(J.Crew Nylon Hooded Bomber Jacket)
(Pajar Women's Greenland Boot)
It's been awhile since we've chatted...what have you been up to? Did you have a Happy Thanksgiving? This was our family's first Thanksgiving in Montana, so it was extra special for us this year. We are so very thankful to have been able to make the move out here, find a home, and finally start feeling more settled in. :)
I made the traditional Turkey for our dinner, along with Durkee's green bean casserole, corn, homemade mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potato casserole, and rolls. Dessert was pumpkin pie and carrot cake...yum!
This was our table setting this year...
On the Monday after Thanksgiving, we spent the afternoon putting up our Christmas tree and other decorations...
Love my new Bethlehem Lights Wreath on the fireplace mantle.
As well as the pillow cover I ordered from Pick Your Plum last month.
A few more adored decorations...
Last weekend hubby and I took the family to see the Christmas Parade in town, as well as the one in Bigfork.
Santa made his appearance at both parades in the back of a pickup truck, of course.
It was cold, but we all had a great time, and the boys especially enjoyed the hot cocoa, fresh baked cookies, and catching the candy that some of the participants in the parade were throwing out.
It has started to warm up quite a bit this week, but last week was very cold with lots of snow and ice.
I took the opportunity to try out my new parka from Target, snow boots, and trapper hat, all of which I absolutely love. :)
*Merona Puffer Jacket in black
*Gap Turtleneck Sweater in black - Similar
The performances for the Christmas Program at the Christian Academy (where Jake attends for his Biology class) were last night and tonight. All the parents were asked to bring a dessert for the event, so I made Gooey Chocolate Butter Cake to take along.
So decadent and scrumptious...if you haven't ever tried it, you really should!
On Sunday the three youngest boys will be performing in their Christmas Program at church, so they have been practicing memorizing the songs, plus Zane and Wyatt have speaking roles, so they have been working hard at memorizing those, too. They are very excited about the performance, and looking forward to the day of the big event. :)
That's it for now...
Do you have any special plans for the weekend? Have you put up your Christmas tree and decorations yet? Done any Christmas baking? Please do share...I always love to hear from you! :)
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