« Thursday - Cleaning House (Not)! | Main | Saturday - Home Decorating/Organization »

December 02, 2011

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Jana Richardson

Ok, I'm guessing that A will be your new tradition this year. Sounds fun to me!

Jana Richardson

So hard to choose a favorite tradition. All of ours have changed with our children & grandchildren being so far away. I have the 2 daughters that live in your town, if you remember me!
So, my favorite tradition is making gifts by hand for everyone each year!

Jana Richardson

My best advice to find peace, joy and love in your life is too take time for personal scripture study and prayer. I start my day with it everyday. It definitly brings all of those things into my life on a daily basis.

Wishing you & your family the happiest of holidays this year! Jana

Betty G

Your new tradition will be B:We'll decorate the tree, and have a floor picnic with home-made pizza and Italian beer, and admire our work
There is always a new snowman to be made and my husband always help in the construction of him, either cutting the wood or making a shovel or adding the lights.
We enjoy and make time for the little things, like a glass of wine, a cup of coffee and a cookie, just have to stop and make the time.

Darlene

Definitely A. for your new tradition, but sorta old also.
Our traditions have changed now with kids grown and gone, so we go to grandchildren's house and see the joy in their eyes on Christmas morn.
We attend church Christmas eve to celebrate love, joy and peace through prayers.

Jane

I think your new tradition would be A, inviting the kidos over to decorate and share a fun filled evening.
I try to keep the commercialized xmas out of the holiday and we enjoy the candlelight service on Chistmas EVe. Our tradition to keep the joy and serenity of the season is to celebrate our gift giving on Christmas Night.
We've been doing it for years since both my husband and I had jobs that needed us to work on the holidays, so we have the stockings with perhaps one really nice gift Christmas morning for the children and then wait until everybody got home to celebrate our tree later on in the evening with a nice meal. Roast, lasagna, whatever meal we felt like. Our Christmas lasts the whole day and it's wonderful.
What a generous giveaway, Merry Christmas

Glynette

I think your new tradition will be B---pizza picnic---what fun!!!

DebrafromMD

Since I know you like to cook, I guess that C will be your new tradition.

Glynette

One of my favorite holiday traditions is when my husband makes his famous fudge for the family! I suggested this tradition years ago to bring him into the loop of Christmas spirit----not surprising, I'm doing most of the fudge making, but he takes the credit and beams with pride! It's adorable and we look forward to the sweet treat every year!

DebrafromMD

My favorite holiday tradition is baking dozens of cookies to give to the family at Christmas. This is the one thing about the holidays that is non-negotialbe with my kids.

Glynette

My best advice for the holiday season, would be to SLOW down and enjoy each and every moment! Grand, over planned events aren't necessarily the most memorable! Relax and enjoy the peace of the season!

DebrafromMD

Joy, Love and Peace - I make it a habit every day to write down five things that I'm grateful for, big or small. By focusing on the positive in my life, I have found a lot of joy and peace.

KMA

I think your new tradition will be A. Our favorite tradition is going to a tree farm and picking out a tree, cutting it and bringing it home to decorate. Along with the challenge of getting it to stand up straight in the tree stand. For Joy-Love & Peace I think you need to take some time each day for yourself to keep stress down. If Mom is Happy everybody's Happy!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Deborah Stokes

I think you will change it up completely and go with C from now on. Only because I can't remember at the moment the age of your kids. I think they are grown but not sure. Deborah

Deborah Stokes

Our favorite tradition is going to the Candlelight Church service at 11PM Christmas Eve and walking out of the service into Christmas Morning!! Deborah

Deborah Stokes

I find much more Joy, Love and Peace by living in the present. Appreciate the past and learn from it and plan and prepare for the future but live for right now. The future is not guaranteed. Thank you for the give away!! Deborah

Sandie~ call me crazy

Oh gosh Kelly~ such gorgeous fabrics!! I wanna come play in your stash!! ;-)
I'm going to put my 3 chances in one comment~
A.
Our favorite tradition, we open one present on Christmas eve and watch a movie together with snacks for dinner. When the kids were small, they loved the picnic on the floor and it just evolved to totally family time. :-) Love it!
Finding joy, love and peace~ doing things as a family, even doing clean up can be fun. Go to church together. Sneak in a little 'me' time~ curling up with your honey and a book, or a little sewing time or a bubble bath. You need time for you, to be there for your family.

