Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Just Hear Those Sleigh Bells Jingling

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It's only 117 days until Christmas. Nope... not kidding. 


Wow! Where has this year gone? I love Christmas just as much as anyone, Ok I take that back, I'm obsessed with Christmas. Infact, I've had a Christmas tree up permanently since September of 2009. Granted it's only 4 feet tall, but still... obviously I'm dedicated. 
picking out a tree, 2010
With the Christmas season getting closer and closer (I mean hello, Hobby Lobby has had their Christmas decorations in stores for at least a month now), I've come up with a pipe dream for this years holiday season. Actually... I've been dreaming big. I've got two pipe dreams. 

Pipe Dream #1- If you've been reading this blog for awhile or know me in real life, then you know that I have a deep love and history of traveling to Pigeon Forge/Gaitlinburg, TN. I've been going there since I was a little girl and I'd estimate that I've been there over 50 times. I'm actually low balling the number, it's probably more. Anyways, I love the holiday season there. The area has Christmas lights up all over town. The theaters do special Christmas theme shows, the best Christmas decorations store, The Christmas Shoppe is there and there's just so much to do there. 


Well the one thing I've never done while in PF/Gaitlinburg is rent a cabin. Shocking, I know. This holiday season I'd love to be able to rent a great cabin, gather up some family or friends and just head there for a couple of days. 
It would be so much fun to hit the town with a group of friends or family. We could see the sights, do some Christmas shopping and enjoy the cabin and do old, fun things like play board games. Maybe I'm lame but I think it would be a blast! 


Pipe Dream #2- The Big Apple. I've traveled all over the United States and been overseas but I have yet to visit New York City. I think it would be amazing to see the city at Christmas time. 
There's so much to see and do in the city. There's ice skating in central park, there the tree in Rockefeller Center. There's Radio City Music Hall with the Rockettes and so much more! The Statue of Liberty is there for goodness sakes! Plus there's all the shopping and home girl, loves to vintage shop and it's the mecca! 

I would love to be able to do either of these trips this holiday season. Sadly, their both pipe dreams for a reason. I've been saving all of my leave time so I can have enough time to move cross country plus... I doubt I could get off work anyways. Why does life have to get in the way of having fun and traveling? I need to win the lottery.... NOW! 

So if you had one pipe dream for the upcoming holiday season what would yours be? 

19 comments:

star said...

Ahhhh! I am so with you, I am obsessed with Christmas! I would love to go to NYC during Christmas! That would be amazing!

Abbie said...

Oh I am so with you girl! I'm dying to go to NYC during the holiday season!

I was just talking to Ryan about where we should put our Christmas tree and he looked at me like I was nuts...guess I'll have to show him your blog so he can see I'm not the only one!

Samantha the ArmyWife said...

NYC is great at Christmas... you forgot The Rockettes at Radio City though!!! Can't miss that.

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Oh my gosh, renting a cabin would be SOOOO fun!

Keely said...

I love your pipe dreams. But I;m with you,no time. My pipe dream is lam but oh so desperately needed. J and I spend our brief Christmas break 4 days max...this year: 2. Getting dragged between families. He has 2 families (divorce) and I have two families (dysfunction). We would just like to stay home...with each other, and enjoy the day without hours of travel on both ends.

My boss is super cheap and since Xmas falls on Saturday and Sunday this year, that will probably be all I get off. I may have to use that to my advantage...and stay home.

Thanks for getting the Xmas dream ball rolling!

Jennifer B said...

I can't believe Christmas is already so close!

Salt said...

NYC at Christmas time is my FAVORITE. I got to go up last year and I hope I get to go again this year.

I cannot believe it is almost September. Where has this whole year gone?

Steph said...

My dream for Christmas is to run away with the hubby. Just the two of us. No presents and no parties. We were thinking New Orleans. I hope it happens.

(Florida) Girl said...

That TN cabin looks amazing.

I want to Christmas on a tropical island. Call me crazy.

(Florida) Girl said...

PS I liked you on facebook via "Tina Lane." I hope you will like me back.

Megan said...

I've been to NYC during/after Thanksgiving, and it is amazing! Macy's on Black Friday is unreal, and it's so cute to see couples ice skating in the park! It's definitely something you should make a reality! :)

MissBrightside said...

I would like to be in London for Christmas...I want to hear the church bells :O)

Laura and Ryan said...

I had to read your title twice! I love the holidays too, just hard to get in the mood when it's so warm outside! NYC at Christmas must be magical :)

Deidre said...

I am so excited I am coming home to the USA this year for Christmas. I haven't been home for Chirstmas for 3 years. And I am so excited to do it. And to bring IC and have him experience Decoybetty holiday traditions.

Tiffany said...

I can't wait to go back to TN. we have tickets to dollywood and dixie stampede. I want to go more towards november so we can see all the christmas lights.

Ashley said...

NYC during the Christmas season is WONDERFUL! I've been there twice and the both times were in December. It really is magical. You should definitely try to go sometime!

AC Quigley said...

If you need company for a NYC Christmas trip then count me in!! I'd love to go too!!
Andrea

garden state prep said...

I can't believe Christmas is so soon! Although I feel like yesterday we still had snow in NJ and I don't know what happened to the summer, so it's a common thing with me right now.

Amanda @ It's Blogworthy said...

I really and truly threatened my husband that if his mom and dad make us pay for an effing hotel room, we're not going back to WV and instead we're taking that $ and going on a cruise for the holidays....see ya suckas!! LOL