I’ll be honest: I don’t like winter. I don’t like being cold. In my ideal world, it would only snow on Christmas Day and then melt the next day. Oh, and it would be 85 degrees outside at the same time. I’m just a warm weather girl. BUT don’t think that means that I don’t try my best to embrace the season and everything that comes with it.
I have a lot of wonderful memories surrounding winter: My husband and I met in the fall and dated during the winter. Our first date was ice skating and hot chocolate. We got engaged on New Years Eve. So while I don’t like the cold, I do my best to bundle up in cute clothes and think about the things that make winter fun and magical. Now that I have kids, I see how excited they get when they see the snow falling, put on their snow clothes and run and jump and play and lay down in it. After all, I grew up in Utah and I still live here and there are some things that I actually love doing during the winter.
Before I had kids, I worked and went to school and did things with my husband and friends, and the winter seemed to go by fairly quickly. Now that I am home with my kids full time, winter can seem really, really long. The kids get antsy. I get a little crazy. It’s hard. So to help get us through the winter months, I have learned to plan activities and events to look forward to. Some are holiday related and others are simply winter activities.
So if your family is anything like mine, you’ll be needing a few fun things to make the time fly. I’ve created a winter bucket list for you and–bonus: it’s a FREE printable! Just click on the picture below and print it off. Then hang it on your fridge and have fun checking the list off!
This post is part of the Movie Club Monday series that I’ve been doing this year. It’s been so fun to share movie-inspired recipes, kid activities, hair styles, printables and other great ideas with you. I hope you’ll check out some of the past month’s posts by clicking here to view them all on one page. This month’s theme was HOLIDAY FAVORITE. I was having a hard time thinking of just one so this winter bucket list is made up of different winter activities you’d find in various holiday movies. You can also check out posts from the other co-hosts below.