things to do

Advent Calendar

Last year Paul had the idea to do 12 days of Christmas for each other. It was really fun but a little exhausting to look for really good presents 12 days in a row. This year we talked about doing something similiar but doing a small gift exchange with an advent calendar. I was hanging out with my friend Rachel and she was telling me how she and her husband do an advent calendar where they do some sort of Christmasy activity every night. I thought that was an excellent idea, so I’ve been trying to come up with some ideas for us to mix with our present exchange. Here are the ideas I have so far, I need more ideas so please list any ideas you might have in the comment section: {Emily helped me with a lot of these.}

1. Going Ice Skating at the Embarcadero
2. Go to Union Square to see the big tree
3. Not So Silent Night {not Christmas oriented but awesome}
4. Grease Sing Along at the Castro Theatre {not Christmas oriented but awesome}
5. Handel’s Messiah Sing Along
6. Watch It’s a Wonderful Life
7. Go to the Oakland Temple to see the Nativity
8. Kiss under the Mistletoe
9. Make Thick Hot Chocolate and Homemade Marshmallows
10. Host a Christmas Sweater Party
11. Attend the Nutcracker
12. Put up a ribbon sash for Christmas cards
13. Make pomanders {kissing balls}
14. Donate canned goods
15. Give neighbors a present
16. Put up a wreath
17. Make a popcorn garland

I can’t believe its almost here

Never in my whole life have I felt about a TV show like I feel about LOST. The season finale is tonight and I’m so giddy I can’t stand it. The whole show is brilliant. Last month they even started to air fake commercials and published a fake book to go along with the plot. It is far and away the best thing on television.

For those of you that tuned out after reading the first sentence. Go rent the first season of episodes RIGHT THIS SECOND. Just know that every responsibility or important thing you had to do for two weeks will no longer matter to you. You’ll just keep pressing play, episode after episode.