November and December Highlights 2015

Hello, friends! We are wrapping up the year and preparing for 2016. I wanted to stop and look back at the highlights of November and December before we turn the page.

The last two months were pretty packed which is why I’m combining my November highlights with my December highlights.

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We wrapped up football season and then the weekend before Thanksgiving we headed to Tampa for the Florida Marching Band Championships. Our band made it to finals and did a fantastic job. They were up against some serious competition and held their own.

Nov Dec Highlights FMBC

After FMBC, we headed over to Disney with the band. This was Thanksgiving week mind you so it was crazy busy but even when it’s crazy busy, Disney is still fun.

We didn’t get to see much of Sister while there since she spent most of the time with her group from band so it was a little different than our previous trips. Still, we had a blast and Baby Girl got a lot of mom and dad time.

Nov Dec Highlights Disney

December was filled with a choir concert, band concerts, Christmas activities, shopping, and exams. Thankfully things slowed down in the last few days before Christmas.

We got to enjoy a quiet Christmas at home before heading up to see my family on Christmas night and the day after.

Nov Dec Highlights Christmas

My favorite reads

Crazy Sock Exchange  – This is such a fun gift idea. Sister actually did this year at her band Christmas party. You can fit a lot of fun stuff into a pair of socks.

11 Gift Ideas for Minimalists – So a lot of my reading and pinning had to do with gifts the last couple of months. This post has some really great ideas. I even utilized some of them this Christmas.

Vintage Pyrex Printable – If you love Pyrex then you will definitely want to check out this beautiful free printable.

In other news, I became a contributing writer at so now you can find me in two places. So far, I’ve shared a review of dōTERRA Balance essential oil blend  as well as some Fun Ways To Celebrate New Year’s Eve With Your Kids.

Be sure to visit Rachel and the rest of the team over at You’ll find a lot of joyful inspiration for the natural mom.

Now, as we prepare to bid farewell to 2015, I’m looking forward to what lies ahead and sharing that with you in the new year.

Wishing you all great joy and peace in 2016!

Janet is a mom to two daughters and is married to her best friend. Her belief that we are blessed so that we may bless others fuels her writing at where she shares her thoughts on faith, family, and frugal living. She strives to make the most of what she's given in life and hopes to inspire others to do the same.