Monday, November 25, 2013

Weekend Update: A weekend with no plans:

We have been pretty busy for the past couple of months with something planned or something to do every weekend, so we were so excited that this weekend we had no set plans, and Steven had Friday off giving us more time together as a family!! 

So Friday morning started off pretty relaxing with our morning walk through the neighborhood. 
The rest of Friday was spent hanging out, pulling all of our Christmas decorations out, and figuring out how in the heck we were going to get our Christmas lights on this roof...

(I grew up putting our Christmas tree and Christmas lights up the weekend after Thanksgiving and this is a tradition Steven and I have started with our own family, but since we will be traveling for the holiday, we wanted to try and get at least the lights on the roof so we had something to come home to!)

We borrowed our neighbors ladder (but it was too short), so we rented a bigger ladder... 
The rest of our Friday was spent running in and out of the house because it kept raining on us and needless to say no lights went up... sigh
So we finished off our Friday picnic style on the floor, eating pizza, in front of the fire, watching a Disney movie for a Friday Family Date Night! 

Perfect end to our Friday!

Saturday morning started off with Steven making some amazing French Toast from my Homemade Bread for breakfast

Then we headed out to Wannamaker County Park for a little trail hike. 
We started out by hitting up the Tot Lot so Charli could run around and play

Then headed out to start our walk!

But not without running up the giant hill first...

I was so excited for this walk because I knew we would see some beautiful colors and leaves!
This Florida girl has never experienced a "true Fall" with leave changing/cold weather until now and I am absolutely loving it! 
I knew I would fall in love with Charleston before we moved here, I just didn't realize how fast I would fall!

Not only is it my first time experiencing a "true Fall", but it is Charli's first real Fall as well (because if you know anything about Monterey, CA you would know they do not have seasons... they have cold, foggy, chilly, foggy, slightly warm for 5 minutes then back to cold, and still foggy). So this little girl has been all about the leaves these past couple of weeks and it is the cutest thing ever! 
She sure loved all of the 'leeeevsh' on our walk and literally tried to pick up every single one! ;)

After our walk we had to make a quick trip to Home Depot.
I mean it wouldn't be a family weekend without some type of errand running right?! 

 Just a girl admiring some tools!

 When we got home, it was lunch and nap for a certain little girl, then Steven and I were back at trying to figure out how we were going to get Christmas lights on the roof without dying...

I made it up on to the roof, shaking, and possibly wetting my pants (I am terrified of heights), as it then started to rain again (shit)... I somehow managed to get back down without falling to my death (seriously why is our roof so freaking tall and steep?). 
When the rain cleared up we headed back out, trying to just climb the ladder all the way to the top...

'Dada? Do you need this?'

That worked for the garage section, but seriously the peaks of the house are so high that the ladder was swaying back and forth... Again, I think we both want to live! ;) 
Needless to say, it is Monday and the lights on the garage are the only ones up... sigh
I'm thinking lets hire a professional! ;)

Sunday morning we woke up to it being in the 20s, so we decided to stay home and stay cuddled up with the fire going! 
Perfect Sunday morning with my little family I tell ya!
We finally made it out to run some more errands... Garden Ridge, Target, Babies R Us, Michael's, and we did have enough time for Bed Bath & Beyond! ;)
Then it was back to the house for a little play time before lunch and nap.
We decided to make Charli her very first leaf pile since she seems to love them so much right now!

 She wasn't quite sure what to do! She picked a few up out of the pile and ran around as happy as a clam!

Oh well... She might not have jumped in them, or ran through them, or made leaf angels... But our little girl sure did love picking them up and running around in the yard, and that is all this momma needed to see! 
And that was the extent to our Sunday and it was perfect! 

We are looking forward to seeing family in just a couple of short days and spending Thanksgiving with our loved ones... That, I am Thankful for! 

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend as well!
Happy Monday!


  1. Hey don't worry about putting up your christmas decorations "too early." We put ours up a week ago because we are going to be moving at Christmas and I want to look at all my beautiful decorations at least once a year, so as long as you have a good excuse it is all good ;)

  2. You have a gorgeous house! Can't wait to see it all lit up either. :) And you still have leaves on your trees. How pretty! I love Fall too. And there's nothing quite like an east coast fall.

  3. Looks like a great weekend! And oh my goodness I would have been terrified to climb onto that roof, scary!!!