Wishing you the merriest Christmas ever! ((hugs))

Ranch Wife

Oh my! You are cleaning out. Such lovely fabrics! Thank you for offering such a generous giveaway! Hmmm...I'll choose B because a picnic under the Christmas tree sounds like fun. Turn off all the lights except for the tree and enjoy.

Ranch Wife

Hi again! :) It's hard to choose a favorite tradition, but I think it'll have to be our Birthday Cake for Jesus. We've been doing it since the kids were little. It's the only time we make that particular cake and we all look forward to it.

Ranch Wife

How to find and keep joy, love, and peace during this busy time of year: Unplug. Turn off the computer and tv for a bit. I start each morning with my devotion and don't skip it. It keeps me grounded. Make something for someone less fortunate or volunteer your time. I had better stop there. :)

Dianne Mitzel

our favorite tradition when the kids were small..they dressed in robes and head scarves, and acted out the Christmas story as we read it from the Bible...I think you will decorate the tree and have a picnic with beer and pizza..As I grow older, and have battled cancer, my husband has also, I realize that indeed, each day is a precious gift to be treasured..on this my 69th birthday, I am indeed so glad to be alive!!!

Donna S.

I'm guessing A-gotta keep the kids involved.

Marie

You are such a romantic so I think C will be your new tradition.

Marie

My favorite holiday tradition is making anise cookies from a recipe that's been in the family for years, the faraway kids get a small box filled with the cookies as a special treat---even though they know how to make them.

Donna S.

One tradition is my husband & sons always have an eggnog toast on Christmas Eve. This has continued as they have grown into wonderful men.

Donna S.

Good grief....don't overdo!!! Relax & enjoy.

Marie

I try to have joy, love and peace by being thankful for the wonderful people in my life and being happy for what I have, especially the love of my life.

Robbin

I believe you will still have the best gourmet hot chocolate and popcorn and enjoy your beautiful tree!

Mary on Lake Pulaski

I'm thinking your "new" tradition will be "A". My favorite holiday tradition is to get our entire family together - last year there were 83 of us...my Mom plus brothers, sisters and their families (there are nine of us). The best way to find peace in my life is to not dwell on the past and life every day to the fullest.

Robbin

My children and I look forward to putting together a gingerbread house every year. We have gotten more and more creative each time. Last year we used frosted mini wheats for the snow covered roof top. It was beautiful!

Robbin

I love the acronym for JOY, especially at Christmas but it would make the world a much better place every day of the year. Jesus first, Others second and then Yourself.

Jackie

A holiday tradition that I love is that I bake cookies and put about half of them in the freezer to save for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. My kids are grown but they still sneak cookies out of the freezer thinking I won't notice.

Jackie

Joy - giving
Love - spending time with family
Peace - not having unrealistic expectations of myself

Jackie

I'm picking option A. I can't remember your kids ages at this particular moment but I know you have 1(2?) at home. I don't think you'd decorate completely without them so A is my choice. Though I can see B or C after the kids leave home.

