Monday, December 3, 2012

This Weekend I.............

      This weekend was spent doing some of my most favorite things!

The hubby and I stole away for awhile and while we were supposed to be Christmas shopping we splurged a little on ourselves instead. We power shopped for a couple hours and updated our wardrobes, which was much needed! There were so many good sales!

That night we went to our town's Christmas parade and tree lighting ceremony, which we have actually never done. I foresee a new family tradition. After we got home we dug into some Chinese food and decorated our tree. The kids were very into it this year.

Earlier in the week I sat hunched over for way too long and made some felt Christmas trees for the kids, complete with ornaments. They may not be the prettiest (or straightest), but the kids sure love them. :)

 If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen what Johnny B. Snickerdoodles has been up to. Johnny is our Elf on the Shelf and this is his first year visiting us.

Watching some TV

Out for an early morning ride

Reading to his friends. I don't think they got the memo that he is a nice elf.

Drawing on Mommy and Daddy's picture

Having a nutritious breakfast of marshmallows 

Linking up here.


  1. Looks like you had a really good weekend!! :) I am going to start following you on instagram whats your username?

  2. Wow what a wonderful way to experience the season! Looks like you've been busy :)

  3. Sounds like a lot of fun! Glad you guys did some shopping for yourselves!

  4. johnny b. snickerdoodles - i love it!! i can't wait to have an elf on the shelf! :)
    those felt christmas trees are such a great idea...i bet jaxson and kendra are going to have so much fun with them this month - you did an awesome job with them!

    yay for sales and shopping with the mr!!
    your tree is beautiful and bright. wishing you a wonderful week, ashley! <3

  5. Good for you, shopping for yourself! It's always nice to treat yourself sometimes!

    Love the little elf pictures! What fun!

    Oh, and your tree looks AMAZING!

  6. "Date nights" are the best! Yay for a little mommy shopping spree - all too often I find I'm buying clothes for my little guy and forget to update my threads as well.
    Love the felt trees and can't wait to begin some Christmas traditions as my big man grows.
    Found/following you while doing a little blog hopping today. Would love for you to swing by
    and follow back!
    Happy Monday!