The Busy Giffs: January 2018

January 7, 2018

What do My Kids Think of Me?

There's always something new floating around Facebook, and I kind of love these ones...
Interviewing your kids is such a great way to see how they see the world. So, in all it's unedited wonder, my kids' responses:

Emmalee, 6 :
*What is something I say a lot? I love you
*What makes me happy? spending time with us
*What makes me sad? when me and Ty be rude to each other
*How tall am I? this one is hard, can we skip to the next one?
*What's my favorite thing to do? spend time with us
*What is my favorite food? favorite food... favorite food... umm... fish?
*What is my favorite drink? red water 
*If I could go anywhere, where would I go? London
*Do you think you could live without me? No.
*How do I annoy you? when you yell because I'm not listening
*What is my favorite TV show to watch? You only watch mine and Ty's tv shows.
*What is my favorite music to listen to? Taylor Swift
*What is my job? Being a teacher- a staff teacher.
*What's my favorite color? blue
*On a scale from 1 to 10, how much do you love me? 1000.

Tyler, 3:
*What is something I say a lot? No screaming
*What makes me happy? keeping nice, pretty house
*What makes me sad? me being naughty
*How tall am I? giant
*What's my favorite thing to do? clean up
*What is my favorite food? macaroni
*What is my favorite drink? apple juice
*If I could go anywhere, where would I go? Cumberland Farms
*Do you think you could live without me? yeah (laughing)
*How do I annoy you? when you win Sugar Rush
*What is my favorite TV show to watch? Halloween and Sugar Rush
*What is my favorite music to listen to? Shake Your Tail by Rain Booms
*What is my job? Cleaning up, make pretty house
*What's my favorite color? pink
*On a scale from 1 to 10, how much do you love me? like nine!

One of these kids is far more in tune with me than the other....

January 5, 2018

Ringing in the New Year at Foxwoods Resort Casino

Disclosure: David and I were invited guests, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Happy 2018!

I'm a couple days late but we had so much fun that I needed a couple days to write it all down! Normally New Years Eve is pretty boring for us.  David works a later shift so the kids and I are usually in bed by 10 pm.  Last year, however, we were invited to Foxwoods Resort Casino and it was one of those amazing nights that made us question why we hadn't gone out years earlier.

We were so excited when we received an invite again this year!

We figured out a babysitter and made our plans! Foxwoods Resort Casino has always put on an amazing event no matter what we were there for and I knew this would be no exception.  From the dinner, to the live band, to the gorgeous dancers... it could not have been more amazing.

Dinner was delicious.  A filet I could cut with a butter knife, a delicious salad, and literally the most amazing dessert I've ever had. I've already tried replicating it without much success, but if it happens, it will be a blog post- I promise! A bar was stocked with everything you could imagine!

The room was stunning. I literally joked that I felt like I had walked into Elsa's wonderland.  It was snowing indoors! I am obsessed with the crystal chandelier and am trying to figure out how to get one in our house. Even the dancers were incredible.  They were the sweetest girls and they ended up joining us and our friends for a good portion of the night!

I am constantly wowed by Foxwoods Resort Casino and New Years Eve was no exception. We danced for hours, even met the President of Foxwoods Resort Casino, and had an amazing time.  We honestly didn't want it to end. Thankfully, we were provided a room for the night so the fun didn't have to be over.  Our room was gorgeous. the bathroom was literally the size of my kitchen, complete with a walk in shower and a phone next to the toilet. We had an end room and the entire wall that faced outside was floor to ceiling windows, which made for a gorgeous view the next morning, watching the sun rise. The night before had been amazing, so I was floored by the fact that Foxwoods Resort Casino set up an amazing brunch for the next morning complete with a piano player and make your own omelette stations. Dave and I started our day with eggs, donuts, omlettes, fruit, tarts, parfaits... and mimosas.

Dave and I don't get to go out often just the two of us, but thanks to Foxwoods Resort Casino, it's an amazing experience when we do. I am so thankful that Foxwoods Resort Casino invited us and will be looking forward to next year!

xo, Heather

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