Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas Traditions

  • Our Christmas traditions start early on.
  • Usually we go to Daddies side of the family to celebrate Christmas on Thanksgiving. Grandma Apel had to work this year, Daddy worked the Friday after Thanksgiving and he's used up a lot of vacation time, so we couldn't go this year.
  • My sister's Angela, Terra (Aunts to the boys) and Mom (Grandma Spiehs) all get together to decorate cookies shortly after Thanksgiving. This year my sister Terra's mother-in-law will be joining us. If Grandma Apel and Aunt Laura lived closer, I'd invite them to join us as well.
  • Daddy sets up the tree, and I do most of the decorating.
  • Christmas Eve is usually a bigger part of the holiday than Christmas day. We spend it with my inner family. We go to an evening church service, have a big family dinner, get in our PJ's and unwrap lots of presents.
  • As our boys get older, Christmas morning will get more magical. Mica's really into Polar Express, and can't wait until Santa comes!
  • We also go to a bigger family get together will all of my aunts, cousins and Grandparents. This is sometimes held on Christmas day, or the Saturday after. We play family Bingo. I'm excited this year because Mica can join in. I treasure this time because my Grandparents are getting older. My Grandma has Alzheimer's disease, and the only time I see her truly get excited is when she see's the little kids. She forgets who belongs to who, what their names are and thinks they are girls. But...she loves them. I miss the days of her joining in on family games.
  • Share your Christmas traditions with Go Graham Go and Jolly Mom. They are giving 3 extra entries to win their holiday prizes when you share your traditions.


Felicia said...

Sounds like us.. Matthew sets up the tree and I decorate it.. for the most part.

Anonymous said...

there is no such thing as magic and you have to learn to spell out than rather than then.


Unknown said...

Your Christmas traditions are LOVELY and actually kind of similar to mine. We do a big Christmas Eve too and my little guy LOVES Polar Express {so do I actually}. Wish I could get my family together for bingo or games or something--that sounds like a lot of fun!

Thank you so much for sharing with us! : )


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