Thank you all for the sweet encouragement you all have given me after last week. I just love my blog friends, and I feel so blessed to have found each and every one of you through blogland! Thank you for praying for Evan (and for me)!
This is a MUCH better week. Evan is back to his little self, and I am so glad! Maybe it was the time change or the weather. I don't know, but it has passed and I am SO thankful. He is eating take-out Mexican right now (his favorite)! Plus, he is out of school the rest of the week, and I know I'll enjoy some extra time with my sweet boy.
Right now this is what both my boys are doing. They are both on their laptops! Evan is truly amazing on the computer, so we had this old laptop repaired for him. I definitely see a career in computers in his future.
I don't know about you, but I am getting SO excited about Christmas. In the past, I have been one of "those" people who didn't put their tree up until about mid-December and usually I only minimally decorated. Not this year! I am super excited about decorating and feel the Christmas spirit flowing big time. The Junior League of Little Rock puts on an event every year called Holiday House. They have all kinds of vendors and sell anything you can imagine from children's clothing to Christmas Decorations to party food. Michelle, Abby, and I set out last Thursday night for some shopping. I picked up a Christmas present for Derek and some decor mesh for my Christmas tree. If you haven't seen or heard about this mesh, it makes all the difference in decorating a tree. I got some last year, and I loved it. It is super easy to use and really fills in the tree. I got another roll for my tree and also a more shimmery style for my front door. I'm going to attempt some sort of garland decoration around my door.
I picked up these Razorback Tervis Tumblers for Derek. I just knew he would love them, and he DOES because he has already found them when he was cleaning out the car. Rascal!
I try to pick this mesh up at Holiday House because I can't find it anywhere else. It really is fantastic.
Derek and I also have Santa all taken care of. This is also very uncharacteristic of me at Christmas time. I rarely have any shopping, let alone ALL of Santa, done by Thanksgiving. We have found some things I know Evan and Ella Grace (and probably their Daddy, too) are really going to enjoy. We got most of their things at Toy Up, but I just couldn't find the play kitchen there I was hoping to find for EG. I thought about ordering one from Pottery Barn Kids, but it was way more than I wanted to spend. I wanted something wooden and something that would match her room. Then, we were at Target, and I saw this...
It was on display, and EG got a chance to play with it and loved it! I think this will be the last year we can try out a Santa gift first. Ha! It will match her room and is SO cute. Plus, it was half the price of the one from Pottery Barn! Had I known how good it felt to have shopping done early, I sure would have been doing this a long time ago.
Now, if all that isn't enough, I am super excited about going on a girls' trip this weekend with my three best friends...my mom and sisters. Saturday is my mom's birthday and we are taking a trip to Branson to go shopping! We haven't been on a trip together in 12 years (last one was when my mom turned 50). I am so excited about spending some time with them. Who knows. Maybe I'll also knock out the rest of my Christmas shopping. Wouldn't that be wonderful?
Lastly, I got to spend the day with my handsome Veteran! We have been dieting (we both lost six pounds last week), so we celebrated with a "cheat" of a cheeseburger. It was SOOOO good! :)
I hope you all are off to a good week! Hugs!!!