Wednesday, December 10, 2008


I love this time of year. Traditions play a big part in our house. Some are from my childhood and some are my husbands and others we have created. Here are a few:
  • Driving around and looking at lights.
  • Hot Cocoa from QT. YUM!!
  • Christmas music; in the car, at home or on the piano. Alec loves playing Christmas songs that he can sing to.
  • Writing Santa letters. Alec has mailed his off and this year his main question is...Does Santa really have a BIG snow globe that he can see everyone in (like the one in "Fred Claus"?) He can't wait to get a letter back in the mail.
  • Looking at ALL the toy catalogs that come in the mail.
  • Watching Jensen dance in the Nutcracker.
  • Watching Christmas movies..Elf, Christmas Vacation, Fred Claus, Santa Claus. You get the picture.
  • Christmas Countdowns. Alec loves to do the countdowns each morning.
  • Baking treats for neighbors and friends.
  • Temple Lights
  • Christmas Caroling with the youth. This is such a great activity!
  • Acts of service to those in need. So great to give at this time of year.
  • Baking treats, goodies, etc...
  • Smith Family Christmas Eve at our house

WOW!! What a fun time of year. Lots of bonding as a family. As the kids get older our traditions change somewhat, but I always look for to November and December. Now if Arizona could only get snow for Christmas!

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