We’re back in Denver, without any snowstorms and with a few less seasonal reminders, and almost back to holiday-less reality! This morning brought me right back to a favorite routine – an early morning run before anything else – because soon the roles will be switched and we will be busy hosting a family member for the weekend.
We took down all remnants of Christmas last night, reeling off the energy of a great weekend and a few new traditions that we’ve put into place for our own celebrations. While I never considered my family celebrations to be too “traditional”, I realized there are some things that make it our holiday. These are a few of my old and new favorites…
Old: Baking and decorating sugar cookies.
New: Constructing and decorating our own tree.
Old: The Nativity Set on the mantle (and digging all those pieces out of the Styrofoam peanuts, making a mess).
Old: The Family Photo by the Tree on Christmas Eve.
New: D & my Sister-in-Law in the mix!
Old: Christmas Eve Dinner, Drinks & Picture Taking.
Old: Distracting the cats all morning with cat-nip toys. Gets ‘em every time.
What are some of your favorite traditions? Did you add any to the mix this year?