December 16

holiday bucket list

The holidays are usually a blur, right? Like, one minute it’s November 1st and you’re like, “Christmas shopping this early is for schmucks!” and then three seconds later it’s December 24th and you’re like, “Why, why didn’t I sign up for Amazon Prime?!”

Not pointing fingers. I’ve been there.

But I didn’t want to be there again this year.

So I signed up for Amazon Prime. :)

Just kidding. I mean, I did do that, but that’s not the point.

Aaron and I wanted to really immerse ourselves in Christmas-y things this year. Things that would create sweet memories with family and friends, things that would help us reach out to new people, things we could share, things that would help us slow down and absorb the miracle of Christmas.

We sat down early in November and made a fun little holiday bucket list. It’s been hanging on our fridge, and we’ve had so much fun checking things off our list. We’re almost done! We still need to do the ones with the *

  • make s’mores
  • dress up and see the Nutcracker ballet*
  • look at Christmas lights at Zilker Park
  • host Monday night Christmas movies
  • build gingerbread houses*
  • go shopping on Black Friday for the first time ever
  • watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade
  • dress up for New Years*
  • make Christmas cocktails
  • make white chocolate cranberries
  • go to a Christmas concert
  • go on an ornament shopping date (new holiday tradition: it’s where we go to a store together, secretly pick out a cute, silly ornament for the other, buy it without the other person seeing what we picked for them, and then present them to each other later that night)

What do you think about our list? Do you have one?! Please, please share it in the comments, below, if you do.

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  1. I love your list, and what a sweet idea! Buck and I should do one next year… it’s too far into December now to start (and we have almost no time left to do anything. haha).

    My ONE thing was to watch “It’s a Wonderful Life” with him, since he’s never seen it. That’s planned for this Thursday. :D

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