Vickie

My guess is A because it is close to your original tradition. My favorite family tradition while the kids were growing up was to go to the Christmas eve pageant at the church and watch the kids in the Christmas story and then Santa would come. And third Peace, Joy and Love comes from forgiving yourself for your past shortcomings, trying to be a better wife, mom and grandma now and in the future and express your feelings to those around you, not taking anything for granted. ;)

Wendy

I am guessing that A will be the start of your new tradition this year as it is the closest to the original....

annelies

I am guessing B...sounds relaxing and fun and I know you are moving to a 'make things simple" mode!!!
Our favorite Christmas tradition is celebrating St. Nicholas. A time to remember our Dutch heritage and remember and honor the sacrafices my parents made to come to this country.
We have made an effort to make family the gift we give at Christmas. It keeps us from running frantically to malls and stressing over who needs what....truth is we all have what we need and what is more precious is TIME devoted to just being together.
Our babies are still small and Santa Claus isn't part of their vocabulary (YET). So for the bitty ones we stick to a special book, a cute outfit, one toy and something for the college fund. It has made Christmas more relaxing and much more fun!!!

Kira

B must be the new. It is classy, but easy, and would be lovely.

Kira

I love driving my kids around to see all the lights. It is delightful to hear all the voices call out "Christmas Lights!!" Last year, our then-two year old would call out "HE HE ITE!" They love it. I love it.

Kira

Joy - Take a step back and, as Anna Quindlen put it, enjoy the doing a little more, worry less about the getting done. And, I might add, the staying done.

Love - Let go of the ego. The world is not about me. It is about what I can do to make other people happy. Give, not money, but time, eye contact, voice, opportunity. Invite others into your home, and share what you love with them. Consider what they would enjoy, what makes them happy.

Peace - I believe in Jesus Christ and families and eternity and happiness. When I think on these I have peace in a world that is pretty crazy.

Wendy

One of our favorite family Christmas traditions is the "tough" to open gift...each year it is a different person that we get...last year our son-in-love was the recipient of the gift....we put a small gift (a hunting knife) inside a cookie tin that my hubster then jb welded together....now the deal is you have to open it in order to keep the gift...sometimes it is closed with tons of duck tape, depending on who is the target of the year...but this past year was the best ever as it was literally welded shut...lol My sil did finally get it opened with a pair of tin snips! Amongst all the tugging and pulling there was much laughter over this...shhhh, don't tell anyone but hubster is the one this year! And I can hardly wait to see what the sil comes up with....the kids and grans love this, and sometimes even the old timers!lol

Brenda

I think C will be your new tradition.

Maria

You're going for A because you love your kids!!!

Or maybe C, because life is fabulous with just the two of you too!

Wendy

Wendy

Love, Joy and Peace are such wonderful words...

Love, slow down and appreciate those whom you do love.Shower others with the love in your heart and you will be rewarded with love over flowing in your own life. Don't be stingy with love, share it on a daily basis.

Joy, stop and count your blessings and your cup will overrun with joy. Don't focus on what you don't have, but what you do have. Put what is really important into focus and your joy will abound.

Peace, to me only comes with the knowledge of the saving grace of Christ Jesus. As without Him, for me there would be no peace. Christ is the fullness of Love, Joy and Peace and if you have Him in your heart and life then all three of these will be present in your life in abundance.

Brenda

Starting the day off with reading the Bible is very peaceful. It is so good to be reminded that I am not in control. So freeing of a lot of stress. Stopping to appreciate what really matters in life( faith, family, friends,etc) relieves tress and let's the little things go. So peaceful. Relax and enjoy each day. Jesus gives us all three-peace, joy and love. Merry Christmas!

Vicki ♥

I am thinking that A will be your new tradition Kelly and I like the idea of your pine scented candles too. Yumm! I havent seen these in the shops here in Australia as yet and if I do I will have to get some. I love the smell of a pine tree and my kids and I used to go out and find a nice little pine tree to cut down and bring home too. Was so much fun and as its warm to hot here we didnt have the hot chocolate but lots of fresh water and fruit. :) Enjoy your new tradition :)Hugs Vicki x

Vicki ♥

As my kids are in thier own homes now we have our own traditions with my husbands parents. Christmas eve we have salmon baked with a yummy salad and that is a tradition that has been going a long time for the parents. Other than that we just enjoy the festivities and fun on the television as my kids live across the other side of Australia. Hugs Vicki x

Vicki ♥

I enjoy making gifts and if I cant seem to make them then its off to the shops but I love giving and always relish the look on the recievers face when I give them thier gift and they open it and find what is inside. This is so exciting for me and I am so grateful that I can give to get this back. I give thanks for each day and to me this is important because that means I can create again :) Its all fun :) Hugs Vicki x

Maria

We hang mistletoe in doorway. It's so much fun to catch teenagers who think they don't need kisses any more.

