This week has been quiet for us. We had lots of snow on Tuesday. I have a weekly coffee date with our friend, Wendi, and it was a lovely walk to the coffee shop in a winter wonderland, and we spent an extra long time visiting in the warm coffee shop. The boys had our weekly playdate at our friends’ house, but I stayed home with the girls this week – growing this baby is taking a lot of energy these days!
Wednesday and Thursday were quiet days at home, working on the business and playing in the snow. Liam was excited to star in his first video review on the blog. Check it out here if you haven’t seen it. We did fit in a drive through town, exploring a couple streets for Christmas lights.
Another snowstorm hit on Friday, and cancelled our plans for the weekend. There were two holiday fair events we had hoped to make it to – one fair trade and one pottery – and a Holiday Walk in our small town, but the weather was terrible for traveling to the fairs, and quite frankly, I just felt too terrible to make the effort. The kids didn’t seem to mind, but it is definitely a big change from what I am usually wanting to do during the season. But it has still been a cozy, meaningful time, and the snow just adds to the ambiance!
Sunday was a day of rest for us, and I was inspired to actually cook beyond bean soup in the crockpot! I pulled together a meal of meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and peas, which was quite the accomplishment for me. Our friend, Nate, came over and we shared our meal and advent celebration with him.
Monday was our day to finish up Christmas shopping. We are planning to check out the big Christmas light displays this week. There is one house that has animatronic Alvin and the Chipmunks singing in the window (among many, many other displays), and I’m not sure if it would be Christmas for our kids if we didn’t drive by that house at least once during the season!
How was your week? Did you get much snow? Is there a can’t-miss light display in your town – or is that your house? Seriously, if you have Alvin and the Chipmunks in your windows during the holidays, my kids already love you.