12.01.2014

A Very Merry Thanksgiving Weekend

Happy December 1st! It's always so hard getting back to work after a long weekend but coming back in the full swing of the Christmas spirit makes Monday a lot better! Not to mention it's Cyber Monday also known as National Don't Get Anything Done at Work Day. Except for me, I worked all day long, wink wink :)
Our Thanksgiving was bursting at the seems with lots of food and family. We played our usual family hop (which I vow every year will be the last) and started at my parents house with half of my Aunt's and Uncles and my grandparents. There's nothing like Mom and Dad's home cooking. It was delish! We rolled ourselves out and to Ernest's family's. I don't know if it was a combo of too much food, not being used to eating that type of food much anymore or just the general gluttony of Thanksgiving that did it but I was feeling no bueno by Thursday evening. It kind of put a damper on my high hopes for a second plate of food and some early Black Friday shopping. Instead we were in bed by 9pm. Womp, womp. But all in all, we had a great day spent with the people we love most (and a few in spirit who live out of town)!!

Also, the only two pictures I took on Thanksgiving! boo!
She insisted on wearing her snowboots the entire day!
Friday my Dad, Autumn and myself headed to the mountains in search of a Christmas tree. It was one of those perfect days I wish we could repeat a million times. The weather was beautiful, there was some snow and the mountains were just the recharge I needed. Autumn had an absolute blast! She kept saying 'that' and would head to the snow. She was eating it, playing in it, throwing it, you name it. If there was snow she didn't want to move! 
I wore nothing but yoga pants and zero makeup for three whole days. Best. Ever. Said no man ever!
She found the lone patch of snow! lol
  We found her the cutest little tree for her room. Which turned out to not be so little :) Our main tree was so beautiful in the mountains. It was full, tall and glorious. When we got home and trimmed it down to size, well it was a little Charlie Brownish. LOL! My dad and I both swear it was fuller in the mountains! We stopped and had lunch and the best hot cocoa then it was time to head home.
This was mid decorating and scattering about of everything. #reallife

We decorated our tree that night and waited to do Autumn's in the morning. Ernest was putting Autumn to sleep, I was in the office and I hear this huge crash. Guesses?? My beloved tree toppled over!!! I told Ernest it was karmic retribution for cutting down Mother Natures tree! lol. Poor tree. It lost a few limbs and is even more bare. But, I still love it!
I told her to smile and this is what I got, haha
The rest of the weekend was spent trimming the trees and decking the halls! We even managed to decorate exactly one tree in our front yard, I made some wreaths with all the trimmings and even sent out our Christmas cards. It was full on Santa's workshop up in our house! I'll share more pics once I get some good ones, in good light, with my good camera. I was mostly working on a little holiday party I'm having this coming weekend for Sometimes Sweet Studio. It's brunch appetizers, mimosas, girl time and some shopping. I'm super excited for it!


And since it's Cyber Monday, I'm offering 25% off today in my shop. Use code: SHOP25

Oh, and today our Elf on the Shelf made his first appearance! Dweezle (more on his name in a sec) brought Autumn a book on the story of Christmas, another advent calendar and tonight we'll start the first day of our readings on Christmas. Ok, so the name. Ernest has a helper at work who is a paparazzi in LA, why he's here is beyond me, but he kept calling him by his last name: Dweezle. Well turns out his last name is NOT Dweezle or anything remotely close to that except for starting with a D. After we had a good laugh about this, our elf took that name and there you have it, Dweezle came to live with us. lol.

Happy Merriest Season of the Year!


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