Good morning guys! I’m happy to report that I am feeling much better over here. It seems to have been a 24 hour bug. Hit me at 3pm on Wednesday and was (almost) fully gone this morning. I literally can’t WAIT to eat food again. You know you’re sick when you haven’t eaten in 24 hours and aren’t hungry #sickprobz I ended up eating oatmeal, toast with jam, and a hardboiled egg yesterday…
On a different note, today is the last day of classes this semester! Holy cow, where did the time go?! Not that I’m complaining. I am so ready to go home and have 20-something days off school and out of crazy freezing weather! It was –22 degrees at 8am yesterday morning…. –44 with windchill.
Looking forward to celebrating Christmas & the holidays at home, Christian and I put together a Winter Bucket List which includes things that we absolutely positively have to do over break!
Go ice skating. I love ice skating. I suck, but I love it. I’ve never gone with Christian before (only with my friends!) so I’ve never done that cliché holding hands while skating around. And I flat out cannot wait.
Drive & find Christmas lights. In my neighborhood, there’s a house that always goes all out for every holiday. Christmas is especially fun! But besides that, Bellevue Square always puts on fun Christmas events every night in December, which looks like it would be a blast to go to! Plus, there’s Gingerbread Lane! I’ve never heard of this before but I love looking at gingerbread houses so Christian, we should do this too!
Make gingerbread houses. Speaking of gingerbread, Christian told me that he wants to make gingerbread FROM SCRATCH and then make houses. We will see how that goes… I may eat all of the fresh-baked, soft gingerbread before it even has a chance to become part of a house. We decorated gingerbread houses 2 years ago and it was such a blast! Warning: making gingerbread houses (or carving pumpkins) with an engineer takes 3x longer than it takes with anyone else.
Throwback to junior year… we look like BABIES.
Watch Christmas movies. Since I don’t have an always accessible TV here in my dorm like I do at home, I’ve been Christmas movie deprived this year. Plus, it’s always fun to snuggle up on the couch with hot cocoa and watch holiday movies! On the ‘Must See’ list: “Elf”, “Deck the Halls”, “A Christmas Story”, “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”, and of course, every single show on ABC’s 25 Days of Christmas (except for the new ‘Grinch’ with Jim Carrey- that movie is terrifying).
Go out and get festive drinks. I’ll admit it for both of us: we get stuck in coffee drink ruts. Christian has ordered a grande caramel frappuccino every time we have gone to Starbucks since I’ve dated him. And except for in the fall/winter, I’m always drinking a skinny vanilla latte. I want to go out on our stereotypical Starbucks dates that we always went on in high school but this time get festive drinks. Peppermint mocha! Gingerbread latte! Caramel brulee latte! Eggnog! It will happen.
Starbucks holiday cups for the win!
Watch Disney’s “Frozen”. I love Disney. Hence why his proposal was the best thing ever. He actually suggested going to go see this! A new Disney movie? Sign me up, please! I’ve heard it’s amazing. So there’s that!
See the Christmas Ship. I talked about this earlier, but my family, Christian and I went last year and I really want to go back this year. It’s such a great environment- Christmas lights, ships all decked out in lights and broadcasting music, people with hot chocolate… My kinda place!
Bonus! Recreate this picture.
These are the kinds of things that seem brilliant after watching all 3 Lord of the Ring Extended Editions back to back to back on New Years Eve. Hello baby Miranda & Christian again!
It’s actually really fun thinking about what Christian & my traditions will be next Christmas when we’re married! And I don’t know what to follow that sentence up with sooooo I’m signing off See ya tomorrow!
What’s on your Winter Bucket List?
What holiday traditions do you have?