Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tradition!

It's the most wonderful time of the year! I really adore this time of year - the twinkle lights, Charlie Brown Christmas, holiday Starbucks cups, smell of pine trees, yummy Christmas cookies, and the hustle and bustle of the season. It's all so magical, I don't even mind the snow.

Last year was our first married Christmas together and we wanted to start some of our own holiday traditions. But in the midst of all the holiday parties and family gatherings we only ended up doing one of the traditions we were planning on and that was to make a big breakfast on Christmas Eve.

I'm actually really excited because this year will be the FIRST time I get to spend Christmas morning with Garth! While we were dating and engaged we spent the morning with our respective families and then our first married Christmas (last year) we stayed the night at his mom's so we could watch our niece open gifts. But this year we are celebrating with Garth's family on Christmas Eve and with my family Christmas evening which means we get to wake up together and open gifts just the two of us! I think this is great because we don't have to rush from one family to the other.

It's the start of new traditions. I see a lot of Celine Dion and Mariah Carey Christmas music playing, ABC Family holiday movie watching; hot cholocalte drinking; and celebrating the birth of our Savior.

43 comments:

Mrs. J L said...

I love traditions! This year is our 2nd married also. I already started watching all the christmas movies over at the Hallmark channel. :)

Mark and Kathryn said...

Awww how fun! Mark and I are planning on having Christmas morning together, as well. I think Christmastime is magical, as well. (-:

~Kathryn

New England Girl said...

I adore traditions around the holiday season... they're so comforting and so energizing. :) I think you are on the right track with all you have in store! :)

Christine said...

awww how sweet! I love traditions

Jules said...

It sounds like it’s going to be a fabulous Christmas! I think it’s great that you’re starting some of your own traditions. Geof and I started some of our own once we were engaged and it is really special. I can’t wait until we go cut down the tree!

Rebecca Jo said...

Ahh - sounds like a perfect Christmas morning! :)

brown eyed girl said...

Me too. Next year we'll open presents in our own home. This year we're doing a nighttime gift opening on the 23rd before heading to my parents on the morning of the 24th. I plan on making cinnamon rolls and a breakfast casserole for the 23rd, I can't waiiiiit!!!

Mrs. Potts said...

That is so exciting! I love Christmas with Mr. Potts.

Our first traditions we started were to go & see a movie together Christmas night and to eat Mexican together on Christmas Eve (usually for lunch).

pocket full of pink said...

This post makes me SO happy and EXCITED for all that is to come this month!!! So excited for you to spend Chrismas morning just the two of you!

Katie said...

LOVE traditions! Excited for you that you and Garth will get Christmas morning to yourselves this year!!

Brittney Galloway said...

Oh I'm so excited for you! This will be our 2nd married Christmas as well, but we have yet to get to spend it just he and I! I look forward to that {one day.}

Kayla said...

I am so jealous! This will also be our 2nd married Christmas, but I fear it will be quite some time before we are able to spend Christmas morning just the two of us. His family lives 4 hours away and mine lives 1.5 hours away... We switch off who we spend Eve/day with and so we are always traveling.... Someday though! :-)

Ashley said...

I love traditions!! this will be our first Christmas married.. making breakfast Christmas morning seems like an awesome tradition to start!!! i love making breakfast!!!


we are doing christmas the same way his christmas eve and mine christmas afternoon!! thanks for the idea, i never thought of that!!


i love christmas time!!
the lights, the nativity secences, decorations!!! yum smelling candles!!!

katie + bret said...

Yay for traditions! They are my favorite part of every holiday season! Enjoy the memories - WRITE THEM DOWN!

Jen Caputo said...

oooooh fun!!! Doesn't it just make you all warm and fuzzy just thinking about it?!?!

Geezees Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

We are all about traditions in our family too....sounds like it's gonna be a great Christmas!

Dana said...

That sounds great. Everyone is coming to the hubby and my house for Christmas. I think that this year I kinda overspent on the hubbys since he is the hubby this year. Last year we were 5 months away from the wedding and we were watching the pennies. I am looking forward to our first married Christmas. I even bought an ornament to remember it buy. Maybe this will be out tradition of buying a special ornament each year that we are together.

