December is here, which means Christmas is near!
The holidays – especially Christmas – are always, always a big deal at my house. Trees, Lights, 10ft inflatable bears dressed like Santa – ya know.. The normal stuff. This is my favorite holiday… Why, You ask..
• Little Bear and I can actually enjoy our weekly hot chocolate and it make since due to the weather.. (Check out my hot chocolate recipe here)
• It’s actually cold enough in Houston to wear boots AND a sweater – we don’t get to coats until the end of December
• Christmas Lights are EVERYWHERE 😆 if you had a normal childhood, then your parents drove you around looking at all of the neighbors Christmas decoration in their yards. AH-MAY-ZING!
• Most importantly, its when our Redeemer was born!! 🙌🏾 Happy Birthday Jesus!!
“For us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6
• Houston Zoo Lights and Moody Lights in Galveston are amazing.. But if you’re like me, you pay attention to the $$ being spent. After paying for admission there’s the cost of food, beverages, gas, and trinkets. Skip the extra spending – after all we’ve all been saving up for the perfect gift. Instead, pile the kiddos – or your honey- in the car, go to a different area of the city, and check out the different Christmas decorations. As a child, this was something I enjoyed immensely – to this day I still enjoy it. It gives you a chance to bond with those who are close to you in a unique and personal setting…
Perfect City Lights Tour Guide: Fun for the kiddos or Intimate Date Night
- Make sure the car is warm and cozy. Bring blankets, there will moments you let the windows for a better view.
- Have yummy snacks! I recommend hot chocolate in canteens – I use Yeti cups! (Here are some alternative cup options) Sandwiches and cookies for the kiddos. Or sandwiches and drinkable soups. I love soup and sandwiches!
- Christmas Music!! What’s a Light Tour without the proper setting?
- Most important of all…Make sure you have gas! There’s nothing like being stuck on the side of the road to put a damper on the evening. Happy Holiday Touring!
• Host an impromptu “Booze & Book Exchange” with your neighbors. It’s a great way to get to know your neighbors and to welcome the holiday cheer to anyone who doesn’t have much family around.
• Make hot chocolate – from scratch. If you’re entertaining, opt for a Hot Chocolate Bar! FUN!!
• Make UGLY Christmas sweaters & Pop Champagne with your girlfriends. Get the creative juices flowing!
• The holidays are all about giving; give to someone who really needs it. (I recommend buying at least one gift, wrapping it really pretty, and handing it to someone you don’t even know.) It’s an amazing feeling!
Happy Holidays! I hope you all have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!