Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Christmas in November

I used to be on the naughty list

I can't believe it. Only 29 more days until Christmas. I am so pleased with what I have gotten done this month.....ordered Letter's from Santa for both kids, planned my Thanksgiving menu, written the Holiday newsletter, bought more gifts from Amazon (free shipping folks) and got a bunch of things for Vincent to bring to the children. We have all of the ingredients for our holiday baking and we are looking forward to a tasty Thanksgiving meal.

I am most excited for something that I have been keeping a secret. But the invitations have been sent so I can talk about it now. Me and Mallory are hosting our very first Mother/Daughter Holiday Tea Party! I have always wanted to have a tea party and I cooked up this idea as a way to show my friends how much I love and appreciate them. I have been working hard on my menu and gathering items to make the party special.

This is the final push to get things done!

Christmas in November: To Do List

  1. Decorate House!
  2. Take Christmas picture of kids, order photos.
  3. Make list of ingredients for Christmas Menu, start purchasing non-perishables.
  4. Address, Stuff and Stamp 20 Christmas Cards a day for 5 days.
  5. Purchase final Christmas Present.
  6. Add baking days to calendar.
  7. Complete Advent Calendar List of Activities.
  8. Wrap Christmas Presents. Box up gifts to be mailed....Post on December 10th.
  9. Prepare cookie gift boxes for hubby's co-workers.
  10. Get a babysitter and go see Four Christmases with hubby.
  11. Visit Santa
  12. Buy lots of wine....
  13. Enjoy the holiday's with my family!
Check back all through the month of December for all of the Elfcapades!

And don't forget about the Christmas Parade of Homes on December 15th.



  1. "Buy lots of wine"
    Sounds like my kinda Christmas! : )
    Look at you all prepared!

  2. You really are the Utah version of Martha Stewart!

    Maybe I'll make a list of things I need to do and maybe then I'll actually do some of them on time and not be forced to rush around to get them done.

  3. You are so organized and on top of things! Love your list. I think your mother daughter tea sounds so fun. Post some pictures and menu when you are done so we can see how much fun it was!

  4. Wow.

    I am kinda turned on my your mad orgainzation skillz.



  5. I'm exhausted just reading this. I don't know WHEN I'm going to do anything to prepare for Christmas. I think I'll get through Thanksgiving first and then think about it.

  6. I love your enthusiasm. I just got an order placed with American Girl during their free shipping promo and on shutterfly! Those deals helped me feel so accomplished!

  7. i shake my fist in your general direction (that would be south) for your damn organization.


  8. What a list...Nov is always soooo busy....Love the tea party idea!! Have fun!!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!! :)

  9. That's quite a list :) Do you need to get it all done by December 1st ;) Have a great Thanksgiving!

  10. You are what I strive to be!

    I'm going to go back to all of your 25th of the month posts and copy your lists so I can use them next year.

    You don't mind, right? I'm sending a virtual bottle of wine as a thank you. When you virtually over indulge on said wine, thats the REAL thank you.

    Happy Tday, my friend!


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