Weekend Recap

Phewww...what a long weekend we had!!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.  We had a really great Thanksgiving this year.  We enjoyed it at camp with family and a couple of our friends.  And guess who forgot to bring their camera??  Yeah, this girl.  =(  So unfortunately no Thanksgiving pictures today.  My inlaws did take some pics, so I'll have to steal theirs! ha!

We seriously got so much accomplished while the hubby and I were on days off.  Friday, Black Friday, we headed to Lowes to pick something up.  We decided to check out the Christmas trees while we were there, and ended up finding an awesome deal on an artificial pre-lit tree.  We've pretty much always had a fake tree.  I do love real ones, but they are a lot of work ;)




These two love each other so much!!  I was pretty worried about the white lights on the tree at first.  We have *always* had colored lights on our tree.  But once it was up and decorated I found that I really really like them!!

Our Elf, Patch, showed up last week.  He came early and just "observed" from our Mantle.  And then the day after Thanksgiving is when he started in on all his fun stuff =)





Day 1: Patch hid in the mailbox with a new movie "NorthPole"
Day 2: Patch Bungee jumped from our tree =)
Day 3: Patch thought it would be fun to zip line from the tree to our mantle where a small box of chocolates was waiting for Emma
Day 4: Silly Patch drew Minions on our bananas!

Emma gets the biggest kick out of getting up in the morning to see what Patch has been been up to =)

The other night Emma stayed at camp with her cousins and Alyx decided to "chill out" in our room to watch a movie...


She's so spoiled...diva life right here!!  

While she relaxed, so did I...



Christmas movie, and wine...what could be better?!?

We always put candy canes on our Christmas Tree, and we did this year as well.  But we no longer have them on our tree...


Alyx thought she needed every.single.one off the tree.  She doesn't like them, but I think she thought they all tasted different, and she wanted to "try it" as she said! haha =)

I finally finally made homemade chex mix this weekend!  It's so simple to make, but I only make it around the Holidays.  My family gobbles this stuff down like it's going out of style.


I'll post the recipe I use this week.

Yesterday we put our outside lights up!  Every year we do it a little differently.  Last year we did all colored lights outside, and this year we did all white lights.  


Brian just *loves* doing this each year!  


Finished!  Well, kind of.  We still have the garage to outline, and there is a small shrub on the left side of the house that I want to put lights on.  I could keep adding and adding if Brian would let me ;)

That's all today...I hope you guys have a fabulous Monday!!!

Weekend Recap

Phewww...what a long weekend we had!!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.  We had a really great Thanksgiving this year.  We enjoyed it at camp with family and a couple of our friends.  And guess who forgot to bring their camera??  Yeah, this girl.  =(  So unfortunately no Thanksgiving pictures today.  My inlaws did take some pics, so I'll have to steal theirs! ha!

We seriously got so much accomplished while the hubby and I were on days off.  Friday, Black Friday, we headed to Lowes to pick something up.  We decided to check out the Christmas trees while we were there, and ended up finding an awesome deal on an artificial pre-lit tree.  We've pretty much always had a fake tree.  I do love real ones, but they are a lot of work ;)




These two love each other so much!!  I was pretty worried about the white lights on the tree at first.  We have *always* had colored lights on our tree.  But once it was up and decorated I found that I really really like them!!

Our Elf, Patch, showed up last week.  He came early and just "observed" from our Mantle.  And then the day after Thanksgiving is when he started in on all his fun stuff =)





Day 1: Patch hid in the mailbox with a new movie "NorthPole"
Day 2: Patch Bungee jumped from our tree =)
Day 3: Patch thought it would be fun to zip line from the tree to our mantle where a small box of chocolates was waiting for Emma
Day 4: Silly Patch drew Minions on our bananas!

Emma gets the biggest kick out of getting up in the morning to see what Patch has been been up to =)

The other night Emma stayed at camp with her cousins and Alyx decided to "chill out" in our room to watch a movie...


