Monday, December 19, 2011

new traditions

After 6 years of marriage, I feel like we still haven't established many holiday traditions. You know, things that you want, and your children will want, to remember years down the road. So, this year we started a new one, last night actually.

and I got no pictures from it...tear.

We started a "Cocoa and Cookies" night.
We had some of our closest friends and their sweet little families come over and spend time. We had homemade cocoa and everyone brought cookies. We chatted for a while, while the kids ran rampant throughout this tiny house of ours-it was brilliant and a noise/noise level that just made my insides happy a clam. We then all sat down and read a few Christmas stories-ones that remind us of the true spirit/meaning of Christmas...and yes, I cried like a baby. It was a beautiful evening and one that I look forward to doing again and again. I especially look forward to doing it with a few more friends once we have more room. We made up cookie plates of the leftovers-and there was tons-and everyone went home happy with tummy's full of sweets and a plate to fill them up even more. And we went to bed with smiles on and hearts full of the sweet feelings of Christmas.

What are some of your traditions? We need some ideas!

1 comment:

Jones Family said...

Thank you very much for including us in your tradition. It was a fabulous night!! We love you guys!