Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Life Lately


Hey Gals. You may have noticed I've been a little absent lately so I thought I'd check-in and give an update on what's been going on. And if you didn't notice any absence, it's solely because of my amazing co-blogger running the show while I took a little break (love you B- you are truly the best BFF a gal could ask for).

Life has decided to deal some rough cards lately and I'm just finally coming up for a breather. Besides the normal craziness that comes with the holidays and year-end busyness at work, my dad's been having some unexpected health issues that have really taken a toll on my family. We're still waiting on some additional testing scheduled for later this week to get a full diagnosis so I'm not quite ready to share the extent of it yet, but if you all could please keep my family and especially my dad in your thoughts I would be very grateful.  We could use as much positive thinking and prayer as we could possibly get right now.

I'm grateful that the holidays have brought a welcome distraction and after this week I'm off of work for a whole week, so to say I'm looking forward to Christmas would be a huge understatement. On top of trying to spend as much time with my family as possible, we've been able to squeeze in some fun holiday activities with Little M. We've finally introduced the Elf to him and it's really the most adorable thing.
Blue the Elf!
I know the Elf on a Shelf concept has plenty of haters but you can't deny the joy on Little M's face every morning once he finds Blue's new landing spot of the day. Plus having a little bargaining power when it comes to convincing him to eat at mealtime certainly doesn't hurt! This past weekend we also went to our local firehouse where Santa arrived on a train. Seeing as how much Little M loves trains, this Santa visit was a huge hit with him and we even snapped some tear free pictures on his lap!




And finally, just to end things on a fun note, my episode of Wheel of Fortune airs tonight! I'm already cringing at the thought of seeing myself on tv but I promised I'd share the air date, so here it is. So if you're curious to see how I did, don't forget to tune in and watch Wheel tonight! I don't want to give any spoilers, but let's just say I managed to talk to Pat about blogging and glitter, so that in itself is pretty amazing ;)


I know this post is a little more personal than the normal fare around here, so thanks for reading and I hope everyone has a fantastic Wednesday!


19 comments :

  1. Hope everything turns out well with you dad <3 Hugs!!

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  2. Definitely keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers girl! And I've never done the Elf on the Shelf thing but I think it's cute! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  3. sending mucho good vibes your way! super fun about the wheel! will have to keep an eye out :)

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  4. sorry to hear life has been tough for you lately. i completely understand. that's so cool you were on the show!! i'll have to tune in.

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  5. So sorry to hear about your dad - will keep you all in my thoughts.

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  6. I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I am sending you hugs and good vibes :)

    So awesome about Wheel of Fortune!!! I am going to try to tune in tonight.

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  7. Sorry to hear the news. Praying for you and your family.

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  8. My thoughts are with your family!

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  9. So I've got wheel of fortune on in the background at home, I hadn't seen this post but I saw you and was yelling at my husband, "hey I know her!" Lol I obv came on here to make sure I was right ;) that's so much fun!

    Thoughts and prayers are with your family. I'm hoping you'll have a relaxing and enjoyable holiday season.

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  10. oh, so sorry to hear girl, hope everything turns out okay xx

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  11. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! Dealing with health issues is no fun, especially during the holidays.

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  12. Sending one up for your dad and your family. Yay for Wheel! I'll tune in! xo Amanda

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  13. Praying for your dad. Hope you and your whole family have a beautiful Christmas. You were just fab on Wheel!!

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  14. M- I am so very sorry to hear your dad is having issues. He will be in my thoughts and prayers along with your whole family! I'm extremely bummed out I'm reading this a day late and missed your episode- I wonder if I can watch it online from yesterday!?! I am not an Elf hater, actually I love the concept of it...cute pics! I hope you get some needed rest...thinking of you, XO!

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  15. Oh no! I missed this on Wednesday but I just wanted to pop in and say that I am so sorry about your Dad and if you need ANYTHING I am here for you! Hang in there love! xo

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  16. Praying for you dad, M!!! And grrr....I missed it! I wish I had seen this post before! :( How was it?!

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  17. Prayers for your dad and you all too. And I can't believe I missed your Wheel episode!

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  18. Praying for your Dad! And I'm so jealous you were on Wheel of Fortune. I've always wanted to go on the show!

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