This past weekend, we had Luke's work Christmas party, as well as a cookies and cocktails party with some new neighborhood friends. Luke's work party was on Friday evening, and I almost bailed at the last minute. It had been a rough day with the kids and my sister was coming to watch the both of them- I wasn't worried about the kids, but I felt bad for my sister! Noelle had been super whiny all day, and Jonah had only had one nap and I figured he would lose it any minute. But I threw on a nice sweater and away we went.
the whiny girl took an hour long nap on me
On Saturday I dropped the kids off at my parents and Luke and I headed to a cookies and cocktails party at a new friend's house in our neighborhood. We brought cookies to exchange and I tried some yummy apple cider sangria. It was great being able to meet a couple of other neighbors with little kids, and I got to hear more about the pre-school where we are potentially sending Noelle in the fall. I hope we can continue new friendships!
Then on Sunday we had our "baby Bible study" Christmas party (I call it that because everyone in that group has kids), which included a lot of delicious food and a white elephant gift exchange. For this exchange, the plan was for each family to bring something that was laying around the house that you didn't want anymore. We brought a tortilla maker and ended up coming home with an ammo box with some stuff in it. There was definitely some re-gifting from the year before, as well as from the gift exchange we had been a part of with our other Bible study the week before. Luke and I had a lot of fun, and Noelle always has a blast being surrounded by kids her age. We are certainly blessed by each person in the group and we really enjoy seeing how our friendships have grown!
It was a busy, but fun-filled weekend. And now only one more weekend before Christmas is here!