Reason #6, #5 and #4

Reason #6

The Lights at Temple Square

We are planning on going to see the lights at Temple Square on Christmas Eve. Mike has been so busy with work that we haven't had an opportunity to actually go Downtown and experience Christmas in the city. So, seeing the lights on Christmas Eve is our plan... It should be fun.

Reason #5

Freshly Baked Banana Bread

For the last 5 or so years I have baked banana bread for the Christmas Season. This year I have had a hard time finding the motivation to bake. I think that it might be due to my ever expanding mid section. I don't want to add any excess inches to that portion or really any portion of my body... if at all possible. But, I think I might just end up making some baked goodness this weekend. I am feeling motivated right now to bake some, but then again... I am not home or even near an oven and I might feel differently by the time I get home too. Who knows?

Reason #4


Christmas gives you the BEST opportunity to go shopping! Unfortunately, I haven't really taken that opportunity this year. Mike has been super busy with work and I have found it hard to get motivated to go shopping on my own. Dealing with the crowds and everything just exhausts me when I think about it, let alone going out there and actually dealing with it. But, it's crunch time now and I have to deal with it. Mike and I are starting our Christmas shopping either tonight or tomorrow, since it's our last opportunity to get anything before the actual holiday. We'll see how it turns out.