December 14, 2015

Wreaths Across America and Christmas Card Linkup

Morning, loves! I hope you had a great weekend. Before we get to mine, I have to tell you something crazy. I was looking in my posts yesterday and saw that Friday was my 1200 post! 1200! WHAT!?! Insane, right? I never thought I'd have so much to say or have such a great lil space that I love so dearly. So, thanks for reading friends, y'all are awesome.

Anyway, moving on to our weekend.

This weekend I…

… came home quickly from work. prepped some delicious appetizers [bacon wrapped dates with manchego cheese] then hopped in the car to attend my kickball team's Christmas party.

… won 'Most Likely to Get on Base' #hollaataballa

… had more fun than expect and somehow was talked into dancing to *NSYNC for the talent show.

… devoured this delicious cookie in our goodie bag. #sodelicousandpretty
THE REMIX!
… stayed up waaaaay too late with Babyspice and Le Husband. It was fun and festive but man was it late.

… woke up nice and early to get ready for Wreaths Across America in Arlington Cemetery. This was our second year laying wreaths and it was a GORGEOUSLY warm and beautiful day which made it that much better.
Shout out to the Medal of Honor recipient.
… reflected on each and every tombstone I visited. #allwecansayisthankyou
Thank you!
… snapped some sweet pictures.



… came home went to the gym, grabbed lunch to eat at home and watched the beginning of the Army/Navy game. One day soon I hope Army will be the team singing second, but it was not so this weekend.
The Walk On was incredibly moving as always.

… prepped and prepared some festive holiday caramel corn for a holiday engagement party.
My new favorite hostess gift.

… caught up with old friends and celebrated a marriage to be. It was fun but hard at the same time because we are both in such different places than expected at this time. #lifekeepsmovingon

… waved to Santa as he passed by the house on his sleigh of a fire truck.

… stayed much later than expected, came home and at a very late dinner before watching an incredibly interesting 30 for 30 on the Buffalo Bills. #ilovelearningnewsportsinfo #iwillnowcheerforthebills.

… woke up late because my body was not happy with back to back late nights.

… felt off all morning. Tried to shake it off with cleaning and meal prep which didn't really work.

… shopped for food, prepped lunches, ate dinner and watch my Cowboys. #istheseasonoveryet?

How was your weekend?

// DON'T FORGET OUR COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS LINKUP TOMORROW// 

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Today I'm also linking up for our Christmas Card reveal. Y'all read about the lil debacle last week, but I have to say, besides that I'm quite pleased with how they turned out. I went with Paper Culture this year because I found a 50% voucher and LOVE the fact they plant a new tree for every order. How cool is that?

Anyway, this year I wanted use pictures describing 2015 and the Christmas season. I loved our picture in front of the tree in Cincinnati last year and thought it looked great with the red on the front. On the back I wanted to bring in one of our favorite past times, hiking, and also celebrate the big trip to Dallas for the 2015 National Championship [GO BUCKS]!

We signed our names in the top right corner to balance the card. And yes, I had Le Husband sign his own name :)!

39 comments:

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Wow sounds like you had a busy weekend friend! How cool and humbling is it that you get to lay wreaths at the Arlington Cemetery?! And it being a gorgeous day makes it even better! Oh and I totally want that cookie for breakfast. Happy Monday! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

BLovedBoston said...

I love your tradition of laying wreaths at Arlington Cemetery - such a beautiful tradition! Sounds like a jam packed weekend, but lots of fun as usual and I love your card - so happy to have it hanging in my house!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Sarita @ it's my girls' world said...

What cute pictures on your card. And how lovely to take this time to lay your wreaths. Have an awesome week, girlie!!

Ashley Greenwell said...

What a weekend you had! So sweet that y’all went to lay wreaths. Looks like a perfect day for it!

Melanie said...

What a wonderful tradition to lay the wreaths at Arlington Cemetery! I didn't know people/volunteers did that...I always thought it was a like hired crew. That's amazing!! =) Love your cards too! =)

Have a great week! Melanie | Blog: Toots + Dill

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

It sounds like you had such a fun filled weekend with lots of activities! The wreath laying at Arlington looks like such a wonderful and beautiful tradition. There are seriously no way we can express our gratitude to them and their families for all they did for our country.

Sara Elizabeth said...

Oh wow! I love the wreath laying! Both of my dad's parents are buried at Arlington cemetery. I love your Christmas card... and I don't think it looks like a pregnancy announcement!! ;)

Meg Taylor said...

That's amazing that you help with Wreaths Across America! I heard about them for the first time this year when they were looking for donations to make sure each and every soldier received a wreath. Do you know if they were able to lay them on every stone? Your card looks wonderful, too!

Veronica-VeroSays! said...

Love the sleigh just cruisin' on by! Haha :) what sweet photos with the wreaths! ❤️ Love the card! So sweet that you signed your names!

