Tuesday, November 23, 2010

12 Days of Christmas - Day 1

One of the blogs I read mentioned a 12 Days of Christmas blog challenge that another blog was promoting. I thought it might be a good way to get in the holiday spirit! I do not know these people but thats ok.

Yesterday was day 1 but I'll play a little catch up today.

Today's topic: Christmas/Holiday Traditions

Growing up our big Christmas tradition was baking dozens and dozens of cookies with my sister and my mom. We continue to follow the tradition but now we only bake everyone’s favorites instead of every single cookie known to man.

Baking with my sister Ashley and brother in law Jim. Jim technically wasn't baking but was part of the Quality Control.

Baking with Ashley (again) and this time Rob was the Quality Control guy. Its a position the men fight over every year.

I also remember decorating the tree to big a big deal when we were little ones. I looooved decorating the tree and my mom and dad had eggnog for us (non-alco of course, sheesh). I never really liked straight up eggnog (eggnog lattes are another story), but I sipped it anyway because it was fun and Christmasy. I still like decorating the tree, but I wouldn’t say I love it. Probably because these days I do it alone. Hint hint, Rob.

A semi-new tradition that was put into place maybe 5-8 years ago was fondue. Every year is a fondue Christmas and we have dinner/dessert fondue style with chicken, filet, shrimp, bread, broccoli, cauliflower along with all different types of sauces and cheese. And of course, chocolate fondue for dessert. Oooh, I think my stomach just rumbled.

I asked Rob the other day about Christmas traditions we want to create with Charlie and the problem is not coming up with ideas but having too many things we want to do with him. We are both very excited for this Christmas. Rob confessed he listened to Christmas music in the car on the way home from Sacramento last week. ‘Tis the season!

1 comment:

Gale Hoover Hammond said...

I have an idea...we should have Christmas trimming parties and help each other decorate the trees...I always decorate mine alone, too :( EXCEPT when Gracie and Emily came to throw the "snow" on my Ice and Snowflake tree :)