Friday, I woke up early and drove to Tampa to meet up with Noah. He was there for work all week and they were having a company Christmas dinner. I was really looking forward to a very overdue overnight date night! Ava and Lily were staying over at my friend Dawn's house. I was a bit nervous about that since Lily is basically a stage five clinger when it comes to me. But all was good and I really enjoyed my night out for a change!
We kind of look like twins with our plaid but we definitely didn't plan that! It was super hot in Florida unlike the rest of the US. Noah had to pick up another shirt to replace the sweater he planned on wearing.
It's actually amazing I didn't end up with a hang over. I had a different fruity drink after another... I'd like to think it was the late night order of fries that soaked up all the alcohol, ha!
Dawn sent me some pics of the girls. I was worried for no reason. They had a blast with Dawn's daughter Makenna!
We drove back on Saturday and took it easy just hanging out. We changed in our pjs and ordered Chinese. Today, we took the girls to see Santa. Last year Ava freaked out and we don't have a picture because she refused. This year we didn't know what to expect but she was better.
The girls with Mrs. Clause :)
Tonight we have invited my family over. We are making chili and watching football. Noah's team, the Carolina Panthers are taking on the New Orlean's Saints. Every Sunday Ava dresses in her jersey to support daddy's team. She is such a daddy's girl, hope that never changes and they can share this tradition as she gets older.
This is Ava with daddy at 18 months old. Talk about heart explosion!
I also managed to go shopping for my #InstaSecretSanta. What is this you ask? I've really enjoyed getting to connect with so many wonderful ladies on Instagram. One of the ladies I follow (@astonwearsthings) is hosting the first annual Instagram Secret Santa! How cool is that? I jumped on the opportunity because it seems like so much fun! I can't wait for my recipient to receive their package and I can't wait to see who had me! Stay tuned and I'll reveal my goodies when it arrives! Also, search hashtag, #instasecretsanta, to see what goodies all the other ladies get too, so fun!
I hope you had a great weekend. Thanks for reading!