What's on Your Holiday To-Do List?

Wednesday, November 14, 2012








Last year I was a Grinch.  Yep, I was a mean grumpy frumpy pregnant Grinch and I feel a little bit (a lot) bad that I was so anti holiday season.  If I remember correctly I actually didn't even care if we got a Christmas tree and I would have been fine with one of those little stick ones that I could decorate while lying down.  In my defense when you feel like you are going to vomit 24/7 you would not want to do much either.  Ladies that don't get sick while pregnant just plain irritate me.  This year I am making up for that and I am going to be so festive I might put reindeer antlers and a giant wreath on the front of my car.  Okay I would never do that but if you do drive by me you can bet that Mariah Carey and the Backstreet Boys Christmas albums (don't judge) will be blasting out my car window, and I will be singing along...

Holiday to-do list:


1. Make winter sangria.

2. Take Max to Disneyland for the first time (once all the holiday lights are up).

3. Go on an ice skating date with my husband. 

4. Go sledding.

5. Snowboard.  It has been way too long since I went last.

6. Attempt to actually start and finish a crochet scarf.

7. Go to a Christmas light show (you know where an entire neighborhood participates and lights their houses up while you play the coordinating music in your car).

7. Order holiday Christmas cards way in advance since I am always doing that last minute and stressing.  I am loving all these holidays cards from Tiny Prints!

8. Anonymously drop off presents and a turkey to a family in need.

9. Have a cookie exchange party with girlfriends.  My husband thinks this sounds naughty...and trust me it's not ha.

10. Find the most ridiculous festive matching PJs for all of us...and get a picture of us wearing them of course :)

What are you excited to do this holiday season? Please share! I could use a few more festive ideas.

21 comments:

Rachel (TwoHealthyPlates.com) said...

Haha my husband would say the same thing about #9. This year I want to go cut down our own little tree. This will be the first year I've had a live one! I'm reeeaaallly tired of putting up our artificial one because my husband is useless when it comes to opening or "fluffing" the branches or whatever. He just doesn't get it so I do most of it by myself and end up with 1000 little scratches all over my arm. Oh well =\ Oooh I also want to bake and decorate some gingerbread men!

Kate said...

Well I realize you're not in Michigan, but for christmas you really should be... every year we go to Greenfield Village in the Detroit area (an outdoor part of the Henry Ford Museum). It's an old village and all the employees dress up and its just wonderful! We also go as a family to pick out a life tree one of the nights its snowing. I love your list!

Barca Mama said...

What an awesome list- you had me sold at #1;) This year we are going to the Christmas Markets in Berlin. It has been on my travel bucket list for as long as I can remember! Oh and host my first Christmas dinner!

Kathleen said...

I work at Disney World and our holiday lights have been since Nov 2. So I'm pretty sure DIsneyland has all theirs up as well! And Disney at Christmas is even more magical then Disney year round! I love the rest of the items on your list! I just might have to snag this from you! :)

Beatriz López Lumbreras said...

hahaha your so funny!!my mum used to vomit all the time when she was pregnant of me and she did for longuer than "normal vomiting period" so I bet she would agree with you!

Bea =)
dailylivingingeneva.blogspot.com

Stephanie H said...

Good list. I haven't even thought of the fun stuff to do beyond gifts!
But I did manage to blog about my homemade gift to-do list to keep me on track!
stephaniesprojects.blogspot.com

Shug in Boots {Beth} said...

We are going to decorate a gingerbread house this year! I'm probably a little more excited than I ought to be! Super excited to make our Christmas card too! Decorating this weekend, no shame! :)

Maya said...

I am with you on 1,3 (Both 7's ;) ) and 9! Sounds so fun!

I plan on yelling Happy Holidays while christmas shopping! Sure it makes you look like a goof but everyone typically says it back!

M

Meredith said...

I love your list! One thing I keep promising that we'll do, that I still have never done and keep saying this will be the year, is make a gingerbread house!!!

Mindy Northrop said...

I've gotta say, I'm a little butt hurt over the fact that you get to take your little man to Disneyland. Especially for the Xmas festivities. The hubs and I were just talking about it over the weekend. With as obsessed as The Girl is with princesses right now, we would love, love, love to be able to take her. But seriously, plane tickets, PLUS the tickets to get in would put us in even more of a poor house than we're in already. So I'm totally jealous.
The rest of the list sounds completely awesome and stress-free. My stress levels this time of year are through the roof. I wish I could tell my brain to calm the eff down so I could enjoy it more. I can't wait to start decorating. And it's ALL about the Mob Hits Christmas CD and the classic Bing Crosby. :o)
I vote for family footie pajamas. I seriously need some of those!

Alexa said...

Oh my gosh Lindsay, I love your list! My friends made a funny Christmas card last year: They all dressed up in ugly Christmas sweaters the 2 year old and cat included, and had this stoic expressions on their faces. I still kind of laugh when I think about it. For some reason it made me think of you. Haha.

Simply LKJ said...

Great list! I am already watching the Hallmark channels marathon of Christmas movies. Really does get you in the spirit!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Wonderful list. I love the holidays! Every year I have a goal to get into the city for the Chicahokindlemarket (it's an outside German American Holiday Market with all kinds of fun goodies and decorations). Despite living so close to Chicago we haven;t gone since the night we got engaged 6 years ago! Hate dealing with the traffic but this year I really want to do it!

sherri lynn said...

This is a great list! I love your matching PJs idea! My list is similar to yours - holiday food/drinks, Christmas cards, Christmas lights, the usual. I think this year I'm participating in an ornament exchange with friends, so I need to get my craft on and make some pretty ornaments!

Katrina {calikatrina.blogspot.com} said...

The lights, parade, and small world are all up and on!
Lets go to Disneyland with the boys!!

xo!

My-cliffnotes said...

Winter sangria sounds delish!

katie said...

Ooooh that winter Sangria sounds good! If you find a good recipe don't hesitate to share ;)

Charlotte said...

Great list! This year is our first Christmas with baby, so I'm going Christmas crazy as well! Every year we watch Love Actually, your hubs and you can snuggle up with your winter sangria and watch that once you get the little ones down. I'm also loving the matching PJs idea - awkward family photos, yea! Does it snow where you live? I always try to make at least one snow-person (we get a TON of snow usually). Happy Holidays!!

-Charlotte
123-chachacha.blogspot.com

Paper Sidewalks said...

Definitely loving the first thing on your to-do list. Could you please share the recipe when you get a chance? I love sangrias and never had the winter kind!

MJ
Papersidewalks.blogspot.com

Eleanor Rae said...

Love the idea of dropping treats off to a family
in need anonymously, what a perfect thing to do at christmas! xxx

Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

I don't really have a christmas list but I have one for new years - try to actually say up for the new years eve fireworks and celebrations! xoxox

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