She's so spoiled...diva life right here!!  

While she relaxed, so did I...



Christmas movie, and wine...what could be better?!?

We always put candy canes on our Christmas Tree, and we did this year as well.  But we no longer have them on our tree...


Alyx thought she needed every.single.one off the tree.  She doesn't like them, but I think she thought they all tasted different, and she wanted to "try it" as she said! haha =)

I finally finally made homemade chex mix this weekend!  It's so simple to make, but I only make it around the Holidays.  My family gobbles this stuff down like it's going out of style.


I'll post the recipe I use this week.

Yesterday we put our outside lights up!  Every year we do it a little differently.  Last year we did all colored lights outside, and this year we did all white lights.  


Brian just *loves* doing this each year!  


Finished!  Well, kind of.  We still have the garage to outline, and there is a small shrub on the left side of the house that I want to put lights on.  I could keep adding and adding if Brian would let me ;)

That's all today...I hope you guys have a fabulous Monday!!!

What's Up Wednesday

Happy Wednesday, Ladies!  I'm linking up with Mel, Shay, and Sheaffer for What's Up Wednesday =)


What we're eating this week:

Well, I know this will come as a shock to most of you, but turkey! ha =)  We have a really great menu planned for Thanksgiving, and i'm already drooling thinking about it =)

What I'm Reminiscing About:

Past Thanksgivings.  More so when I was growing up, we had Thanksgiving with my Grandmother.  This will be our first Thanksgiving without her.  Although I haven't been home for Thanksgiving in about 12 years.  I will definitely be thinking about her and all the yummy food she used to cook for us =)

What I'm Loving:

I am LOVING that I have had my family home every night this week!  Brian has the entire week off, and doesn't go back to work until next Monday.  When you have a husband that works overnights it's so awesome when you are home together at night.  And the girls love it too =)  I'm also loving how well Emma is doing in school this year!





Yesterday she was given an award at school for being a "Super Speller" =)  She also was chosen out of her entire 4th grade class (100ish) kids to sing a solo at her Schools Christmas Concert!!!  I'm beyond excited for her!!! =)


What We've Been Up To:

I would show you pictures, but I'll save you from it.  We spent the last 2 days cleaning junk out of our house.  I cleaned all of our closets and bagged up bags upon bags up bags of toys that the girls just never play with.  Many bags later, the closets are completely clean....just in time for Christmas!

What I'm Excited About:


The Christmas season of course!  I can't wait for it!!!!

What I'm watching/reading:

 These shows are seriously my absolute favorite.  And if you've not read either of them, you should.  I'm just about done Sharp Objects!

What I'm Listening To:


This on repeat all day everyday.  We love us some Michael Buble!

What I'm doing this weekend:

We really don't have much of anything planned other than putting our Christmas Tree up!!!  The rest of the house is decorated, but the tree is a must this weekend!!!
What I'm looking forward to Next Month:


All things Christmas.  Can you tell we're I'm excited about it =) 


I hope you all have a fabulous Thanksgiving, and I hope you are able to spend it with the ones you love.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!



 

What's Up Wednesday

Happy Wednesday, Ladies!  I'm linking up with Mel, Shay, and Sheaffer for What's Up Wednesday =)


What we're eating this week:

Well, I know this will come as a shock to most of you, but turkey! ha =)  We have a really great menu planned for Thanksgiving, and i'm already drooling thinking about it =)

What I'm Reminiscing About:

Past Thanksgivings.  More so when I was growing up, we had Thanksgiving with my Grandmother.  This will be our first Thanksgiving without her.  Although I haven't been home for Thanksgiving in about 12 years.  I will definitely be thinking about her and all the yummy food she used to cook for us =)

What I'm Loving:

I am LOVING that I have had my family home every night this week!  Brian has the entire week off, and doesn't go back to work until next Monday.  When you have a husband that works overnights it's so awesome when you are home together at night.  And the girls love it too =)  I'm also loving how well Emma is doing in school this year!





