You guys Christmas time is just such a wonderful time of year, am I right? The older I get the more I appreciate this time of year too. I just love the feeling in the air, the decorations everywhere you go, and the sound of Christmas music too. This year is Tommy and I’s first married Christmas and I am so excited about it. That means that we get to create our traditions this year, so this year might just be the most exciting one ever.
I’ve been thinking since we got married about traditions that I wanted to start with Tommy and eventually with our children when they come around. For Thanksgiving we always bake a pecan pie. We actually started that on our first Thanksgiving that we were ever together so it makes it even more special. We don’t have any Christmas traditions yet but that’s what this years for! These are the things that I want to do every year with Tommy and our future kiddies:
Decorate for Christmas the weekend after Thanksgiving: I honestly might debate doing this sooner if Tommy would let me. This year we tried to chop down our own tree – something that I had done in the past with my family, but ended up going to a place that didn’t have very nice trees so we ended up buying a pre-cut one. But it’s okay because the one we got is perfect.
Open one present on Christmas Eve: This is something that I always used to convince my mom to let my brother and I do, which sometimes worked and sometimes didn’t. But this year we get to decide and I just know Tommy will be on board for this one.
Bake Christmas cookies: This is something that I have been doing for the past three years and am very excited to continue on with in our new apartment together now that we’re married.
Read the story of Jesus being born on Christmas morning before opening presents: This is not something that we have done yet, especially since we haven’t ever woken up together on Christmas yet. But this is something I am very excited about starting this year. I want to make sure that we keep our hearts in the right place and praise the one reason why we are even celebrating on this day, our Lord and Savior. I am especially excited to carry this tradition on with our kids when they come around!
Eat Homemade Cinnamon Rolls: This one I’ve seen on a few of my favorite bloggers as their Christmas tradition, (Victoria’s included), and I’ve loved this idea. What doesn’t sound better than having some yummy homemade cinnamon rolls on this exciting morning.