Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Christmas Village and Confessions

Last weekend was a busy one for the Taylors!!! Saturday morning we had our family photo session and BGT did so good! I think she is holding a leaf in every frame because she was obsessed with the leaves but we will have to wait and see. If the rest are as good as the preview picture I think we will have trouble choosing the perfect picture for our Christmas card :)

Ahhhh and that brings me to Christmas! My FAVORITE TIME OF THE YEAR. Christmas Village is a huge indoor Christmas festival with tons of vendors from around the country selling everything you could think of and it is the "official" start of the Christmas season at the Taylor house. EVERY YEAR I drag Sean with me to get a little Christmas spirit (i.e. carry my packages). And EVERY year I come home and beg Sean to let me go ahead and put up my Christmas tree-which he refuses EVERY YEAR. It has become a sort of tradition for us :)

Last year, CV was the WEEK BEFORE WE FOUND OUT BGT WAS A GIRL. Talk about torture! I was so disappointed that I couldn't buy all the cuteness and I knew in my heart she was a girl but I just couldn't risk it. This year was a whole new ball game. Mimi went on Thursday and got BGT tons of cuteness for Christmas and Thanksgiving including a cute turkey outfit and a snow man outfit and a bunch of 1st Christmas stuff as well as accessories. We went after the pictures Saturday and took my sisters. I got a couple of diaper covers for BGT and Sean picked her out a cute little tiger crocheted hat. We also got monogrammed stockings and I am kind of having second thoughts about them but I'm hoping I change my mind when they get here after I see them (fingers crossed). I also picked up a bag of my FAVE cashew brittle which I may or may not have eaten (by myself) already. We all took turns carrying BGT mid way through because she was over her carseat by that point but she had been without a nap all day so it was to be expected. She fell asleep on Sean's shoulder and she looked so cute! I'm so glad we got to continue our tradition again this year!

Now- on to confessions. I HAVE A PROBLEM. Well, more than one.

Problem #1 Lets start with the worst offender: Halloween candy. I have NO SELF CONTROL PEOPLE. It is literally like I lose all common sense. This did not happen until I got pregnant with BGT and developed a sweet tooth. It is the strangest thing. I thought it would go away after pregnancy but no sir.

'tis the season for smocking
Problem #2: smocking. Holy smocked outfits batman. Our house has become invaded. I LOVE SMOCKING. I can't help myself. I am literally rendered helpless at the sight of a smocked pumpkin on a bishop dress. When I first got confirmation BGT was a girl my mind was immediately filled with thoughts of oversized headbands and smocked outfits. I have a problem. If I go missing, Sean has figured out how much I have spent on these tiny little suckers. I'm including a picture of the latest haul.

Problem #3- etsy. I previously posted a link to a shop where we got boots for BGT in brown and grey and it opened the door to the world of teeny hand made shoes and dresses. My cart is FULL of stuff that I'm just waiting for the right time (paydaaaaay) to buy. I recently got a precious chevron print monogrammed dress for BGT that I ordered, had made and delivered to my door in 48 hours. No joke! And tiny shoes- ohhhh the shoes. I have been looking for a pair of chocolate brown corduroy Mary Janes for BGT for a while now and this sweet chickee on etsy whipped up a pair to my specifications in a flash.
Trouble trouble. But it's all most Christmas so I can purchase under the guise of "presents". Ahahaha!

Hope everyone is having a great week!!

1 comment:

  1. I am new to your blog but look forward to following! Bennett Grace is too cute!