Saturday, December 26, 2020

Christmas 2020 Bucket List Update


I actually ended up making it to most of the things on my list. The poor mail carrier is the one that missed out. I never was here at the right time to catch him and I wasn't comfortable with leaving something in the mailbox.

I also didn't get around to reading The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Maybe next year.

Other than that, I pretty well covered everything that was on the list.

And, by the way, this was one of the nicest Christmases ever! Crazy busy, but nice!

We saw and spent time with all of our children and most of our grands throughout the season and I got together with my BFFF...which hadn't been done in a long well as other friends and extended family members along the way.

Our youngest daughter, her boyfriend, and his oldest daughter surprised us by showing up on Christmas Eve. They spent the day and he proposed to her while they were here! It was a joyous occasion for all three of them and that was the first time that Amanda has been here on Christmas Eve since 2007! It was great having them!

John and I did our Christmas together Christmas Eve and my cousin joined us for lunch on Christmas Day. Later in the day we were invited to our oldest daughter and son-in-law's for pie and tea.

It was a great Christmas and I thoroughly enjoyed it! 

I hope your Christmas was great, too, and I wish you and yours  happy, blessed, and joyous New Year! 🎉

My Christmas 2020 Bucket List Update

1. Write my Christmas bucket list
2. Decorate for Christmas inside and out 
3. Put up two with a patriotic theme (red, white, and blue with American flags); the other a Victorian pink one (a smaller version of the one we had in Blue Springs when the five oldest children were young) 🎄
4. Read A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens 📕
5. Spend time with our children, their spouses, and the grands
6. Send and receive Christmas cards 🖃
7. Sing Christmas carols 🎵
8. Make a gift for the mail carrier 📬
9. Drink hot cocoa ☕
10. Make Christmas cookies 🍪
11. Present a special program on old-fashioned Christmases
12. Make (and taste) Christmas fudge 🍬
13. Donate to a child in need through Operation Christmas Child 👦
14. Watch Christmas movies 🎥
15. Make mulled cider 
16. Do a random act of kindness 
17. Wrap Christmas gifts 🎁
18. Deliver gifts to a homeless shelter 
19. Listen to Christmas music 🎵
20. Put cash in a Salvation Army Christmas kettle 💵
21. Make and deliver special treats to the neighbors 💝
22. Drive around and look at Christmas lights
23. Light a Christmas candle 🕯
24. Have Christmas Eve lasagna (it's been a tradition for over 30 years) 
25. Read the story of Jesus' birth from Luke 2 🕮

That's what's on my Christmas 2020 bucket list. What's on yours?

Until next time,

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