All order must be placed by this Thursday for Christmas delivery!
The weeks are flying by as this year wraps up. I find myself canceling plans and trips just to slow down and enjoy this time.
The fireplace has been blazing most nights- I build it so it’s nice and cozy by the time the kids get home from school.
This dog is crazy trying to fit her whole body on those pillows
Blake brought down a big box of books he no longer wants- the two youngers spent a good hour sitting at the table looking at them
I only decorated one fireplace so far- we haven’t ever used this one- it’s the original one.
When the dogs get tired of the puppy they jump up high- not going to work much longer
He likes to drink the water for the Christmas tree
And he is now potty trained.
Off to try to wrap up my Christmas shopping. Got a puking girlie next to me- So thankful for online shopping!
I haven’t been taking many pics with my iphone as I am trying to make a better effort to
1. not have my phone in my hand (seriously people you should try this- it has been awesome)
2. use a better camera
I had tried to delete my account on IG to make a complete break but it kept saying I had the wrong password and wouldn’t let me. It ended up being up a good thing as Andy pointed out. Too many pics I would lose, my biz name could be taken by someone else…
So I kept my account and just took it down to family and some photog friends and changed my settings to private. But even though I still have it I am rarely on it. And it feels good.
So my iPhone pics are few and far between these days but here is the past week.
When we can’t decide on a tree…
Hud with eye injury. A trip to the emergency vet on Sunday
And then a trip back to his regular vet later in the week because he wasn’t getting any better.
She dressed herself
And then mastered the monkey bars- all the way across
Driving along and next thing I know a deer puts it’s head through my drivers side window and actually hits me in the head.
Craziest experience ever.
There was glass all over the place, in my hair, in Eva’s hair, in her food, every inch of the car from front to back was covered in glass and deer fur. The drivers seat was ripped up from glass. I am amazed that I had no cuts. It was awful. But we were ok. That’s all that matters. The deer, not so much.
She was a trooper. Insisted on going to school right after- came home and just wanted to talk about it. She said maybe we should start riding bikes instead.
Hudson started feeling better- and we could ditch the cone.
We were all happy to be able to snuggle the pup without the cone.
So the car needs a lot of work and once it is fixed I think we are gonna sell it. I am a truck girl at heart, and I miss the size of my old Expedition. I liked the smaller SUV that handled really well and was super easy to park- But with a pup that will soon be 100 lbs. we have decided to go back to a big SUV- this time the Toyota Sequoia. I have wanted one forever.
I’m in love with this big truck. I can load us all up and head to the farm or the beach at the drop of a hat. The way I like to live.
But first we need to get the other one fixed and sold…
And then I am back to being a big truck girl
Hope you guys had a great weekend!
As I have been unpacking all of the stuff my kids have accumulated over the years I am feeling a little overwhelmed with the idea of more
stuff gifts for Christmas. They don’t need a lot more stuff that just gets thrown in a box and never looked at again.
This year I am trying to be much more intentional and really thinking thru things that I buy.
I have been thinking a lot about ways to get them more involved in giving back. I saw this on my friend Meg’s blog today and plan to show it to Cole. He is really into this kind of stuff. It is so easy to take for granted the food on our table and in our pantry- Meg posted a lot of great ideas on how to give back.
One of my friends in Chapel Hill is involved with a great program called “PORCH” People Offering Relief for Chapel Hill Carrboro Homes- and I keep wondering if it is something that could work here….
Lots of ideas in my head for the new year….
My poor little Hud landed himself in the emergency vet yesterday- he got a cut near his eye that ended up getting infected.
He is now sporting a new cone on his head and he is not happy.
I didn’t take a picture of him because he is mad at me about it.
Oh how I love this little guy
He was sedated a bit when he was there so we crated him and let him sleep when he got home and we headed out to the tree farm.
We haven’t been out there for a few years so we were excited to head back out to Granville and spend the day.
We first picked out the type of tree that we wanted
Every year that we go someone has a meltdown. Usually it is this dude.
But this year it was her
I don’t know if she was tired or just decompressing after the holiday but she had a rough day.
But she also had fun- she alternated.
I was happy to have the big dude there although all he cares about is where we are going to eat after.
The tree cutter
Austin didn’t go with us this year (he had to study) which I am going to be honest and say I was not happy when he said he didn’t want to go. But I thought forcing him to go would have been worse.
It was a nice warm day- perfect for cutting down a Christmas tree
Cole asked to take a picture so I would be in one- he’s such a sweet boy.
We wrapped it up with dinner in cute little downtown Granville.
Tonight we decorate. Love this time of year.