Friday, December 1, 2017

Five on Friday

Happy Friday!
Today I'm linking up with Christina, April and Natasha for Five on Friday!

Happy December!! I can't believe it's December already!

We got Avery's school picture back this week. I had asked her if how she smiled for her pictures before we got them back and this was the exact smile she showed me. She did so much better than last year when she didn't even look at the camera. She's getting so big!

We had a great Thanksgiving! The Saturday before we hosted Jake's family and then on Thanksgiving day we went to my Aunt and Uncles house for my side of the family. Both were wonderful. We are so very Thankful for all of God's many blessings.

Smith/Testrake Family Thanksgiving

Lambert/Beaty/Stoffel Thanksgiving

Friday evening, after taking the kids Christmas Pictures for our Christmas Card (post on this later), I took the kids by the Teddy Bear Christmas Land house to see if the lights were on yet and they were!! We got out and walked around a little bit. This house in in our town and the man decorates it every year for Christmas. I can't imagine how much time and work goes into it. He does a wonderful job!

This past Saturday evening, we took the kids to Six Flags for Holiday in the Park. It was SO much fun!! We had a great time. We rode rides, watched a couple of shows and we saw Santa. Plus there were so many pretty lights to see, Christmas music playing and carolers. I definitely recommend it if you live near a Six Flags. The Majesty of Christmas show is a must-see. It's the true story of Christmas with live animals!

After weeks of planning and preparation, we got a majority of our Christmas shopping done last week. With all the black Friday sales, we were able to get some great deals and did almost all of our shopping online. We also got the lights hung outside thanks to great weather and I have the inside all decorated, minus the tree that we plan to get tomorrow. I even have gotten our Christmas cards done, and they're going out in the mail today! I'm so happy to have so much done already (which is totally not like me at all.) I'm usually still doing last minute shopping the week of Christmas. Ha!

Have a great weekend!