Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Traditions---Check!

I've been such a bad, bad blogger. I have been so busy, that every time I sit down to blog, I'm too tired! ha! I've been busy with work {duh}, friends, my sweet boy, Christmas shopping, church, & everything else! 

Anyhoo... since this IS my favorite season & all, I thought I would make a list of some of my favorite traditions! Ready, set, GO! --- the most IMPORTANT part of this post, is at the bottom. Save the best for last is my motto. :)

-- Decorate for Christmas. {did this before thanksgiving, hehe}

-- Send out Christmas cards {got 'em early this year!}
-- Drink as much Starbucks as possible

-- Try the chick-fil-A Holiday shake

-- Bake! {pound cake, snickerdoodle cookies...more to come}
-- Do something for someone else {we stuffed stockings at church for kids}
-- Drink a Christmas coca-cola :)

-- Listen to AS MUCH Christmas music as possible (double check!)

-- Drink hot chocolate by a fire, complete with Cinnamon rolls for dinner & Christmas movies

--Watch every possible Christmas music special on TV:
* Country Christmas
* Michael Buble Christmas Special
* Victoria's Secret Fashion show
(I'm sure I've missed some)

-- Buy new Christmas PJ's (Target!)

-- Girls night: ::New tradition!:: complete with jammies, pizza, wine, LOTS-oh-laughter, Christmas movies & good=bye's at 5am. YES! 5am. :)
Still to-do: (hopefully we'll be knocking these out this week/weekend)
-- Look at Christmas lights {here & in my home town}
-- Make gingerbread houses
-- Make red velvet pancakes & sausage balls Christmas morning
- Roast marshmallows by the fire
-- Watch A Christmas Story ALL DAY LONG on Christmas day :)
-- Take my pup dogs to see Santa at Petsmart
-- Attend Christmas Eve service with my family
-- Buy ALL Christmas presents--"wrapping" that up this week ;)
-- Buy 3 cans of popcorn for me, my parents, & grandparents---this popcorn has been around since I was a wee tot

Well folks, that's all I can think of today, do y'all have any special traditions??? Please share =)

 I try to never forget WHY we celebrate Christmas. It can be tough, as we all (me included!) can get caught up in the hussle & bussle of Christmas time & forget about the star of the show --- OUR LORD & SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST!

Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Wow...Prince of Peace, Mighty God, Wonderful Counselor, Everlasting Father. He is the CENTER of my universe, & I fall MORE in love with Him every single day.
He is the reason for the season.

5 sweet comments...:

Jess said...

I share all the same traditions as you besides the Coke drinking and the girls night. However, I really wish we had a girls night like that! Sounds awesome!

Rebecca said...

MmmMm theres nothing like a starbucks gingerbread latte!

TheSocialKnight said...

I love all these traditions! Do you ever wonder if our children with be drinking NonDairy-Peppermint-Mocha-Light Whipped Cream-lattes and listening to Buble? Hehehe

Jamie said...

Awww I love your list! Christmas traditions are the best :)

Dragonfly Tales said...

I do a Christmas themed girls night with my momma and 2 best friends every year! Snacks & hot chocolate are a must : ) I love all of your ideas for traditions, I need to add some to my list!