So, lest next year rolls around and I look at Geoff and ask him what the heck we did that we want to repeat and he looks at me blankly and says "I like everything we did last year," I'm am documenting some of the favorite traditions we have enjoyed this past Christmas.

  1. Fondue (3 courses) on Christmas Eve
  2. Wrapping all the presents in coordinating wrapping paper, complete with ribbons and bows.
  3. Writing the "to" and "from" on the gifts with silly clues as to what is inside (not that the writer even remembers what the heck they meant come Christmas morning).  One of my favorites this year: To - Going Bananas; From -  Already Gone on this gem.  
  4. Gift to the Savior (if you want more detail on that one, let me know).
  5. Putting tasty treats in the dogs' stockings.  They were as excited to sit down around the tree as we were.  
  6. Spicy breakfast casserole.  Oh.  My.  Deliciousness.
  7. Singing together in church on/around Christmas.  
  8. Stream Christmas music on Pandora all season long while I cook/clean/do much of anything around the house.

That's all I can remember for now!  What are your favorite traditions?

Happy New Year.  Hope you are all gearing up for a great 2011!

1 comment:

  1. I'm pleased that I recognize some of those traditions. :>)

    The odd thing about traditions is that your family changes, so do the traditions. Dad and I have a couple of new "keepers":

    1. Providing twenty dollar bills for whomever is around on Christmas Eve and heading to Wal-Mart to buy stocking stuffers. It was just me and Dad this year, but we've had "drawings" with other family members for big. time. excitement.

    2. Driving around in the convertible on a cold but starlit night to enjoy the Christmas lights in the most festive neighborhoods.

    3. Go to the Oakland Temple on/around my birthday with hot chocolate, soup in a thermos and enjoy the lights and a picnic, too!

    4. Lots and lots of sex. Just seeing if anyone pays attention to anything I say anymore ....

    Merry Christmas!