This week has been every kind of loopy however every kind of nice, too. Final weekend, amid transferring craziness, Chase and I had been capable of escape for some particular one-on-one time to see a Nutcracker-inspired Christmas present within the metropolis. One-on-one time with Chase is the trickiest to return by as a result of he’s at school the longest and can be concerned in probably the most actions so three hours of high quality time with my greatest child was so particular!
We additionally crammed our days with play dates, a vacation mug trade with associates, present-wrapping and many at-home holiday-related actions — cookie-making, Christmas clay creations (thanks Goal greenback spot), the works!
The vacation season, the anticipation of lastly dwelling in our new home and household and associates is what I’m loving most this week however carry on scrolling for a peek into a couple of further issues that made me smile! I hope you all have a beautiful weekend and a really, very Merry Christmas! Sending a lot like to all of you and a lot gratitude for making PBF part of your life, nevertheless usually you decide to cease by my weblog. I admire you a lot!
Issues I’m Loving Friday
The Starting of Our Massive Transfer!
As you’ll have gathered from what I shared above, we formally have our certificates of occupancy for our new home! HOORAY! This sounds fantastic and whereas, in concept, we will formally start dwelling in our new home, there’s nonetheless a “punch listing” of issues to finish (wallpapering, electrical points, paint and trim touchup, some cupboard fixes, alllll the landscaping, some exterior portray, and so forth.) so we’re attempting to withstand the temptation to right away transfer in and be sensible since we don’t need to be dwelling in a house overflowing with folks nonetheless working with three children and a canine within the combine.
The good information is that we’ve been capable of start transferring some objects into the home and we spent virtually all of final weekend in addition to any free moments this week transferring a bazillion packing containers over to the brand new home and unpacking some issues as nicely. We’ll transfer our beds and ourselves the week between Christmas and New Years’ and understanding we’re *this shut* to dwelling within the dwelling we’ve been constructing for greater than two years has me so unbelievably excited… and careworn as a result of transferring with children within the combine is not any joke, however we’re nonetheless feeling principally excited.
We missed having a canine in our home over the course of the previous 12 months and a half so, a lot. Pepper is simply the sweetest, funniest little ferret and we love her tons. She makes us chuckle each single day, particularly now that we’ve seen her heat as much as us and start to actually belief us. She loves searching our toes beneath our blankets and grabbing onto the ties of my floor-length gown together with her tiny tooth and growling her ferocious growl as she swings herself forwards and backwards. One her her favourite previous instances is falling asleep throughout us within the cutest little positions. The image above makes me so completely satisfied as a result of she seems so content material however a part of me additionally seems on the image a little bit deeper and sees a canine who is totally relaxed and never afraid to be weak/on her again together with her new household.
Ryan is just not allowed to examine my weblog till after Christmas as a result of I couldn’t resist providing you with guys an early peek into considered one of his Christmas presents. I ordered his stunning custom hand cut map of UCF (particularly the world of campus the place Ryan and I met) from this Etsy shop and I like the way in which it turned out! I’m such a sucker for presents with which means and love that that is one thing he’ll be capable to show and luxuriate in in our new dwelling that can function a small reminder of the start of our relationship in faculty. Etsy is the place it’s at for presents like this, I’m telling you!
My ranking: A- / Style: Thriller
I cruised by means of one other thriller audiobook amidst all the boxing and unboxing transferring mayhem final weekend and it was one other winner. Megan Miranda’s thrillers are a few of my favorites as a result of they’re fast-paced, suspenseful with out being scary and twisty all through the complete novel. The Perfect Stranger was no totally different and I completely loved listening to this one.
The guide begins with a contemporary begin for Leah Stevens. After reuniting together with her previous pal and former roommate, Emmy Gray, Leah jumps at Emmy’s concept of transferring to a small city in Pennsylvania. It looks like the right technique to escape the scandal surrounding Leah’s journalism profession and Leah rapidly accepts a educating job the place she will start anew.
When a fellow instructor is arrested and Emmy disappears, Leah finds herself wrapped up in scandal as soon as once more. After reporting her roommate lacking, Leah solutions questions from the native police, questions that rapidly reveal simply how little Leah is aware of in regards to the girl she shared a house with for years. Leah begins to query all the things — her fellow academics, Emmy, her previous and the way all the things is perhaps related, amid the rising suspicion that Leah herself might need been concerned within the crimes on this small city indirectly.
Peppermint Oreo Ice Cream Dessert (So extremely easy however nonetheless festively scrumptious!)
Slow Cooker Holiday Mulled Wine (An enormous-time crowd pleaser!)
Query of the Day
What’s one factor you might be loving this week?
Any vacation plans?
What’s one factor you feel grateful for this vacation season?
Perpetually and all the time, I’m feeling grateful for my household. One thing in regards to the vacation season solely serves to emphasise the gratitude I really feel for the well being, security and happiness Ryan and I’ve with our boys, our family members and one another.