Friday, January 7, 2011

Late Happy Lately Lists

hot chocolate.jpg{we heart it}

I know we're a week into January, and most of you are probably over Christmas and have moved on, but I well, haven't.  I'm still soaking up all the last little bits of the holidays.  (Confession: my Christmas decorations are still up and won't come down till I'm back in Chicago on the 18th.)  That said, I wanted to post these two Happy Lately lists that I received over the hoidays.  Your response to the Happy Lately List feature has been great!  So great that I've gotten a little backed up (sorry!)  But since these lists are holiday themed, they couldn't wait, and I didn't want to lose them because they are both so wonderful.  So for all of you who are like me and are still soaking up the last bits of Christmas, here something to make you smile today!

Jess' Happy Lately List
Coming home to BFF every night...he makes EVERYTHING better...
Finding the perfect gift for someone...
Cleaning with Christmas decorations up, Christmas music playing and a glass of wine...
My students. Coming from nothing, they are appreciative of ANYTHING. It makes me stop and think sometimes...
Getting a Yorkie for my birthday!
Hot chocolate with LOTS of marshmallows...
Buying my plane ticket to go home and see family for Christmas (900 miles away). There's no place I'd rather be on Christmas morning...
Scarves...
Candles...
Football...
Amanda's Happy Lately List
The Glee Christmas episode. I loved the part when Mr. Schu talked about how when we are older we seem to forget our child-like excitement and how Christmas becomes mandatory. It was such a memorable scene. Must try to be excited about Christmas instead of going through the to-do lists in my head...
A husband who knows how much I love Christmas and does little things for me. For instance: while decorating the tree, he made supper and used our red + green Fiesta dinner plates. And was very proud of himself when I saw that he did so...
Our Christmas tree decked with ornaments. It's super sweet to see our childhood ornaments mingling together...
Pinterest Christmas boards. My daily stop to this site gives me so many good ideas (mostly tucked away for next year) that I have to "pin" to my "board"...
Christmas tunes. I love making mixes that combine the old and new. The Ella and Frank next to the Sixpence None the Richer and Norah Jones. Singing along to my favorites definitely brightens up my car rides...
And along with Christmas tunes, come Christmas movies! Again, I love mixing the classics with the new favorites. This weekend is going to feature a viewing of It's a Wonderful Life and Elf... both will be watched with a cup of hot cocoa in my hands and a husband to lean on...

A big thanks to both of these lovely ladies for sending in such wonderful Happy Lately Lists and continuing my after-Christmas cheer!  I'm curious...what holiday happiness are you still trying to soak up this first week of January?

8 comments:

delia said...

I love your "Happy Lately Lists"

delia
http://lovelaughlipglosses.blogspot.com/

Meri said...

What a lovely photo! I hate to be shallow, but I've been revelling in all of the holiday carnage (read: gifts and post holiday returns/ sales)
I've also been really cheerful about my upcoming sunny trip next week!

Cute blog too:)
Meri

amy kelinda said...

Awww, so cute! I love Christmas, too! And sadly, I'm taking down our Christmas decor this weekend. Siiiigh...

Heather said...

Pretty sure I just became follower 500 :) I do love reading your blog!!

-Heather

Kinsey Michaels said...

these lists are so sweet. it's fun to revel in the holidays.

i hope you're having a BLAST on your trip!!! come back soon!

MJ said...

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Linley said...

love that you are still enjoying Christmas into January - nothing wrong with that!! (:

thanks for stopping by my blog. love yours too - you're so cute!

_kArLy[*] said...

cute! i love this! how fun!! love the blog! keep it up! :]
-karly
www.karpluswade.blogspot.com