Thursday, December 24, 2015

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Dina's Return and Christmas Kick-Off!

The morning after Thanksgiving, Dina made her annual return with Christmas goodies for the girls!

Remy's looking hard for her sweet elf!

There she is!!

On the kitchen curtain! I swear the girls get more excited about Dina returning than the actual Christmas day!

Dina had cute giftbags this year (that she may have gotten on clearance at Target last year days after Christmas, what a smart shopper she is! hehe)

Definitely a favorite was this $1 6-color pen with "Dina's" all over it (elf on the shelfs)!

And each girl got their annual Christmas pj's and both girls got matching doll pj's this year too!

The girls were eager to get their dolls decked in new Christmas fashions!

We brought out all the decor this weekend too and just need to finish up the front porch and outside.

Our first Christmas card arrived Friday too so we hung it up!

Sunday my mom went back to Waco and that afternoon we went to hanging of the greens at our church to decorate it for Christmas. We brought our angel tree gifts too.

Our whole family shopped for our angels together this year for the first time. It was hard to keep Remy focused and didn't really care what we picked for her angel, but I hope to continue to do that every year so they're more a part of it.

And now Christmas has officially kicked off!

You probably won't hear from me again until after Christmas lol We have so much going on this month including:

-Dr well visits and flu shot appts
-A birthday party
-Santa mall pictures
-Neighborhood cookies with Santa and winter festival
-Girl Scout troop meeting
-Christmas parade
-Neighbor's cookie party
-Another neighbor's cookie party
-Church cookies with Santa
-Friend's Christmas party with special Santa visit
-School Jingle Bell Fun Run
-Girl Scout planning board meeting
-Girl Scout leadership meeting
-Girl Scout cookie sales begin
-MOPS Christmas ornament exchange party
-Girl Scout service project at nursing home and Christmas party
-Girl Scout cookie university training
-Children's church performances
-School Christmas parties
-Waco visit for my side of family Christmas
-A friend's women's Christmas party
-Annual Christmas tea (that I'm hosting again)
-Christmas with David's Dad and Donna
-Christmas Eve service

And somehow I still have to squeeze in Christmas-shopping, present-wrapping, finish-decorating, light-seeing, cookie-baking, card-sending along with the everyday school, gymnastics, and household duties and cleaning for company!

So yeah, I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and Happy 2016!