Tis The Season: 10 Things That Make Me Smile

12/19/2011


1.     The way my 10-month-old daughter pants excitedly whenever she sees twinkling Christmas lights.
2.     The dog’s growing mid-section because whenever it’s the holidays I’m feeling overly generous with treats.
3.     Bundled up in colorful scarves, except for my nose, which is tingling with chill.
4.     Hot chocolate with marshmallows and smashed up pieces of peppermint candy. You know what I'm talking about.
5.     Bailey’s, added to above hot chocolate.
6.     Pretty little presents all tied up with string.
7.     The crackle of a fire burning in the fireplace.
8.     Muppets Christmas Carol, The Peanuts Christmas and Christmas Vacation, with a big bottle of red wine, snuggled up next to Matt.
9.     The smell of homemade cookies wafting through the air, courtesy of my Dad.
10.  Eating and drinking way more than I probably should and collapsing into a cozy warm bed at night, listening to droplets of rain.

What makes you smile this holiday season?
P.S. We are having Meg over from Henning Love tomorrow, so be sure to stop by! xo

19 comments:

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

LOVE this! Too cute about how your daughter get so excited with Christmas lights. Love that :) Ahhh man I miss Bailys...well alcohol in general ha!

Susan said...

That's a perfect little list! It's making me want to make myself hot chocolate right now!

Brynn {chartreuse and a twist} said...

Oh yes! What a perfect list! LOVE #4 + #5!!! One of my favorite combos :) What also makes me smile is spending extra time with family & friends! xoxoxo brynn

Jessie said...

Adore this fabulous list. The first and second one on the list are super adorable!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

la petite coquine said...

Best list ever-I'm grinning!

Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

oh sounds like you're having the best Holiday time ever ;) So jealous!

Lucinda said...

LOVE this list...hmm I'll take the Bailey's & Hot Chocolate sitting by a twinkling tree, snuggled with my 4 boys on the couch while watching Snoopy Ice Skate!

Courtney Erin said...

I also enjoy seeing my kitties get chubbier and chubbier as it gets closer to Christmas...

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.com

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Gosh Bailey's is good...all year round..

Punctuation Mark said...

#1 is my favorite... have a lovely week!!!

Allison Egan said...

makes me smile too! lovely list!
xo Allison
Spicer + Bank
www.spicerandbank.blogspot.com

Hannah said...

I still get excited at Christmas lights ha!

marissa at the boot said...

baileys and hot chocolate is dangerously delicious. i plan on having as many as i can over the holidays! :) (adorable list!)

Mandy Crandell said...

Wonderful things! I love listening to the fireplace too. :)

http://mandycrandell.blogspot.com/

Jamie @ charmingly ordinary said...

Such a sweet list. Little baby/toddler noises are so adorable.

kristina said...

alexa, this is such a cute pic of you! and i love your list, it made me smile ;)
xx, kristina

ashley nicole catherine said...

aww i love this list!! i love snuggling by the fire and all the lights!!

Amber said...

my pups belly is also getting very round. I think its good for him to put on a little winter weight :)

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

I absolutely adore this pic and all of your 10 things that make you smile! Definitely puts a grin on my face to hear you talk about all of these wonderful blessings! ;)