11.22.2012

30 Days of Thankfulness :: Day 22 :: Traditions

30 Days of Thankfulness :: Day 22 :: Traditions
I love family traditions.  I love thinking about the traditions we had growing up and bringing some of those into my own family as well as creating our own.  One of my very favorite traditions that Justin and I have had since we've been married is putting up our Christmas tree on Thanksgiving night.  We come home with bellies full of food and hearts full of thanks, and we're ready to welcome the colors, lights, and excitement of Christmas.  This year was a little different than they've been in the past.  Derrick was so excited to decorate our tree and he was actually pretty helpful.  Jenny Kate...well, she's wide open and she likes bright, pretty things.  It's going to be an interesting year for our tree, that's for sure!  So tonight, as we redecorate the tree since the kids are in bed, I am thankful for the traditions I grew up with and the ones we've made in our little family.  I hope they're things our kids look forward to each year and maybe even carry into their own families one day.  These days are sweet memories that I'll treasure forever.

We're always excited to try new things, so what are some of your favorite family traditions?


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