1: WHAT WE’RE EATING THIS WEEK:
Well last night Ted and I attempted a mini impromptu date night.
My "dinner" was so gross I didn't eat it and it was taken off the bill. It was so loud where we were sitting and the awful music was so loud that I couldn't wait to just leave.
Aside from that, I think I'm making tacos tonight and probably just chicken tomorrow.
Then we're going to Ted's sisters on Friday for pizza...
and then it's Christmas!
2. WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT:
I've been thinking a lot lately about the family trips we used to take at Christmas time to Vermont or New Hampshire. I've mentioned these places before but I can't help but miss the snow and nostalgia and Christmas overload these two places are all about.
The Mountain View Grand
The Mount Washington Hotel
Both of those places are what Christmas is all about.
Hot coco by the fire
Horse drawn sleigh rides through the mountains at dusk with snow falling complete with jingle bells
It's just perfect.
3: WHAT I'M LOVING:
NOT working this time of year.
I absolutely couldn't imagine working and getting everything done that I do in a day. I don't know how people do it.
4: WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:
Buying a house!
I mean... It's been so much fun thinking about actually being in our new house, but all the things leading up to it has been crazy.
We've literally ran in to every silly little hiccup you could imagine.
All minor, stupid things, but ugh enough already!
5: WHAT I’M DREADING:
Moving again! Haha Oh my.
We moved the weekend of a nor'easter in the pouring rain with crazy wind.
I joke and say this time we're going to be moving in a blizzard.
Strike me if I'm correct, I swear, that's our luck.
6: WHAT I’M WORKING ON:
All things Christmas.
Baking cookies, wrapping gifts, shopping.
As well as calling our lawyer, e-mailing our mortgage lender, going through paperwork, and just generally staying on top of everyone so we close on the 30th!
7: WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT:
Well this shouldn't be a surprise, but our new house!
Ha. I love my mom. More than anything in the world, but living with her is tough. It's not easy to live on top of someone elses stuff in their home but when it's your mom, and she tends to go back to treating you like a kid, its HARD.
She reminds me that this is HER house every now and then.
So we are more than excited to be back in our own space again.
And the fact that it comes with a beautiful new hot tub doesn't hurt!
8: WHAT I’M WATCHING/READING:
Hallmark Christmas movies
When I have a free minute, that's what I'm watching.
9: WHAT I’M LISTENING TO:
The little music from Austins bouncer, or his walker, or all his toys.
Haha - Ted and I joke about how the "songs" get stuck in our heads.
Beside that, it's Christmas music...
10: WHAT I’M WEARING:
But my typical outfit these days has been jeans, uggs and a hoodie.
Fashion icon over here, I know. But its been cold and I've been rushing around between naps and when Austin eats so it is what it is and I don't really care all that much. Once my life settles down a bit more and I find the rest of my clothes (haha) maybe I can wear my nice sweaters and scarves again.
11: WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND:
Friday night we are "doing" Christmas with Ted's sister and her soon to be hubby.
Saturday my mom hosts my dads side of the family for Christmas Eve and we go to church and have dinner at moms house.
Christmas Day we will be at my moms of course and we just can't wait for Austins first Christmas. I mean, I know he's only 9 months old so he doesn't quite get it, but 1st Christmas is a big deal. At night we are going to my in-laws for dinner.
12: WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH:
Gosh, I just can't wait to paint and clean and unpack and all the sometimes fun but not always fun stuff that goes along with moving, again.
We're going to be spending a lot of time painting this house!
I mean, the paint choices and carpets and carpet COLOR is just awful.
Ugh, shades of green and marroon and purple my goodness.
1994 called and wants it's decor back!!
13: WHAT ELSE IS NEW:
I have a chest cold which has lowered the sound of my voice a bit and comes with a nasty cough that sounds like I'm unable to breathe. I'm hoping this clears up in 3 days.
Not a fan of being sick on Christmas.