Now that it’s officially December, I’m ready to embrace the spirit of the holidays. I know Christmas decorations have been on display in the stores since September but I tune out any mention of it until after Halloween and Thanksgiving. One holiday at a time, please!
As I get ready to decorate the house for the holidays, I thought I’d share a few of the Christmas festivities that I’m most looking forward to this year.
*Hosting a Holiday Party – This year will be my first official holiday party. I’ve been busy researching fun treats and drinks on Pinterest (check out our Christmas/Winter board for some ideas) and wonder how people made these important decisions in the days before Pinterest. Since the party is semi-formal, I’ve also been searching for a new holiday dress for myself and even bought a pretty snowflake dress for my pug. Yes, even my dog will partake in the festivities.
*Visiting the Happiest Place on Earth - Since moving to San Diego two years ago, I’ve made it a tradition to visit Disneyland each December with my boyfriend to enjoy the holiday decorations and take photos with the characters in their festive outfits. Disneyland is magical all year but there’s an extra touch of beauty and fantasy at Christmas.
*Sharing the Season with My Pups – While I had a five-month-old Italian mastiff last Christmas, we didn’t add the pug to the family until January. I’m thrilled to share the holidays with both my dogs this year. In fact, we’ll be spending a lot of time together as we, along with my boyfriend, make the 1,200+ mile journey by car from San Diego to Seattle. But at least we don’t have to board the dogs over the holidays.
*Seeing Family and Friends - Along our journey north, we’re going to stop in Sacramento to visit my boyfriend’s dad, Salem to see his mom and Seattle, where my family and friends live. Although it’s sure to be a whirlwind trip, we’re hoping to see as many people as we can!
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