh.  

We ended our fun night with burgers from Sonic because we were so hungry.

We hope you all had a great weekend.