CHRISTMAS TIME WAS HERE

Happy Monday and happy second four day weekend in a row! And to those of you who were smart enough to take off the next three days, too – I’m super jealous. Either way, I truly hope you had a great long weekend celebrating the birth of our Savior with your family and friends! I know we did.

I really tried to soak up this whole season more than usual this year. I just kept thinking “Slow down, your life may really never be the same after this” and tried not to over-commit myself to things that were not truly important to me or that would add any additional stress to our days. Since my current bedtime is truly around 8:30 PM right now, that meant a lot of cooking at home and snuggling on the couch while watching all the Christmas movies. Here’s some other snapshots of our life, lately:

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Even though it’s out of chronological order, I guess I’ll start with the most exciting thing first. On Wednesday we found out that the next member of our family will be a little BOY and that news was most certainly the best Christmas gift by far! We are absolutely over the moon and can not wait to meet Camden Lewis Sansing in May!!

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No holiday season is complete without a trip through The Fantasy of Lights which is an awesome light show through a historic park in our town. It’s one of Percy’s favorite traditions, too 😉

 

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We had a free coupon code for a Datebox which is a really cool subscription service that sends you a different, fun “date night” once a month! This month was perfect – a gingerbread house, two adorable mugs, and hot cocoa! I think the regular rate is $39.99/month and would be such a fun gift for any couple!

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We’ve eaten…a lot. I hope that’s obvious. I hope in my heart of hearts that you and yours ate a lot too. Because if not I am super sad for you.

Atop of many other things, we have made and eaten a few double batches of homemade Chex Mix, Martha Stewart’s sugar cookies, crock pot buffalo chicken dip, cheesy breakfast casserole, and the most delicious baby-Jesus-birthday-cake EVER tiramisu from the Fresh Market. My pregnant behind needs more of that ASAP.

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Classic Christmas selfie. This was our sixth (seventh? He’s going to kill me when he reads this!) Christmas together and our last Christmas as just the two of us!

2345656B-2307-4BEC-AAC2-B3B08FC28BA7Well, the two of us and P-Man – who moves between the naughty and nice list on a daily basis. PS. Will this rain ever end so my dog can return to going to the bathroom OUTDOORS?

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Saturday morning we braved the crowds to pick a a few 50% off Christmas lights. We will definitely have the brightest house on the block next year! Jk, they are for something we are doing at work next Christmas season.

I did manage to buy a few things for myself this weekend including the stocking for Camden I mentioned in our Christmas decor post which I was so excited about! It’s sold out now but make sure you check out all of Pottery Barn’s holiday clearance here – how adorable are these Santa mugs that are marked down to $5? I scored pretty big at Old Navy too getting this active top, this blouse in light pink, a burgundy sweater, my favorite long sleeved v-neck tees in multiple colors, AND this chunky infinity scarf ALL FOR JUST OVER $50 including shipping. Amen.

Did you all scoop up anything from the sales this weekend?

I can’t wait to see what you all were up to this weekend! Linking up with Biana, Meg, Bella, Erin,  Carly, Carylee, and Rachelle.

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Comments

  1. says

    So excited about little Camden! I wonder if Lilyann or Camden will be born first?! Also, I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who goes to bed at 8:30/9 every night! Haha

  2. says

    You guys look super cute on Christmas. Congrats on finding out it’s a boy! We tried to shop after Christmas, but the traffic to the mall was not worth it for us. It was backed up down the interstate.

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