Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas lovely readers! We’re in Illinois celebrating with my family. There’s something special about your own family traditions, your mom’s cooking and waking up to open presents (yes I’m almost 26) with your siblings and seeing them excited.

I grew up with a few Christmas traditions:

  • We always (and still do) ordered Chinese food on Christmas Eve. My mom never wanted to cook the night before she made a more “traditional” holiday dinner. Excited about that tonight.
  • My mom always baked a coffeecake or monkey bread on Christmas morning. It almost always set off the fire alarm.
  • We received our stockings last. As a kid, I was always sad after all the presents were opened and would get so excited remembering that I probably still had an orange, a pack of gum and some chapstick waiting for me in my stocking. It’s the little things.
  • I faithfully take a nap on the couch every Christmas morning after we eat breakfast. My sister and brother are quite a bit younger than me and so two years ago was the first time we actually woke up after 7am to open gifts.

Do you have any Christmas/holiday traditions? I’m realizing that Adam and I can create our own now. I’m sure a lot of those are created once you have kids but it’s fun to start ours now. It’s fun to take ones we grew up with and mold them into something a bit different.

December 25, 2012