Wednesday, November 16, 2011

{busy elves and a birthday boy}

As you might have guessed . . . we haven't been sitting around lamenting the passing of Halloween.  
Thanksgiving and Christmas are just too exciting!  I was serious about decorating!

November 1st was the perfect day to take down the Halloween decorations.  My little elf decided to decorate her room immediately!  She donned a Santa hat, brought her own decorations in and got to work.  
Pictures of her room will be posted soon.
The family room Christmas tree was next on the list and we decided to employ another lovely elf . . . which made it so much more fun!  Especially when the elves started decorating themselves.
We love Baylee!

The tree did get finished and it looks beautiful!  I'm really in a hurry tonight so I don't have all the pictures ready but hopefully you are now in a festive mood!

We had to stop decking the halls so we could celebrate a very special day.  My baby boy was about to celebrate his 16th birthday! I had to take a final picture with my big boy - it was his last night to be 15.  I'll never have another 15 year-old son! :(
The boys enjoyed a little breakfast feast bright and early on November 8th . . .
I am one lucky momma!
Landon made sure we kept with tradition and he got to open a gift first thing that morning.  I'm glad he likes books but it didn't last long.  I wish it would've lasted more than a day and a half.  Oh well!  He also received Inheritance and he's finished it too!
Is it noticeable that I have eight fashion conscious sisters that equate to eight fashion conscious aunts?? haha
 My mom & Rachel really know how to keep him looking good!  Perfect gift = super soft hoodie.

India had the best idea!  She made Landon an "Emergency Date Kit" - so thoughtful for the 16 year-old in her life.  She's a clever girl and he loves this.
Having all four kids home for Landon's birthday was the best.  Everything was right in my world and I couldn't have been happier.

I love the picture below!  What are best friends for if they don't blow out your candles??  The boys were joking around and I love watching them together . . . being best friends.  Although, I don't know if guys have best friends.  Maybe BFFs are just a girls thing?
The icing on the cake was having the Serdar's visit!!
These are the best people you'll ever meet.  We were so blessed to have them visit and we miss them already.
For tonight, that's the end.  Life has been too busy to update and I still hope to make time for a few flashback blogs in the future but for tonight that's really the end.  Nolan and I are getting up at 3:00 a.m.  We are going to check a few things off our bucket lists!