Monday, December 12, 2011

A Christmasy Weekend!

This weekend was was full of all things Christmas and family, so I was totally spoiled :)

The bulk of my weekend was spent with my mom, little sister Jodell, and Ryan whom I PCA for. We did some Christmas shopping (I got all Sean's gifts, YAY!) then we headed downtown to the Macy's 8th floor display,"Life as an Elf."

Afterwards we got the kids some cookies from Mrs. Claus's bakery!

Walking around downtown this time of year is magical...there are so many beautiful Christmas decorations...I was in Aww!

I even found a customized ornament shop..look what I got made :)

Saturday evening we went to the Holidazzle parade with the family! It was chilly, but a lot of fun!

Sunday my sweet friend Jessie offered to take some family pictures of us for our Christmas cards! They turned out great....I am dedicating tomorrow's post to them so stay tuned!

The rest of Sunday was spent celebrating a late Thansgiving with my immediate family. We ate some delicious food..YUM

Can you tell I LOVE gravy?

Made our Christmas cards, and attempted to build gingerbread houses which ended up in a mess but was SOOO much fun!

I LOVE weekends with family, my heart feels full today and I am filled with joy :) Happy Monday Friends!!

I wanted to leave you with my favorite Christmas saying for today's 25 days of Christmas. I found if very fitting of this weekend...

"The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree is the presence of a happy family wrapped up in eachother"

Jamie Leigh


Courtney B said...

What a perfect weekend! It looks and sounds like you had such a great time :)
And I'm super excited to see the pictures tomorrow!

Ria @ Life as a Wife! said...

So much fun! We were downtown on Saturday too... good times :) Gotta love Christmastime!!

Mrs. Knott said...

So sweet! Downtown is SO beautiful. I haven't been in quite some time (I live about 2.5 hours West of the Twin Cities) but it is always so magical!

Anonymous said...

Loks like you ended up having a great weekend it is always so nice to see families that get along. I can't wait to see family pictures hope they turned out great!!

alicia said...

aww looks like a sweet little weekend. love gingerbread houses!

Faith said...

looks like the perfect weekend! i know exactly what you mean when you say that your heart feels full today ... that is exactly how i feel after a weekend spent with my family!

have a great week!

Emma Frances said...

What a perfect Christmas-y weekend! :] And I can't wait to see your family pictures tomorrow!

Jamie said...

I love the holidays. Looks like you had a blast!