Yesterday she was given an award at school for being a "Super Speller" =)  She also was chosen out of her entire 4th grade class (100ish) kids to sing a solo at her Schools Christmas Concert!!!  I'm beyond excited for her!!! =)


What We've Been Up To:

I would show you pictures, but I'll save you from it.  We spent the last 2 days cleaning junk out of our house.  I cleaned all of our closets and bagged up bags upon bags up bags of toys that the girls just never play with.  Many bags later, the closets are completely clean....just in time for Christmas!

What I'm Excited About:


The Christmas season of course!  I can't wait for it!!!!

What I'm watching/reading:

 These shows are seriously my absolute favorite.  And if you've not read either of them, you should.  I'm just about done Sharp Objects!

What I'm Listening To:


This on repeat all day everyday.  We love us some Michael Buble!

What I'm doing this weekend:

We really don't have much of anything planned other than putting our Christmas Tree up!!!  The rest of the house is decorated, but the tree is a must this weekend!!!
What I'm looking forward to Next Month:


All things Christmas.  Can you tell we're I'm excited about it =) 


I hope you all have a fabulous Thanksgiving, and I hope you are able to spend it with the ones you love.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!



 

Happy Monday

Happy Monday!  It's kind of a crazy week this week, and it's Thanksgiving week! =)  We awoke this morning to s.n.o.w.


I heard the snow plow go by and it was so loud that it woke me up out of a dead sleep.  Guess we will be used to that sound very soon.

We had a pretty good weekend, although Brian and I worked most of it.  The girls spent time with their Mimi and Pop.  Emma went to church and Sunday school Sunday morning with my father in law.  I asked her how it was and she said "It was so fun mom!"  I asked her what was so fun about it and she says to me "We did word searches in Sunday school and prayed"  She definitely made my heart smile <3

I made some little adjustments this weekend on my blog, including a blog button.  I'm not sure how many people use them, but if you do, feel free to grab my button!

<div align="center"><a href="http://johannahsirois.blogspot.com" target="_blank" title="The Sirois Family"><img src="http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab211/kreatedbykelsey/Kinley%20Adele/thesiroisfamily.png" alt="The Sirois Family" style="border:none;" /></a></div>

It's also on my side bar too.

We have a really busy week ahead of us.  Brian is off from work until next Monday.  I work just Wednesday this week.  I have lots of cooking to do this week to prepare for Thursday, but I love it, I love to be in the kitchen, I just don't like picking everything up after! hehe =)

Anyway, that's really all I have for today.  And don't forget, myself, Justine and Jenny are hosting a Christmas Ornament Show & Tell, and we would love to have you link up with us on December 7th!



Happy Monday Friends!!!

Happy Monday

Happy Monday!  It's kind of a crazy week this week, and it's Thanksgiving week! =)  We awoke this morning to s.n.o.w.


I heard the snow plow go by and it was so loud that it woke me up out of a dead sleep.  Guess we will be used to that sound very soon.

We had a pretty good weekend, although Brian and I worked most of it.  The girls spent time with their Mimi and Pop.  Emma went to church and Sunday school Sunday morning with my father in law.  I asked her how it was and she said "It was so fun mom!"  I asked her what was so fun about it and she says to me "We did word searches in Sunday school and prayed"  She definitely made my heart smile <3

I made some little adjustments this weekend on my blog, including a blog button.  I'm not sure how many people use them, but if you do, feel free to grab my button!

<div align="center"><a href="http://johannahsirois.blogspot.com" target="_blank" title="The Sirois Family"><img src="http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab211/kreatedbykelsey/Kinley%20Adele/thesiroisfamily.png" alt="The Sirois Family" style="border:none;" /></a></div>

It's also on my side bar too.