Allie

Oh Kelly what a great tradition! I hate to see old traditions end, but new ones are just as fun! And no matter what, you're making memories, and that's what counts!

Let's see, I think you're going to do C - because you've become such a gourmet cook now, and you're starting all new! And the kids are old enough to really enjoy that.

My favorite holiday tradition - baking my grandmother's ginger snaps with the kids and my mom. It's hard to believe that we ever have enough left over to give away, because we gorge ourselves during the making! I remember doing this with my grandmother, and I'm so glad to be carrying on the tradition!

How do I find joy, love and peace? Only through the word of God! Anything else only takes care of the immediate stress, but God's word takes care of my heart. A hot bath or a cozy evening reading will work for a moment - but God's word is eternal. My family knows when I've been slacking in my reading!

I hope you're having a beautiful, joy-filled holiday season, dear girl!

May Britt

Of course it has to be tradition A. Poporn and hot chocolate. Thats a perfect christmas tradition :)

May Britt

My favorite tradition is to decorate the christmas tree on dec.23. Both my children is home for the holiday and we eat Santa porridge and just relax, waiting for Christmas Eve to come.

May Britt

Joy, Love and Peace. That is what we should think of all the year, not only at christmas time. A little smile, a kind word and being positive will make the day better for everyone.

Jill

I'm think A will be your new tradition. Great giveaway. Thanks for the chance!

Jill

We have our big Christmas feast on Christmas Eve so Christmas day will be a day of rest and relaxation! My Mom started this tradition and my sister has continued it. Thanks again for the chance on your wonderful giveaway!

Jill

I think the best way to share and keep Joy, Love and Peace in your celebration is to try to keep your expectations in yourself as well as others realistic. Don't for get to have fun!

Peggy

I am going to guess the C, the gourmet dinner.

My favorite tradition is to go to Candlelight Service at Church and then come home with the family and let the grandchildren each open 1 gift and then off to bed to wait for Santa.

Cherise Smith

I'm guessing your new Christmas tree tradition will be A! :)

Cherise Smith

My favorite holiday tradition has still got to be getting up real early on Christmas morning to open the gifts. Even though the kids are older they still enjoy it as much as I do! :)

Pepe

Entry one: pizza! You made so for the first time and find out it's so great!

D

It could be A or C I'm picking A...
Each year we have an annual tree trim party, ornament exchange, this year will mark 33 years. It started when my daughter and her best friend shared an appartment while in college. They wanted a tree and had no ornaments, so started the tradition. They now have adult children. Part of the tradition is also the kids decorating gingerbread boy cookies. My daughter is a girl scout leader, and for the past 12 years her troop has asponsored a toy drive, this year 400 girls..400 toys! Yay! Santa is there, and the firemen come on fire trucks to pick up the gifts.
My wish would be: If only all in world could keep the love and spirit of Christmas in our hearts forever. Merry Christmas to you and your awesome family. Peace be with you.

Pepe

I love play games with family and sisters in the afthernoon... and... yes! My mother as a long forniture colled "the long forniture" on whic we put every gift from and for the family. I like to get together in the morning and opens and give gift in front of that!

D

My post was signed in as. D???? Should have been. sharlene

Pepe

Joy, love, peace...
To have joy, learn to consider how you'are luky to have what you have. Don't think everytime "I've not..." but "I've..." and feel like the Heaven gave you life and emotions and parents and frienda and a home ando so on like it was your birthday averyday...
To have love, give love. It's not possible to rubber love: it's like a flower far away from water. But you can give love and be joyful for that (because the most beautiful emotion is to gift love), and love will return to you, the most you give.
To have peace, take a breath, feel the silence, walk in the green, don't destroy with people that destroied something. Write your day on a new page, and look at a baby sleeping. That's the peace.

