New Year’s Eve Weekend Recap

Hi friends! Here we are in the thick of the first week of January and I realized I never recapped the holiday weekend. Whoops! Not that we did anything super exciting, but anyway. I didn’t even make it to midnight on NYE, but did enjoy watching some football. On Friday, I took down the Christmas tree and all the other decorations around the inside of the house (sad panda) aannddd I did it like this:

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KIDDING! although, how flippin awesome is that?!? Genius. If I didn’t enjoy the putting on of the ornaments so much, I would consider it. We stayed inside that day because it was pretty chilly. I moved Emma Kate’s table and chairs into the living room and she is really enjoying it.


Saturday was another cold day, but I needed to run 6.2 miles, so I left Bobby home with EK during her nap time and headed out. I swear the cold weather makes me run faster so I can get. it. over. with. I ran a super hilly course and ended up running less that two minutes off of my 10K PR!


Also yall, seriously, I am going to have to go back to braiding my hair when I run. It’s getting longer and is so thick…When I started my run, my ponytail was super tight and ON THE TOP OF MY HEAD. Check out it’s ending location. Whomp whomp. #HairDrama.


Later that afternoon, we all needed to get out of the house, so even though it was 44 degrees, we took Emma Kate to the park. I thought for sure we would be the only ones there and I would be shamed for brining my child out into the frozen tundra (don’t laugh, I have lived in the south my entire existence), but I had to laugh when the park was FULL. Then I remembered, kids have been out of school. For two weeks. Parents are losing their minds. Everyone, let’s go to the park!


Emma Kate LOVED this cool slide. She went down it about ten times. Little daredevil.


She is so sweet. I love it when she has a good time.



After we were sufficiently frozen, we went to Chick-Fil-A where I got what will most likely be my last Peppermint milkshake of the season. More sad times. Emma Kate wanted to try it, and thankfully she loved it, unlike her daddy. Shame.


Sunday morning was a little warmer, and we headed off to church before watching the Saints win their final game of the season.  How adorable is Emma Kate’s dress?!?



We went for a family walk (Bella included) in the afternoon, took down outdoor lights, and just hung around Sunday night, because we have a really great social scene here in Mississippi yall.

That’s about it! I hope you had more excitement than us, and that you don’t still have your tree up. Seriously, it’s time. Have a great day all!

QOTD: How long do you leave your tree up after New Years?

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  1. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie says:

    Ugh, I suffer through the same ponytail drama. I seriously will only braid it for long runs now.

  2. EK is so stinking’ cute!!!! And yes….I’m one of THOSE. I still have my tree up. 🙁 In my defense we were really busy this weekend so we just didn’t get to it. It will be down soon! Maybe! Lol!

  3. I left my tree up at work because I couldn’t take it down before break. I took down all the other decorations and it looked so sad and depressing. Now the tree is down and I’m taking the ornaments back home 🙁

  4. We left ours up till New Years also. I just can’t bear to take it down right away. But once New Years hits, it’s time! Though I think it’s still sitting at the end of the driveway to be picked up from yesterday…

  5. It won’t be long until you realize that you WANT your child to dislike your desserts! Especially the world’s best milkshake: The Chick Fil A peppermint one. If they don’t like it they can’t steal it all with their cute little faces. LOL.

  6. LOVE Emma Kate’s dress! I live in Madison too (frequented the Orange Leaf during the summer), and my daughter is 7mo. If you decide to sell it when she outgrows it let me know!! 😉

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