What’s Up Wednesday

 I’m joining MelShay, and Sheaffer for their What’s Up Wednesday link-up!

What we’re eating this week:

Wahoo for Thanksgiving week!!

Monday:  We had dinner out with Bowen’s bestie and her family.
Tuesday: We visited Tab’s family in East Texas for a little early Thanksgiving.
Wednesday:  I usually make a soup every year the night before Thanksgiving.  This year Shay’s Chicken Tortilla Soup is what’s being served.
Friday:  Is Bowen’s birthday!  Our plan is to have a fun lunch out and then eat leftovers at home for dinner.

What I’m Reminiscing About:
Thanksgiving three years ago…our last holiday as a family of four because Bowen arrived four days later.

What I’m Loving:

I’m loving there is NO SCHOOL this week!!  We’ve stayed up WAY past our bedtime every day and have loved every minute of it.

What We’ve Been Up To:

A couple weekends ago, we decorated for Christmas!  Since then the bottom half of the tree’s lights have stopped working…NNNNNOOOOO!!!  🙂

What I’m Dreading:

Just yesterday we began work on this front fireplace.  The guys came to demo it…holy mess!  I can’t wait to see how it turns out…we’re going for a more Texas-y stone fireplace look.  But…I’m dreading all the mess until it’s all complete.

What I’m Working On:

Apparently, we’re in full renovation mode over here!!
What’s been done this month:  *Wallpaper came down
*Walls got textured and painted
*I bought two chairs for the ends of the dining room table
*Powder Bathroom got wallpapered.
*Front fireplace is beginning demo.

This is what’s still on my list to get those three rooms finished…
*Hang canvases in dining room
*Change light fixture and hardware in powder bath.
*Purchase furniture, rug, and a few more goodies for the front room.

Then the Slaughters will probably take a bit of a break.  So our pocketbook can rest.  🙂

What I’m Excited About:

EEK!!!  I love all things twinkling and cozy so I’m pumped about getting to enjoy it all with my family.

What I’m watching/reading:

I’m currently reading Girl Meets Change (almost finished) and See Jane Run (just started).  And I’m watching The Real Housewives of Atlanta.  Those girls can get me hooked so fast!

What I’m Listening To:

We’re in full-on Christmas music mode at our house!!!

What I’m Wearing:

What I’m Doing This Weekend:

Our town has the cutest little Christmas celebration the weekend following Thanksgiving.  (But it might rain…waaahhh!)  We’re excited about going again this year AND BOWEN TURNS THREE!!!  We have some fun things planned for his big day!

What I’m Looking Forward to Next Month:


*Christmas Parade
*Seeing our Missouri Family
*Fun with friends
*Driving around looking at Christmas lights
*All the warm drinks
*Christmas performances
*Holiday Dance Recitals

Give me ALL of it!!  🙂

Happy Wednesday, Girls!!

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  1. 11.25.15
    Kimm said:

    Hope you and your family have a wonderful thanksgiving !!!

  2. 11.25.15
    Meagan @ The Clanahan Fam said:

    Girl, get yourself one of these for your tree – it's a miracle worker! http://www.amazon.com/Keeper-01201-Complete-Fixing-Miniature/dp/B000R8KBOK
    Also, I'll be at the McKinney deal on Friday with the fam. I'll look for you 🙂

  3. 11.25.15
    Anonymous said:

    So much fun!! I can't wait to see all of your after pictures!! it is looking soooo good!!

  4. 11.25.15
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    Ebby Lee ice skating should be on the front of a magazine! She looks GORGEOUS and she makes it look SO EASY! And I would love some chicken tortilla soup tonight! We'll be over at 6ish. 🙂

  5. 11.25.15
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    I cannot believe our sweet Bowen is already three?!?! I feel like it was just yesterday that he was born! Happy Thanksgiving/birthday week to your sweet family! Love you guys!

  6. 11.25.15
    Donna said:

    I keep seeing Girl Meets Change on people's reading lists this month and have heard so many good reviews. I think I'm going to have to check it out! Have a great Thanksgiving!

  7. 11.25.15
    Leigh (Balancing By Faith) said:

    Love seeing your renovations!! And that picture of Ebby Lee skating is just beautiful!!!

  8. 11.25.15
    Megan said:

    Yay!!! Can't wait to see house pics!!!!

  9. 11.25.15
    Lindsay's Sweet World said:

    Oh noooo, about the tree lights going out! That's always the worst! It happened to us a couple of years ago and I just left them out for the rest of the season. Lol.

    Can't wait to see the rest of your house!

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. 11.25.15
    JennofallCrafts said:

    That picture of Ebby Lee skating is adorable! Happy Thanksgiving to you all!