It took me forever to clean and get Christmas put away, but I can officially say we have found a place for all new toys and clothes and the Christmas decorations are up and out of my sight. Yay!!!
We got amazing things for Christmas and I wanted to share some of the things that were my favorite for myself and the kids. I have included the link below each item listed in case you want to check them out.
I’ll start with things for me!
I got the softest pair of sweat pants ever. They are the Carrie Underwood brand, Calia,and you can purchase them at Dick’s Sporting Goods or at the website. They are comfy! They are a perfect fit! Vaughn got a size medium and typically I wear a large, but like I said these are a perfect fit and I want to run and get another pair asap. He did good!
•Purse and Card holder
My parents got me a new purse. Why? Well, for those moms out there that use the diaper bag as your purse...I feel you! I never thought I would see the day that I would get to carry a cute purse again. But the day has come. My parents got me a Michael Kors purse with a small card wallet that can attach to my keys. It’s amazing and perfect. The purse has two zippers and enough room to hold what I need to bring with me. I love the color and the two tone pattern. It is what I needed for my first purse back to reality. And the Tanger Outlets is where to go to getcha one!
My Brother and Sister in Law got us new bibles and The New City Catechism book, 52 questions and answers for our heart and mind. I was so excited about these things. I love my Bible. It is called ESV illuminated journaling bible. It’s beautiful and I can’t wait to begin journaling in it. The New City Catechism book is very informative and we also got the one for kids. The questions are relevant and the answers with scripture are solid truth. This is a great tool to have with you and in your home.
The last thing I want to share, that I received, with you is the Urban Decay Smokey Eye Palette. My in laws got this for me and I absolutely love it. The colors are beautiful and it goes on so well. And I amazed at the long lasting wear it has. I have become a SeneGence lover but the best thing about that is I can use that eyeshadow over top of my SeneGence products and it makes it last even longer. And that’s definitely what we want.
Now to the kids! Because that’s usually my focus.
Wade asked Santa for Magna Tiles...well Santa decided to get Picasso Tiles. 1. They were cheaper. 2. They had great reviews. 3. And they looked exactly the same. I read reviews on a bunch of different ones and decided on the Picasso Tiles. If you don’t know what these are they are tiles that comes in different shapes with magnets. Kids can use their imagination and build anything. I have watched Wade and MJ build towers, castles, garages, and houses. They really are a great toy and a great learning tool.
They also got new cups for Christmas. I feel like we buy cups all the time. And I haven’t really found one that I’m just crazy about, but I absolutely love these Contigo Stainless steel cups. And I’m so glad I bought them at Kohl’s online Black Friday. They are sturdy! And are perfect for them to take to school for their water and it remain cold. They seem durable for toddlers and I’m impressed so far.
•Melissa and Doug Vanity Set
If you have a little girl who loves makeup, playing dress up, and fixing hair...this is perfect. MJ will sit for 30 min, for a 2 year old,that’s a long time, and just play with this set. She will put on her makeup while I’m putting mine on and she fixes my hair and her barbies. It’s amazing how early they start coping and noticing things and she wants to get ready with her mama every day. And the good thing about this set is, it’s not heavy and it’s not big. It’s just right!
And last but not least.... DOLLYWOOD Season Passes. We can’t wait to make memories at Dollywood riding new rides and spending time together as a family. Wade is getting taller and he is able to ride more rides. He is going to be like his parents and want to ride all the roller coasters. I can’t wait for them to open back up!
So thankful for everything we got, the traditions we continued and started, and all the time we had with family. Even though we ended up with some kind of virus the day after Christmas,and had to miss being with my mom’s family, it all worked out. That’s just the way it goes sometimes.
Check out these amazing products and give them a try. We are enjoying everything we received and have donated a lot to local clothes closets.
Wade and MJ both did good selecting things they no longer needed for other kids to have. I thought there would be lots of screaming and tears, but it was easy breezy. Hopefully they won’t ask about the stuff I stuffed in the bag without them seeing... haha! Oh well!
Love and Prayers,