We had an ice storm last night in the DFW area. The kids were thrilled to wake up to a blanket of white over their entire yard, and they ventured out almost immediately to play in the snow. Unfortunately, the temperatures were still very low and they came inside almost just as immediately. For now, we’re bundled up by the fire, enjoying these views from the warmth of our home.
We had a wonderful weekend visiting with family in the town of Fairhope, Alabama. Here are a few of my favorite photos:
We made much progress on the holiday decorating front this weekend. Our successes were largely due to a visit from my mom, who arrived with a car full of great vintage finds, and styling assistance from my friend, Tara, who knew just want to do with said vintage greatness.
Have you started decorating for the holidays? We started the day after Halloween, and we’ve received a bit of criticism (via social media, of course) for what some perceive as an inappropriately early start to the holiday season. I don’t actually disagree, but we had our reasons. We’re hosting a holiday charity event in a couple of weeks. One thing I’ve learned: nothing makes your critics look worse (or apologize faster) than explaining that your actions have been put forth to raise money for those less fortunate.
What are your plans for the weekend? Me, I’ll be decorating … and scouring the web for inspiration. And speaking of inspiration, have you seen Lowe’s Deck the Halls Event? I need a little of that action at my house.
Jason turned seven today. S-E-V-E-N. Can you believe it? Jason couldn’t. When we wished him Happy Birthday this morning, he commented that he couldn’t believe he was seven! I couldn’t agree more.
Tonight we celebrated with steak (Jason’s favorite food), chocolate cheesecake (possibly my favorite food) and a few presents. This weekend, we’ll celebrate with his friends. Happy Birthday, Jason!
I’ve always wanted to have a lemonade stand with Jason and Jenna. Now that we live at the end of a cul-de-sac, our chances of having customers for such a venture seemed pretty slim. Yesterday, however, we participated in a neighborhood-wide garage sale, so we took the opportunity to set up a drink stand for passersby. Lemonade didn’t seem appropriate for the brisk autumn morning. Instead, we served a choice of hot or cold apple cider. Jenna was quite a trooper sitting outside with us in 40 and 50 degree temperatures and serving cider to everyone she could. I think our first stand was definitely a success.
A new sofa arrived, we roasted marshmallows three nights in a row and we enjoyed make-your-own pizza night with good friends – all in all a pretty great weekend.
Temperatures have finally started to cool down in Texas, and since we’re spending more time in our backyard, I’m hoping that there are lots of s’mores in my future.
Here are a few things on my fall wish list:
Sweater Jacket / Scarf / Outdoor Wine Glasses / Skewers / Sneakers / Fire Pit / Sweat Pants
It was the first weekend of fall and the first weekend I felt that we started relaxing in our home. We made a bit of progress on the decorating front, and the weather cooled down so we enjoyed lots of outdoor time. Happy Autumn!