Friday, December 16, 2016

Happy Friday!!

I hope you've had a wonderful week filled with Christmasy cheer.  We've been busy doing fun things at home and making some great plans for the rest of December.  Kevin is finishing up a super busy Fall semester and excited for a long Christmas break with us.  We're excited to get to spend the holidays with friends and family.

The best parts of our week were:

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We got our first snow of the season this week!!  It was about three inches and it was lovely.  The temps were FREEZING so it was too cold to get out and about in it.  Fletcher was mesmerized by his first snow and kept crawling from window to window watching it come down.  Olive was excited to tell him all about snow.

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Christmas Crafting
We took advantage of all the time inside this week and did some Christmas crafting.  We did foot print Christmas trees, snowman ornaments and painted.  It was tons of fun and we ended up making some sweet new Christmas decorations.  Have you done any Christmas crafting this month??

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Christmas Cheer!
We've loved watching Christmas movies, singing Christmas songs and  going to brunch with Santa and his reindeer.  We're counting down the days until Christmas and can't believe how soon it will be here.  Fletcher is loving his Christmas pjs and Olive loves her smocked Santa dress.

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College Basketball
We have made it a tradition to go to at least one college basketball game for Kevin's school.  We loaded up the kids and headed to the game.  I wore Fletcher, we all wore jackets with hoods because it was raining and had a great time.  It took a bit of planning and a lot of work to get us there, but it was definitely worth the effort.  We enjoy game food and had a great time.  We were planning to get a pretzel and Olive insisted on popcorn.  She was eating it and said, "These yellow popcorns sure are delicious!!"  She quickly figured out buttery popcorn is best :)

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Christmas Cards
I LOVE getting the mail this time of year!  My mailbox is overflowing with Christmas cards from sweet friends all over the country.  We sent out our cards and hang up all the Christmas cards that arrive on a door in our kitchen.  What do you do with Christmas cards that arrive at your house?

 Polka-Dotty Place Week in Review:

Monday: Holiday Best - Sharing my favorite Christmas recipes
Tuesday: Making Christmas Memories - DIY Christmas ornaments
Wednesday: Christmas Favorites - Sharing all of our Christmas favorites - books, movies, etc.
Thursday: 2016 Christmas Cards - Merry Christmas from my house to yours!

What was your FAVORITE part of the week??

I hope you have a really great weekend!!
We are going to visit some friends this weekend, having people over for dinner, finishing up our Christmas shopping and baking some sugar cookies.  It should be great :)


  1. I love the Christmas tree craft made with feet. Adorable!! And the littles looking at the snow. So sweet!

  2. Loving those footprint trees!! A must do!

  3. I love your Christmas Card so darling :)

  4. YAY for snow and footprint and handprint art, is there anything cuter???? Darling family on that christmas card. Merry Christmas!

  5. Love the pictures of the kids looking at the snow! And so fun that you guys went to a basketball game-the effort is always worth it!! Have a wonderful weekend friend!

  6. The Christmas tree craft is so cute! It looks like y'all had lots of fun with snow and the game. Have a great weekend! Jess at Just Jess

  7. OMG- that christmas tree craft is SO cute!! What a great idea!!


  8. You are always killin' it on the crafts. I am pretty sure I need to take a lesson from your book.

  9. Those little footprints are so sweet. I am LOVING those photos by the tree too. Framers for sure!

  10. Oh my goodness that footprint tree is adorable!!! And the kids' pictures by your tree are just precious. We need to get out to basketball games more. We have a college nearby and a "minor league" NBA team! Hope you had a great weekend!


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