|Cardigan – Necklace – Boots – Navy Dress – Floral Dress – Grey Sweater – Grey Tulle Skirt – Fringe Boots – White Tulle Skirt|
Thanksgiving day, we all slept in until 7:30 (which is big for us!) and then snuggled in holiday jams eating some snacks before my family came over for brunch. My brother was in town from Colorado, and my dad had just gotten back from a long trip in Florida, so we were so excited to have everyone reunited again. The girls loved having them over, they took turns being held and snuggled by everyone and then performing some of their current favorite dances. It’s safe to say that they never, ever lack for attention. 😉
This year we had our challenges as I tried to figure out the best scenario for me as a working mom, and though I love my new situation so much, there isn’t a work day goes by that my heart doesn’t hurt just a bit from being away from the girls. We’ve struggled with some behavior challenges with Waverly, our oldest babe is still just as spirited as ever and who can sometimes push me right over my emotional limits. But I think it’s overcoming those hard moments that make you stronger than ever before, and more thankful for all the good that you have. Forever grateful for our two little girls, for Waverly’s love of life and for her sister that really knows no bounds. For Avalon Elle, who is just as sassy as the rest of us, but who melts us with her sweet & sensitive demeanor, and makes us laugh with her little faces and new words. For my husband, the calm to our crazy, the glue who holds us together, and the best example of unconditional support and love that I ever could have asked for. And of course, our family and friends, the older I get the more I realize how precious and special the people around you really are.
Sharing some pictures from our weekend, it was such a good one!!
Wishing you and your families the happiest Thanksgiving weekend ever!!!!! I am always thankful for the support of our family and for this wonderful community! XO
1 – I got this holiday blanket recently to update my decor this year and I love it so much! It’s so fun and cozy, the girls have been loving snuggling up in it, too. It’s also currently on sale, wishing that was the case when I bought it! 😉
2 – One of Avalon’s favorite things to do is to lounge on any type of chair she can find, so her big gift this year is definitely going to be a little chair she can call her own. I’m loving this bunny one, how sweet would a little one be all cuddled up in this?
3 – I use Lightoom to edit all of my photos, I’ve been using the 5th version forever now but would love to upgrade to the Lightroom 6. I probably don’t use it even close to how I should, but love it for making my images lighter, darker, or fixing the exposure.
4 – Now that I am teaching preschool along with my mama gig, I am all about comfort more than ever!!! I recently got these overalls and LOVE THEM! Like wish I could live in them forever.
5 – We got this comforter a while ago, but haven’t share it yet! I had been been eyeing it forever and finally took the plunge, it’s way more than we have ever spent for something like that but we really can tell the biggest difference in the quality. It’s even more beautiful in person and just so comfy to sleep in!
6 – My most favorite of them all, some pictures of the girls & I recently on the most beautiful fall outing!! I coordinated a wedding at this museum and just couldn’t wait to take the girls there, every corner of the grounds is just gorgeous and one of their favorite things to do is explore, so of course they loved it. My mom came with me and we took them through an old fashioned drive-in for grilled cheeses and milkshakes on the way home, it was just the best kind of fall day.
I have really been trying to plan ahead and think about ways to make the holiday season special for them, not only things that they would like on Christmas morning, but also some fun traditions that we can do as a family. A couple years back I started the advent calendar with Waverly (you can see the first year’s here), and plan to still do that with both girls, with activities planned that we can do each day or special little treats for them, I know they will love it! This year I am also going to combine it with a few new books, on the last 12 days before Christmas they will get to unwrap a new book that we will read that night. They both love books so much, it’s one thing that they really have in common right now and it’s also the one thing I never, ever feel guilty about buying!!! I have rounded up some of my favorites, a few that we already have and a few others that I have picked up for the 12 days.
|This is Sadie – I Had A Favorite Dress – Florabelle – Emma – I’m A Big Sister – Flora The Flamingo – Olivia|
That big sister book will forever be one of Waverly’s favorites, she still loves to read it most nights and especially likes to read any of her books to Avalon! Also have to share these jams, they have been one of our favorites for a couple years now and would be perfect for a boy or a girl. We live for matching pajamas around here, literally every single night. Waverly won’t have it any other way. 😉