Happy New Year!

I just wanted to pop in and wish you all a Happy New Year!  I will be back on Wednesday!  Have a safe night everyone!!

If you have a post up today, be sure to linkup with myself, Heather and Lindsay!  And next week be sure to grab our new graphic.  We have a new co-host joining us =)

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hello Monday

Happy Monday Friends!  I'm just popping in today to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas!  I'm taking the next couple of days off from blogging,  I hope you all enjoy time spent with family and friends this Christmas!  

From my family to yours....Merry Christmas!!!

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Friday Favorites

Friday you are here!  The weekend is almost here as well and only 4 more days until Christmas!  Myself and Brian are off from work all next week and the girls will be on Christmas break!  We are so ready for some Christmas fun!  Sharing our weekly favorites today!

Favorite Christmas Ornaments

Happy Thursday friends =)  The countdown continues, 5 days until Christmas!  I don't know about your kiddos, but mine can hardly wait!!  Emma and I talked last night about how excited she is, and I told her to just enjoy the next few days because soon it's all going to be over.  I'm not ready yet for it to be over with either.  I'm keeping with my tradition this week of posting all about the holidays.  And today I am going to share with you some of my favorite ornaments.  I've done a post like this before, but we've added more ornaments that have quickly become favorites =)  

What's up Wednesday

Happy Wednesday Friends =)  

I'm linking up with the ladies from What's up Wednesday today!

Christmas Home Tour

Happy Tuesday Friends!  When I saw a few fellow bloggers posting their Christmas home tours, I literally got SO excited.  I love getting little peeks into peoples homes and see how everyone decorates.  Especially during the Christmas season.  I also love decorating for Christmas.  My house is small, so it makes decorating a bit limited, but I still have fun with it.  So today I am sharing our house this season.

hello Monday

Happy Monday friends!  One week from today is Christmas Eve! I can't even believe it!  We are super excited for this week.  The girls didn't have school today because of a snow day, so after today they only have 4 days of school until Christmas break.  Let all the fun Christmas festivities begin this week!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  We certainly did, and today I am recapping.  Be sure to linkup with myself, Heather and Lindsay at the bottom =)

Pinwheels {Recipe}

Happy Wednesday friends =)  This time of the year it's so fun to make appetizers to bring to parties, get together's, to work really anywhere.  Today I am sharing a pinwheel recipe that I promise you is not only so good, but the easiest thing ever to make!

hello Monday

Happy Monday friends!  I hope you all had the best weekend!  We certainly did and today I am recapping.  I hope you will join myself, Heather and Lindsay grab our graphic and linkup your Monday post today =)

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday friends!  I hope you all have had a great week. I am SO glad to see the weekend almost upon us!  We've had a busy week work wise, and we have some fun stuff planned this weekend.  Today I am sharing some of our favorites from the week.

Currently {December Edition}

Happy Thursday friends!!  We are so close to the weekend I can almost feel it.  Today I am linking up with Anne in Residence for her monthly linkup, currently.

tbb asks...holiday edition

Happy Tuesday Friends!  Today I am linking up with the ladies of The Blended Blog for their Holiday questions!  I love these questions, and also reading what everyone else answers =)

hello Monday

Happy Monday friends!!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  We certainly did here, and today I am recapping.  Make sure to linkup below and join myself, Heather and Lindsay.

What's up Wednesday

It's the last Wednesday of the month!  November went by so fast, and I am hoping that December will stay around a bit longer.  Today I am linking up with Mel, Shay & Shaeffer for...

Red Pepper Jelly Recipe

Last week I stumbled upon a recipe for homemade Red Pepper jelly.  If you've never had this, it's delicious.  I grew up with my mom buying it at Craft fairs and stores.  Usually we had the Stonewall Kitchen brand which is really good.  She would always put it out with cream cheese and crackers on Holidays.  Thanksgiving and Christmas time the most.  So when I found this recipe, I had to make it.  And i'm so glad I did!

hello Monday

Happy Monday friends!!  I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!!  Today I am recapping the last several days.  Be sure to link up with us today!

hello Monday

Happy Monday Friends!  Can you believe this is Thanksgiving week?  I have a short work week this week and the girls only have 2 days of school.  We're excited to spend time at camp on Thanksgiving day and have lots of yummy food =)  

Today I am recapping our weekend, and I hope you will join us =)

hello Monday

Happy Monday Friends!!  I hope you all had a great weekend, and I also hope you will join us by linking up your post below =)  We have a new graphic for the holiday season, so be sure to grab it!  

What's up Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!  And...Happy Halloween!!  It's going to be cold trick-or-treating around here tonight.  Today is the last Wednesday of the month, so that means it's the linkup day for...

hello Monday

Happy Monday!!!  I hope you all had a great weekend!  We certainly did =)  Feel free to link up with us below with your Monday post!

hello Monday

Happy Monday friends =)  I hope you all had a great weekend, and I also hope you will linkup with us today and share your Monday post.  Anything goes =)

Life Lately

Happy Thursday friends!  I have been a bit scarce here lately so I thought it would a good time to do a life lately post =)

Fall Recipe Swap Linkup

Happy Wednesday!  Today is linkup day for our Fall Recipe Swap!  If you have a cold weather dish, then be sure to linkup with us below!  I have a few I am sharing today =)

hello Monday

Happy Monday Friends!  I don't have a post up today, but I wanted to remind you on Wednesday we have a fun recipe exchange linkup!  

