{All Aboard!! // Annual Polar Express train ride // 2021}

Even though we have been riding on the Polar Express since Mason was a baby, it never gets old! It's such a magical and sweet time together. I pray that this is a tradition that Mason will carry on with his children one day. It truly is so special. I cherish the time we spend as a family making the most magical Christmas memories. I love that this is something our growing family of now 11 does together each year. I always look forward to this weekend.

{The Grinch's Lair // 2021}

 Traditions are something I hold near and dear to my heart. And one of those traditions is our annual trip to the Grinch's Lair! The owners have become some friends of ours and it's always nice to see them! Mason loves to reminisce on the time he got to play the part of Max for the Grinch's Lair

{Palestine camping // 2021}

 One of our favorite Christmas traditions is traveling east for our annual camping, Grinch's Lair, and Polar Express weekend. The last two years we have camped at the same RV resort and love it. It's so close to everything we do there.

{Merry MEOWmas // Willow's Christmas photoshoot // 2021}

 From the moment we brought Willow home, I couldn't wait to get some Christmas photos of her!! Our Christmas kitty! She is the sweetest little gift to our family this season. Well, to most of us. Lexi is still trying to figure her out...

{Introducing the newest Hall family member // Willow Jade}

 Several weeks ago my parent's cat had kittens. Mason spent the night with them shortly after and has been begging for a kitten ever since. At first, I was like NO WAY! lol! I wasn't ready to take on another pet just yet. But then I met her and I fell completely in love with her...

Our sweet Willow Jade...

Isn't she the absolute cutest? I picked out her first name and Mason picked out her middle name. I am in love with both her name and her. She's so sweet and so much fun. I thought we were maybe bringing her home a little too soon, but we were ready to give her a good, safe, and warm home. She was living outside at my parent's house and we didn't want anything to happen to her. She had been eating solid food for a couple of weeks, so it was a good time. I fully expected her to cry for her Mama for several days, but that never even happened. I'm beginning to think that maybe her Mama had already weaned her. She came home with us and acted like she had lived here her whole entire life. She never even skipped a beat. And she went from being an outside kitty to an inside kitty so effortlessly. I was impressed that she just knew to use the litter box even though she had never used one before. Goodness, I just love her.

{Merry JEEPmas // Decorating the Jeep for Christmas parades // 2021}

 Besides wheeling, Christmas parades are my absolute favorite thing ever to do our Jeep clubs! This year, Nathan and I were invited to so many parades. We settled on doing four! We are in our hometown parade, a nearby town's parade, the TELEVISED (eeekkkk) Dallas parade, and another smalltown parade. We are so excited! Three of the four are night-time light-up parades. This takes a lot of planning and prepping, but it's so worth it. 

{Merry WOOFmas // Lexi's Christmas photoshoot // 2021}

 I try to take pictures of my pets for every season/major holiday! Lexi is usually the most cooperative one. She's very driven by treats, so a couple is all it takes for her to sit pretty! 

{He looks like a pink nightmare!}

 Mr. Parker:

He looks like a deranged Easter Bunny.

He does not!

Mr. Parker:
He does too, he looks like a pink nightmare!

If I'm being honest, I have wanted to buy this suit for Mason for the longest time. The starts just never aligned, until this year! We watched The Christmas Story a few nights ago and I knew I had to buy this for Mason. 

{Dress as your spouse party}

 Nathan and I were invited to a friend's birthday party and the theme was "dress as your spouse". We thought that would be hilarious and so much fun. I knew exactly what I was going to wear from the moment I heard the theme. I mean, it was pretty easy! It was a challenge finding something for Nate to wear, though!

{Currently // November 2021}

 It's been a while since I have joined in with Anne for her "Currently" series. I've always loved these posts! Especially around fall and Christmas-time! Here's what I am currently appreciating, getting, making, sharing, and wearing.