Thursday, November 8, 2012

Winter Bucket List

Well it's not that our Summer Bucket List was a grand success or anything, but it was nice to have something to refer to when we were looking for something to do.

We aren't good winter people.  We tend to hibernate.  I'm told that it's better to get out and find things you enjoy doing in the winter or you'll spend you winter wishing away the days and being miserable. Unfortunately, I like with a couple of winter haters.  I'm not sure this is the year that I'll be able to change their minds either.

I had hoped to get the girls into cross country skiing, but being pregnant this winter I'm not sure it's something I want to try and pick back up myself! 

Nor will I be brave enough to be skating on the canal this winter since I'm not that confident in my skating abilities when my center of gravity is normal to me let alone when I'm all off kilter!

I just hope that we can get to some of these winter activities listed below and as usual I will keep you posted on our adventures.

  1. Go ice fishing.  Fishing in a boat with Caelan and his trache is just a bit too scary for me, in fact it's pretty much out of the question.  A good friend keeps reminding me of this alternative so hopefully this winter we'll make it out to their hut. 
  2. Enjoy a beavertail and hot chocolate in the outdoors.  If you live in or near Ottawa this is a must.  Usually, enjoyed on the canal or during Winterlude.
  3. Winterlude - do something, anything!  It's a huge attraction for this area and we should participate
  4. Encourage Damian and the girls to go toboganning on a real hill... Maybe even Caelan too if the weather cooperates.
  5. Have fun with some Christmas baking and make sure the kids get involved.
  6. Enjoy a spa treatment with my sisterfriends.  Our date is already tentatively booked!
  7. Build a snowman
  8. Make snowangels 
  9. Take a walk while it's snowing
  10. Curl up together as a family and watch The Grinch who Stole Christmas and Polar Express
  11. Do ONE of the holiday things I've pinned on pinterest...
  12. Watch a Santa Clause Parade.  In recent years we've always tried to get to the Orleans Parade of Lights.
  13. See the Christmas lights on Taffy Lane or downtown Ottawa
  14. Upper Canada Village's Alight at Night Every year I think this is something I'd like to do and we have yet to do it!
  15. Roast marshmallows over a campfire in the snow
  16. Go to the sugarbush and get some fresh maple syrup... although this might technically happen in the spring there is still snow on the ground so that makes it a winter activity!

Okay.  I think that's it.

Most importantly thought... I'd like to spend some good quality time with friends and family.


Inspired by Mama Kat's writer's workshop....

13 comments:

  1. What a great list! I love getting outside and taking a walk in the snow! My daughters love the snow, too, but you have just reminded me of something...they both need new snow pants!

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    1. Thanks! I have one daughter who loves it and the other is more like her Father and hates it!

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  2. That is a huge list and a ton of winter activities for people who hate winter. I think you all like it after all ;)

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    1. Some of us want to like it, the others don't even try!

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  3. Roasting marshmallows sounds like so much fun!

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    1. I was thinking about that one later today wondering just how messy that was going to get wearing mittens!! Might not have thought that one all the way through!

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  4. What oh what is a beavertail?? I am so intrigued!

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    1. oh they're delicious!!! It's a pastry dough that is deepfried and traditionally covered in cinnamon, sugar and lemon juice... The name only comes from it's shape!

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  5. People actually do things they pin on pinterest?

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    1. I'm trying! However out of the 40 odd pins I had for Halloween I only used one of them... Hoping for better results with Christmas!

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  6. I always love the pinterest idea.

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    1. You wouldn't think it would be so hard!!

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  7. Fun list. Hot chocolate is the best. What is a beavertail?

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