... cause it's the most wonderful time of the year!
And also the fastest time of the year. These next few weeks will fly by and it'll be 2016 before we know it (nuts) so I really want to be mindful of the things I want to do during the holidays. I mean there are only 34 days til Christmas ;) Here's what's on our agenda--
•Have a sleepover in front of the fireplace
We did this last year after we painted our bedroom and it was my favorite thing ever. Just look at this picture! Brady was so sweet and tiny!
•Christmas cookie baking day
Only the best day of the year! I'll be sharing my four recipes I make every year next month.
•Lunch at the Walnut Room in Chicago
This was a tradition we started with my family when we lived in Chicago and we're heading back to the city in a couple of weekends to continue it :)
•Pack Thanksgiving boxes with the Salvation Army
Doing this on Monday with the Junior League!
•Attend a Christmas Eve church service
Probably my favorite holiday tradition. We'll be spending Christmas with Nick's family this year so we'll have to find a church to go to on that side of the state!
•Host a dinner with friends
We did this in the spring and it was so much fun that it's time to do it again.
•Enjoy and really soak up the holiday season - try and not get caught up in the stress, money, time, travel nonsense. That would probably mean NOT saving my Christmas shopping/wrapping for the week of (like usual), haha.
What's on your holiday bucket list? We'll be getting the fun kicked off this weekend with a holiday farmers market and Christmas tree lighting on Saturday... oh, and the 6 inches of snow we're supposed to get! Tis the season!