Holiday Season Checklist // Re-Cap

Monday, January 9, 2017

At the beginning of the Christmas season I created a checklist of fun things I wanted our family to do during the holiday season. I'm happy to say we managed to cross all things off, with the exception of one...I just never got around to getting our elf out this year. This is a little re-cap of the fun we had!

Decorate a Gingerbread House

Honestly, I'm so glad I did not have to be a part of this experience. Wyatt decorated his little house at school, and I just had to bring it home. Done!!

Tacky Christmas Sweater Party

A co-worker of Sean's hosted this party and it was so fun! Obviously we didn't make ours but they'll be lots of fun for years to come!

25 Acts of Christmas Kindness

This season we tried something new to go along with our Advent calendar, we incorporated an act of kindness each day. If you followed along Instagram then you're pretty aware of what all we did, but if not, here's a list. We managed to get almost all of them accomplished in the 25 days. Definitely a tradition I want to continue every year.

 Put Up Christmas Lights

Aaaannnndddd....they're still up. Sean always does our lights and they're always our favorite!

 Decorate Christmas Trees

Can't have too many trees, right?? The kids each have a tree and then we have our main tree in the family room. Wyatt and Stella love to decorate them all throughout the Christmas season. 

Drive Around and Look at Christmas Lights

We managed to do that and then some. I'd say we drove around at least twice a week just to look at lights. Plus, we visited two different outdoor locations to view lights. The kids can't get enough...but Stella really prefers the inflatables.

Attend Christmas Parade

We attended our towns Christmas parade at the beginning of December. It was lots of fun and super loud but we all enjoyed it.

Christmas Pajamas

Holiday pajamas + matching pajamas = OUR FAVORITE!! Even the kiddos love to match...I mean who wouldn't when they're so cute!! 

Watch Christmas Movies

We did manage to watch a few Christmas movies...but mainly Christmas shows, like A Charlie Brown Christmas + other Christmas shows.

Send Christmas Cards

We did get Christmas cards out...quite possibly one of my favorites of our family. 

That pretty much sums up our Christmas...I think. We made so many wonderful memories this year but I think my favorite was seeing how much they learned about the reason for the season. 

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