Friday Favorites-Last One of the Year

Welcome to FRIDAY FAVORITES!

That day of the week where Andrea, Narci, and I invite you to join us by blogging your FAVORITES!


A FAVORITE of Ebby Lee's this week was a fun little afternoon Christmas date with Presley {Mrs. Narci} and Kensington.

 Just randomly Andrea was driving through the Starbucks drive-thru as these three were singing Christmas carols to the cars.


 Yesterday her fourth grade class had a field trip to Enterprise City, a local economic program set up as a "mini city", where the students each had a role taking part in helping the community run smoothly.  Ebby Lee was the accountant at the Snack Shop and she could NOT STOP TALKING about how much fun she had.  BEST FIELD TRIP EVER according to her!


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 On Wednesday after school we loaded up the kiddos to head to the Galleria.  We've never taken our kiddos ice skating but after our little stint at Home for the Holidays skating on the "fake ice", Nixon was begging to go.  Wednesday was the DAY! 



A few things I learned on Wednesday:

*ALWAYS check the hours for any Christmas activity.  We walked up to the ice skating rink at 4:36 and was told the rink closes to the public from 5-8 for private lessons.  YES!  WHY did I not check the times?!  So, we decided to have dinner and shop until 8!  AND THEN SKATE!  Do bedtimes really matter the last week before Christmas break?

*I'm getting older and simple things like ice skating can make random parts of my body hurt.  This is so sad but true.

*And sneaking Christmas presents into the stroller with kids present is WAY harder when they're eight and nine-years-old.


 The students in lessons practiced their Christmas performance several times and we got to watch.


 Never ever has Britt REALLY been into anything in a store...a toy, clothes, etc.  She just hasn't.  She picked up this purse, put it on, and LOVED it.  Ebby Lee and I thought it was the cutest thing ever.


 You guys!  She was so cute and could not get enough of this purse.  Even though Christmas is days away we bought it and I must tell you on our way out of the store she handed the purse back to me.  I told her she could keep it and her response was, "No".  Sigh.  She's gonna be surprised when she opens that purse on Christmas morning.  


 My favorite girls :)



 It was finally SKATING TIME!


 Tab and I discussed taking turns watching with Britt but at the last minute just thought we'd let her try.  She had so much fun!  We held her hand the entire time.  She'd start falling, we'd grab her, and she'd laugh and laugh.


 Tab started out making rounds with Britt and I quickly switched him.  Britt and I took our time going around and around the rink.  I was envisioning being a little chilly out on the ice but going around with a three-year-old in tow had me SWEATING!!


 Can you spot my people?


 Britt was a FAN!


 The tiniest skates I'd ever seen.  I was in the bathroom when Tab was grabbing skates so I had no clue what size he got Britt.  When I was taking them off, I saw they were an "8".  She wears a "4".  When I told him that, his response was, "No wonder she looked like Bambi out on the ice".  :)


 This kid started the night nervous but ended doing so well!


 I finally got this girl off the ice and told her we were done.  This was her face back at me.  


 Let me add...at this moment it was probably already thirty minutes past their bedtime.


 She didn't seem to mind.  :)


We left the Galleria around 9:30 p.m.!!!  EEK!!!  But a new Slaughter Christmas tradition was born and NEXT TIME I'LL CHECK THE ICE SKATING HOURS.  

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I got asked about which link-ups I'll be participating in in 2019.  These are the four link-ups already on my 2019 calendar...

*FRIDAY FAVORITES {THIS ONE!}-every Friday.  

 *LET'S LOOK-where I'll be linking up with Shay on the second Wednesday of each month.

Get these dates on your calendar.  :)

*TUESDAY TALK-Fancy Ashley and I chit chat about anything and everything the third Tuesday of each month.

*WHAT'S UP WEDNESDAY-This link-up hosted by Mel, Shay, and Sheaffer is the last Wednesday of every month. 


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If you missed our fall family photo session, you can see them here.  {Big thanks to Narci for taking these pictures!}  

And if you missed my survey earlier this week, please head here to answer a couple questions.

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I'm taking the next two weeks off to celebrate Christmas with family.  We also have some fun travel plans as well so be sure to follow along on my Instgram {slaughteren}...think Christmas road trip.  Lots of us in one car with LOTS of miles to go.  Oh my!  I'm already getting a little nervous.  #andourdvdplayerinthecarjuststoppedworking

Please come back January 7th to see what's happening in the New Year over on this little space.  I'm looking forward to the fresh start of a New Year.  And hope you'll join me!

Andrea is holding down the fort with Friday Favorites the next two weeks, so if you blog it, be sure to link-up with Andrea.

I truly want to wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas.  I'm praying you experience a Christmas season full of His peace and love.  I'm so thankful for each and every one of you.  Thank you for being a part of this community.  

Merry Christmas!



19 comments

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

Miss Britt and that purse!!!!! ADORABLE! And I love that she loved skating so much. What a fun night for the Slaughter family! Merry Christmas, friend! Love y'all! xoxo

The Mommy said...

You look so pretty in that dress on your Christmas card. Happy Holidays!

Narci said...

How cute is Britt with that purse! Oh my goodness! And, the pics from ice skating are so fun! What.a great list of favorites, friend! Merry Christmas!!! Xo!

Mix and Match Mama said...

Britt ice skating is just about the cutest thing ever!!!

Toni Dreist said...

Merry Christmas!!

Elizabeth Connolly said...

Wow, it looks like you guys had so much fun! I love that Britt got on the ice too! Enjoy your next two weeks off! Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Lindsay Tolbert said...

I LOVE your dress from your family photos!! Do you have a link for it? Merry Christmas!!

Brittanylea02 said...

Love all these pictures! Looks like you all had a great time skating!

Merry Christmas!

Tractors and Glam Blog said...

Oh I love those skating pictures. What a fun memory, and I bet your kids loved staying up a little later. What a fun time! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Julie Bradford said...

what fun!!!! such a beautiful family... hope you all have a Merry Christmas and safe travels!!!!! let us know where that dress is from :)

Trish said...

The ice skating looks so fun! Britt's face at the end cracked me up!!! Merry Christmas!

Melissa said...

So much to celebrate this Christmas season, and your family is just so darn precious! What an amazing time it looks like skating was! Have the BEST Christmas with your sweet family!

Mother of 3 said...

Looks like a fun night skating! I only tried ice skating once as an adult and found it so much harder than I remembered it being as a kid. We were going to take all our boys and buy a family skate pass one winter but my oldest went with a friend and broke his wrist (while ice skating) and that pretty much scared his brothers from even trying!

Marilyn Lesniak said...

Thank you so much for hosting again this week. You always do so much for bloggers! Have a relaxing week! I am off to see some posts. Looks like a lot of inspiration tonight.

csuhpat1 said...

That looks like a wonderful time. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Christas and a Happy New Year.

Ryoma Sakamoto.Japan said...

Merry Christmas and wishing you peace, joy and happiness in the new year.

Kirsten said...

Hopefully that’ll always be Ebby Lee’s favorite field trip! We had exchange city, same premise, and more years ago than I’m willing to admit, it’s still my favorite!

brookerichardson said...

Oh my gosh. I wonder if they even had size 4 ice skates! She is just the cutest thing ever! We didn’t get to the galleria this year but we did last year and it was so fun! Lots of laughs for sure!

Jenna said...

So I'm way late seeing this, but I had the exact same job as Ebby Lee at Enterprise City when I was in elementary school!! So funny! I think I requested to be the chef, but whatever ;)