Happy Holidays from the Masanotti’s

I absolutely love Christmas time! I’m not a huge fan of really cold weather, but I do love layering, coats and scarves, and those don’t fit too well with warm weather…so cold weather it is…

Jay and I don’t have kids yet, we have two precious beagle puppies, so those are our kids for now and I’m sure we will start some crazy traditions when we do have kids but until then, we decided to start some of our own “family” traditions. We’ve been married three years, so of course we’ve had the tradition of putting up our tree, decorating with christmas lights, etc…but this year, we wanted to be more intentional, so we made a list of things we would like to do in this Advent season before Christmas Day. 

As my closest friends know all too well, I am addicted to lists…its therapeutic for me:) So…Here is our christmas to-do list (in no particular order):

– make christmas sugar cookies
– listen to christmas music (starting with C.Kincaid’s album)
– put up christmas tree
– visit christmastown @ McAdenville, NC
– hang mistletoe
– watch “Elf” & wrap christmas presents
make hot chocolate & watch “Home Alone”
– go to a brunch with friends (jess)
– christmas present shopping
– joy explosion christmas party
– donate canned goods
– go see a christmas play
– take family christmas picture
– letterpress christmas cards
– mail christmas cards
– make a fancy christmas dinner
– put up a wreath
– go see a new christmas movie (or rent one)
– watch old “rudolf” and “frosty” cartoon movies
– cringle a friends yard
– make gingerbread men/women
– go tubing at SnowPark

Counting down from today, 18 days until Christmas:) Consider making a list of your own for fun things to do…it helps this season be more fun and intentional and for me, helps me not stress out  with all the crazies running around! 

Happy holidays, friends!


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