What's Up Wednesday-November 2018 Edition


Hey!  It's time for What's Up Wednesday.  :)
I'm joining Mel, Shay, and Sheaffer and answering all these questions...


What We're Eating This Week...



Monday:  Pizza Joe's and brussel sprouts {my favorite}.

Tuesday:  We let Bowen choose the restaurant for his special birthday dinner...he voted hibachi so we had all the fried rice we could handle.

Wednesday:  Since we had ALL THE TURKEY last week my body was craving burgers...Swiss Stuffed Burgers are happening tonight.  Anyone else feeling this way?

Thursday:  Tab and I have a fun night out so the kiddos will be enjoying corn dogs and french fries.

Friday:  We have another night out...didn't plan it that way...but I'll order pizza for the crew at home.



What I'm Reminiscing About...

This big six-year-old being a squishy toddler....oh, how I miss that baby Bowen.

Now he's all grown up and looking like this.  Sigh.



What I'm Loving...


I pulled out this picture from our visit with Santa last year and I'm loving it.  Doesn't every baby need a picture where they're losing their mind on Santa's lap?  #priceless




What We've Been Up To...

 We had a fabulous time with family over Thanksgiving.  Getting some shopping time alone with my sister-in-law and mom was just icing on the cake.

We watched The Grinch on Friday afternoon-CUTE CUTE-and a super festive movie to get in the Christmas spirit.  Then we made our way over to Bass Pro.  Bass Pro typically has a few things for the kiddos to do...carousel, crafts, and more along with being decked out in Christmas decor.  There was hardly anyone else in the store so we snagged a ticket to see Santa.

We strolled around and pretended to ride four-wheelers.  Britt was rocking her fall clothes and a side pony.  #thanksfordressingmegrandma  #haha


Along with pose in front of big Christmas trees.  :)



What I'm Dreading...

Nothing at the moment...it's the most wonderful time of the year! 



What I'm Working On...


I've been busy working on upcoming Spring Break trips, summer vacations, and we're quickly booking lots of fall 2019 getaways for sweet families like the one above.  If you'd like help with planning your next vacation, please e-mail us mixandmatchtravelagency@yahoo.com.



What I'm Excited About...

All the fun festivities this season brings....from holiday parties to family movie nights...I'm excited about it ALL.



What I'm Watching/Reading...


I just finished The 13th Gift:  A True Story of a Christmas Miracle and it was so good!  I'm fairly certain it should be a Hallmark Christmas movie or maybe it already is one?  But it touched my heart and I'd definitely recommend it.


We're watching ALL THE CHRISTMAS MOVIES around our house.



What I'm Listening To...

ALL CHRISTMAS MUSIC.  ALL THE TIME.



What I'm Wearing...

I got tons of messages about this sweater and I'm so sad to report it's sold out.  :(  I got it from Vici and they have a TON of super cute sweaters...you should check them out.

And you can see all the new items I've been wearing lately in this post.



What I'm Doing This Weekend...

My favorite dancer has her Christmas recital and I cannot wait to watch!



What I'm Looking Forward to Next Month...


The thing I'm the most excited about are these family advent calendar cards.  There are 25 in the kit, one for each day of December and they're quick activities that go along with a scripture of the day.

This is an example of an activity...it spans the ages of my kids and will be something everyone can participate in.  I'm looking forward to starting this with my people!



What Else is New...

I was strolling around Target this week and saw that big coloring pad Britt was coloring on last year.  In the dollar section, Target has the big Countdown to Christmas activity books for $3.00.  Last year, I grabbed some and left them out on my kiddos' spots at the table.  When they had a second they'd do the activity, color, and just have fun with it.  Some of it was super easy for Ebby Lee, but she still enjoyed it.  Just wanted to pass on that find.  :)



What's My Favorite Elf-on-the-Shelf Trick...

This is where I'm really no help to anyone....that elf and I are not friends.  I forget to move him and to be honest, he ends up spending the majority of his days posing in our garland, stockings, or Christmas tree.  Anyone else?

Hope you guys have a great Wednesday!
XO

13 comments

Mix and Match Mama said...

I love that Advent book!!! We're always looking for new ones. And that Santa pic from last year was EPIC!

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

DANGIT! I love that sweater! You want to know where our elf is right now? IN THE FREEZER. Because he got hot last night since he's used to colder weather. GENIUS, right? SO EASY. He gets hot at least twice every year that he visits us. :)

ajayhawksgirl said...

Our Elf is horrible at remembering to move too and our kids are at the age where they get SO UPSET when she doesn't move! This year, I wrote out a list of EASY ideas ahead of time, all from Pinterest, and I am just working my way through the list. That way at 3am when I wake up and remember she hasn't moved, I don't have to think hard. I just look at the list, move her and get my booty back to bed!
-Lindsay

Narci Dreffs said...

I just ordered that advent calendar! We needed one for this year! Thank you so much!

Simple Purposeful Living said...

I was just looking for more advent ideas. We do the Jesus Storybook Bible devotion series. Those coloring page books are awesome too :) Yay for Christmas fun!!!

Andrea - Momfessionals said...

Your Santa picture from last year is AWESOME!!!

Kelly Henderson said...

Our Elf is L-A-Z-Y!!! He basically moves through the common areas of our home. Thank goodness, we only have ONE Elf and not one for each child. My kids are 12 and 15, my 12 year old still believes. One advantage to having a non-believing teenager is she moves the Elf for us. SCORE! :)

Jenni said...

Where did you get your stockings? They are so cute!

Carrie said...

Last year a friends family Elf "hurt" his leg so he came with a note that his friend would get the report back to Santa every night but he couldn't move around much that year. Brilliant

taylor mendoza said...

That sweater is adorable. I’m so bummed. Do you order your regular size? It looks like their stuff might run small, but they don’t offer refunds so just curious before I order stuff. Thanks

Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said...

I've got to dig our Elf out of my suitcase before the boys get home from school and think of something to do with him. He showed up at Disney and housekeeping even moved him around for us while we were gone during the day! (Nice touch, Disney.) I may stick him the freezer like Sheaffer said!
That Inspired Chick

Katie {The Mishaps and Mayhem of a Solitary Life} said...

Loved The 13th Gift! Read it a few years back...may have to pull it out again this year! Happy Birthday Sweet Bowen! Also, brussel sprouts are my fave too!!

Kimberly said...

Your Christmas stockings are ADORABLE!! And I love that advent calendar — I may have to get one 😊 And I will be making a trip to target now in the near future to look for those activity pads 😁 and other things. I’ve never ventured into the Elf in the Shelf life and, seeing everyone’s ideas, am torn about how I feel about that decision.