So excited to be apart of this! You see Christmas is my favorite time of the year! I could breathe in the smells all year long, and the sights are just glorious. I do miss the snow already. Small as it may seem that would be an amazing Christmas miracle for me. So God if you see fit would you please send this girlfriend some snow. Yes, I know the other southern peeps will freak but that's okay they have this yankee to show them how to deal.
Okay on to our traditions :)
If you want to be apart go check out Lisa and link up to her, there are prizes involved.
Some of the fun traditions are baking. LOT'S of it! If you want any of the recipes let me know.
Fudge (peanut butter & Choc)
Those are just a few.
We have them laying around all the time and i DO NOT feel guilty about eating it all! I worked hard for it after all. When January comes i work extra hard to just take off the few extra pounds... well at least that's the goal.
We then package up the goodies and on Christmas even we open up our one gift. Those are Christmas Pj's, or seasonal Pj's. Then we pile in the car with our plates of goodies and drive around looking at Christmas lights and then we take turns going up to the door and blessing them with a plate of goodies. After all they blessed us with their lights and decor :)
We usually travel somewhere for Christmas as all our family is out of state, but last year we decided we wanted to wake up in our home on Christmas! WE LOVED IT!
I'm sure we will travel again but for now we will spend Christmas morning in our pj's reading the Christmas story eating a yummy breakfast of homemade sausage biscuits and gravy with fruit and all sorts of other fixings.
This year is a little unique because we do live by family. So we are doing several fun filled things!
Family Christmas Caroling to the local Nursing Homes and our children are making home made Cards.
We are doing a Holiday House Hop. We are starting at each sibling's house and each home will host for an hour before we move on to the next. One place will have breakfast the next will have hot chocolate then next will be a game all the way thru lunch time. This way we get to visit each others fun decorated home and enjoy each other.
Then on Christmas afternoon we will join at my In laws for a late lunch and open up gifts. Then it's on to a movie late on Christmas night.
For Advent we read a book called Adventure of Christmas by Lisa Welchel it contains stories about where the Christms tree originated from and candy canes etc... then we have a small tree that we add special heirloom ornaments that my grandmother gave me. The kids take turns and then we send a picture to her of us in front of it! The ornaments are so ugly but gosh they mean a lot to me!
So good old Santa. As a child I was never really allowed to participate in santa traditions. I know it seems kinda sad but really i wasn't damaged to bad. With our children they know there isn't a santa and actually they have never really showed any desire in going and seeing him. We tried it one year and Lord help me if i will ever stand them in that line again with over zelous mothers who have screaming kids. My kids just laughed and thought it was pointless. They are allowed to watch santa movies we actually think they are quite fun. I hear them playing "Santa" in their rooms and i love that they play pretend! I love how my children give Jesus all the glory in their gifts and how they thank him for blessing my husband and I to be able to bless them.
I am enjoying reading all about your traditions thanks for stopping by! Let me know you were here so i can visit you :)