Things I love DEC. 2019

( So I accidentally deleted this post oops ! So here it is again )

Hello, my bucket list friends ! It’s time to say goodbye to another month . This month was overall good and I can’t wait to tell you more so, here we go !

Going to Disneyland – A great vacation to one of my favorite places ( you can read about it HERE )

Disney candy cane – While at Disneyland I got one of the very popular and very good Disneyland candy canes ( you can read about it HERE )

Disney’s 12 days of socks –  This was a very fun advent calendar ( you can read about it HERE )

Frozen 2 – My friend and I both really enjoyed this movie . It was full of adventure and excitement !

Squishy art kit – This was a very fun art kit ! ( you can read about it HERE)

Goofy’s kitchen – I got to eat at one of my favorite places while in Disneyland ! It was a lot of fun ! ( you can read about it HERE)

Rock On – Christina Epperly

 

 

My Childhood without Santa Claus

Hello, my bucket list friends ! I hope all of you are having a very merry December ! One thing I really love about blogging and writing in general is that it allows people to express feelings and ideas that they might otherwise keep to themselves . Now this is not the typical post that I usually write .This is definitely much more on the controversial side but it is something that has been on my mind lately and I feel the need to express it . Get ready and hold on tight for a different kind of post from just a bucket list dream !

My Childhood without Santa Claus

When I was growing up my family didn’t do the Christmas tradition of Santa Claus . Both my sister and I knew that the gifts under the tree had been bought for us by our parents or other family members but that didn’t mean we didn’t love Christmastime ! I looked forward to Christmas just like any other kid did . I loved decorating the Christmas tree , decorating sugar cookies , looking at Christmas lights ,being in church Christmas plays , and of course getting some pretty awesome gifts ! Some people may have felt like my sister and I were missing out on something great but we didn’t think so . Neither of us really minded knowing who our gifts were from as long as we had presents to open on Christmas day . Looking back now,knowing that my parents were the ones buying the gifts for us made me really appreciate the things I got for Christmas . We didn’t have a ton of money to spend and I knew that. Seeing all the effort that my parents put in to Christmas made it more special . Another benefit of not doing the Santa Claus tradition was that I realized the important of giving to other children whos parents could not afford any gifts for them .  I remember participating in the toy drive at church and helping  out at the toys for tots donation center . Since I knew how presents really got under the tree I knew that it was up to the kindness of others to help those children . Not doing the Santa Claus tradition made me want to help others more. I knew that Santa didn’t bring gifts to those in need but that people with kind hearts did . Not believing in Santa Claus helped to teach me the importance of kindness and giving. I look at it as a very positive thing not only did I learn some important character qualities, I never had to deal with the disappointment of finding out the truth and I was able to enjoy Christmas year after year without questioning if reindeer could really fly or if one guy could make it to every house in the world in one night .  Now, all that being said Santa Claus wasn’t banned in our house or anything like that. We owned the Santa Claus  movies and if we wanted to pretend Santa was real we could . Overall not doing the Santa Claus tradition had a very positive effect on my childhood. It taught me important values and lessons that helped me grow in to who I am today.

Rock on – Christina Epperly

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Fantasy of lights 2018

Hello, my bucket list friends ! This weekend I got to enjoy one of my favorite Christmas time things ,Christmas lights ! There is this really cool event in my area called Fantasy of lights I’ve mentioned this before in a blog post from last year.( you can read it here ). Anyways I thought I’d go into more detail about this fun event . Let’s get to it !

 

Fantasy of lights 2018

Fantasy of lights is this wonderful event where a local park goes all out with the Christmas lights . There are many colorful light displays set up you can see everything from penguins to dinosaurs . The event started 20 years ago but I remember when it was  new! It used to be just a drive through attraction but later on walk through nights were offered .  After doing both more then once I can honestly say that the walk through nights are my favorite . This year I did the walk through with my parents . I saw my favorite light displays including the ice skating bears, the bear climbing the huge candy cane and the big Fantasy of lights arch. There was a light display of cat that I think was new . It’s fun to see all the displays that have been added over the years .  It was cold and crowded that night but it was still enjoyable . One of the things that have changed since this event started is that you now have to get tickets before you go because it has become so popular . Even with the all cold and all the people it was worth going to this year. I hope everyone is enjoying the last month of 2018 .

 

 

 

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Life in December 2017

Hello, my bucket list friends! I hope you are all having a wonderful December 2017.  For a lot people including me, this time of year is very busy but with a little stress management and some deep breaths it can be truly wonderful. There is a lot going on in my life this month, so I thought I would write a post to tell you about it. Here we go!

 

Christmas Joy

December is full of joy and celebration.  So far, this year I’ve been enjoying the little things, such as decorating the Christmas tree, getting chocolate every day from my advent calendar and going to the Christmas light walk through at the park. Even with all the busyness going on I’m still taking time to enjoy the fun little things about Christmas. I had a good time at the light walk through with my family. I like looking at the lights every year and the walk through is my favorite. I love getting to spend a little more time enjoying the dinosaurs, bears and other light displays then when you drive through. I also have been rocking out to My Little Pony Christmas music. There is much more Christmas fun to come this month so get ready for another blog post about Christmas joy.

Here we go again

 

I’ve written before about my test anxiety and once again it is something I’m going to have to face. In about a week I’m going to be taking the Mblex so I can work as a massage therapist. The test covers a lot of material and I’m nervous, but I feel good about what I know and what I need to work on to be fully ready for the test.  I really wanted to share this with you all because it has been on mind a lot lately. I’m worried about taking the test but I have decided not to place any pressure on my self I’ve been studying and I’m going to do my best.  No matter what happens I’m going to be proud of myself.

 

Wrapping it up for now ………..

So as you can see things are pretty jam packed for me right now but I’m excited for all the good things that are to come and  I can’t wait to tell you all about it   – Rock on Christina Epperly