Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Week 49

Welcome back and happy Tuesday! This past week seemed pretty boring compared to the week before but things started to pick up again over the weekend.  It's time to decorate for Christmas and get into that festive spirit.  I love seeing the boys get excited over it especially Brandon who is still young enough to feel the magic.  We're slowly getting things put out and my goal is to have it all done by the end of the week so Tyler comes home to a fully decorated house.  He'll be home again Friday!  Good luck to him with finals.  He already has 2 done and one more to go at the end of the week.

Here are last week's pictures:

Day 333- Monday, 11/28/16
Brrr! It is cold out and the best way to warm up is with hot drinks.  I had a few of these this week.  Also the holiday boxes have been brought down out of the attic so I've slowly started to decorate.  The pumpkins are packed away and the Christmas trees are coming out.  This white-washed wooden tree with silver glitter is new to my collection this year and I love it.

Day 334- Tuesday, 11/29/16
Yep--still cold so we had soup and sandwiches for dinner.  We even had leftover ham to add to the grilled cheese which was a big hit with Justin.  He loves ham and ham with melted cheese is all the better--toasty warm and oh so good!

Day 335- Wednesday, 11/30/16
Brandon is loving his new phone and he's been good with it.  He's careful not to be on it too much although I'm sure that will change soon enough.  Tonight we all watched Survivor and popped some popcorn.  Before I knew it I had 2 new best friends.  LOL! Total beggars.

Day 336- Thursday, 12/1/16
Happy December!  I still can't believe we are here already and I'm still not ready.  Brandon is ready though and happy to open the first window on his advent calendar.  He's super excited about the Christmas countdown.

Day 337- Friday, 12/2/16
Since it's December now that means our elf Scout is back.  We'll see what kind of fun or trouble he brings this year.

Day 338- Saturday, 12/3/16
John's has been busy all day working on getting the lights up to decorate the outside of our house.  We switched to LED this year and he started today but has had problems with the new system so it's still a work in progress.  Think of Clark in Christmas Vacation.  LOL! No worries though--he'll get there.  Meanwhile Brandon nailed it at basketball evaluation day.  We'll hear in a couple weeks what team he'll play on this winter.  See his chapped and red lips?  That's thanks to some nasty winds we had yesterday.  Mine don't look much better.

Day 339- Sunday, 12/4/16
Today we picked out our tree loaded it up in Tyler's truck and took it home :0) The trimming will have to come later--not enough hours in a day.

That's it for now.  Check back next week for more seasonal fun.


  1. What a busy week. SO exciting that Tyler is going to be home soon!

  2. Looks like a fun week getting ready for Christmas! Popcorn and hot chocolate are some of our favorite winter treats too! Hope you had fun with Tyler and good luck to him on his finals! Abigail will be home in a week and we can't wait!!