Thoughts for Thursday: Life Lately and a Kitchen Update

Hi Friends! Happy Thursday! Can you believe we are one week until Christmas!???  Are you all ready?  I still need to pick up a few last minute gifts and do some wrapping but I'm not feeling too overwhelmed.   Our December has been absolutely crazy with something going on every weekend and we're not slowing down anytime soon!  I love this of year but always get so overwhelmed in the go go go part of it. It's been a blast to see it through Miller's eye this year as he really comprehends what is going on.

I'm finally getting around to mailing our Christmas cards this week.  Every year I say I'm going to get it done in November and I never do. Oh well, they usually make it to friends and family before actual Christmas day.   I will share them with you all next week.

We've been keeping busy and trying to get outside anytime the weather pops over 40 degrees.  As I do every year, it always takes me a bit to adjust to the freezing temps but the kids don't seem to care at all.  They are obsessed with the neighbors reindeer and always must say hi and pet them.

I signed the boys up for a Siblings gym class this winter which I'm hoping will save our sanity on the days I have both of them at home with me.  It's at My Gym which we've never been to before and they both loved it.

Life in the townhouse has been good.  It's definitely a change to go 3000 plus sq ft to 1100 sq ft but it hasn't been as bad as I thought it might be.  I've also learned that we can live with so much less.  We've decided we're going to do a big purge before we move back into the other house and get rid of stuff we've been carrying around for years and not using.

Miller is so proud of his new nativity set and loves to have his dinosaurs visit baby Jesus ;) Can you spot them?

We made our first gingerbread house which the boys loved.  Miller was obsessed with building the house right, just like the box and Matthew just wanted to eat all the candy.

 Kyle's been crazy busy at work so I've been doing the single parenting thing for the last few weeks and some nights you just gotta do what you gotta do.  The boys wouldn't eat their dinner so I locked them into high chairs and turned on a movie.  Low and behold they both ate every bite in front of the tv ;)

Saturday night we went out in Baltimore to celebrate my sister's birthday!  It was so much fun but I was paying for it on Sunday.    I wore my new J.Crew striped ruffle top which I'm obsessed with.

So fun to get to go out and act like I'm 25 again ;)

We had dinner at Cava Mezze which was so good and drinks afterwards at Charleston.

I've been having so much luck at the Loft lately!  I don't know if it helps that there is one literally across the street from me right now but I've been finding such good stuff.  This sweater is so cozy and I've worn it at least 4 times since I bought it last Friday.

Our house is still a construction site and at this point we won't have any of the fun stuff in until mid to late January but the progress they've made so far is exciting for me, sorry if it's boring to all of you.
The door way into the back of the house was widen giving a much better view into our kitchen.  This doorway was so skinny I'm happy to have it bigger and letting more light in.

The floor to of the sun room if officially raised and the HVAC is run back into the room!! It's now officially part of the house!! I'm so so excited for this part and so happy to have a more open space now.  Running the HVAC vents into this room means we can remove the ugly wall unit we've had in there which I'm so happy about.

This doesn't look like much but it's the entrance to my mudroom and pantry!  There will be a pocket door separating this room from the kitchen.

This is from inside the mudroom/pantry.  The back wall will be hooks and cubbies and the wall to the right will be my pantry.

We have been back and forth over appliances and counter tops but I think we've finally come to a decision at this point.  We really need to make a choice over the next week so we can finally get the cabinets ordered.    That's a whole other story.  Hoping to share more soon!

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  1. I bought that Nativity set for my little one as a Christmas gift!! I can't wait for him to play with it, it's adorable!!

  2. Lol at the kids petting the "reindeer". I am loving these holiday themed posts.

  3. It's so fun to see house progress!

  4. Those renovations look so exciting! I know you can hardly wait to move back in.

  5. Love that striped top & cardigan on you!! Can't wait to see how everything looks when the projects are finished!!

  6. Love the Jcrew striped top - love how it flares out - so cute! Thanks for hosting :)

    Sarah Bell
    Trendy & Tidy

  7. So much to discuss!! Love all of your outfit pics! You look great! And the house is coming together so well.....you guys are going to freaking love it!

  8. Yay for house updates! They aren't boring at all I love them. I can totally tell how much wider that foyer entryway is compared to before (not creepy, just remember things like that :D) I love a pocket door that'll be so cute for the mudroom/pantry, and the amount of light pouring into that sunroom is incredible. Love the striped ruffle top - glad you got to have such a fun night out!!
    The Sarcastic Blonde


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