Spending December watching Elf & The Santa Clause & Love Actually & The Family Stone & all things Jane Austen.
Baking cookies with my sister.
Honorable Mention: The last two years (my husband's first two in the U.S. & my first two back since living in The Netherlands), when my Husband & I went to buy a Christmas tree and all of the necessary decorations, but then while we were out decided it added up to be way too expensive and would require too much effort, and returned home without. This year, we skipped pretending we were getting a tree and haven't even gotten the decorations out of the attic yet. :)
It's day two of 30 Days of Lists. Today's prompt: Around my home.
Hundreds of books -- I'm an admitted book-hoarder. Sometimes I imagine paring down my personal belongings to fill only a few suitcases and boxes, but books are the one thing that make that impossible. I like to re-read and share with trusted friends, and big full bookcases way too much to do without.
Lots of holiday-themed snacks -- I'm obsessed with puppy chow (or maybe you call it muddy buddies?). I eat a little bit every day and wish I could eat a lot every day, instead! Also: peppermint bark is delicious, and holiday-themed soy milks are my jam.
Pillows & blankets in (almost) every room -- We like comfy-cozy surroundings, so we're all set for lounging in every room except the kitchen & bathrooms. Soft blankets & fluffy pillows make life just plain better.
Big box full or presents for our Dutch nieces -- Our nieces are five and three, so we've got a box of Monster High and Care Bears stuff, plus cookies & candies specific to the U.S., heading their way soon. They're adorable & their cute faces when they get a surprise are the best.
Holiday cards waiting to be written & sent -- Dutch people are super into greeting cards, so skipping Christmas cards hasn't been an option since I married into a Dutch family. Plus, we're all the way in Texas, so swapping cards across the world is a nice way to keep in touch. I'll mail some to my family in Houston since I have them, but I bet not one of them will send me one, other than my dad, who will send a card from his business. Ha! The little jerks! ;)
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