We have a really busy week ahead of us.  Brian is off from work until next Monday.  I work just Wednesday this week.  I have lots of cooking to do this week to prepare for Thursday, but I love it, I love to be in the kitchen, I just don't like picking everything up after! hehe =)

Anyway, that's really all I have for today.  And don't forget, myself, Justine and Jenny are hosting a Christmas Ornament Show & Tell, and we would love to have you link up with us on December 7th!



Happy Monday Friends!!!

Friday Favorites

It's Fridayyy!!  Although when you are employed in my line of work, Friday isn't always Friday.  Sometimes Fridays are Mondays...so technically it's Monday for me. Have I confused you yet?!?  Anyway...linking up with some favorites today!  First off linking up with Narci, Andrea & Erika for, Friday Favorites!


Yesterday I mentioned that I have an exciting announcement  =)  I'm super excited to announce a fun linkup that myself and two other great bloggers are hosting!  


Myself, Jenny from The Chronicles of We and Justine from Full Hands Full Heart are hosting a "Christmas Ornament Show & Tell" =)  I participated in one a few years ago and it was fun.  The linkup will take place on Monday, December 7th.  So if you want to join us, linkup with us on that date and show off your favorite Christmas Ornaments and tell us about them =)  It's also a great way to meet some new bloggers!  I will keep reminding everyone, so don't worry about forgetting to linkup with us on that day ;)  If you want to linkup with us that day on Instagram too, please do, using the hashtag #ChristmasOrnamentShowandTell2015


Can you seriously believe we are less than a week away from Thanksgiving!  I love this time of the year.  Have I mentioned that before?? Haha!  We do the same thing for Thanksgiving each year.  We spend it with Brians side of the family at their hunting camp.  We did have it one year here in town, and it was not the same at all.  There is something about being out in the middle of the woods with family that is just fun!  Brian and his brothers and father always spend the night before Thanksgiving at camp with all the kids.  I stay in town and cook the night away for the next day =)  Lots of pies, sweets, sides and appetizers.  Although this year Alyx will probably stay here with me rather than at camp.  


Alyx was soooo little, her first Thanksgiving in 2013 =)


I have to say, i'm starting to get really sick of hearing all about the Starbucks cup and how it's not "Christmasy" enough.  It's red and green.  And honestly, when I think of Christmas, the first two colors that come to my mind are, well, red and green!  I bought a reusable cup from Starbucks the other day, and I have to say that I really like it, and it says JOY.  Maybe they got enough complaints from people that they decided to do something different with the reusable cups?  I'm not sure, but either way, I like both of them! =)



Emma has been doing fantastic this season at basketball.  Her team hasn't started games yet, they start the first part of December, but they have had a ton of practices and after an hour of practicing, she is one tired little girl.  


She has learned that this is nothing like her REC league she was in last season.  They are actually learning the sport this year and the rules that go along with it.  She has fun with it, and is always excited about her next practice.  It helps that her coaches are amazing too.

I am loving the fall/wintery colors for nail polish right now.  I have been wearing OPI's Lincoln Park After Dark and also OPI Viking in a Vinter Vonderland...side note, aren't the names of their polish the best!!!  Right now I am wearing OPI I'm Not Really a Waitress


I love it, and when I put a gel top coat on, it stays on without chipping for over a week.  Love it!


Did anyone tune into the new show Chicago Med on Tuesday night?  I'm pretty obsessed with Chicago Fire & Chicago PD, so Chicago Med has had me really excited.



Brian jokingly asked me when Chicago Sewer Department was coming out, hehe =)  He's not a huge fan of any of these shows but he will watch them at times with me. 

I hope you all have a great Friday and Weekend! 


Also linking up with these wonderful ladies today!

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Linking up with Karli and Amy, For Oh hey Friday!



Also linking up with Liz, Christina, Natasha and Darci, for 5onFriday!



And lastly linking up with High Five for Friday with Katie, Tif, Della & Caitlin!