Wednesday, December 23, 2009


So I have been reading other blogs and everyone is posting about their Family Christmas traditions so I decided I should list some of mine.

Both of my parents are from Peru, so in our family we always celebrated on Christmas eve as well as on Christmas day. We would get the family together on Christmas Eve and have hot chocolate and treats as my dad gave us a little devotional on the birth of our savior. We would then sing Christmas music and wait till midnight to open our gifts. I know right what fun is that, but it was. We would stay up all night playing with our new toys. If Santa brought us anything we would get it the next morning. Mostly it was our stockings that would be filled the next day.

On Christmas Day we kept the traditional Christmas dinner with all the family. My mom would make delicious Peruvian food along with traditional American food. Let me just tell you by the end of that we were stuffed and it was time for a nap, lol.

When I was dating Jason his family invited me a couple of times to their homes for Christmas breakfast. After breakfast we would open gifts and than go sledding. Once I married into their family I discovered their tradition of cutting down their own Christmas tree after thanksgiving. My mom always had an artificial one, but now I am in LOVE with real, fresh trees.

Now that we have our own little family of three...soon to be four, I would love to start our own traditions. Haven't quite thought of anything yet, but I will be working on that for next year.

Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and get everything you want!!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas?

Cadence had so much fun decorating the tree this year...we let her put the ornaments on, good thing they are plastic, lol.

It doesn't quite feel like winter here yet, but when I step into my house I don't even notice the difference. I love Christmas!!