Thursday, December 4, 2014

Christmas 2014 Bucket List

One of my favorite ways to really celebrate the holidays/seasons is to create bucket lists. I did our first one this Fall and accomplished so much! No doubt about it, without a list to help prompt me to find ways to spend our down time, we could have had a pretty laid back Fall. Since this is our last Christmas/"winter" in Austin, I wanted to make a short list of things I want to do to make the most of Christmas 2014. While we've lived in Texas for 2 Christmases, this is the first year we are staying here for the holiday. 

Over the next 3 weeks, I plan to fill our nights and weekends with memory making, Christmas music and smiles and giggles to get us through our first Christmas away from our families in Ohio.

What fun do you plan to have this Christmas? Share with me because as always, I'm sure to branch out from my list to make the most of this holiday season.
 

35 comments:

  1. I love making to-do list, and I have no idea where this came from but I like doing it now. Maybe it's just me getting old. ha! I'm excited because we are going to see White Christmas in the theatre for the 60th anniversary! Can't wait.

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    1. Oh that would be such a fun date night! Let me know what you think of the showing.

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  2. Oh man, I need to write all my activities down because I have about a hundred million things I want to do and not enough time to do it. Must make a plan this weekend!
    Love your list and can't wait to see all your winter adventures!

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  3. I love this idea! I did a fall one and didn't even think to do a Christmas one! Great thinking

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    1. Fall 2014 was the first time I did one and I'm so happy we went with one. I'm loving having a "to do" list.

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  4. Love them all! So far we've done a Christmas movie with cookies, family walk, and bring out the nativity on the 1st. Today is finger paint craft! I'm aiming to keep em all super simple!

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    1. I'm a huge fan of simple. Especially when my partner is a 2 year old. You never know what kind of mood he will be in so I try to keep it to things I know he will enjoy.

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  5. I love this list. Cookies, crafts, and PJ are definitely on our list!

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    1. What's more fun than cookies, crafts and pajamas? NOTHING.

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  6. what's a great and totally doable list!! I like the idea of Santa snacks! I am debating on if we'll do that this year or next!

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    1. I'm still searching for what that snack is going to be. I'll share it once I figure it out.

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  7. Great list! I like that it's realistic and would be great for my young boys.

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    1. I like keeping things simple. And yes! This is perfect for little ones.

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  8. Such a great list!! I hope you get to do them all!

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    1. I hope so too. Although we are a week in and haven't tackle one yet. I plan to change that this weekend.

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  9. Super cute list, I keep running into these awesome list and am convinced I have to do one of my own, thanks for sharing!

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    1. You won't be sorry you did. What's better than having a list and checking off fun activities? NOTHING!

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  10. Love your list! Most of these are on ours, too. I just posted ours....

    http://www.masonsmama.com/2014/12/hall-family-winter-2014-bucketlist.html

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    1. I checked it out and it's perfect. I always love your photos. Maybe you can do a how to and share with us how you create your images.

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  11. Is it silly of me to want to hang paper snowflakes from our ceiling?! Lol!

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    1. NO WAY! It doesn't snow here in Texas (boo!!) so that's the only way we can get snow. Maybe that's something our elf Kringle will do for Connor... bring him snow!

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  12. LOVE all of these especially having a PJ party with your friends! I may need to rally up the girls for a fun night. I am definitely taking Marli to see lights at the zoo and I hear it's amazing. I would love to bake more cookies/cupcakes, but I wish the temps weren't in the 70s right now. Sigh.
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    1. We don't have a zoo close by to take in zoo lights but that's something I plan to do next year when we are back in Ohio.

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  13. Great list! Great minds today ha! I would love to have a PJ party with friends! Great idea :)

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    1. I think that that one will be the best ... it's C and his two best friends and we are exchanging gifts. It's just going to be the cutest morning. Or so I hope.

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    1. It's simple yet allows for us to create a lot of fun memories this holiday.

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  15. Ok, you're the 2nd blogger to make a Christmas bucket list! I need to do this. Have a PJ party with friends? How fun is that! Love it.

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    1. It's a fun way to make sure you are creating memories each season/holiday. I loved doing in for Fall and plan to continue the tradition.

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  16. We've checked off several of these, and have many more we hope to complete before the season ends.

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    1. We are a week into the month and I haven't even started on our list. We will get it accomplished for sure. Nothing like last minute during Christmas, you know?

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  17. I am so feelin' that PJ party. Feelin' the heck outta it

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    1. I am most excited for that. I don't know if the Moms are dressing the part but the little ones are.

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  18. Such a good list! We've been watching TONS of Christmas movies and I love it :) Never let the season end!!!

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