Holly Jolly Weekend Recap

This weekend was the first weekend of NO FOOTBALL in our house!  WAHOO!  We had Tab home with us the ENTIRE weekend, so we tried our best to pack in as much fun as we possibly could.

Friday evening, Ebby Lee helped Britt paint.  You guys if there was ever an ounce of doubt in my mind about my big kids being a good older sibling to Britt, well shame on me.  They are all so stinkin’ sweet to her.  She loves them big as well.

After showers and pajamas, we all snuggled up to watch Elf.  My idea of a PERFECT Friday night!

WHOA!  I look super creepy but this was me and my side kick on Saturday morning watching our favorite six-year-old basketball player in his first ball game.

Check out #2!

This kid really impressed me….he knew what to do on offense compared to defense, which is HUGE when you’re playing kindergarten basketball!

Then we had an afternoon volleyball game, but I forgot to snap a picture.  🙁

We had big plans for Saturday evening…a visit to Santa, a fun dinner, and then the Christmas parade.  But due to the rain, the parade was cancelled.  We still made the most of our night out!

My four cuties waiting to see Santa!  

 WHY, oh WHY is it so much cuter when they cry?   And how’d we already hit the “too old to cry around Santa stage”??  Now, I might cry!  ha!

 This was our second year to visit the Santa in downtown McKinney and he didn’t disappoint.  He was so sweet and said that he remembered seeing them last year.  He took the time to ask what each one wanted for Christmas and even talked a little football with Nixon.

If you’re looking for a Santa to visit, I highly recommend the one in downtown McKinney.  You must book a reservation, but we were in and out within minutes.

Just for fun…this was us last year.  🙂

Then it was DINNER TIME!  I made reservations back when I reserved Santa for a yummy {pre-parade} dinner at Harvest.  Britt’s blurry because she was rocking.  🙂

Then we hit up a few shops around the square.

My crew making the most of our rainy Saturday.  We pulled out another Christmas movie favorite and ended the night with Home Alone.

Sunday was full of resting, birthday parties, and laundry.  Ebby Lee and I snuck away after dinner to run a quick errand and in the middle of Wal-Mart I looked over at this sweet girl I was laughing with and just had a moment.  I’d go back to the baby days in a heartbeat just to snuggle baby Ebby Lee one more time.  Mamas, it’s so fleeting!  But let me tell you…when she’s nine-years-old, excited about running an errand with you, can get herself in/out of the car alone, cracking jokes, and causes you to have the best time in Wal-Mart you realize this whole growing up right before your eyes thing isn’t all bad.  I love this girl so much!

We had ourselves a Holly Jolly Weekend!  And are looking forward to making the most of the Christmas season!  Hope you are too, friends!


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  1. 12.10.18
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    How in the world did we not pass you on the square? I just don't understand it! Ha! I'm so glad Tab was home!!

  2. 12.10.18
    Rebekah said:

    This looks like such a fun family weekend! We watched Home Alone this weekend too! 🙂

  3. 12.10.18
    Anonymous said:

    What a sweet weekend together! I just love all of the festive fun, and those Santa pics are precious!

  4. 12.10.18
    Simple Purposeful Living said:

    Sounds like the perfect, fun weekend despite the weather and yay for Tab being home all weekend. Does he have a bowl game this year?

  5. 12.10.18
    Emily said:

    Your last paragraph is just what I needed to hear today! Our sweet girl is 9 months and I feel like time is just flying by!

  6. 12.10.18
    Shelly @ The Queen in Between said:

    Your Santa pic is SO good!

  7. 12.10.18
    Unknown said:

    Don't want to wish away the baby years but I can't WAIT for them to put themselves in the car hahaha the struggle is real sometimes!

  8. 12.10.18
    Hallie Fournier said:

    Where is that sweatshirt from in the last pic?! It looks so cozy! I love the Christmas filled weekend!

  9. 12.10.18
    Meagan said:

    Ohhhh! I had this EXACT convo with Matt last night…Quinn and I had a ton of together time Saturday night and then grocery yesterday. And it was just SO fun chatting with this little person who is just growing up. She gets my jokes, she's actually super hilarious herself, but still loves her momma. This is a GREAT age. I feel ya, momma.

  10. 12.10.18
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    I agree…there is NOTHING better than a crying baby picture on Santa's lap! I had a "moment" with Carter this weekend too. I'd pay a gazillion dollars to rock him one more time, but I love having great conversations and listening to him crack jokes!

  11. 12.11.18
    Mollie said:

    Loving every stage of your childrens’ lives and realizing each stage is a gift to be treasured makes the times that much sweeter, doesn’t it? I like to think it takes some of the sting out of how fast they grow up.