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Linking up with Kristen and Gretch today for another installment of What’s New With You.

Reading: I just started reading Where We Belong by Emily Giffin yesterday.

Where We Belong

Listening: Christmas music all day every day. One of my most favorites.


Watching: All of the Christmas movies!!! Or, at least trying to! We watched The Grinch at least three times this past Sunday alone. Zoe is obsessed and it couldn’t make me any happier to see her get so in to that movie.

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Eating:All of the things. Haha! This week we had a lot of food from Zoe’s party left over to snack on. For dinners this week it is turkey burgers, taco bowls and stuffed pepper soup.

Buying: Christmas shopping this year has looked like….

But in all seriousness, I have a good chunk done and for the gifts I don’t  have yet….I know what I need to get so there isn’t much guess work left. Yay!

Working: I need to get our Christmas tree up this weekend so that I have enough time to enjoy it before it needs to come  back down. I don’t think I am going to bring out alllll the decor this year. Our house just gets too cluttered with it. But I cant not put the tree up!

I also have been slowly getting the office cleaned out. I packed up all of Zoe’s baby gear on Friday last week and sobbed the entire time. Now I need to get another container to store the rest of the clothes she grew out of. It is crazy seeing how small some of the stuff was that she was wearing just six months ago.

Sending: I need to get my Christmas cards ordered and sent out! If you want to exchange Christmas cards this year, let me know and let’s share addresses. If you were on my list last year, you will probably get one again this year assuming I haven’t lost your address.

Feeling: Thankful and festive. There was a time when I let the holidays stress me out a little bit, but that time is long gone. Now I just soak up as much of the joy and activity that I possibly can. This is my most favorite time of the year, and I want to be present in it and make as many memories as possible. I am hoping to get a gingerbread house kit to do soon, bake a fun holiday treat, watch many more Christmas movies, drink hot chocolate, maybe go look at some Christmas lights, take Zoe to meet Santa Claus and any other things I can squeeze in to this month! What is your favorite holiday tradition?


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Funny smalltalk pie chart


Crossing my fingers

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  • Reply Bri @ My Life As December 7, 2017 at 6:33 am

    So much yes to the small talk! I paused reading this to go post that on my Facebook & Twitter lol. Also, I want to be Janet’s friend. I ordered my Christmas cards & I’m really hoping they come in on time. They’re set to be delivered like a day or so before I leave for MN for 2 weeks.

  • Reply Laura December 7, 2017 at 9:04 am

    A large group of people is called a no thanks! lololo — I’m rolling on the floor!! I’m trying so hard to just be in the moment this year too. It’s so easy to get so stressed out! We need to get together and do some Christmas day drinking. 🙂

  • Reply Dani December 7, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Ugh, small talk. When I was kidnapped and taken to the woods over Thanksgiving (kidding, kind of) ALLL they did was small talk, especially over the meals. It was the worst, and I’m so bad at it. I’m curious to see Zoe’s reaction to Santa. I hope she doesn’t get scared, but honestly those videos are my absolute favorite! Good luck fitting in all the holiday things!

  • Reply Kay December 7, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Im also feeling pretty festive which is weird for me. I need to watch the Grinch this weekend – one of my faves for sure. Speaking of Grinch, That meme about Christmas shopping is so me lol

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer December 7, 2017 at 10:22 am

    I’m trying to get in a more festive mood! I’ve had the tree up for a couple of weeks but cannot get my act together when it comes to decorating it. Also I’ve been shopping for myself while I buy presents, too. So many cute things!

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag December 7, 2017 at 10:32 am

    haha I’m loving all the funny memes at the end. That’s hilarious about the protein shake one. I have those at work too and one of the first times I was shaking mine, someone in the office was like “is that spray paint?” It really does sound like someone shaking a spray paint can! lol

    I hope you can fit in all the fun Christmas things! There are a lot of things I still want to do as well, including watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas. I just love that movie; hilarious quotes too.


  • Reply Missy @MySh!ttyKitchen December 7, 2017 at 11:40 am

    OOh I love Emily Giffin, I need to pick up that book! I lol’ed at the margaritas. Or today I will take a hot toddy with all this rare cold weather!

  • Reply kristen December 7, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    i am the opposite with gifts.. i’ve bought hardly any.. oops! but plenty for myself! lol.
    lol that small talk thing hahahaha
    glad you are not letting the holidays stress you out! that’s awesome. and love that Zoe loves the grinch. too cute.
    i am never feeling worky. ha!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo December 7, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    I literally snorted at the protein shake funny.
    Love love love Zoe loves the Grinch. Raise,em,right!!

  • Reply Kelly @ Noodle to the Rescue December 7, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    LOL, That pie chart is so true! I am the worst at small talk.
    I’ve never seen Jim Carrey Grinch movie but we love the cartoon!

  • Reply Audrey December 8, 2017 at 8:17 am

    All those memes are perfect. Hahahaha. I agree 100% about small talk and large crowds!! Ha!
    I’m so glad you’re feeling festive this season! It’s a must better way to cruise through the holidays 😉
    We need to get our tree, too!

  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky December 11, 2017 at 9:25 am

    LOL omg the small talk one..that’s 100% me. isn’t it great to know that you can chill because your christmas is on point (most gifts have been purchased etc) and you can enjoy it instead of stressing? i am done with gifts – they’re all wrapped and ready to be given out and then when i drive by the malls, i’m like HAHAHA SUCKAS!!

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