Yesterday, we went and visited Santa. I’ve always tried to knock this out early in the season each year. It’s not crazy busy and the kids have more time to sit and talk with Santa, without feeling rushed. Logan and Vaughn are not big fans of Santa (you’ll see what I mean when you see the photos), so I enlisted the help of my parents and some sisters. I have no problem with an outing with my four by myself, but when I knew what Logan and Vaughn were bound to do, it was much much easier to have some extra sets of hands on deck. The girls knew we were going to see Santa today, but the boys had no clue, and the girls knew to keep it a secret because they knew how upset the boys would get if they found out early. That’s the other reason I do it before the season gets busier and there’s a line. With a line means more patience and waiting, and letting Logan and Vaughn have more time to realize what we’re doing waiting in the line. More of a chance to bolt! Yesterday’s visit…
My dad had just gotten off call, so he was able to join us too!
Two of my sisters helping with distracting the boys as we waited.
The boys still had no idea. Distractions, distractions…
My parents, getting ready to throw the unsuspecting boys on Santa’s lap!
Aside from Logan’s first year meeting Santa, he doesn’t exactly have the greatest track record for happy Santa experiences after that…
2012 – Help Me!
2012 – Why did you give us to this big red stranger!
Poor Logan and Vaughn!
“God authors our lives with love and illustrates them with children.”
Goodnight Blessings for My Child, by Chris Shea
My OOTD yesterday, to visit Santa…
Tory Burch Caroline Flats (on sale, true to size) // Gingham Shirt (35% off today only with code: JOKES and free shipping) // Paige Jeans (on sale, just marked down) // Vest (mine is old, this one is similar) // Tartan Knit Scarf (only $25) // Gorjana Leaf Studs
Can’t believe it’s going to get up to 72 today! And then on Friday, our high will only be 46 and a low of 25! As it starts staying cooler, how fabulous would this Ruana be to have during the holidays? And it’s reversible. Two for one, and only $68!
A big thank you to all of you who entered my Lilly Pulitzer giveaway! To choose the winner, I entered every single entry on random.org, and chose the winner. On the blog, I chose the winner on Rafflecopter.
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I have this one with gray stones that I’m wearing today, and absolutely love it! But I love the opal one for the holidays! One thing’s for sure, if the Galaxy Bib necklace is any indicator as to how quickly these festive necklaces will sell out, I’d get this one soon!
Baublebar always offers free shipping and free returns. And if this is your first order, enter your email address, and receive 15% off. Be sure and check out what was Just Added. Lots of cute desk accessories and storage.
Y’all may remember these glasses above, featured in this post. They’re from the Open Door Shop. And today, their Holiday Shop opens for the season! There’s so much to love in their shop that it was hard to narrow down a few favorites to share with you. I love it all!
So many cute and festive pieces for the holidays!
I was perusing Target the other day and found this game to give the girls for Christmas: Disney Frozen 6 in 1 Games. Anything Frozen sounds like it will be a win this year.
Bloomingdales is currently running a Friends & Family Sale. Enter code: HOLIDAY and take 20% off your purchase.