Christmas Traditions

I can't believe it is already Christmas Eve. This morning I have been thinking of all the fun memories I have of Christmas as a child. One of my favorite traditions I had with my brother and sisters was that we always slept in the same bed on Christmas Eve. Thats right – all four of us in one bed.

N29701581_35682902_4005When we were this size, it wasn't too hard for all of us to fit in one bed! (Check out the reindeer clothespin necklaces – my mom was so crafty!)

We would find every alarm clock we could and set them all for 5 o'clock in the morning. Of course, after having to stay up late to put out presents, dad and mom weren't too excited about getting up that early and they would always try to find the clocks and turn them off. Thankfully, we were quite crafty and usually had one hidden well enough that it wasn't found. 

Those sure were good memories. Now that we're getting older, things are changing. Last year I was married, so we didn't all sleep in one bed. This year Liz is in Thailand, and I'm at my in-laws for Christmas. Change is good, and I'm glad to see each of us finding our way in the grand scheme of the world, but it is nice to have such delightful memories of when we were young. 

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Whether you are starting new Christmas traditions or reflecting on old Christmas traditions, make sure you spend time with those you love and let them know how much you appreciate them. 

DSCN9421_editTake time to cozy up, drink homemade hot cocoa, and breathe in the new year. 

Did you have a favorite Christmas tradition when you were a kid?

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  1. well hey there! you don’t remember me so well, but I’m Aaron Brown’s wife, Jenny–Lauralee and Lynn Logan’s youngest sister. Just wanted to say that I like your blog; I keep up with it fairly regularly and Aaron says that you and I are exactly the same, just have different names! (and we have 4 children…well 3 and one due ANY DAY NOW). The top picture of you I recognize because we got one of those when my sisters were still babysitting you! :) You can check us out at: http://www.flowersandvegetablegardens.blogspot.com

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