My apologies...I've been a total flake about blogging lately. Not being all that happy with my template brings on fiddling sessions...which end up messing things up and bringing on more fiddling sessions. Which mess things up more resulting in IMing and e-mailing my wonderful computer geek friends asking for help, which all results in a lack of motivation to put more posts on the blog that doesn't look right yet. Lame excuse I know. I'm one of those odd people that can't sit down and read until my room is clean. Apparently the habit has leaked into my blogging habits too. So even though it's January, I thought I'd post about some of our Christmas traditions.
One of my all time favorites has gotta be the popcorn and ice cream for dinner tradition. On the night that we decorate the Christmas tree we watch a movie and eat popcorn and ice cream sundaes for dinner. Although of late my parents insist on having some kind of protein with it. I think this year we had some steaks along with the sugar. Very healthy! :) We used to watch this old movie called "Silent Mouse" every year, but after about ten years of it we got kinda bored and asked for a different Christmas movie. Now we watch whatever takes our fancy, as long as it's Christmas.
Another is the REAL Christmas tree tradition. Serious mutiny would happen in our house if a fake tree entered the premesis of our property. We always go to the tree farm, always spend a good amount of time considering the many pros and cons of different trees, and finally sawing off one that Mommy, as the supreme tree chooser decides on.
Christmas Eve is full of tradition. First we often stop by at my Grandma's house where she holds a Christmas party for all her brothers and sisiters and extended family. Then we head to our church's Christmas Eve candlelight service. Finally, our jammies donned, we gather under the Christmas tree with sleeping bags and pillows. We get to open one gift on Christmas Eve, it's always a book. After reading for a while, we lay our sleepy heads on our soft pillows and dream of sugar plums.
And I should just mention for Collin's sake that we burn the tree after Christmas. Once we did it when we got home on Christmas day, but usually the day after Christmas. It's fixed standing up in the back yard, set flame to, and whoosh it's gone. Pretty cool!