Alex and I made the decision to spend another Christmas in Rapid City. It would have been hard to take a long vacation before the end of the year and right before one of my major fashion shows at work. Furthermore, driving 12 hours one-way while majorly pregnant in the snow and ice did not sound like fun. We promise we will try to make a trip to Wisconsin in summer so everyone can meet the baby.
It has taken me awhile to write this post for a few reasons. First, I was busy returning to work helping plan and coordinate a fashion show while simultaneously coming down with a terrible cold. Also, I just had a hard time facing reality and the cold after the perfect honeymoon in Costa Rica. If I ever win the lottery (which is impossible since I don’t play) we will most definitely be purchasing a vacation home in Costa Rica.
This year the holidays seem to be sneaking up on me quicker than ever before. I blame the foot of snow we currently have and the freezing temperatures we’ve had all week. Usually, I like to take one holiday at a time. I am not a fan of Christmas decorations being out before Thanksgiving. But “Holiday Inn” was recently playing on television and it got this Grinch in the holiday mood.
I decided to compile a list of my favorite holiday movies to refer to instead of just watching whichever title happens to be playing that evening. You’ll notice a few films missing from my list that everyone else would include. I also didn’t rank the movies but instead divided them into categories because I like a lot of variety in my viewing pleasure. If I watch a classic one night, I like to pick from another category the next night.
I hope you enjoy my list:
The holiday season for us is usually a whirlwind of family since both Alex and I come from divorced families.
Now that we’ve moved to South Dakota this time of year has actually become a lot easier.
For Thanksgiving, Alex and I stay in Rapid City and it’s very relaxing . Never before have I experienced a relaxing Thanksgiving, typically cramming in three or four different gatherings over the span of two days.
I work on Black Friday but at the usual opening time and on Thanksgiving I spend a leisurely day cooking and watching football. No traveling, no time schedule, and no overwhelming amounts of family time makes me consider keeping this tradition forever.