Saturday, July 14, 2012

Summer #BlogChallenge #36 What is a holiday tradition I have in my family?

Going Green with the Grizls

We don't really have too many traditions around the holidays.  Though we do have a few.

I remember growing up I always wanted to open 1 present on Christmas Eve.  So i said when I had a family, that would be a tradition that I started.  Well, my oldest's birthday is Christmas Eve, so we don't do that tradition LOL.  I don't want to take anything away from his birthday, since he is already sharing it with Christmas, so he is the only person who opens presents on his birthday.

I always make a traditional dinner.  We have a Turkey, stuffed with my Great Grandma's stuffing, mashed potatoes, corn, sweet potatoes with marshmallows on top, gravy and biscuits.  We always have cookies that my mom makes and sends us, they are either my grandmother, or Great grandma's recipe.  We also always have Mom's special eggs (except now that I have kids, I call them Grandma's special eggs lol) for breakfast on Christmas morning.

Those are the only traditions that I can think of.  I think part of that is we haven't always 'stayed home' for Christmas.  We have gone to family member's houses (both in state and out of state) quite a bit.  Last Christmas we went to Arizona for Christmas at my Mom's, since my Brother came back to the states from Norway for Christmas and was able to bring his daughter with him.  It was the first Christmas we had with my brother and I and all of our kids together.  It was a lot of work tho, coordinating Christmas for 4 kids (and a birthday) in another state!  So Hubby and I have decided from now on, no more traveling for Christmas for us!  People can come see us for Christmas LOL.  Hopefully this means we'll be able to come up with some more traditions for our family.

Do you have any family traditions during the holidays?


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  2. We do the one present on Christmas Eve.
    We also have our "Christmas dinner" on Christmas Eve, rather than Christmas Day and we have something we don't usually eat throughout the year (i.e., prime rib or shrimp).
    I think we have gotten started with going to CT for Christmas to see my folks; at least until they retire and move to Alabama, which is their plan.
    Jason wants to get to the point where we have the big house and we're hosting the big family Christmas.

  3. We always have Chili and Cinnamon Rolls on Christmas Eve. I love that!