sunday was great. the weather was crisp and cool, i did a little thrift store shopping, hung out with a rad new friend, and…we finally got our tree! i have to admit – up until that moment, i wasn’t really feeling those holiday warm fuzzies. but now that we have pine needles all over the floor, i’m pumped to get out the ornaments and finish decorating the house. i even managed to order our christmas cards this weekend. all we have left to do is some last-minute shopping and a visit to santa!
but i was thinking…as a parent to children who are 11-years apart, we’re kind of in this weird “in-between” phase. taylor, while he loves christmas, doesn’t believe in santa. and zoey, well…she’s still too young to fully understand what it’s all about. i mean, why in the world is there a tree in our house?! as a family, we decided that starting new traditions is a great way to keep everyone in the holiday spirit – no matter how old we are! taylor suggested an advent scavenger hunt and i’d like to invest in one of those creepy little elves. i think next year will be a blast!
what are your favorite holiday traditions?
ps. i don’t normally throw a button up over a sweatshirt, nor is it necessary to wear a chunky knit scarf around my neck as if i live in the tundra, but hey…i dig it.