It's fall themed, so if you have any recipe that is fall/winter based, please join us!  I can't wait to see what everyone shares!  Have a great day!

Prime Purchases

Hey Happy Wednesday Friends!  Today I am joining my blog friend Tanya and linking up with her monthly, Prime Purchases.  This linkup is so fun!  I love to see what others are purchasing! 

Fall Q&A Plus Linkup Announcement

October officially arrived yesterday =)  I love October, in general I love Fall.  I just really dislike what comes after Fall...winter. But I truly love this time of the year.  The comfy clothes, the cooler temperatures, fires in the fire place, pumpkins, apples, hot drinks.  You name it, I love it.  

hello Monday

Happy Monday Friends!  I hope you all had a great weekend!  I also hope you'll grab our graphic and join us today by linking up your Monday post!  Anything goes.  I'm recapping our weekend today =)

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday Friends!  I am SO glad the weekend is here.  It's been a long week and we have a fun weekend planned.  Today I am sharing our favorites from the week!

Happy 12th Birthday, Emma

I cannot believe Emma is 12.  
This was her last birthday as a pre-teen.  I'm not going to lie, this was a hard one for me to grasp.  Just over the last few months she has matured and grown into a young lady.  She is kind hearted, sweet, messy as all get out, but the most amazing girl god could have given us.  

For her 12th Birthday she wanted a sleepover.  And my inlaws were gracious to offer for all the girls to stay at their house.  They have a finished basement, so it was a perfect space for them.

Once everyone got to the house, Emma wanted to start with presents.

What's up Wednesday

Fenway Bound

Happy Tuesday friends!  We are off today heading to Boston with some friends for a Red Sox game!  I will be back tomorrow for What's up Wednesday!!

Have a great day all!!!

hello Monday

Happy Monday friends!!  I took an unexpected week off from blogging, but I am back today!  I hope you will join myself, Lindsay and Heather and linkup your Monday post today =)  And be sure to grab our new graphic!

hello Monday

Monday you are here again.  This weekend went by SO incredibly fast!  I hope you all had a great weekend, and if your blogging about it, make sure to link up with us below.  Any Monday post goes =)

First day of School {2018}

The day I have been dreading finally came.  
I remember when Alyx was born it seemed like it would be so long before she started school.  And it really didn't hit me until around July of this year that this is it.  She's starting Pre-K this year.  No more daycare, no more lazy mornings for her, no more "it's ok if you stay up a little later tonight".  Yesterday I sent both my girls off to school.  Alyx in Pre-K and Emma in Seventh grade.  Whattttt???  How is it possible they are growing so fast?

What's Up Wednesday {August Edition}

Happy Wednesday Friends!  How on earth is the last Wednesday of August?!?  Where did August even go?  It FLEW by here.  We are gearing up for summer vacation coming to an end and school starting next week.  Today I am joining Mel, Shay and Shaeffer for the monthly linkup.

hello Monday

Happy Monday friends =)  The weekend went by incredibly fast didn't it?!?  We have just a little over one week of summer vacation left, and then it's back to school.  So hopefully this week we can muster up a little fun!
Join us and link up your Monday post below =)

Friday Favorites

Hello Friday!  This has been a long week and I am SO glad that Friday is here =)  It's also been forever and a day since I did a Friday Favorites post!  I'm sharing our favorites today from the week!

Boston Part 3

Happy Wednesday!  Today I am sharing the final part of our Boston trip.  Can we just go back now?  We love Boston so much and these trips are always so fun.  I am so glad that this time around we were able to bring the girls with us.  They both had so much fun.  So let's recap!

Friday morning Alyx was up by 8:00, had breakfast and was ready to get in the pool.  So we did just that.

Boston Part 2

Happy Tuesday =)  Today I am sharing Part 2 of our trip.  Yesterday I shared our visit to Fenway Park and today I am going to share the second part of that day.

Thursday was a super long day.  We spent that morning at Fenway and then we drove to Woburn for the Mookie Betts clinic.  Emma has been SO excited for this day.  Who am I kidding, we had all been excited.  We love Mookie Betts.  He has had an amazing season so far and to see him in person was just awesome.

I mentioned in yesterdays post that it was hot.  Like soooo hot this day.  The humidity was really disgustingly hot.  Thankfully they had tons of water and Gatorade type drinks for the kids.  We started by getting Emma signed in for the clinic and then they took her picture.

We got there really early so there was a lot of waiting around until it started.  We had Alyx with us and I can't even begin to tell you how good she was!  She never complained or whined once that she was tired, hot, hungry, thirsty, bored, nothing!  

There were a ton of kids here.  Way more than I expected.

The kids were broken up into small groups according to their age.

When he got to Emma's group, Mookie was throwing fly balls to them.
Emma thought this was so much fun!

Alyx enjoyed a popsicle while we were watching =)

We had SO much fun even though it was really hot.  I asked Emma on a scale of 1-10 with 1 being the worst and 10 being the best, what she thought of it.  She said it was definitely a 10 and something she will never forget!!

After it was done we were starving.  Emma hardly ate any lunch because she was nervous about doing the clinic, so she was ready for a good meal.  We went back to my moms friends house, showered and then went to a super late almost 9pm dinner.

We hadn't been to the Cheesecake Factory in years and it was SO good.
I had the pasta da vinci.

Emma had a gigantic burrito.

And then we headed back for a late night swim and then headed to bed!

Such a fun day!
Tomorrow I will recap our day on Friday! =)
Have a great day!