getting in the spirit & catching up with friends

This weekend was so much fun. Friday night rolled around, and Mr. D, Brooks, and I had our weekly Mexican food dinner date. I look forward to Friday nights with my boys so much. We all put on our elastic pants, eat Mexican food, and settle in for the evening with Shark Tank and Dateline! Our family motto is “we wear elastic on the weekends.” When you’re dressed up all week for work… why not?!

katecarriemel

On Saturday, Brooks and I met Kate and Carrie (two of my three beautiful Blissdom roommates – we missed you Rebecca!) for lunch. They had not yet met Brooks, and it was so much fun to catch up with these sweet girls. Kate is due with her first baby (a boy!) in December and Carrie is gearing up for a busy Christmas season with her shop.

2013tree

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m definitely team Thanksgiving-before-Christmas, but I was nervous this year about our busy holidays and when we would really have a chance to spend time putting the tree up. So I woke up Sunday morning and convinced Mr. D that “TODAY IS THE DAY!” to pull the Christmas decorations out of the attic. Being the good husband he is, he obliged in helping me, and we were able to get the tree up and decorated.

I’ll be honest, it’s a little ghetto… it’s pre-lit and on the top third of the tree, the lights no longer work. So, I strung an extra string of lights around the whole tree. Then, I decided to add the silver ribbon, but I ran out about halfway up the tree. So I ended up just putting it back and forth across the front. So if you look at the back of the tree, there’s no ribbon and no ornaments. Whatever it takes!

wishesornament

I posted this on instagram but wanted to post it here, too. A couple of years ago I bought a “wishes” ornament from Red Envelope (online). I think they are out of stock right now, but maybe they will be back in stock after the holidays. It’s a beautiful silver ornament that says “wishes” on the front and when you open the ornament, it says “do come true.” You’re supposed to write your wishes for the coming year on little slips of paper, put them in the ornament, and then the next year when you open it, you can see if your wishes came true! So fun.

We’re gearing up to eat lots of turkey tomorrow… safe travels to you all and eat lots of turkey!

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