Monday, November 26, 2012

Our Holiday Week in Review {And a winner!}

It was an insanely busy week. But such a good one too. 
We sat around the table on Thursday at Thanksgiving dinner, saying what we were each thankful for and honestly the one thing that kept coming to my mind is family. As I get older and start establishing traditions and making memories with my own little family, it becomes more and more evident how blessed we are with our big family. I already had an awesome family as it was, but then I married Brandon and gained even more amazing people in my life.
We had out first holiday party of the season on Wednesday. We went to a little dinner party for my sister in law heather's birthday. got a babysitter for the kids, ordered them a pizza and said adios! It was a lot of fun. My sister in law likes to say she isn't crafty, but she's lying. 
She put on such a beautiful and fun party. And at the end of the night when we got home at about 11:30, 2 out of 3 of our children were still awake because our babysitter is the sweetest, most soft spoken person on the planet. They totally suckered the poor girl. We'll have to lay down the law for next time. 

Thursday we woke up and watched the parade. Brandon made us french toast and then we headed to my grandmas for Thanksgiving dinner with my family.  

Look at these 4 people...I get to be their mama and wife! 

After we got home and the kids were in bed, Brandon was finishing a game so for a fleeting moment of insanity I decided it would be a good idea to check out Target. It was around 10pm, they had just opened at 9pm and I had seen some cute sweaters advertised for just 10$. I thought it wouldn't be too crazy yet.
Clearly I am a black friday rookie. Because I strolled up into my Target like it was any ol usual Target trip only to find people every where. in my target. 
the nerve!
I probably looked like a deer in headlights as people zoomed past me with there sale flyers and maps and talk of strategy. 
I passed a woman with 6 vacuums in her cart. She was discussing with her daughter whether she needed all 6. I wanted to yell, NO you do not need SIX vacuums woman! Put 5 back and walk away!

Crazy people out on Black Friday guys. Were you one of them? You can tell me.  

 Friday we went out to my parents house to celebrate my sister vanessa's birthday. We all wear red flannel, go on a hay ride and do a bomb fire with smores..
Something new my parents added this year is a scavenger hunt around the property. Our teams were picked randomly but I just so happened to get the best team EVER! My brother in law Brian, Asher and not shown but taking the pictures was my sister in law Ginger.  
We won. Just saying. 
We had to do all kinds of random tasks like hug on a porch, hold hands on a rock and hug a tree. Did I mention we won? Gift cards to Target for the winning team! holla!

Saturday {yes this is still going on}... we went out to Brandons parents house to celebrate Thanksgiving with his side. We ate some more. And got caught up in a never ending but entertaining game of Phase 10. We did not ever make it to phase 10. I am wondering if anyone ever does. 


And tonight we ended this crazy week with pizza and tree decorating. For some reason {probably due to my little hurricane Mia} it became more obvious to me than ever before that I have a lot of glass, breakable ornaments.  Also I want to solve the great mystery of missing ornament hooks and non-working lights. What happens in that garage over the year?!

Basically I'm telling you all of this so you'll forgive me for not announcing the giveaway winner on Friday like I said I was going to. Although if you've been around a while, you are probably not surprised at all that I forgot.

The winner is:  
"My favorite Christmas tradition is opening one present the night before has pj's a Christmas movie, and fun snacks to eat while watching a Christmas movie."

Also because I know yall aren't tired at all of hearing about Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales, I'm going to go ahead and let you know of another one :)
I just added a few new pieces to the shop and right now  
you can get 30% off through today only. Just use code "crazy30" at checkout. 
After this there is no guarantees I will have any more sales like this. I am going to dedicate most of December to a couple of Holiday Markets I am doing and to custom orders. So get on over there while the gettin is good! 

Hope you all had an awesome holiday with your family and friends!


  1. I refuse to venture out on black Friday because I'm scared of the mobs! Looks like you had wonderful celebrations and full of family joy.

  2. What a fun and festive weekend for you all! I was out Friday, or should I say Thursday night =[ It's so disappointign that something that used to be fun has turned into a holiday wrecking money maker... and yet I was out anyway. The cycle...

  3. Aww what a fun weekend!! I love that when I got married I gained another huge second family :) I get excited just thinking about the small traditions Jared and I have started in our few years together, and the ones we'll keep adding to when we have kids!

    Love the idea of the scavenger hunt! Your fam knows how to have a good time!!

  4. What wonderful pictures! I love that you all wear red flannel, so cute! And what wonderful memories :)

  5. Great pictures! Such a cute family! Love the red flannel and boots. might be stealing that :) and i went black friday shopping on Thursday. it was ridiculous!!

  6. I'm glad you had a great week! You have such a cute family!

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