God, My Savior Forever! said...

Lasy year we spent Christmas at home since we flew that summer and it was wonderful to be just the two of us! We made hot chocolate, had it with delicious bread and opened presents in our pj's! It was such a neat experience since I grew up celebrating Christmas on Christmas Eve. We will be with my fam ont he 24th and mostlike come home so once again we can have out Christmas morning together:D Continue to enjoy the holidays...I LOVE IT TOO!!!!

Hugs, Susan

Elizabeth said...

Traditions are the BEST!! Exicitng to know that you both can start the traditions this YEAR!! :-)

Brittany Ann said...

I think its one of the best parts about being married, starting new traditions that are just your own!

Taylor said...

Aww how fun!!! We have always spent our Christmas mornings with either my husbands family or mine but he decided from here on out he wants it to just be our little family in the morning! Im so excited!

Taylor said...

Oh by the way Im so glad you found my blog! Yours is so cute!

Whitney said...

That is so great! I haven't started Christmas movies, yet but it's just around the corner! HA!

Lil' Woman said...

Sounds like your going to have a wonderful Christmas! :)

I plan on doing all those things too! :) We watched the orginal How The Grinch Stole Christmas and Shrek The Halls last night on ABC!

Lauren said...

I love traditions...Hubby & I have been able to have Christmas with just the 2 of us on Christmas morning for the past 2 years and it's wonderful...enjoy it!

Sarah Wyland said...

I love Christmas traditions so much - they make me warm and fuzzy inside!

Lauren Kelly said...

I'm with you, something so magical about this time of year. Just wish it snowed in Florida, not alot, just enough to add to the wonder of the season!!! :)

Domestically Deficient said...

Here's to new Christmas traditions. I have about 52 hundred of my own, but this is the first year fiance and I will be together for all of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. New family = new traditions. Very exciting.

PS Not afraid to admit - I'm a sucker for ABC Fam's 25 Days of Christmas. They tend to monopolize my DVR this time of year!

Adrienne said...

That is so so cool that you two are starting your own traditions! How fun!

Tasha said...

It's so nice that you and Garth will get to celebrate Christmas morning with each other! I love traditions and get all mushy at this time of year (ok, and at many other times of the year too).

Melissa said...

I adore traditions! Whether it's following old ones or starting new, I love the connection they give you. Hope you have fun with your traditions this holiday season!

Brandi said...

Aww that is great about a tradition!

We try to stick to traditions but honestly we usually forget what we did the year before. I'm so excited for the Christmas movies this time of year! Love them!

Happy Dash said...

I am so excited to start traditions with my husband for our first Christmas! This year: trip to the light show down the road, Rockettes, tons of Christmas movies and music, tree decorating, spending time with friends and family!

Texan Couture said...

Reading this describing Christmas made me want to snuggle up, bake cookies drink coffee and watch Holiday movies ...Too bad I'm stuck at work for another 2 hours!

I can't wait to read the posts about all the traditions you and Garth will start this year and see pics of the big yummy breakfast!

Shanny said...

That's a great tradition, very sweet =)

Melissa said...

I'm such a sucker for Christmas traditions too! And, I love Mariah Carey Christmas music!!

Tabbie:) said...

AAWW I love traditions!! We want to start our own traditions too!! We get to be at home together Christmas morning and so let the traditions begin!!

Lacey said...

I love holiday traditions...this is truly the most wonderful time of year!

Mrs. Dew said...

I am all for starting a new tradition! It's so hard to juggle all the families. We might have to start our own thing this year too!

a H.I.T. said...

The Christmas season is our favorite time of year! We already have our tree up and by the end of the week all the decorations will be in place too. I love making new traditions with Husby and can't wait to hear about how everyone spent the holidays!

Lucy Marie said...

Making your own traditions is so wonderful! Celine Dion Christmas is one of my favs!

Shannon said...

I love traditions! We didn't really make any last year - our first married Christmas, too. But, maybe all of that will change this year?

Autumn said...

Yay! How exciting! That'll be great! This is also our 2nd year married for Christmas as well. I'm excited too!

Love Celine Dion Chrismas music!!! :)