Christmas Eve is Here!
I cannot believe Christmas Eve is already here! Where did the year go? I remember people telling me how quickly time would go once you had kids, but of course I didn’t believe them – lol! I am so thankful to have beautiful and energetic (as overwhelming as it gets sometimes) boys, a husband who works hard for our family so that I can be a stay-at-home mom, parents who love and advise us whenever they get the chance, and for my health. I am so thankful to live in a heated home and be able to experience the beauty of a tree lit up at night. I am thankful for The Mommy-Files and the experiences and friends it has brought into my life (that means all of you out there). There is so much to be thankful for!
In our family, we have traditions we like to do each year. Usually, we buy a Christmas tree permit and go into the forest to pick our “perfect” Christmas tree. Sometimes it takes 1 or 2 trips to find the right one (and not just the top of a buried tree – lol). We also have a tradition of making gingerbread houses each year with the kids. Plus, there is the making of cookies and leaving them with milk for Santa Claus. As well as reading “The Night Before Christmas” to our boys.
I’ve also made it a tradition to buy a pair of new jammies for the boys and my husband to open up on Christmas Eve. I didn’t buy myself any that year, but I love buying for others and watching their faces as they open it up. A lot of thought and work goes into choosing presents – sometimes even stress – lol!
What are some holiday traditions you have in your family?