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Friday, December 7, 2018

Friday Favorites and Happenings

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I have been looking forward to this weekend for quite some time. We are having a weekend away from the girls, watching the Wolf Pack play Grand Canyon and Gonzaga play Tennessee, and several date nights! Basically a bunch of fun during one of the best times of the year. Don't worry, the girls and Walter are being well taken care of and we have so much planned for the rest of the month.

Onto Friday favorites and happenings.

ONE. A few weeks ago, I posted about my jean dilemma and not finding any that fit me right. Well, I tried the A&E jeans like my co-worker recommended and I love them. So far they are great. They have enough stretch in them, but they don't stretch out so much that I am constantly pulling them up. They come is a variety of colors and they don't have a bunch of distressing (can't where distressed jeans to work). I liked them so much that I bought another pair in a darker color while they were on sale last week.
AE Next Level Jegging

TWO. Since I didn't do a weekend update, I thought I would share some of my weekend here. First up, on Friday we went Christmas tree cutting. This was a lot of fun, but oh so cold. We picked up our tree tags and were told to go back down the mountain a bit and look around a place we normally hike at since it has snowed a lot the previous days. Well that was a bust, so we headed up to where we went last year which had about 8 inches to 2 feet of snow.

The girls hung out in the back of the truck with my MIL and Rory and I ventured out. We hiked around for an hour and didn't find anything. The problem was all the trees had so much snow on them that we had to knock it off and check out each tree. After we almost gave up, I went across the highway and found several trees. I brought Rory over to my favorites and we got our tree. Then Rory went with his dad over there and they got their tree too!!! 

The girls had fun hanging out and playing in the snow a bit.
Mt Rose mountain
 Mt Rose area

Mt Rose mountain

Christmas tree cutting

We checked off cutting down a Christmas tree off our bucket list.

The girls couldn't really help us go looking as they didn't have the proper boots. They outgrew their snow boots and they are not getting new ones until Christmas. Here are the boots that we got them.
LL Bean Kids Snow Boots

THREE. Friday evening, I headed out with my girlfriends which was sooo needed. I haven't seen these girls in months. We went to a new bar/restaurant, Rue Bourbon for some wine and small bites. We spent hours talking and catching up.

FOUR. When I came home, I had to get our Elf ready for his grand appearance the next day. I set up some powdered donuts, Snowman at Christmas book, holiday plates, Christmas socks, Rudolph bandaids, holiday hand sanitizer and Christmas pjs. 

elf on the shelf hiding places
 Where Giuseppe was hanging out

elf on the shelf welcome breakfast
 One set of gifts (most items are from Target dollar spot)

elf on the shelf welcome breakfast

elf on the shelf welcome breakfast

elf on the shelf welcome breakfast
Giuseppe's note

The girls loved coming out to see that Giuseppe came back and he brought them goodies and a breakfast. We did the powdered donuts which Sutton loved, but Avery only had one. Ha. Then Rory made a bigger breakfast to go with the donuts.

FIVE. Saturday we decorated our tree and finished putting up the rest of our decorations, so another item is checked off of our bucket list.

We also did the salt flour ornaments on Saturday evening which the girls loved. I had a hard time with the dough and it not sticking to everything, so we only got about 6 good ornaments out of it. That is fine though because we wanted to keep some and gift the others to grandparents and aunts/uncles. The girls painted them and then I put modge podge over them when they dried and put the ribbon on them to complete them.

SIX. Sunday we tried to see Santa at the same place we went last year, but the girls were not having it. They threw fits before we even walked in. We decided that this year isn't our year and we left. I wasn't going in with them acting like they were. I even tried to bribe them with getting their nails done, but they still didn't want to. Oh well. Maybe next year.

That evening, I went out (again) to celebrate my friend Heather's birthday. While I had a great time, the food was soooo pricey and the portions were crazy small. I woke up Monday morning very hungry. Ha. But the company was amazing.
 The birthday girl and I (and I am wearing my A&E jeans)

The birthday crew


Have a great weekend!

32 comments :

  1. What a fun and festive week!! LOVE the jeans and I can totally see you in them. Happy weekend!

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  2. Wow you guys really had an all out tree cutting experience. I don't think it gets anymore real tree than knocking the snow off. You got a great one!! I love that your elf's name is Giuseppe! Have the best kid free weekend!! Sierra Beautifully Candid

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    1. We did get a great tree and had so much fun cutting it down. Haha. It is a good name. Rory came up with it.

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  3. The trees look so pretty with the snow on them! Glad you ended up finding one! I love the boots you are giving the girls!

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  4. Wow, what a tree experience. I would have called it quits and gotten a fake one. There was so much snow! Crazy. We have those same socks from Target and E loves them so much. Have fun this weekend and enjoy the time alone.

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    1. Haha. I was ready to. They are great socks. The girls ask to wear them daily.

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  5. All you ladies look so beautiful for your girls night out! And those jeggings look so comfy. A great pair is such a staple - bonus points if they're stretchy around the holidays. ;) Have a great weekend!

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    1. Haha that is so true. They are holding up pretty well.

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  6. All that snow is so beautiful! Glad you cut down a tree. You ladies look so beautiful for your night out, so needed I am sure! Enjoy your weekend away!

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  7. What an adventure finding that tree - but it looks like it was well worth it in the end! I bet the girls had a blast helping decorate! Also, I love those LL Bean kids' boots! I swear you can't go wrong with LL Bean for outdoorsy gear. Happy weekend!

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  8. I've heard good things about AE jeans but I've never tried them. You're making me want to try some!

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    1. My co-worker told me to try them and I love them so far. Plus they are a great deal. I would try a pair if you can get them at 30% off.

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  9. Oh my goodness, your weekend sounds like a DREAM! Enjoy it to the fullest! Our weekends looked similar... tree cutting, decorating, and the elf came back. :)

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    1. It is always a great time of year. I loved that weekend!

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  10. Your elf welcoming is so cute, I love how you wrote the letter! Adorable! I still dont have our Christmas stuff up yet. I am a Thanksgiving week person usually...or sometimes even before. But with Zoe's birthday the first weekend of December, we have to wait, and I feel so anxious about trying to get it all done this weekend! Love those jeans you got. Hope you have a great weekend away!

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    1. I totally understand that. We have the opposite problem. WE have to take it all down for their birthday or celebrate their birthday a bit late so they have their own special day.

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  11. What an incredible tree cutting experience. And it does look so cold! We bought Burt's Bees pj's for the whole family this Christmas and they are very soft. Have a fun getaway with your hubby!
    Tanya - The Other Side of the Road

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    1. I need to find some Burt's Bees ones for my family too.

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  12. Such fun times with your friends! The snowscape photos are fantastic - are you going to get any further time out there in the snow before Christmas? I am super envious! Joanne x

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    1. I hope we do, but we haven't had any snow since then. And none in the forecast for awhile.

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  13. Such a fun time! The snows photos are absolutely beautiful! :) I was just saying to Kyle today how I wish it was snowing where we live haha.

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    1. I want it to snow here again since we haven't had any since then.

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  14. CHristmas tree cutting sounds amazing!

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  15. What a fun week! I hope you had a great weekend away!

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  16. I love those pj's you got the girls!!

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  17. You got a great tree..
    Wow look at all that snow!
    Those boots are so cute.

    http://www.henatayeb.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much. I hope we get more snow soon. The boots are awesome. Just hard to get on. ha.

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