Katie @ Running With Wine said...

1200 posts!!! Thats such an amazing accomplishment! I love that yall went to lay the wreaths, its so awesome that people take the time to do that and reflect. Glad you had a good weekend!

kerri @ cheshire kat said...

so fantastic you could lay those wreaths at arlington. what a great moment. i hear you on not feeling right after a late night. hard to get back into the normal work groove today for me! shouldn't have slept in so long yesterday ha. happy monday girl!

xoxo cheshire kat

Katie @ Champagne and Suitcases said...

So sweet you got to lay those wreaths at Arlington, what a great experience. Love your Christmas card this year!

Elle Sees said...

another great weekend!! i truly appreciate you helping to lay the wreaths! my dad was a veteran, as were most of the men (and a couple of ladies) in my family. such a lovely gesture.

Kristen said...

Such a nice tradition!So sweet and thoughtful... Cute cards!! We didn't write in our cards and now I'm regretting it!

Emelia at Dream Big & Buy the Shoes said...

My friend also laid wreaths at the Arlington Cemetery this weekend...what a cool experience I'm sure. Love your cards, so cute!

Amanda {Kids and Cabernet} said...

Fun weekend.... and bacon wrapped dates WITH manchego??? Talk about party in your mouth - YUM!

Cara (Kindly Unspoken) said...

Thank you so much for laying wreaths for our Veterans. I think it is so amazing that people partake in this every year, and it means so much to all of the families. Have a great day!

Darcy said...

I have never heard of wreaths across america but it seems amazing. What a great thing to do and be a part of!
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Nikki said...

How awesome to lay wreaths! Love that you birth actually signed your cards!

Not A Mom said...

Wow your weekend! I felt overwhelmed with emotion just reading about putting wreaths on the graves, I can't imagine what y'all felt being able to do that in person. I love the Christmas card and yay for a company that does some good!
Linds @ Not A Mom

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Such a busy and fun packed weekend! LOVE that you laid wreaths at Arlington - so beautiful <3

Green Fashionista

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

That appetizer sounds AMAZING! And I love that you laid wreaths...such a sweet action.

Jen said...

I would love to lay wreaths at Arlington some day, it sounds like an absolutely amazing experience. I love that you did it.

JumpingJE said...

Yes, that was a great 30 for 30! We watched it too! You had a wonderful weekend and thank you for laying all those wreaths. <3

Life with Lolo said...

What a crazy, busy weekend! I absolutely love the wreath thing at Arlington, it gave me goosebumps just thinking about it. I would love to do that someday, what a special way to celebrate and remember all the sacrifices made.

LMW said...

Busy busy. still love the card.

Erin LFF said...

Arlington looks extra beautiful with all those wreaths. What a special event to be a part of :) Hope you are feeling rested/better from the late nights and busy weekend.

Lindsay at Lindsay'sSweetWorld said...

What an honor that you get to lay wreaths at Arlington Cemetary. I've been there once and it was just beautiful.

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

I need video footage of this NSYNC dance! lmao
I love that you laid wreaths at Arlington. So cool and humbling.

Laura Marie Keenan said...

What an amazing event to be a part of!!! And I LOVE your Christmas Card!

Ashley said...

Love the Chrstmas Card!! And what an amazing organization to lay the wreaths!! Sounds like you had a super fun weekend! Those cookies and popcorn look delish!

Marie said...

What a wonderful event to be apart of. So amazing!! Love your Christmas card.

Macy V said...

A few of my friends took part in Wreaths across America, what a great event! I love your cards, so cute! Thank you for linking-up!

LHWinstead said...

I saw another blogger who was involved in the wreaths - that's so neat!! I had no idea that even existed. I think it's really special that you stepped up/ were involved!!

Meghan @ Me as Meghan said...

1200 posts is crazy! Congrats! Sounds like you had a fun-packed weekend. Love your Christmas card...I like that you guys sign them by hand! I hope you have a great week and are able to catch up on sleep!

Eat Drink and Be Mary said...

I love your cards! Especially the verse you included on the bottom. Merry Christmas!

Liz Jo said...

1200 posts???? Wow that's amazing, that's like a post a day for over 3 years! What an incredibly nice tradition of laying wreaths, I've never been to the Arlington cemetery, despite living there for several years, but I've visited the fort snelling one. Do you each lay down two? Or more than that?

Love your Christmas card! So much Christmas pouring out of it and lots of red and I love the other photos that are with it.

liz @ sundays with sophie

Katie Elizabeth said...

Eeek, I LOVE your Christmas card!! It turned out so great! And how cool to be able to take part in the laying of the wreaths - I would love to be able to do that one day.

TheNotSoGirlyGirl said...

uau uau uau! you're christmas card is just so cute! :) And how nice of you for doing that with the wreaths! awesome!