our weekend adventures

friday


it was literally me and about 5 other people in the whole building on friday. but that didn’t stop me from rocking my ugly christmas sweater and xmas tree earrings!


and while i was at work it snowed… a lot! it was so exciting to actually have a white christmas!


cale & i decided to do a date night because we never have those and went to cinnebarre and watched passengers. it was okay, not great. which is a bummer because i really love jennifer lawrence & chris pratt.

saturday


i woke up to this creep just staring at me…’mahm, why aren’t you up yet?’
and yes, i need two water bottles to keep me hydrated throughout the night.


gosh, i just love waking up to nothing but white on the ground! it’s so stinkin’ pretty!


we headed over to my brother-in-laws house for christmas eve dinner and i got to be santie claus! poor austin, he was so squished!
**i’m also really bummed i didn’t get a photo of the table setting, it was gorgeous!**

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merry christmas from the andersons! we miss our jazmina but we are so excited that we will have both of our babies next year!


their neighbors really went all out on the christmas lights. goodness gracious!

sunday

we had cale’s, mom, dad & sister over for christmas breakfast and i forgot to snag some pictures. but it happened i swear! 😉


after some relaxation and making buster brownie cake, we headed back over to my brother-in-laws for xmas dinner! it was originally supposed to be at our house, but my father-in-law is crazy allergic to long hair cats soooo after the first evening of wheezing we decided, yep, that’s a no-go.
**anyway**
if you follow me on instagram (@jess_g_anderson) then you already know how obsessed i am with what pregnancy is doing to my body. mostly because i’m not gaining any weight {austin is fine, no worries} but especially in black…you can’t even tell i’m pregnant from the front or the back. WOOHOO! yay for basketball bellies!


holy fogness. christmas evening was a bit of an eerie ride.

monday

monday morning {the observed holiday for us working folk} we slept in and it felt so good! i had a mission to go to home depot and get the paint we chose for the nursery and start on that buttttt…cinnamon rolls, milk, a big comfy couch, the fireplace and snuggles sounded so much better! so that’s what we did until about two.


because i felt bad for not cooking on sunday, which i was originally supposed to do, we offered to go grab some delfino’s pizza and bring it back to aaron & kelsey’s house for jo & dave’s last night in seattle. of course i had to stop in at pottery barn kids to take a peek and low & behold, valentine’s stuff!

olen’s dad and fun uncle cale made sure to give us women mini heart attacks.
{sorry for the obnoxiously huge thumbnail}

all in all it was a wonderful weekend, albeit, EXHAUSTING!
i hope you had the best time with your family. now cheers to the new year! we have some exciting plans for new years eve so stay tuned!

always,
-jess

our weekend adventures {long}

christmas eve {!}

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every christmas eve jaz is allowed to open one specific present. this includes new jammies, a movie, snacks, a mug or water bottle and hot chocolate. the jim jams she is wearing in this picture are the ones we got her last year. we’ve done this tradition since she was teeny and it’s not one we are going to do away with!

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uhhh…you bet your ass mama & papa got some new jams too! onesies for the win!!

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obsessed with this hubby of mine ❤

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another tradition is making cookies…however we strayed from the cookie part and made mini cheesecakes instead!

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can these two be any cuter?

christmas day {!!!}

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believe it or not but jaz stayed in bed till 8:30! well…technically she snuck into our bed around 7:00 and fell back to sleep. hallelu! after we all woke up it was presents time! but first, coffee! and yes lulu has a sweater on, there’s a reason she hates me but i just can’t put my finger on why…

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this christmas we decided to stay home and start our own family tradition. so, i had to figure what i was going to make for our early supper…ham it was! jazmyne requested asparagus and cale {of course} wanted homemade mashed taters and crescent rolls. i was very satisfied with how everything turned out and i loved just being with my little family.

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after supper, cale napped while jaz and i got ready to head to cale’s brother’s house for drinks and desserts. they are expecting a little one in the next few months and we are so excited to meet him!

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on our way home we took a little detour and ran into this. holy mo-leeeee!

 saturday

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still so excited that cale and jaz got me a pimpin joy baseball tee! if you’re from texas then you know all about the bobby bones show and i have been an avid listener since 7th grade {whoa}! pimpin joy is something amy’s {co-host} mom started while she was battling cancer and they turned it to the most amazing charity ever. i love love love love this!!!

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we are in the midst of re-doing our living room and entry way and this gargantuan was taking up too much space and ruining my space awareness and ideas! time to come down you gorgeous beaut!

along with the tree came down all of our other christmas decor…cale was so bummed so i left out a few snowmen so he wouldn’t be so blue… haha! but this is what we did most of the day besides lounging around and playing the game of life. i forgot how fun that game was!

sunday

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coffee and seahawks! we went to our friends’ house to watch the game that we thought we had in the bag…lol…nope. no idea where our o-line was because they definitely were not on the field. grrrr such a frustrating game!

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the game may have been poop but look at these two! goodness gracious…oh what’s that?? ahhh, nothing just my ovaries calling to say ‘hellllooooo….its me”
fun uncle cale loves little miss ellie!

this was one of our best christmas’ yet! i am so happy that we had jaz this year and that we got to start our own little tradition.
what did you do this weekend? did you get anything exciting?? i love watching and seeing other people open their presents…is that weird or is it just a mom thing?

now bring it on new years!!
2016 I AM SO READY FOR YOU!

always,
jess

our weekend adventures

friday

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i had carpool duty which means i had some extra time in the morning and jaz requested chorizo & egg tacos. so i made her one….and 10 more to bring to work and surprise my fellow co-workers that had to suffer with me on this friday.
just call me santa. 😉

meanwhile…

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look at how handsome my hubby is. ❤
cale and his brother hit the slopes! ugh, i was am so jealous! i have never been skiing or snowboarding so i am super excited to finally get to go!

