Wednesday, December 13, 2017

What's Hap-pinning Wednesday: Christmas Life Lately

Each year we try to pack in as much Christmas excitement and adventure as we can, and this year has been no exception. We still need to do our annual "Jammie Lights," which we've been doing since we first married, make reindeer food, and have a fun cookie decorating get-together with friends this weekend...but other than that, we have checked lots of boxes on our Christmas Bucket List and can't believe our celebrations start next week! 

Here's a bit of our Christmas Life Lately: 

+ Seeing Santa at Bass Pro Shop {it's free!} 

+ Cookies with Mrs. Claus at the Gaylord Texan 

+ Christmas jammies + hot chocolate + a Christmas movie 

+ ICE! at the Gaylord Texan 

+ Decorating our Christmas tree 

+ Writing and mailing our letters to Santa 

Parents: You can have your kids write their letter to Santa and get a reply by sending it to: 

Santa Claus
P.O. Box 1
Santa Claus, IN

It's free, but the organization does take donations, so I like to slip a dollar in each boy's letter. It's so sweet: they mail back a reply on cute North Pole paper and the boys just eat it up! 

+ Visiting my mom's store for her annual "Shop Small Saturday" event 

+ Making tea cakes -- Brandon's grandmother's passed-down recipe!

+ Welcoming our elf on Dec. 1, who Walker quickly named "Mo." 

+ Seeing "The Star" with Walker's preschool {Knox's first movie!}

+ Enjoying chilly nights at home in Christmas jammies by the glow of the Christmas tree 

+ Dallas Arboretum's "12 Days of Christmas" exhibit {Yes, shorts in December -- welcome to Texas!} 

+ Pallets + the fire turned on + Christmas movies + that Christmas tree glow 

+ Polar Express + Christmas jammies day at preschool 

What's on your Christmas bucket list?

Linking up with Jenn and Jessi 


  1. OOOOOH I love your tree with the bright colors on it!!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away

  2. So so so many fun things!! Your guys are going to have awesome memories of the holidays because of all of this stuff! I need to see if our Bass Pro Shops by us has a Santa since Ella missed her chance this past weekend :(

  3. Oh I love your Christmas tree, it's so pretty.

  4. Ok you know how I feel about your tree (love) but that letter writing response thing is the cutest! That will definitely be a go next year! ps walker in the pic where he is holding the mug looks so grown!!

  5. Your tree is beautiful, and that ice adventure looks like so much fun!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

  6. Y'all have been doing so many fun Christmas activities! It makes the season so much more festive and exciting :)

  7. So many fun things! I can’t wait to do these things when Vivi is a little older!! I am absolutely getting my niece to write Santa a letter, I know she’d looove that!

  8. I'm so jealous you took Knox to a movie! How did he do?! I'm dying to take Cam to one but don't want to pay a bajillion dollars for him to just want to run around the whole time.