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12 Days of Christmas Tradition ~ Day 1

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One of the reasons I love the Christmas holiday is the traditions.

I love reviving old family traditions, and making new ones.  I love remembering fondly the things that I did as a child at Christmas time and the things I couldn’t wait to do again.

As an adult, I get to make sure our family has our traditions and make new ones.

What Christmas would be complete with out a Christmas tree?

The past couple years we have been lucky to be able to get our tree from our friends property.  Which means we get to go hang out with some great people all day.


This year is was cold.  Like 15°F cold.  But the sun was shinning, which is not always the case up here in the PNW.

The kids got to run around outside burning off all the energy they got from eating candy canes.




Sid couldn’t last more than about 15-20 minutes outside at a time.  His coat is too big for him and he kept falling down.  Once down, he had some difficulty standing up again.  Yes, picture Ralphie, kinda like that.

But boy would we laugh and laugh until I helped him stand up.


Hubby picked out our tree and drug it back.  Our friends had a bonfire and the kids got to roast hot dogs for dinner.

We had to bring the tree in the house that night because Ian was very concerned about leaving it on top of the car overnight.  But we waited till the next day to decorate it.

The boys were of course very helpful.


Sid’s favorite thing is the lights.  He gets so happy when he sees them.

The whole time I was putting the lights on the tree Ian kept reminding me to put the star on top.  So this year he got to do it.  I had to take a break in light hanging to let him top the tree.


After Sid went down for a nap, Ian and I hung the ornaments.  Well, at least on the upper half of the tree.


I think next year I will be able to put out all my ornaments and I will be able to utilize the whole tree.


Happy Decorating



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