Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Holiday Traditions

Today I am linking up with Neely and Amber for day 2 of the

Fabulous Holiday Blog Challenge

Today's topic is: Favorite Holiday Tradition New or Old

I LOVE the holidays and tradition…so this is fun for me! Blake and Olivia are so young that we have really not developed many traditions YET….but I am really looking forward to starting some with them :)

For the first time this year we are doing Elf on a Shelf! I think that the concept is so fun…and Blake is starting to catch on!! We have a tradition of putting the Christmas decorations up the weekend after Thanksgiving. Blake was a big help this year! I have gotten the kids an ornament for each year….I write their name and the year on it. I think that it will be fun to look back at them all each year. So far Blake only has 3 and Livi 2….but in years to come there will be lots :)!!This is our tree from last year....it seems to have WAY more stuff on it this year!

On Christmas Eve we celebrate with Ryan’s family. His mom is Christmas Crazy so there is lots of chaos and presents….it is fun!Blake opening present at Sander's on Christmas Eve 2010

After spending time with Ryan’s family we go to my parents’ house and spend the night there, so we can wake up there on Christmas morning and spend the day with them! My sister is coming home, so we are really looking forward to that! We always have lots of great food and fun. Mary with little 9 day old Olivia on Christmas Eve 2010

Blake got a "hot rod" from papa last year!!

Playing outside on Christmas day
My parents live on a lake so we can skate and ice fish!

All of these holiday traditions will just get more and more fun as the kids get older (not that I am wishing away the years...just something to look forward to!)


Paige said...

Cool - hot rod!!!!

Kelli Nicholson Herrington said...

I think that is why I love Christmas so much is because of all the traditions and Im loving making new ones with my children. We love Elf on shelf and he has made his 3rd year back to our house. The kids will love it!

Kaci said...

We just started the Elf on the Shelf too! =) XO

Neely said...

I die for your tree! The ribbon is amazing!

Kim said...

I think that's a great Idea about buying the children a Christmas ornament each year, I may do that! :) These are all great traditions!! Don't you just live this time of year?!?! :)

jenn said...

Sounds fun..can't believe your Olivia is almost 1