Lisa Paige
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  • November28th

    Hey y’all!

    Ahh, the house it finally all decorated. All I have to do is get one more ribbon for the banister and I’ll be set. Wow, never could have imagined decorating would be so difficult with a toddler. Stu did a good job keeping him distracted most of the time while I strung the lights, hung ornaments, and Christmas-ied up the place.

    Zach loves showing us where the tree (s) are. He’s so cute. When I ask him “Where is the Christmas tree,” he walks over to it and delicately touches a branch. Christmas time is my most favorite time of the year. I know it’s because growing up, we had the best Christmas’. My mom and dad did a fantastic job keeping up with fun traditions and the “belief” alive. As our kids get older, just the thought of creating new traditions with my family excite me. Even at 15.5 months old, watching Zach’s eyes light whenever he’s around Christmas lights or sees the horse and buggies go by makes me smile ear to ear. I didn’t think it was possible to love the holidays any more than I already do, but now that we have kids, the feeling is a millions times stronger. I truly cannot until Zach is a little older to understand the whole concept.

    I had these stockings made from an adorable shop on etsy called Pink Slip Inspiration.

    Traditions that we have done (in the past) and new one’s that we are starting this year:

    • see our town’s Christmas tree lighting {check.)

    family photo, a few seconds after they lit the tree

    My <3 my guys

    Stu’s mini-me

    • Christmas pjs to open and than wear on Christmas Eve
    • Driving through Highland Park (gorg area in Dallas) to see all the houses lit
    • Visiting Santa (did that last year, obvs)
    • Going on a Christmas trolly ride
    • Throw a Christmas party (for the adults.)
    • Watch classic Christmas movies, ie: Christmas Vacation, Home Alone, Elf and of course all the Hallmark and Lifetime movies.

    Traditions we will start next year:

    • Elf on the Shelf (watch for it on 12/14, 9:30 on CBS.)
    • sledding when we go to CT (hoping it snows)
    • Christmas caroling

    I know there’s other stuff I’m forgetting, but for now, this list will do.

    What are some of your family’s traditions?

    Speaking of getting all festive, like my flannel? I think this is the only one I own that is NOT from Target.

    At one point it did button up, haha.

    7 months….

    Time is really flying by at this point. I was on the phone with Nicole from Bambi Baby yesterday going over nursery furniture options. I want Ainslee’s room to be more of a shabby chic/vintage-y style and the sets we were looking at definitely captures my vision.

    PS- Aren’t these twig lights fabulous? Bed Bath & Beyond baby! They’re staying up year round. I went back for two more sets last night.

    Zach’s getting up from his nap. Gotta go!

    Oh and don’t forget that “A Charlie Brown Christmas” is on tonight.

  • November28th

    Hi there!

    If you’ve been listening to Pat and Stu and following Stu’s fountain lighting story, here is are pics of this class act job.

    I’m not sure if this fountain looks more ghetto than white trash or vice versa. Keep in mind that at first he used duct tape and than realized that it looked horrific and tried to cover up the mess with masking tape.

    We’ve stooped to a new low. Our poor neighbors.

    Really Stu?

    Tragic.

    It should just stay dark from now until New Years {for our neighbors sake.}

    Can you beat these pics? Send me yours and I’ll post.

  • November22nd

    Happy Thanksgiving my wonderful bloggy friends-

    pre-turkey

    I’ve been mia because we’ve been in NYC all week and I never pack my laptop when we go on trips. Traveling with a kid is enough and honestly, the last thing I want to do is blog while I’m away. We got to my dad’s {who lives in CT} last night, were in West Chester today, and are now back in CT for the night. We’re flying home tomorrow night. I’m over this cold. Blahhh!!

    We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with Stu’s side of the family today. It was bittersweet though. Stu’s been going to his grandparents for the past 36 years- literally every single year. The only time he missed a year was back in 2001 when we lived in Tampa. Since we’ve been together, I’ve spent the past 13 yrs celebrating Thanksgiving with his side. Now that we have our family and live in Dallas, it’s time we start a up a few traditions of our own. I’ve always wanted to host Thanksgiving at our house {and do a turkey trot the morning of.} Next year we will be thankful for not traveling at our house with hopefully our mom’s and the kiddos. I’m really looking forward to it. I can’t wait to stay put and not travel. Seriously.

    We had the most delicious dinner {I mean. really who didn’t?} I had a little bit of everything. Mmmmmm!!! It was nice to spend the whole day with Stu’s family. Love them. Zach was quite entertaining too. What a little turkey ham!

    Here are some pics from our day.

    These were taken this morning before we drove up to NY.

    looking dapper as always

    Ready to eat!

    gobble gobble!

    “Mmmm, I love eating lots of fun foods.”

    Three generations here

     

     

    Today is no different than any other day that I am truly thankful and grateful for everything I have. The only difference is that we eat way more food.

    Hope you had a fun-filled day with your family and friends.

    Back to the big D tomorrow. Can’t wait to get home!!

  • November17th

    Good morning and happy Saturday to ya!

    Tomorrow morning we’re flying up to NYC for the week. I can’t wait to show Zach all of the Christmas lights, bring him to Central Park and most importantly, see our family and friends.

    Last time we took Zach into the city, he was just about 4 months old.

    And who can forget this classic?

    I hope he’s that good with Santa this year. Yikes!

    Deck the halls..

    Next weekend we’re decorating. If we weren’t leaving tomorrow, I’d be stringing the lights up right now.

    Tonight is Southlake’s Christmas Tree lighting. Obviously we’ll be there. This really is the most wonderful time of the year! I loooooove it so much!

    Have a great weekend!