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after work i had dinner with a friend and then headed to shane co to pick up this beaut. because i added 2 extra bands for the wedding, it got incredibly tight so i needed to let it out 1/4 out and then i got the bands spaced out. i’m obsessed with this thing.

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WHAAAAA!!! when i got home jaz and cale were watching hey arnold, then we watched doug, AND THEN we watched rugrats!!!
cale & i felt like we were back in the 90’s, it was awesome!

saturday

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i had to make a run to the grocery store for some ingredients for cookies and i was oh so lucky to sit in this ridiculous line at our favorite coffee place.

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i was in the kitchen all day because of these things. don’t worry the recipe for the apple pie cookies will be up soon! and the brownie christmas trees are just that…brownies lol. with some cookie frosting drizzled on top.

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i was invited by my sweet co-worker, now a good friend, to her annual christmas cookie exchange! look at all these cookies! everyone had to bake their own and wear their favorite x-mas pjs. then once we ooo’d and ahh’d over them we made our own take home plates. such a great get-together and one i am so grateful that i was a part of this year.

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things got a little weird. cats were involved…that’s all that needs to be said. haha

sunday

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woke up and watched the hawks CRUSH the ravens… i’ve said that two weeks in a row…i think they finally have that fire lit beneath their asses! playoffs are soooooo close!!!

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we rearranged our living room and are now waiting for the new tv mount so i get to watch tv like this until then…yippee!

how was your weekend? did you get all your christmas shopping done?

always,
jess ♥

our weekend adventures

friday

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my girl dropped her album and i am so pumped. she literally…literally, has the voice of an angel. gosh this album is fantastic, it’s on repeat and will be for the rest of my life.

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so fall is over and winter is in full effect. just an fyi.

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we haven’t had a family dinner night with just the three of us since before the wedding so of course we chose our favorite mexican restaurant! yum!

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cale hates when i mess with the thermostat in the car. yes it really needed to be at 90°, it was that cold!

saturday

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oh yes, it’s the best time of the year and ain’t nobody stopping my christmas spirit.

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these two ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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i give myself a little credit that i didn’t go out and search for this glorious magazine. ugh, of course not…ha nope i have a subscription so it was delivered to my front door. ha!

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we attended our second friendsgiving with our lovely neighbors! we always love getting together with everyone, especially when we can send all the kids upstairs and just have good old fashioned adult time. thank you jessica & david for hosting such a wonderful dinner!

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the andersons // friendsgiving //2015 }

sunday

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i rolled out of bed, made some breakfast and went on my usual sunday errands. i didn’t realize that i looked like a bum bum until i walked by a full length mirror. yikes! sorry if you saw me it was just one of those days.

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now that the cold weather is here to stay {they are calling for chance of snow this week {!!!!!} } i decided to make all of my favorite soups! this is my {chicken & green chile soup} i posted this recipe a couple months back.
it is seriously my favorite soup!

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so we may or may not have put up our christmas tree already… okay we did! but we have a valid excuse, we usually put up our tree thanksgiving night but this year jazmyne is going to texas to stay with her grandparents on thanksgiving morning. so we won’t have time to put it up and we definitely do not have any free time to do it this week, so we had no choice! don’t be a scrooge!! get in the christmas spirit!!

what did you guys do this weekend??
who else put up their tree??

always,
jess

merry christmas!

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merry christmas everyone!

cale & i are in leavenworth, wa this christmas enjoying this beautiful sunrise {no snow though hmph}. what an adorable town though!  we’ll share more later but for now, enjoy the time you have with your loved ones!

we’ll be back next week!

one more time…
merry christmas!

always,
jess

last minute stocking stuffers!

need a couple stocking stuffer ideas for him & her? here are just a few of my favorites!

for her

Barre So Hard Limited Edition Tank1} pop physique barre so hard tank  – holy moly. if you or your friend/wife/sister/mother/whatever is a pure barre enthusiast like myself then this is a must! if you hurry you can get free shipping!!

2} arthur george by r. kardashian nordy girl socks @ nordstrom – i’m not one to usually support the kardashians but i love cute socks that i can wear around the house [i have the worst blood circulation that any human could possibly have, thanks mom] plus these are only $15! steal!!

3} tory burch eau de parfum roller ball – this is one of my all time favorite perfumes! it’s not too strong but still gives you that fresh, girly feeling. the rollerball is super sleek and easy to throw in a purse or clutch not to mention only $25 at nordstrom!
for him
Bill Fold 3D Box, Silver

1} stewart stand stainless steel wallet – yep you read that right, a stainless steel wallet y’all! cale lives by this thing. i got him his second one last year for christmas after his previous one got a little worn after uhmm…4 years! they seriously can handle whatever a man throws at it.

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2} assorted candy – i mean…men are not hard to please and my fiance is always pumped when i bring candy home. [especially reese’s] and by putting it in their stocking means it’s off limits to the kiddos. yay!! no one has to hide in the closet anymore to eat candy!
3} lego architecturethis may be a miss with some of y’all’s men but if they are techy/engineer nerd like mine is then this will be a hit! cale has all of the architecture sets so i can no longer resort to this [hmph] but it was a great stuffer when i could! just because ‘lego’ is more associated with children rather than adults, don’t be fooled by the difficulty in building these. the leaning tower of pisa was a pain in the rear!
hope these made your last minute shopping a little easier!
Happy Holidays!
always
-jess