SoozeM

I'll go with option C, so often we put away our best things for special occassions that are far too rare, without realising that every day we spend with someone we love is a special occassion!

SoozeM

Our favorite tradition is leaving out a plate of homemade goodies for Santa (cookies, Christmas cake, shortbread) along with something special to drink, and a carrot and bowl of water for the reindeer. Then eating them, making sure to leave plenty of crumbs (Santa can be a bit messy when he is in such a hurry), and leaving chew marks in the carrots. My kids are 10 and 12 but I am fairly sure they still believe in Santa (if not they are doing an excellent job of playing along LOL!).

CJ

I am going to guess that B is your new tradition.

CJ

BTW - I WISH we were using an artificial tree but the kids love to cut a fresh one down. The fake tree is so much easier to handle our heavy ornaments. Our Traditions - we always go to dinner and a movie on Christmas Eve. The kids and I bake and decorate sugar cookies together - always. We read from the Bible on Christmas morning the account of Jesus' birth and we sing Happy Birthday to Jesus and put the babe in the manger in our nativity set.

CJ

Joy, Love and Peace - focus on the one that IS Joy,Love and Peace first and foremost. Beyond that focus on others before yourself.

Lisa

Wowza Kelly! What gorgeous loot!☺
Since I know how much you love to cook, I'm guessing C will be your new tradition☺

My fav Christmas tradition is going to our Church's 11pm candlight service. It's always so magical to me when we light the candles and sing "Silent Night".

Something that absolutely helps me to find (and keep) peace in my life is daily prayer and Bible reading. I notice a huge difference if I miss a day or 2 of not reading God's word. It's funny, but whatever I'm going through at the moment, its uncanny how many times I will read just what I needed to hear.

Cathy

Oh, Oh , oh, well, what beautiful fabric!! I'd better not get too excited1 I think you'll go with option a for your tradition, simply because it is the closest to the original!

Cathy

For our Christmas tradition. I am from Europe and we are big on the advent, as in the count down to Christmas. Now that we live in a Buddist country people around us don't celebrate, so we have to make up for it. Every morning in December I haave a big lit candle on the breakfast table, and sometimes music too, so that the kids can wake up and feel like Christmas. When we lived in the Philippines there were almost three months of Christmas and people decorated houses and gardens to the hilt, so we'd go for evening walks to admire it all.. Now I still try to put something outside in the garden, so everybody can have a little taste of Christmas. The other thig we do is that we decorate the tree and the house together, which is always fun and I just have to have a nice nativity scene. In fact, I have three this year! That way we all remember what and who it's all about!

Cathy

Joy, Love, peace, what beautiful words!
Joy= Jesus and others then you, it's a pretty good formula,it works for me.
Love= the love of God in Jesus, a little time spent with Him in the morning makes all the difference in my days. I know that because I feel it when I forget!
Peace=The only true peace I know is in being still before The Lord. I tend to rush around and want to take care of everything, but a little quiet, prayer and trust bring alot better results. I should know this, but it's an oft repeated lesson.

Anna

I have just recently discovered your blog so I don't know you as well as some. Just a random guess here - middle option - B. It's something I would enjoy either just with my husband or with anyone who could possibly be around at the moment to share. A tradition with a little flexibility, I like it, a lot :)

Anna

Our family is a growing family. As such a lot of our traditions are just getting started. My favorite though has to be the lighting of a candle to place at a window to let Baby Jesus know that He is welcome in our home and hearts. We usually light it after supper and it stays lit until the last of us retires for the evening. I love seeing the wonder and joy it brings to my children.

