A Few of My Favorite Things (140)

[Stella & Dot outfit of the week:: Essential Fringe Necklace // Engravable Bar with Leighton’s birthdate // ZoZuBaby headband]10585c8b-1ee5-4074-a74d-b35688a6bb17
[baby elf in her Hanna Andersson jammies]
[6th annual Christmas ornament exchange]
[Lights of Life]
[Leighton’s first visit with Santa]
[festive attire all around]

It’s hard to believe that it’s already mid-December, but it’s been so fun getting in the Christmas spirit this week!  I had not one, but two Christmas ornament exchanges and girls dinners this week — one at Mezza Luna with my Springbluff college girls and one at American Food & Beverage (our 6th year in a row!). I ended up with 2 animal ornaments to add to my collection — a felt mouse wearing winter attire and a hot pink glass balloon animal dachshund. I love them!

We drove up to Life University on Friday to check out the huge light display on their campus, and we finished off our night in the burbs with dinner at Outback (blooming onion and all – yum!). On Saturday, we went to the Tinsel & Twine event at Westside Provisions District. It’s a free event at one of our favorite shopping/dining areas, and they had fake snow, carolers, free hot chocolate from West Egg, and a great Santa Claus with free photos! Leighton did great with being handed off to a stranger, which was surprising, and we had a fun morning walking around in the crazy warm 70+ degree weather. My mom had a slumber party with Leighton that night so that we could don our tackiest Christmas attire for our friends’ tacky sweater party. It’s not often (or ever) that we leave the house both wearing sweater dresses… hopefully Leighton isn’t scarred for life by her father’s outfit!

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