It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas


 Unfortunately, our Thanksgiving trip to New Jersey was cancelled due to the weather. We were all packed up (cool idea for packing here) and ready to go, but by Monday evening they were calling for some pretty bad weather. We decided it may not be safe to travel with the crazy holiday traffic and bad weather combined. So, we stayed home this past week and made the best of it. The picture of the girls in the snow was taken at 7:30a.m. Obviously they were pretty excited to wake up to the snow. Wednesday was a beautiful day. It snowed all day, but not so much that anyone lost power or was unable to get out and about. The girls put up and decorated their own tree, we all put up the “family” tree, we baked cookies, made more diy Christmas gifts, made 10 gallons of laundry detergent, painted a wall, painted a door, built some shelves, and a partridge in a pear tree! There will be more post to come on some of the things I listed. So, we stayed busy this week, but loved it! Here’s a glimpse into the past week at The Ugly House We Love!






 We got an Elf on the Shelf. His name is Frost. We read the book, a Christmas tradition. We read it as a family and then we went to sleep. We woke up the next morning and guess where Frost was! In Brook’s bat mobile! Isn’t that cool? 🙂

FYI-McKinley wrote the above info herself!!!!!


My kids became Home Depot employees and set up shop in the basement.


We have had a fun and busy week. There’ll be more on our projects for the week later. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving week as well!


11 thoughts on “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

  1. Love it!!! What a great job decorating the trees!!! Wonder where Frost will be next? Is he getting into mischief yet????

    • Hey Deb!!! Thank you! It’s only been a few days with Frost! He’s been good so far, guess we’ll see if he’s mischievous or not:) The kids are loving him! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!! Love ya.

  2. Sorry your trip was cancelled but, wow, did you all make the most of staying home! I especially love the kids’ tree 🙂 And thanks for linking to me. I’m eager to get baking cookies and watching Christmas movies ❤ Happy week, Kesha 🙂

    • Hi Angie. Just want you to know I wrapped all 3 of the kids outfits for our trip in rubber bands. I was so excited about having the suitcase stay nice and organized. The kids, especially the girls, like to rummage through every piece and create a mess. I just know it was going to make my life easier! Guess I’ll try it again with our next trip. Have a great week!

  3. Looks like you all enjoyed the holiday together! I am stealing your elf idea tonight. There are enough toys laying around here tonight, it shouldn’t be that hard to put something together!! Thanks for the great idea!

  4. The trees look great. And I can’t wait until we get a decent amount of snow. We haven’t had anything up here the past 2 winters. Kinsley’s dying for some to play in.

    P.S. Great job writing McKinley!!!

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