I had written down a "Day in the Life" post for one day this week. My plan was to document my Monday and I didn't remember until 10:30 a.m. on Monday, so I decided to try for Tuesday. Little did I know Tuesday would be an exciting day!
My alarm was set for 5:00 a.m. I usually lay in bed for a few minutes and read blogs as my eyes adjust to the world. :)
And I know some of you are 😠😠😠 about my messages, e-mails, and calls while others are 😁😁😁 totally understanding me.
I get up every morning and go around the house plugging in Christmas lights.
I was such a fan of Because of Bethlehem by Max Lucado that I ordered this one, In the Manger. It's split into twenty-five devotions preparing you for Christmas. I started on the 7th, so I just had to catch up.
I woke these cuties up and they went straight to their Lego Advent calendars. I've been getting these for the kids for about three years. This is the first year Bowen has received his own. He needs help, but they love waking up to open their legos.
On this particular day my Angel Tree gifts were due and I'd procrastinated wrapping them. At 7:00 a.m. I was wrapping so I could drop off on time.
Shay dropped off this cutie at my house so I could take them to preschool. Last year we started carpooling to preschool and it was one of the best decisions. We save so much time!
We took a quick picture once we arrived in the parking lot. :)
I had a couple things to return to the mall, pick up at the mall, etc. and in between errands I grabbed my favorite mall tacos.
While I ate my phone charged because...ugh my phone!
I had checked the gifts to make sure the kids were even and Ebby Lee was lacking so I made up for it at the mall.
Next stop was The Container Store. We're doing some rearranging in the bedrooms upstairs. The boys are going to share a room, Ebby Lee is switching rooms (and getting new furniture), and the other bedroom is going to be a toy room. On this particular day, my upstairs looked like a HOT MESS! Marla came over yesterday and helped me attempt to get it under control. I have a few more things to do, but the progress is happening. So thankful for Marla!!
I picked up the big kids and Bowen at 3:00 and we all headed into my office. I had to get some work done and the kids made some art projects for me while I worked.
I try to be finished with everything by the time they're home, but if you're like me...the week before Christmas there's just not enough time in the day. So, they chilled while I worked.
Nixon is not usually feeling this kind of thing, but on Tuesday he was into it.
After the art/work session, we went upstairs and I put together (Yes, please read again because I'm super proud of myself-ha) two of those Elfa drawer systems from The Container Store. They were SO easy to put together! I know there will be tons of switching rooms in the future so I didn't want to commit to something big, bulky, or expensive. These drawer systems totally fit the bill. We put one in the boy room closet and one in the toy room closet.
We were meeting the Shulls in downtown McKinney for dinner and then a quick stop at Landry Kate/Lowe Co's pop-up shop. Shay was coming from one side of town, Andrew was coming from the other, and Tab told me he wouldn't have enough time to stop by the house to get us so we were all coming in different cars. Shay offered to pick us up since we were in the same area and she drove us.
We ate at our favorite pizza place on the square, Cadillac Pizza. Nixon is super into some football game on his IPad and he asked me Tuesday morning to charge his IPad so he could show Smith. ha!
After dinner we stopped over at Landry Kate to shop. The husbands took the kiddos outside to keep the crazy out. I should add I'm CLUELESS that anything is happening at this point.
We go out to get everyone and we all start walking to the parking lot. Everyone kind of stops beside this car with a big bow on it and I say, "Oh, look someone got a new car for Christmas". Then they all scream, "MERRY CHRISTMAS!!". It was SO SO sweet! Tab Slaughter did GREAT this year. I told him I'm expecting my own private jet next year. ha! We laughed and he would completely agree with this...he either is OVER THE TOP with presents or he sinks. This year...no doubt he was a ROCKSTAR!
Shay knew what was happening so she grabbed her phone to get a couple pictures.
I was jumping so they're a bit blurry. :)
WAHOO!!! This is how our night ended!! We drove around town enjoying the new wheels.
Who knew when I woke up on Tuesday and began documenting this day that it'd end with such a big surprise?! So glad I captured my December 13th.
Happy Thursday, Friends! XO