Anna

Joy, love, and peace - right now I'm struggling a bit with these. Thank you, everyone, for sharing your thoughts. At the moment I'm trying to focus on the reason for the season and trying to impart this into my children. In return I'm reminding myself throughout the busy days to soak up their joy and enthusiasm for the moment. They truly are a blessing.

Martha Raiford

Well...since you and McStudly have been into all these romantic moods this year...it has to be C...what better way to usher in the season with the one you love than to have a good meal and a great bottle of wine.

Katherine Hawkes

I think your new tradition will be 'A'. It's been a tradition in my family while the kids were growing up until they had families of their own to start their own tradition. There's nothing like sipping a warm cup of cocoa while looking at the newly decorated tree!! Have a blessed day!

Martha Raiford

Well...you know my story...no one left but me...so around my house I have a new tradition...I put on my Christmas pj's on Christmas Eve (got to wake up in the mood)and Christmas morning, me and the "kids" get up and have coffee (I least I do, they really don't care for coffee) and then they get to tear into their Christmas presents (that Santa has generously sprinkled with catnip to entice them with) and while they play with their presents I begin my Christmas puzzle on the coffee table and watch the Hallmark channel...I might or might not cook anything...that is part of the joy...my choice...and I am set for the day. Quite honestly I am a little selfish...I throughly enjoy that day without any worries, phone calls or have-to-dos. Hope everyone spends Christmas day the way they want to.

Katherine Hawkes

My favorite tradition is going caroling with my church family. It warms my heart to share the joy of this wonderful season in my own community! It's a gift to the giver and receiver!!

Martha Raiford

That third comment is a tuffie...each year I find myself more and more irritable with all the commercialism of the holiday...I mean really (a car for Christmas)...what happened to a small, sweet token of your love for the holidays. So I opt out of all the gift-giving...at least the store bought kind...I try to made handmade items that show I love you. But most of all I take a few moments every day to tell God how thankful I am that he has given us the beautiful earth to live on...the trees, the flowers, sunrises and sunsets that are glorious paintings, cool, clear, crisp air and rich, loamy soil to run your fingers thru in the springtime and the warmth of summer, the colors of fall. Isn't he amazing!

Martha Raiford

Oops...almost forgot to thank you for the super sweet give-a-ways. I always enjoy reading your posts. I look forward to a new year of reading them.

Rosie Davis

My guess is C. Time to move on maybe?

My favorite tradition is getting together with family to make tamales.

I think that love, peace and joy is in doing for others all year long but Christmas is really a special time to do this. Somehow, I feel warm and fuzzy inside when I plan to make something for someone I don't know.

Melanie

My three votes are in one-- I'm thinking your newest tradition is A-- can't picture teenagers with a gourmet dinner. We always go to Christmas Eve service at church and play cards while listening to Christmas carols. My best advice is to not get so caught up in the holiday you forget to enjoy the season. As women , so many times we put so much pressure on ourselves to create this'Norman Rockwell' picture that we are just thankful when the Christmas season is over. Savor the music, the colors, the whimsy, and the real message--- don't play into the stereotypes...

Linda K

Well, any of your new tradition ideas sound great, so it's really just a big guess, but B sounds like a lot of fun.

Our tradition is non- traditional, because our family is separated by many, many miles and very diverse work schedules, so Christmas Day is whatever day we can be together, even if it is Dec 21th or Dec 29th.

I'm not much of an advise giver, but a smile and a prayer always go a long way to living in peace.

Thank you so much for the chance to win some wonderful fabrics. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Sara

1. Definitely A, seems like the best way to keep it real!
2. Thanksgiving afternoon after all the turkey, etc., the 2 grandkids and our son and daughter help with getting the Christmas decorations out and getting the tree up and ready. Then the Christmas lists are given to us and we have a fun discussion on those! :)
3. Being with the family, not worrying about the small stuff and being kind to everybody!

