Thursday, December 16, 2010

Changing Traditions...

The guest blogging blitz continues here at the ruby Turtle hippie Times...

Hi! I’m Lucy from Me, E, and Baby Makes Three.

If there is one thing you should know about me it is that I love Christmas. I mean, I adore Christmas. I start thinking about Christmas months and months in advance! I love everything about the holiday season - from the music, to the food, to the gift giving, to the time spent with family. So, of course, I jumped at the chance when Sam asked me to write a guest post for her 25 Days of Christmas.

Not surprisingly, Christmas feels very different for me this year. The holidays have taken on a new meaning as my husband, E, and I, welcomed our first child into our family in September.

That being said, I want this Christmas to be one that is remembered. Sure, Evalyn will not remember her first Christmas. But I want to. I want it to be special in all sorts of ways.

One thing that we are doing this year that is unlike any year in the past is that we are planning to stay at home so we will wake up in our own home on Christmas morning. In the past, hubby and I have always alternated years going between my parent’s house and his parent’s house for Christmas morning. But not this year. This year, it will just be the three of us for Christmas Eve and Christmas morning and then we will head up north to his hometown later in the day to spend a few days of the holidays with his family before heading to see my family.

I am planning on making a miniature version of “Christmas Dinner” for us to enjoy on Christmas Eve. After dinner, we will read Luke’s account of Jesus’ birth and then we will likely go out to see some Christmas lights around the area. On Christmas morning, we will wake up and enjoy cinnamon buns and Christmas morning casserole. Then we will exchange our gifts with each other before packing up to go see our families.

It is bittersweet for me to realize that we are growing up - developing new and changing traditions for our family. But I am excited to have this experience because as the years go by, I am realizing more and more that Evan and Evalyn are my family now and it is important to allow traditions to change and adapt to fit us. Of course, both of our families are extremely important to us and we wouldn’t miss celebrate the holidays with either of them for anything but it is also nice to know that we’ll have some time to celebrate with just the three of us as well.

Did any of your Christmas traditions change once you threw little rug rats into the mix?

Happy Thursday! Merry Christmas!

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Also, today is Paisley's birthday! She is two!

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