catch the moment: week fifty-one

Okay y’all, it’s 11:22pm on Christmas night and I know I won’t have another chance to do this before next week. I can’t start slacking off 51 weeks into this project, can I?  So here are my merry, festive, week-leading-up-to-Christmas pictures.  Week FIFTY-ONE, guys! Wow…

Linking up with Sarah, Mindi, and Stephanie.  Who’s interested in joining for the new CTM365 starting in January?  Come on… it’s really not that hard.

351/365 – Wednesday, December 17th:  We met up with some friends for dinner then headed to the library for a little Christmastime event they told us about. This “elf” showed us all kinds of critters and then the big reveal (about an hr + later) was his reindeer! It was pretty cool! Theo thought it stunk…12-17-14

352/365 – Thursday, December 18th: Sharing secrets with Santa (be still my heart). This morning, after checking out the living room, Theo came to my bedside and said “you know Mom, there’s more than one Santa. You know that, right?”  I asked him why on Earth he’d think that, to which he replied “because the one at the mall this year was different from the one the year before.”  HOW??  Well, in this picture he looks pretty smitten with that jolly man (or maybe he’s just thinking to himself, “this is a hoax”). Too smart.  Too observant.12-18-14

353/365 – Friday, December 19th: Can someone say hashtag bathroom selfie? Ryan’s parents kept the boys for the weekend. I went to a concert with these girls and some others that we met up with later while Ryan did a little shopping.  What a fun night.12-19-14

354/365 – Saturday, December 20th. More Christmas shopping, wrapping, etc etc etc.  And this is what my house looked like when I finally gave up and went to bed Saturday night. 12-20-14

355/365 – Sunday, December 21st: I was craving some comfort food and made-from-scratch potato soup sounded good.  What was even better is that Theo (not usually interested in helping me in the kitchen, unlike his brother who won’t leave my side typically) wanted to be involved in every step of making the soup. We spent a nice hour bonding and cooking together and I loved it. And he loved the soup! Funny how that works.  Here’s the recipe12-21-14

356/365 – Monday, December 22nd: Our 3rd annual Christmas card tree. It got all the way down to the baseboard by Christmas day. Receiving Christmas cards is something I look forward to every day this time of year!12-22-14

357/365 – Tuesday, December 23rd: I decided to prep everything that I could prep ahead of time on Tuesday night since we were hosting Ryan’s parents on Christmas eve and Christmas day. It was a ton of work Tuesday night but so worth it the next 2 days.  First time I ever bought fresh jalapenos, too.  We had THIS white chicken chili for lunch the next day (amazing). You are so welcome for the recipes this week. 🙂 12-23-14

So next week I will wrap up this year of photos! Crazy…looking forward to seeing how everyone else who completed the project this year wraps it up.

Which picture is your favorite this week?  Those first two with my cuties enjoying the Christmastime festivities sure make me smile. So do my girlfriends. So did that soup. Okay, what’s new? I can’t decide.

xo,

~C~

3 thoughts on “catch the moment: week fifty-one

  1. Your Christmas card tree looks fun! I just tape mine to the back of the door every year, never thought to shape it into a tree.

    Your potato soup looks just like the one I make and my husband loves so much!
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  2. That chili looked amazing from snapchat. I NEED the recipe. Planning to get back into meal planning for the new year. Love your card tree. Sadly my cards are still sitting in a pile waiting to be filled out- gah!! The Santa comment and photo is killing me- pure cuteness!!! Must be the age. Xander turned to me and said “Mommy that wasn’t the real Santa at our party.” after the party. My mouth probably hit the floor. He was real enough!! Doesn’t get any better! Silly smart kids!
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