I was reading a post from LA which was about checking in on her winter bucket list. I thought this was such great idea to go back to your winter bucket list and see if you accomplished anything on there. Plus, winter is basically over and I have already started on my spring bucket list so there’s no better time to do this than now!
Drink hot chocolate and watch a movie in my pj’s w/ my husband yes, did this a lot of times.. maybe just once with hot chocolate though
Bake cookies and decorate them (sprinkles, frosting, etc) did bake cookies, just didn’t do the decorating part like I wanted to
Go see Christmas lights at least 3x yes! Saw many Christmas lights
Buy presents for family, wrap them, and put them under the tree yes! Had a post about this too, hours and hours of wrapping, but worth it
Go ice-skating we went at least 2x
Visit Chicago and see the lights + ice skate we did end up going to Chicago and we did get to see all the lights, but the line to ice skate was like 2+ hours and we weren’t going to wait that long so maybe next year
Plan an upcoming vacation yes, planned our Gatlinburg, TN trip
Watch as many movies as I can during my free time YES! Watched sooooo many movies it was ridiculous. I think 2018 was the year I became a movie lover
Write my 2019 goals yes + got a planner and updated it to the max
Decorate a gingerbread house with husband no, didn’t end up doing this sadly
Scrapbook was able to sit down and do it once, but I needed more supplies so until next time
Read yes! I actually got to read a lot this winter and I’m super proud of myself because I used to NEVER read books
I’d say I got most of this list done, the couple things I didn’t get to do was probably because we decided not to do it! Before I found my list, I really thought I wasn’t going to end up checking any of these off because usually I write a super long list and end up doing like 2 things only. I’m surprised, but it was a fun winter so it makes sense! 🙂
Thanks LA for the great idea! Everyone should check her page out, she’s awesome!
Thursday night we were just chilling watching New Girl (the usual) when I get an email on my phone from Mirhad. I was super confused and I see at the top it says, “Get ready for your trip coming up on…” and it cut off. So I open up the email and he booked a night for us to go to Chicago on Saturday!!! I was surprised and he had the biggest smile on his face after I opened it. I worked on Friday and we packed Saturday morning before we left, it was super quick since we only needed like one outfit and our PJ’s. We got there around 12pm and started exploring right away. He said he wanted to take me to Chicago to look at Christmas lights and go ice-skating (which I’ve been saying I wanted to do all Winter long) so it was so sweet of him to surprise me like that! We didn’t get to go ice-skating because the line was 2+ hours long, so we said another time. We still had fun though and I got to cross something off of my winter bucket list!
I have some awesome pictures I took, but also some cute pictures he took of me 🙂
Overall, Chicago was cold, but not as cold as I expected it to be. Like you could still go outside as long as you’re bundled up, kind of like STL too. Pics below!
It’s been a couple days since I last posted and I have to say it’s not because I’ve been lazy, but because I’ve been SO BUSY at work! Seriously, this week has felt like it’s 100 years long and it doesn’t help that I’ve had to sit in meetings pretty much all day everyday this week. I cannot wait until next Thursday because everything will slow down and everyone will be going on vacation in the next couple days. I will be blogging a lot during Christmas week because I will have way more time to. I will also do something I’ve been putting off for over 2 months now – my vacation video! Speaking of vacations, I could really use one right now 🙂
My schedule is pretty packed this weekend – my two best friends are graduating college so we’re having a dinner thing with one of them and a house party for the other one, I have a baby shower to attend, and of course attending the actual graduations too. On top of that, I need to go buy them gifts, the baby shower gifts, figure out what white elephant gifts I will bring for next week, and get holiday gifts for some of my co-workers. So lots of stuff to buy this weekend! Need to save up some money for the after Christmas sales because that’s when the have the good stuff 😉
I put up my Christmas tree like as soon as Halloween was over (super early, I know) so it’s been decorated and there are some gifts underneath it. I actually got this fake tree last year during the after Christmas sales. It was originally $50 maybe? Not 100%, but I paid $10 for it so it was a steal! So here is mine, it’s not dark outside, otherwise it looks better, but it’s still cute!
So there’s mine, but before I left work today I took a picture of their tree and it’s soooo pretty!
So there you have it, my Christmas tree and my weekend plans. Hoping to do my Black Friday Haul post soon, just have to find everything I bought!
Every Winter, I write this little bucket list of things I want to do and most of the time, half of the stuff on there doesn’t get crossed off! This time, I’m making it a bit shorter so that maybe I will be able to cross more things off. I love the holidays and the warmth it gives me, so this list is essential to me.
Drink hot chocolate and watch a movie in my pj’s w/ my husband
Bake cookies and decorate them (sprinkles, frosting, etc)
Go see Christmas lights at least 3x
Buy presents for family, wrap them, and put them under the tree
Visit Chicago and see the lights + ice skate
Plan an upcoming vacation
Watch as many movies as I can during my free time
Write my 2019 goals
Decorate a gingerbread house with husband
So there’s my super short list. I think I can do most of the things on here, I really want to go see the lights in Chicago and ice-skate, but if it’s too expensive we may save that for next year.