Sunnybec

I think B is your new tradition. We don't have a tradition as such, since we moved to France 8 years ago we have a very quiet Christmas, but we always speak to family on Christmas morning, either via telephone or Skype, so I suppose that is now my tradition! For joy and peace, remember Christmas is a time to celebrate family and good friends and to give as well as to receive.

Heather S.

I'm guessing A will be the new tradition, although they all look like fun.

Heather S.

One of our traditions is to build the presepio (Italian nativity). It's our equivalent of the Dickens Village, but Bethlehem. Every year we add to it, and this year the market expanded into two rows of stalls. It's a lot of fun to put together.

Heather S.

Joy, Peace and Love. My only advice is to enjoy time together with your family while you can. I've had to spend too many holidays away from my family, and it makes me cherish the ones that we are together that much more.

judyCnNC

It should be A because family matters above everything else, but the older you get the busier your children will become. I found that if I have lower expectations about their daily involvement in my life, there is less disappointment for me. I think it is called "letting go."

I would love for it to be C (B for informal) as you would be creating a tradition for you and husband for the future and that would be nurturing your relationship with him. Judy C

judyCnNC

A tradition we have started and I love is to do our Christmas cards the week between Christmas and New Year's when there is more time to write personal notes and hand address the envelopes - address labels are so impersonable to us.

We also make DWH's Ritz cracker, peanut butter, dipped in chocolate cookies every year - a must for Christmas around our house and the kids all have the recipe and now make them for their families. Judy C

judyCnNC

At Christmas, I love to make something for someone who has made a difference in my life during the year. They are unsuspecting and it gives such joy and happiness. Could be the waitress at the cafe, a friend who went the extra mile, the grand daughter who called on grand parents day. I think you get the idea. Just me Judy C

Jo

Oh! I am very excited to the view of his beautiful fabrics!

So let's say the first answer I would say B because the gourmet dinner will be more for Christmas.

With us the tradition is to get their picture taken with my children and grandchildren without spouses (because sometimes spouses changes lol!) And all year I can have them with me all together.

And Third, I find joy in many small things in life ... make a webcam with my granddaughter of 17 months, watching the beautiful scenery around me, dual key lock myself in my studio lol! love is with me every day since 23 years now and I hope there will be long: and peace ... I work hard to find some interior peace but it is the job of a lifetime I think.

Good luck to all and me too lol !!!


Kris

"A" sounds like a winner!

Denise in PA

Fun! I'm guessing A is your new tradition!

Kris

The main thing we do together is put up and decorate our tree. DS loves to get out the ornaments! However, this year he has talked Daddy into putting up our outdoor lights and he will be "helping" (he's 4). This should be fun to watch!

Denise in PA

We are very traditional here - things don't change! And they come from my childhood. Kids (even though they are grown now) cannot look at the presents under the year, which get put there by Santa late Christmas eve. Then, the extended family gathers at our house where we have Thanksgiving dinner redux. Same. Menu. Every. Year. I love it o:)

Denise in PA

Love, peace and joy. Good words to live by. I try to always keep the other person in mind. I try to always do a random act of kindness for someone everyday. Even the small things can make someones day - and yours! o:)

Kris

Oh such hard choices. I am going to guess B as I know you and studly like your floor picnics. As for the fake tree...good for you. I hope you bought a prelit. We always go fake as...I am allergic. LOL. When I was growing up we always had fake for dad's asthma. So I didn't even know it until I was like 25. I'd go for a visit at someone's house and have to leave feeling terrible. THEN I started to see a pattern. So, that is one of traditions...fake tree, lots of personalized ornaments...we like to collect them, Christmas music on. We also like to go to the Candlelite Christmas Eve service, very magical. As for Love, Peace, and Joy during the holiday season....I think we often just need to put other's first. It usually brings me joy to buy for students in my school that I am worried won't have a very special Christmas. And Kelly, what a loot you are giving away! I think that is pretty joyful in itself. :) I hope you and your entire family have a magical holiday season. HUGS to you.

The comments to this entry are closed.