16 November 2016

10 Things I'm Excited About this Holiday Season


Ok, ok, I might be getting a little bit excited over here about the upcoming holidays. Especially since I just realized that Thanksgiving is NEXT week. Did Thanksgiving sneak up on anyone else or was it just me?
 
& Christmas? Yeah. That's in 39 days.
 
Panicking yet about the Christmas shopping that you still have left to do between now & then? I haven't even started...
 
Anyway, here are the 10 things that I'm most excited about this holiday season:
 
10. Hanging up our stockings over our fireplace
My stockings have always been hung on a bookshelf but this year we have a mantle to hang them from! Way more excited about this than I should be. My mom has also ordered some new stockings this year now that we've added a couple of people to the family - can't wait to see SIX stockings hanging across their fireplace!
 
9. Baking sugar cookies
I always love baking sugar cookies at Christmas but this year I get to do it with my new KitchenAid mixer {!!}


 {Christmas 2015}
 
8. Lights at the Zoo
Riverbanks Zoo, Christmas lights... what more could a girl ask for?
 
7. ... actually, all the lights
I don't know what it is about Christmas lights but I love seeing them all.

 
6. Thanksgiving!
Because we can't forget Thanksgiving. Especially since Patrick and I are hosting it at our house this year for the very first time.

{Thanksgiving 2014}

5. A little Christmas cheer in our mailbox everyday
Christmas cards might be my favorite pieces of mail to receive from our friends and I love displaying them around our house throughout December. 
 
4. Asheville

Patrick unknowingly started a little Christmas tradition two years ago. And then we continued it with his family last year. Fingers crossed that we can squeeze in a trip up to the North Carolina mountains for a little getaway before Christmas.
 
{Asheville 2014}
 
3. Starting new traditions
First married Christmas = new traditions. We're sending out Christmas cards for the very first time this year, we're hunting down our first Christmas tree together, etc. I'm sure we'll find a few things this holiday season that we'll want to continue in the years to come.

2. Family Time
I've got a four day weekend for Christmas - perfect for spending plenty of time with both sides of our family {including my favorite sister-in-law who will be in town from London}
 
1. Going to the Christmas tree farm to find the perfect tree to put up in our first house
I had a cute little fake Christmas tree for the first six years after graduating college when I lived on my own but now? Now I get a real tree. We'll have a real tree in one room and my cute little fake one in another {because no, you can't ever have too many Christmas trees}

 
What are y'all looking forward to this holiday season??


11 comments:

  1. I love you but you just gave me a heart attack making me realize that Christmas is less than 40 days away and I haven't even started shopping! EEK! Lights at the zoo are the best and yay for hosting your first Thanksgiving!! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  2. ugh i haven't even started christmas shopping either. i don't want to! lol. wow, hosting thanksgiving! you go girl, good luck! i love christmas lights, they are the best :)

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  3. AH I love all of these!! Especially your Asheville trip. We started that same tradition of going to the Biltmore at Christmas the year we got engaged. I had never been before and now it's a yearly tradition. We even usually take a day off work to do it so it's not as crowded!

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  4. Yay for so many FUN Christmas traditions!! I'm so excited for all the fun that is coming :) This is my favorite season!

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  5. Can't wait to hear how hosting for the first time goes! It's nerve wracking but I'm sure it will turn out beautifully!!

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  6. Stocking on the fireplace is one thing I would be way excited about, too!! Can't wait for Thanksgiving to get here and have the fun really start!

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  7. Aw so many fun things this holiday season for you guys!! Enjoy every second of it! I think we may have to come up for the zoo lights!

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  8. Um.. is that first picture in Kiawah??? (If so I'm now thinking we need a winter trip there)

    But I love all of this - you guys are so similar to us. I was SO excited for our first Christmas too - the cards, traditions, etc. Love that you guys are already hosting Thanksgiving! We're doing it this year too and I can't wait!

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  9. I'm so excited for the holidays, too! We have a tradition of going to look at Christmas lights one night during the holidays while listening to Christmas music and that's my favorite night ever! I want to bake sugar cookies too!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  10. All of the firsts for your first year are the best!! Enjoy all the traditions you guys are going to make! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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