What a fun festive weekend we had over here! We really brought the Christmas spirit into our home! We drank eggnog, ate cookies, decorated some of the house, read Christmas books and watched Christmas movies. We really brought it and it was so much fun! This is why I love Christmas. It just brings so much joy and fun into our home!
November is the busiest month of the year around here. My goal each year to have ALL the Christmas shopping done by December 1st so in November I am doing the scramble that a lot of you save until December. Trust me it is just as painful but I just like to get it done and over with so I can enjoy the holidays. It has been a busy week of decorating for me. I have been decorating my own home, our church, and also prepping for an event next week. I have also been working each evening for a few hours. So today I decided I needed to “chill out!”
What a wonderful holiday filled weekend! We even got to see the Big Elf himself! November is always the busiest month of the year in our house. Busy in a good way though. We do all of our Christmas prep, shopping and decor in November. I try to be completely finished everything for December first that way I can sit back, relax, and enjoy holidays while also saying yes to all the festivities that come our way. I love being among the bustling crowds in December however I do not like to be IN them racing for that last gift.
We partied hard for this little 2 year old. Yes, Mr Simon is officially two! I am sure about now that he thinks life is one big party because we have been non-stop celebrating. It started off with his cousins surprising him on Wednesday afternoon with cake and a “Peppa Pig” party. Mr Simon loves “Peppa Pig” so much. I have never done a character themed birthday but for my little boy, well you should hear him oink! On the day of his birthday he woke up to a “Peppa Pig” pancake breakfast and presents from us. We bought him and Miss Charlie “Peppa Pig” t-shirts and they were them all day. Miss Charlie always says she is “Peppa” and Mr Simon is “George” and quite often she refers to us as “Mama Pig” and “Daddy Pig” and we try not to get offended, haha.
Wow, what a busy weekend! It came and went very quickly but I thoroughly enjoyed it. This year my parents were preparing for a trip and Jordan and I were both so busy that my Mom decided we would celebrate the US Thanksgiving in November as an extended family so I just prepared for our family.
This will be the first year our family has ever followed a school schedule. With Miss Charlie going into kindergarten, we lose out in the freedom to just go and do as we please. Remember, last fall we went on a Family Vacay to PEI while everyone else headed back to school. Since my Hubby works shift work and I all night shifts we have not ever followed much of a daily schedule as it is always changing day to day. School is a great way to get on schedule though and I have been thinking up lots of goals for my “new” year. Gretchen Rubin has often said on her podcast: “Happier” that September in a lot of ways is like January in that you are beginning a new year. Now that Miss Charlie is off to school, this really rang true to me this year. So hear are some goals I have for myself for our “new” year this Fall:
I have been waiting and waiting to decorate for Easter and then it just kind of snuck up on me. It is now only two weeks away! I kept myself from buying anything new because I remembered packing Easter decor away last year so I must have all kinds right!? Wrong! I only had a couple of things when I went to get it all out yesterday but we made do. I will definitely be heading to Michael’s this week to pick up more! I also need to get fresh tulips because they just scream spring. (hint hint Jordan)
I trust you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day yesterday! I did not wait to get decor, candy, and presents like some (*cough* Jordan). We were hit with a blizzard on Monday of more than 75cm of snow in the province so there was no going anywhere for those last minute shoppers. Jordan is making up for it by giving me free reign on Sephora though and made me a beautiful hand made card.
Each year the week after boxing day I get organised. I do not wait for the new year to come. I get it done, pronto. When we didn’t have any kids this took two days: one day to clean out and get rid of the old, and one day to put away all of our Christmas decor. Now, with both kids it takes a full week. So many new toys! I go through all of the old and broken toys and clothes and throw out or donate. I also use this opportunity to change around rooms, switch up furniture, and clean those spots that keep getting missed. It is a hard and long few days that ends with the Christmas decor being taken down and stored away but when it is finished it is such a great feeling!
I was so very excited for this box to arrive! This is my second ever fabfitfun box and I am so enjoying them. A box full of surprises each season was easy to get on board with. To say Jordan has a hard time buying gifts for me is an understatement. I have to give super BIG hints I am a girl who loves surprises though, so this box definitely fills that need. I was very excited about each of the things I received in my box and I picked out a few favourites to share with you!