Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Few Traditions

Our family has formed a few traditions over the last 4 Christmas seasons together. The kids look forward to them and George and I do too. ♥  Things like: picking out our tree, seeing Santa, getting a new ornament, putting out luminarias, and making gingerbread houses.

Christmas Eve we headed to see Santa. This year it was perfectly timed! We were third in line. THIRD!

Of course, I was excited for Lily's first visit!  She did great and was so enamored by all of the activity around her, it was difficult to get her to look at the camera, but she smiled and I was happy!

Andrew and Reagan told Santa a few things they had on their lists, wished him a Merry Christmas and were happy.
Our Family ♥
When I was a little girl, my family started putting luminarias out on Christmas Eve...it actually started here in Pittsburgh and continued when we moved to Arizona. Our entire street would particpate (we lived on a dead end), but when we lived in Arizona we lived on a street with only 2 houses, so it was just us.

Andrew and I continued doing them when he was little and we lived in Tennessee. This year, we're in a new house and we decided to do as many as we could and put them up and down our street instead of just our house.

When my mom was visiting in August/September, she got the bags for us and made us promise, we'd continue doing them. :) 

You're welcome, Mom.

The kids filled up the bags with sand, added the tealights and at night, Andrew and I put them out.

We had a total of 66 bags that we lined our walkway and the street with.
(we ran out of sand. ;) )


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