Monday, November 22, 2010

12 Days of Christmas {Day 1}

Hey y'all! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend, I know I did! It was so great to spend some quality time with my best friend - just hang out, relax, and eat lots of food! Hah. It also made me realize I need to carve out more time to go visit, I've missed girl time so much!

Hopefully I'll get some time over the break to upload some pictures and give a better recap, but for now I'll be joining in on the fun going on at Aly's Analyze This. Yes, dear friends, I know it's not yet Thanksgiving butI'm so overcome with Christmas spirit (and so are quite a few of you, haha!) that I've decided to do the 12 Days of Christmas blogging challenge!

Here we go....! :)

{Day 1} Christmas/Holiday Traditions

This year will be a year of new traditions! But before I get to those, some that I'll be keeping from my childhood are:
  • Having Christmas with my mom's side of the family the day after Christmas and eating Mexican food - yumm!

  • Having a "traditional meal" (and by that I mean turkey, ham, and the fixin's) with my dad's side on Christmas day

  • Watching the Santa Clause trilogy...probably numerous times

Now, this is our (mine & Spencer's) first Christmas together, so we're having to make compromises and try to arrange the best schedule for everyone - no easy feat. But so far I think we've come up with a good plan that will last through the years :)

  • Jam out to wonderful Christmas songs and decorate our humble abode. (<-- We're doing this TONIGHT!!)

  • {via}
    and I wish our house would look like this!
    A girl can dream...

  • Taking Christmas photos and sending out Christmas cards.

  • Have our own "family" (me, S, and our 2 pups) Christmas in our home before we head out of town to our parents homes. I also would like to start reading The Christmas Story together and create a new tradition :)

  • Spend the 23rd with S's family and go look at Christmas lights and then go to dinner.

  • Spend Christmas Eve with my family and do our small family celebration (this year we'll be going to see The Nutcracker at the Houston Ballet, soo excited!)

  • And then pick back up from my childhood Christmas traditions :)

So it's nothing too terribly excited but it's me :) I'm sure as the years go by we'll add some here and there but for now that's about it. I can't wait to read about y'alls and get some new ideas!

Hope everyone has a superb week!!


  1. What wonderful Christmas traditions :)

    The Santa Clause is definitely one of my favorite Christmas movies!

  2. i saw the nutcracker in houston a few years ago! it is fabulous-you will love it i'm sure!! : )
    those all sound like so much fun! i cannot wait for christmas and i'm so jealous you guys are decorating tonight-tony says absolutely no way no how until after thanksgiving : ( But oh well! only 4 more days for me! yippeeeee!!!

  3. I love going to see the Nutcracker! Great traditions!

  4. Sounds great! The Nutcracker would be awesome!


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