Monday, December 17, 2012

Weekend Update Link Up

Well it's Monday .. Wah Wah Wah!

Ha ... today is super rainy and dreary and I am just really wishing I could stay home and be lazy and wrap Christmas presents, but unfortunately that is not happening today :(
Too much to do today, and then tonight is my Christmas dinner/Ornament swap with a few of my girlfriends!

Today I am linking up with Sami over at
Sami's Shenanigans for the ... 

So here goes my weekend ... 
Which was very kid-packed and fun might I add ;) 

Our Elf, Mr. Jingles, was up to no good this weekend! 
His sister however is the good one :) 

He TP'd our Living Room and it was a mess, which he didn't clean up haha
It was funny to see the kid's faces when they woke up and saw what he did! We were a little shocked ;)

Next on the agenda... 
We surprised the kids with "Pajama Night" on Saturday and left their PJ's on their beds with a note that said "Meet us in the car" ha and then Chris and I had our pajamas on too, along with Frankie of course, and we had snacks in the car, blankets, and Christmas music playing ... then we drove around and looked at some awesome lights for over two hours ha! It was SO much fun for all of us! 

We found lots of Christmas lights and then went to Fire Station for them to run around and play, and then to Orange Leaf for dessert ha! 
(Which happened to be packed, and we walked in with our PJ's on lol, oh well!)

Next on the weekend front ...
We got ready and took a few pics ... 

 Love this picture of Ella & Ava <3 

Then ... 
We saw Santa!

Pose 1 ... the smile pose

Pose 2 .. the "I'm thinking of what I want for Christmas" pose 

And... Pose 3 .. the Reindeer Ears Pose, lol 

It was funny, but they all were so excited and couldn't wait to tell Santa what they wanted, which actually was ALL different from the things they already told us they wanted ...? We were like say what?? I thought you wanted blah blah blah .. "no we changed our minds" ha. Gotta love that. 
Looks like Chris will be the one fighting traffic and doing some last minute shopping ;) 
(jk babe, I know you're not the shopping pro like me, we will do the "you drop me off at the door and I will run in while you circle the parking lot" number! lol) 

The talented Alicia @ Aesthetiica Photography took the most beautiful pictures, more beautiful than I could have imagined! 
PS. Be sure to check out her blog, she travels ladies ;)

I know this will be a tease, but because we haven't picked which one we want to use for our 
Save the Dates,
I can't share them all yet :( 

But these two I have to share ....
I love this one with my love ...  

And this one with my other love ... ;) 

 We should get our disc in the mail this week and once we pick a Save the Date pic, then I will be able to share the rest of them! Can't wait!!! Ahhh!! So exciting!! :)

Ok I am off to do some work and run errands today ... 

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  1. Love what you did with the kids...such a cute, sweet idea! And your engagement pictures are amazing! Ya'll are such a cute couple. Can't wait to see the rest! xo

  2. SUCH a cute idea with the pjs and lights and I LOVE your pj pants!! Where are those from?

    Your pictures are beautiful!

  3. I'm seriously IN LOVE with Elf On A Shelf!!! :) So cute! Looks like a great weekend! Love all of the pictures!


  4. Oh my GOODNESS. This has got to be the cutest post ever. The elf TPing everything, that gorgeous house with the lights, pajama night! and OMG- your engagement pictures... TO DIE FOR! Could you be any more gorgeous? :)

  5. I am so seriously in love with your pictures that I wanna get engaged just to take some with this girl! Can't wait to see the rest of them, I am certain they are gorgeous. Glad you guys had such a fun weekend, pretty girl: )

  6. I am totally loving your blog, found you through the link up :) Loved your elf mischief & holiday lights touring w/PJs on! Your kids are so adorable, and you looked so cute in your jammies! Your engagement photo is almost as STUNNING as you are :) Really enjoyed this post & your wonderful pics! Excited to be a new follow friend!


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  7. I love the PJ night!! That's such a great idea!! I might steal it and do the same with my husband. :) Your engagement photos are so beautiful!! I am so happy you love your photographer. We were incredibly disappointed with ours, and everyday that's the ONE thing we wish we could have changed about our wedding!!!


  8. Hahaha mr jingles. He was a naughty elf this weekend! I love that picture of you & your dog! OMG it's so cute! I want that pillow too!

  9. The pictures turned out sooo good! You look beautiful!

    Umm..those doggie pjs are precious and I'm loving the polka dot pjs the kids have on as well.

  10. I seriously can't wait to see the rest of your all's pics. These two are soooo cute. Love the one with Frankie.

    Driving around in pjs looking at Christmas lights? Best idea ever.

  11. Your top engagement picture is absolutely gorgeous! You are an amazingly pretty woman! It looks like you had a fun packed weekend!

    Amanda @ Faith*Love*Strength

  12. Your family is so cute!! I love that idea of dressing in PJs and going around to look at Christmas lights! So fun...have to store that one away!

  13. Omg your elf on the shelf antics make me laugh out loud! And your photos are gorgeous!!! Can't wait to see the rest!! You have to do a day in the life post one day about how you get it all done! I don't know how you do it, girl!

  14. Awww, that sounds super fun! Snacks,PJ's, and Christmas lights! Love it!

    =) Brooke

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  16. that last one is ADORABLE! Where do I even start in this post?! Um Crazy amazing Christmas lights on that house! and those elf situations... toooo great!

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