Sunday, October 10, 2010

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Here I sit in the warm humid weather of Hawaii, just wishing for a snowy day so I can sit all bundled up and listen to Christmas music all day while smelling the aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg. So I figured I'd make a list (because after all that is what I'm good at) of all the things I love about the Christmas season.

Favorite Christmas Movie:
I was introduced to this movie last year at Christmas time and it has forever changed my life! I don't know how I went 22 years without watching it. 

Favorite Christmas Album:
I remember that this CD would always be playing at our house during the Christmas season. 

Favorite Christmas Memory:
Our Christmas Tree
Last year I was able to spend the Christmas season with 10 girls who I loved so dearly. The weather in Changzhou was much colder than any of us could have ever imagined and we were always cold, no matter where we went. On the first weekend of December we hosted a Christmas party and invited our friends from the ward. Jessica and Brandon (who also invited his friend Luca) were the only ones that came and we had a blast!! We played Christmas jeopardy, had a white elephant exchange and then went to KTV. I even made cake in the rice maker for dessert! I love those girls so much!!!
The gifts
Some of the recipients of the white elephant gift exchange

The cakes made in the rice cooker... not too bad!
Favorite Christmas Song
Sarah McLachlan: Have Yourself a Very Merry Christmas

Here are some other christmas joys that didn't make the list....
Miracle on 34th Street,
Drinking hot chocolate while laughing with roommates,
Making Christmas crafts,
Looking at the ornaments in the Christmas isle at target,
Hearing Christmas music everywhere I go,
Christmas morning,
Pumpkin Pie,
Decorating the Christmas tree,
Wrapping presents,
While You Were Sleeping,
Making snow angels,
Josh Groban Christmas album,
I can't wait until Christmas!!!

P.S. For those wondering I have 5 weeks left here in Hawaii, I'm going to miss it but I'm ready to move on and be close to those I love!


  1. it's not even halloween yet! but this post made me excited for Christmas too.

  2. Um. Hi. This is so super cute and I found your blog and now I will be reading it all the time. miss you girl! Let me know if you're ever in the provo area. we can play!

  3. where on this list was "Mama's Christmas Shoes".

  4. That's my favorite Christmas CD too! Of ALL TIME!