{Winter 14 Bucketlist // Tree lighting // traditional light picture // pick out an ornament}

Checkin' more things off our list!!!

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This was actually our first time to go to our town's annual Christmas tree lighting event on the square. We LOVED it! They had a hot cocoa booth setup, music playing, pony rides, train rides and a petting zoo. Then right before the lighting event Santa drives up on a firetruck and then comes to light the tree!! I just love our little town and adore our town square. After the lighting event we went to a new coffee shop near the square. It was decorated so shabby/rustic and it was cute!!!!! And the coffee was great, too.

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It's become a tradition of ours to wrap Mason in lights and take a picture of him and Rudolf. I love being able to compare the pics each year! But, it's also bittersweet because it shows me how much he grows in a year {#bahhumbug}

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Another tradition of ours is to pick out an ornament for the tree each year. I write the year on the back of each one that we get. And when Mason is grown I can pass them all down to him and he can see what he picked out each year! This year he went with a Santa Clause. When he first picked it out I was like, "Yikes, that's kind of freaky looking"! But, it only took putting it on our tree for me to fall in love with it. Now, it's one of my favorites. I think in a few years it will look pretty vintage. ;)

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Updated bucket list

+ take family photos
+ deck the halls
+ visit santa @ bass pro shop
+ visit the Christmas tree farm
+ go to the tree lighting event at our town square
+ make mason's Christmas list
+ bake cookies (& leave some for santa)
+ make ornaments & Christmas crafts
+ watch the Santa video for Mason
+ make a gingerbread house
+ order our Christmas cards
+ trim the tree
+ go to breakfast with Santa @ Church
+ take the traditional Christmas light picture of mason
+ pick out our yearly ornament for the tree
+ go to the polar express
+ have a pajama/movie night
+ go to Bethlehem revisited
+ put Christmas lights on the house
+ watch the marathon of The Christmas Story on Christmas Eve
+ go to an ugly Christmas sweater party
+ go to prairie lights  

Sorry folks, it's going to be #allaboutthatchristmas around here for a while!!!
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  1. awesome bucket list!! love the picture with mason and the lights.

  2. Y'all are rocking your way through your bucket list! Love the picture of Mason & Rudolph.

    Our hometown has Santa arrive on the fire truck & do a tree lighting, too. :)

  3. Love the idea of a yearly photo in the same pose. And this year's came out great! Sounds like a fun holiday season you guys are having over there :)

  4. Love the bucket list!! I need to work on crossing more off mine!!

  5. Aw, love the pics! I did the exact same Bucket List idea for this winter :) its such a great idea to get involved with the kids!

  6. I absolutely love that picture of Mason with the lights and Rudolph. He's so adorable!

  7. This reminds me that we got to get moving on our list. Christmas is just 2 weeks away and I don't know if we've done one thing. AHHHH! The pressure.. kidding.

  8. Making great head way on your list! Love the Christmas tree pic in the middle.

  9. We have Sydney pick out an ornament every year too! I love it!

  10. I love the tree lighting, I completely forgot about ours in the downtown area. Love that you went to get coffee after - yum.

  11. All about Christmas all the time and I love it! You guys look like you are having so much fun! I love seeing all the Christmas adventures people have been up to.

  12. I love that you're sharing what you check off as it happens! The petting zoo pictures are adorable! I wish our city wasn't so big and we had stuff like this!


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