Saturday, December 01, 2007

My List of Things to do For Christmas

Everyone in my house is still sleeping. The kids had an all nighter in the family room, so their sleeping bags are spread out everywhere and I can't turn on the light. So I decide to sit in our living room and work on my next post. It is snowing here in South Jordan this morning. The sun hasn't come up yet, but the reflection of the street lights on the snow is making it quite bright. I love this time of the year. I fell in love with snow and winter when we lived in Maine. For some reason when it snows it makes the cold more tolerable. It is so beautiful outside after a snow too. Everything has the layer of snow on it...the tree, bushes, lawn...our home transforms into this winter wonderland.

So I decided that as I sat here this morning, watching my "wonderland" taking shape that I would come up with a list of the things I want to do this season. As I have said in other posts, I am a Christmas-aholic. I wait all year for November 1st... that is when it starts for me...the songs, the movies, the baking, the gift buying. But then before I know it the calendars are replaced with the proceeding year and I am having to box up Christmas all over again and wait 10 more months to live it all over again. So to keep myself from having regrets of things I didn't do, here is my list:

  • Turn into the baking tornado, and make all my holiday goodies

  • See the lights on Temple Square

  • Go sledding with Steve and the kids

  • Read some of the holiday stories that we have collected

  • Watch all my favorite holiday movies: It's a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, White Christmas, Christmas in Connecticut, Frosty, Rudolph, Christmas Vacation

  • Play the Christmas music whenever someone is not watching TV.

  • Take the kids to go and see Enchanted

  • Make Gingerbread or Granham cracker houses with the kids

  • Go to the Duve's annual Christmas Party

  • Go out on a holiday date with Steve

  • Go to the Christmas Around the World Festival in Riverton

  • Take a nice Family Picture

  • Make some Christmas crafts wiith the kids

  • Sleep in front of the Christmas Tree

  • Drive around and look at the lights

  • Finish my Christmas Cards and get them mailed

  • Attend a Christmas play or show

  • Read Luke from the Bible to the kids

  • I am sure there is more, but at the moment I can't think of anything else. I keep losing my focus because I am drawn to the snow falling outside. So I guess I will end this post there and watch as my winter wonderland continues to develop outside.

    Before you leave to check someone else's blog or shop on the interent. Leave a comment and tell me what you want to do this Christmas or a traditon that means a lot too you.



    SKB Photography said...

    I agree with you as far as Nov 1st-Jan 1st being the best time of the year!
    Something that we did this year that we have decided to continue with is a "sit-in" movie night. We did it the Monday "family night" after Thanksgiving. We set up our projector and surround sound outside, hung up two California king sheets and blasted "Polar Express". We served hot chocolate and movie candy, had everyone bundle up in their snow clothes and blankets and we handed out a jingle bell to all the kids when they left. (Goes along with the movie). So fun and easy clean-up.
    Happy baking!!!!
    I'm so glad you set up this blog just for me to comment! :) I know tons of your friends check out your blog. Where are they??? :)

    Nik said...

    I have no idea where they are.
    I guess they are just shy, but it sure would be nice to know what they think. I am grateful for you and your comments