Friday Favorites

It's Fri-day!!  We are getting so close to Christmas!  7 days!  Today i'm linking up with Narci, Andrea & Erika for Friday Favorites =)

I have to say, my most favorite thing that happened this week was watching Emma sing her solo at her Christmas concert.  I know, i'm totally bragging, but I can't begin to tell you how unbelievably proud of her I am.  There is no way I would have ever got up on the stage in front of 350 plus people and sang at her age...heck I wouldn't do it now at my age! HA! =)

My little Emma is growing up way too fast.  She's is the kindest little girl ever =)

My hubby surprised me yesterday morning.  He arranged daycare for Alyx, and also arranged to have Emma picked up from school, and he took me to southern Maine for the day for some shopping =)  And some time for he and I to just be alone and have a nice lunch together =)

My bearded man ;)  He decided for November to grow a beard, and well he's decided he likes it and has kept it.  And I must say, I kind of like it as well =)

We had an amazing lunch.  Nothing extraordinary, but it was good!

We both started with chowder, I chose Clam Chowder and then we had these really great burgers.  I'm not one to go to a restaurant and order a burger, but for some reason I decided to get one, and i'm glad I did =)

Patch, our Elf, has been pretty busy this year.  Yesterday morning he was found like this in our kitchen...

Oh you know, just swinging around in our kitchen.  Crazy Elf!

He also left a little surprise for the girls last night...

New Christmas pajamas for both the girls were left by Patch under their Christmas tree in their room.  Alyx thinks it's really funny all the stuff Patch does =)  And Emma just loves to have matching stuff with Alyx.

Nothing makes my heart happier than walking into the girls room and seeing them snuggled up in Emma's bed while Emma reads to Alyx  <3

They are just the sweetest ever.  And I have to thank Justine from Full Hands Full Heart for doing a post about Holiday bedding.  After reading her post I immediately ordered Emma THESE Christmas Tree sheets for her bed and they are so soft and really pretty in person =)  So thank you Justine for Sharing!!

Alright.  Star Wars.  I don't get what all the hype is about.  And this sums it up completely.

I saw both of these on Facebook and I laughed.  I know there are so many people out there excited about Star Wars...but i've not ever watched any of them.  And no desire to either.  Sorry if you are a Star Wars fan :/

Can I just say that I think I just might cry the day I have to take my Christmas decorations down?  

Next week i'm going to have a post showing all our Christmas decorations.  

I hope you all have a great weekend!! 

I'm also linking up today with Karli and Amy for, oh hey FRIDAY!

Also linking up with Liz, Christina, Natasha & Darci for 5 on Friday =)

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


  1. That is so cute how your elf brought the girls pjs! Have a great weekend!

    1. Thank you Cat! Have a great weekend as well! =)

  2. I'm so with you on being sad when all the decorations come down?? I think the house always looks so empty! Sigh.... and your fun day away with hubby sounds so glorious! My husband is also growing a beard. Tis the season! HAHA Hope you have a great weekend! Thanks for linking up with us at H54F!

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

    1. Thank you Katie! I am loving linking up with you guys each week for H5FF! =) The hubby and I had a really great time, I love being with my girls, but sometimes you just need a day away ;) Thank you for stopping by!!

  3. Brian wins the Best Husband Award this week!! Your day date sounds like it was SO MUCH FUN!! And I loved seeing Emma snuggled up in her Christmas tree sheets!!! :) I am not going to lie- I am really wishing I had a pair of them on my bed! :) Have a great weekend!

    1. He definitely did a good job! I was totally surprised. It's not often that he and I get an entire day by ourselves =) The sheets are awesome, and Emma loves them!!

  4. I love that Emma had a solo! What a brave girl to sing in front of a crowd that size!!! Okay, I haven't seen any Star Wars either so I LOL'd at those, hahaha! And I don't want to take down our Christmas decor either. :( Happy weekend, Johannah!!!

  5. Brian is awesome to set all of that up for you and go on a day date! Scott and I desperately need something like that. I love our kids something fierce, but a little mom/dad date would be so nice.

    Your elf on the swing! Our elf is totally borrowing that idea tonight! Genius.

    Oh my gosh - Star Wars. I've never seen one, I don't get the hype, and I honestly have no intention to see any of them. I just don't get it...