Remember the Fall List O’ Fun?
Well, it was such a wild success that I’m going to make the most of my holiday season and 3rd trimester with another list of fun things to do before my feet swell and I reach the stage of pregnancy where I can no longer put on my own shoes.
Christmas Light Drives: I’m going to pack up some snacks, cocoa and the fam and we’re going to soak in all of the neighborhood holiday light goodness that we can.
Date Nights: A night out with my hubby to see Harry Potter and do a little Christmas shopping sounds dreamy. It’s also his 35th birthday in December so I’m on a mission to take him somewhere fabulous to dine.
In Utah we have a train ride affectionately called “The Heber Creeper”, at Christmastime they host the North Pole Express ride...complete with hot cocoa and bells. Yes, please.
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We’re spending Thanksgiving with family, which is wonderful, but we want our own stockpile of leftovers so my husband and I decided to make another Thanksgiving meal for ourselves in December. The only trick is narrowing down the menu...I want it ALL.
I’m hosting my monthly girls dinner club in December - I wanted to make a meal that was cozy without being too heavy. (You know how by New Year’s you just want a salad?) So I settled on PW’s Italian Meatball Soup, a mixed green salad, Marta’s Focaccia and Chocolate Fondue.
I am comfortable with an orchestrated mess so with that in mind, I’m going to let my girl and her kiddie pals decorate Gingerbread Houses and sugar cookies. I’ve got a dust buster...how bad can it be?
The birds around our house are NUTS for birdseed. We can watch our feeder through our dining room window—I think my girl would get a kick out of making one of those old-school pinecone/peanut butter birdfeeders for our tree.
Winter calls for lazy Sunday’s watching movies. Our playlist includes; Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, Yes Virginia, The Santa Clause 2 (we don’t love #1 or #3, but for some reason, my husband and I just can’t get enough of the second film) and the BEST holiday film of all time, It’s a Wonderful Life.
In an effort to make room for baby #2, we’re going to start finishing our basement in December...with the lofty goal if finishing it by the end of February. I’ll be sharing the ongoing saga here. :) Should be pretty entertaining.