I don’t know about you, but I’ve actually MISSED the snow and I’m REALLY excited for winter this year! Maybe it’s because the launch of the Jilly Box was so crazy and we’ve been in countless meetings and it’s taken up so much of my brainpower and time lately that I’m craving downtime and adventure!
I’m actually laughing while writing this right now because I remember about a month ago I posted something on Instagram about how excited I was to be able to have more time, but now I’m actually 10x busier! What was I even doing before?! LOL! Anyway, today I wanted to switch gears and talk about something other than a box or a product! LOL! I’m so excited to share my Winter Bucket list with you! These are a few things I’m looking forward to in the cold and snowy months! Let’s take a look!
1. Take Leo Snowboarding
Last year we spent a weekend up at Big White, and Leo tried snowboarding for the very first time!! He did such a good job and he LOVED it! It was so awesome to see Leo and Justin do this together! So, we definitely want to get back up there and take Leo snowboarding again!
2. Take Leo Skating
Lately, Leo has been showing interest in skating and keep asking us about being on the ice! So, I would really love to get him set up with some skating lessons! It would be the perfect family outing and I mean, how CUTE would it be to watch little Leo in some skates!? LOL!
3. Swimming Lessons for Leo + Annie
I would really like to get both Leo and Annie in swimming lessons during the winter so they’re BOTH ready for summer and feel more comfortable in the water! Annie is a total water baby already so I’m excited to see how she does in swimming lessons!
4. Hosting a Small Christmas
I couldn’t be more excited to host Christmas this year with JUST my Mom and Dad! Gosh, that feels so weird to say as we normally host my ENTIRE family! LOL! I’m so looking forward to a quiet and relaxing Christmas break and being able to celebrate with the people I love so much! This is the first time in 7 years that my cousin Sammy and her hubby, Dustin will be in town! Crazy right? So I’m sure there will be lots of fun family festivities over the holidays!
5. Hit the Gym
SCRATCH THAT! LOL! If I’m being completely honest with you guys I actually don’t care about getting back to the gym as of right now! My body isn’t necessarily what I would like it to be, but I still love it and I’m content with it! But besides that, I am just so grateful for being healthy and at some point, I would like to get into a fitness routine to make sure I stay healthy without putting pressure on myself.
6. Ditch the Snow
As much as I’m looking forward to the snow this year … I’m also looking forward to DITCHING IT! LOL! I’ll be swapping the snow for some sandy beaches and sunshine early December to celebrate my 40th birthday with my girlfriends! I’m so excited to be able to have some fun and embrace this vacation with all of my girlfriends!
7. Date Nights with Justin
Something I’m really looking forward to is spending time with Justin! I’m so proud of the relationship that we have built together and it’s so important to me to nurture that! I want to dedicate at least one time a month where we go on a little date or do something fun and turn our phones off! If you have any tips on how YOU make this work, I would love to know!
8. Play in the Snow
Growing up I LOVED to be outside in the snow, I would spend hours out there no matter how cold it was … hellooooo Northern Alberta! Believe it or not my kids actually don’t like being outside in the snow and they aren’t fans of the cold weather! So my plan is to pull those little rascals outside to enjoy the snow and build some snowman, and make some snow angels! I would also love to get all of the family together and have a bonfire outside in the snow as well!
9. Give Back
Team Jilly and I normally sponsor a few families over Christmas to help make their holidays that much more magical. Being able to help out my community during this time of year is something that is so close to my heart and brings me the greatest joy.
What is on YOUR Winter Bucket list?? Share your ideas in the comment section below!