after being home for thanksgiving...we felt like we needed to get out! thought about st george but then realized it was unrealistic, so we went to salt lake instead! i got orders out, came home from the post office and packed within 40 minutes and we were out! checked into our hotel, went to costco and filled up with gas under $2 a gallon, YES! jeremy and amy met us at the front runner station and we were off to salt lake. it only took a year for us to finally ride. everytime we go up, i forget that they don't run on sunday's. we checked out the new church history museum, went to city creek, with hopes of leaving our kids to shop for a minute ;) ya right! and best of all the lights. it was freezing! but yay for TRADITIONS! i love when cousins can get together, we need them back here! we made it back on the train with all 12 kids and big strollers, be proud, no one was left behind. we tried, ha ha! a few lost gloves and scarves along the way, but got lucky and found them all. a quick stop at hobby lobby, for levi, i stayed in the parking lot, i had 10 min in ross and got lucky and found a coat. we had a late dinner at red robin and went back home. short, but definetly packed in a lot of fun and chaos. they don't call it hustle and bustle for nothing!
these rust colored orange shorts from the gap were my favorite! i bought them for anthony, and they lasted up until now for jeremy. he has completely worn them out. he is so hard on everything! i will miss both of them wearing these ♥
so independant, and alway on counters and in the fridge and cupboards searching for food!
and me sitting for once getting over this sickness that i caught from everyone, (now that they are better)and enjoying a clean house that only lasts a few minutes. i'm glad soccer was cancelled friday night, i may not have recovered so quickly!
can you believe thanksgiving is here! i'm ready to stay home!
but first i have to share some great deals for Disneyland with Get Away Today, they are celebrating Black Friday sales early, starting on Monday November 23rd, 2015!
BLACK FRIDAY deal:
$75 off any 4-night or longer Southern California package (2 ticket minimum) for travel January – March 1, 2016. The package must be booked by Sunday, November 29.
The promo code is: BlackFriday15
CYBER MONDAY deal:
Monday, November 30, and will be good for $50 off the same package requirements: 4-night Southern California vacations w/a minimum of 2 tickets for travel January 1 – March 1, 2016. This will need to be booked by Saturday, December 5, 2015.
The promo code is: CyberMonday15
be sure to mention my blog "The Simple Life" when booking ♥
and, both of these specials can be used with any of these specials:
Free Night Specials
Extra Day Free Disneyland Tickets
Save up to 20% at the Disneyland Resort Hotels
Layaway Plans starting at $125 down
have any of you visited Disneyland during the holidays? it's over the top amazing and EXTRA magical!
i mean look at main street USA with all the Christmas lights!
GET AWAY TODAY also has a $100 off promo code: GATT1115 good for any 3-night or longer vacation package to Hawaii, Mexico or Orlando. This promo code can be combined with any of our current specials, must be booked by 11/29/15 and requires a $1,000 minimum with blackout dates: 11/19-25, 12/15-31/15 and 3/5-26/16. It can be used on their site or over the phone 855-GET-AWAY.
i know it's been ages. trying to get on a schedule? i hate schedules! ok more like i'm trying to be accountable for workouts. and i like crossing things off! so i made this simple free workout schedule printable for me AND i saved the file for YOU! of course i had to use my old school heidi swapp brushes, love her ♥ and her handwriting. seriously best handwriting ever!
because sometimes you have to stop everything to make a project with isa! gulianna went to play at a friend's house, and isabella was feeling left out, so we went home and made an art journal together. turned out pretty cute, i will definitely be making some for my shop.
and about 2 feet of green leaves all over the excursion and the ground. the last of the green!
we weren't planning on going so we left later... actually i was trying to plan on going by myself! ha! but it's hard to leave my family behind ;)
and this is what HANGRY looks like!
we got lucky and got to catch the tail end of georgia's last volleyball game! we miss you georgia!
and then 3 DOTTERS! what i was trying to sneak away too. it's always fun to see jen and her eclectic show ♥ #3dottersvintagemarket and how cute is this soda truck! follow them over at The Soda Truck, they just started their business. apple beer, yes! #thesodatruckut
gulianna had her first ballet practice with partners tonight, so i had to sneak a few pictures through the window! and of course, one of isabella trying to hold in her laughter because gulianna was dancing with a boy!
afternoon walk around town...crying, fighting and whining included. but still lots of exploring and playing too!
this is what we call the "magical forest!" look around lot's of imagination and creations to be found here. i envision it with an old rustic sign "welcome to the magical forest" and strings of lights from all the trees ♥
isabella had to climb out through the weeds, so she was stuck with cockleburrs all over.