Christmas Traditions?

Do you have Christmas traditions at your house? I never think we have real strong traditions until I hear how others spend the Christmas holiday…and then I realize we do some of the same things every year at this time.

We put up our Christmas tree with Christmas music playing. When we are done we sit down by the tree with some hot cocoa and cookies. My teenage daughter helped me with everything this year. Dennis sets up the tree each year, but I find my boys are not very interesting in doing the decorations.

We have a chili or soup supper on Christmas Eve, play games and then go to Midnight mass. We open presents Christmas morning followed by some type of breakfast casserole. This year we had a praline topped French Toast casserole. Delicious.

Now with my older boys married, they come over when they can. This year Travis & Katie came over about 10 am and did presents exchange again. By noon, Brandon and Pam arrived. Travis & Katie left, and we then did the presents exchange again.

Finally, we all got some showers and headed to Grandma & Grandpa’s place for a Family Christmas. We just did snacks and appetizers followed by a Gift exchange game. We all had fun with that..and then headed back home.

We fixed a great Prime Rib supper, which was delicious. Afterwards we changed into our Packer clothes and watched the Packers destroy the Bears. (Usually we play a lot of games, which I prefer…but it was football this year)
All in all, we had a fun day. Fun to be able to spend time with family…to talk and laugh, etc.

This year there was no snow in the Chicago area in December. Very disappointing for Alex, especially.
Otherwise everything was perfect.
Hope your Christmas was special at your house!

Deborah Mumm
The Adoption Coach

One response to this post.

  1. You have a wonderful family and are very blessed!


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