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If you've been reading this blog for a while, you know that I basically can't function without my to do lists. I have about 3 ongoing lists in multiple notebooks at the moment. So to add to that madness, I'm making myself another list here!
I'm doing a lot of traveling between now and Christmas, so this might seem like it's all over the place... because it is. I'm also lumping some things in there from Thanksgiving since we're splitting holidays with the two families. I've got Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, and Florida on the agenda this holiday season, and I couldn't be more excited!
|At our favorite winery in Northern Virginia a month after we got engaged... holy short hair!|
2013 Holiday Bucket List
Watch all the best Christmas movies, including but not limited to Home Alone (1 & 2 of course), Elf, Christmas Vacation, Mickey's Christmas Carol, and the Santa Clause
Bake cookies, put in cute packaging, and give to neighbors and friends
Eat until I can't move on Thanksgiving and pack extra stretchy pants
Donate dog treats and toys to the local animal shelter
Deck the halls while listening to Christmas music
Get a live wreath for the front door and put lights up outside
Light my "Evergreen" Yankee Candle so it smells like we have a live Christmas tree (maybe next year we'll get a live one, is it sad I don't want the trouble of watering it?)
Completely surprise someone with a thoughtful gift
Do a few Christmas DIY projects
Drink (more) hot chocolate with fun-shaped Cool Whip
Experience a Charleston (aka Southern) Christmas
Use the fireplace to stay toasty and make s'mores
Enjoy Christmas lights while walking Ruby in our neighborhood
Get a great manicure with red polish (I'm terrible at doing my own red polish!)
Make my Grandma's famous pumpkin pie for Steve's family
Visit the Capitol Christmas Tree (way better than the White House one in my opinion)
Go to the beach
Visit my favorite Northern Virginia wineries
Soak up time with friends and family, most of which we haven't seen since March
Send our first Christmas cards as a married couple
Host a festive party with friends
Catch up with girlfriends over wine and pumpkin desserts
I'd also really love to see this:
But only after we safely get to Pennsylvania and when we have nothing else to do. I love snow, but only when its convenient for me. ha!
Is anyone else traveling a lot for the holidays? What is on your holiday bucket list? Also- Charleston folks, what is good to see or do around here for Christmas?!