{Winter bucketlist update // Gingerbread House // Bake Cookies// Christmas Story}

I think this will wrap up our bucketlist for Winter 2014. It was a fun month, that's for sure!!! 

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I forgot to take pictures of the process, but did get a picture of the one Mason wanted to leave for Santa. He said, "Mama, can we leave the Texas one for Santa so that he remembers I am Mason from Texas?" Goodness I love this boy!

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We had many, many of these throughout the month of December! They're kind of my favorite.

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This is a Christmas Eve tradition for the Halls. Every year Nate's mom orders a chicken nugget tray and fruit tray from Chick Fil A and we have that and other snacks and a hangout and watch tv night! Starting at 7pm The Christmas Story is on for a 24 hour marathon! This is the first year that Mason really paid any attention to it and liked it. Love sharing these traditions with him! Nana let him open one gift that evening...a Ninja Turtle pillow. She thought he might like it for our movie night!

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Updated bucket list

+ take family photos
+ deck the halls
+ visit santa @ bass pro shop
+ visit the Christmas tree farm // they sold out of trees super early this year so we didn't get to go
+ 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 // they sold out before the 1st weekend of December & Mason was sick with the flu the weekend we were supposed to go.
+ 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 // we had family come into town and had to cancel our evening
+ go to prairie lights   

How did you fare with your Winter/Christmastime bucketlist?

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  1. Yals house turned out so cute we can never get ours to stay together, love love love the texas cookie

  2. What fun festivities! We did a little gingerbread village this year and this kids had so much fun! I love the pajama movie night idea :D You did great on your bucket list!!


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