Another wonderful Christmas has left us all feeling so blessed and thankful to have one another. Our kids don’t like to stray from tradition, so we keep living them to the fullest! Tradition #1 – Cutting down a “Charlie Brown” tree and decorating it! I asked Mia to “put on the tree skirt” this year!
Tradition #2 – Baking Christmas cookies and decorating them for Santa. Tradition #3 – Christmas crafts! Mia donated her Santa ornaments to the Winslow Public Library’s Craft Fair!
Tradition #4 – Annual Christmas card photo day!
Tradition #5 – Christmas shopping and wrapping gifts! We also number each present so the kids open them in order! They love this! Even Siena started numbering her gifts to us this year!
Tradition #6 – Homemade annual photo ornament for each of my babies and reading Ann Voskamp’s “The Greatest Gift” for the advent season finishing Day 25 in our bed on Christmas morning!
Tradition #7- Christmas Eve candlelight service singing “Silent Night.” Caden and Daddy even did a scripture reading this year in front of the congregation.
Tradition #8 – Coming home after church to open the first gift of Christmas (always some new pajamas) and playing games!
Tradition #9 – Christmas Morning! The kids all get in bed to snuggle while Mom and Dad get everything ready downstairs! They still fit on the top step to wait for us!
We always enjoy such a great Christmas! It lasted all day this year because we stayed home and took our time. We even began a new tradition (Tradition #10) of watching “The Nativity Story” movie to end our day – with eggnog! Merry Christmas!