I love the holidays, have I mentioned that yet? Seriously, there is something about a Christmas tree in the house that makes me perfectly happy in every way. Even on days my yard looks like this:
On days like yesterday (we got over a foot of snow in 24 hours), when we are stuck in the house having the decorations really makes winter bearable. With the decorations, come our holiday traditions. Morgan and I have really tried to make an effort to create some of our own holiday traditions together. But this is definitely easier said than done! I think we both naturally revert to our childhood traditions during the holidays, its sometimes hard to fit "our" traditions in. But, as Henry gets older and we travel less for the holidays, I think we will find our groove.
We do have a few. One, sugar Coke! This one we started the first year we got married. When we decorate the tree, we have to drink one of these "real" Cokes. If you've never had a Coke made with real sugar (regular coke is made with high fructose corn syrup) run out and get one, they are AMAZE-BALLS. For real.
A new tradition this year, is lighting our Advent Wreath (look carefully for a peak at our Christmas cards!) every Sunday leading up to Christmas. So far, Henry has loved the candles. Plus, I like to focus on the religious aspects of the season when I can.
Of course we also have cookie baking, and shopping madness. Christmas Eve with Morgan's family. Christmas Day with mine. Opening stockings in bed. Passing a candle and sharing stories of our year. It really is awesome. Will someone please just tell Henry that?
What are your holiday traditions? How do you spend the season?