Wednesday, October 15, 2008

71 Days and Counting...

There are 71 days left until Christmas. Now I know some of you are thinking, ok, really is she already counting down the days, and then others of you just freaked out because you realized that it is October! I must let you know that I am not just crazy and that is why I know how many days there are until Christmas....I absolutely LOVE Christmas! Hope I didn't confuse you there....I love everything about the holiday. The weather, the decorating, the food, the family, the fun, and most of all the real reason for Christmas, Luke 2:1-20.

This Christmas will be the second one for Joel and I to celebrate together as a family. He laughs at me, but I am trying to start traditions that we can do for years to come. So...I want to hear from y'all....what are some great Christmas traditions that you and your family do every year? What do you remember most from holiday traditions growing up? Please, please leave a comment and let me know!

Also, I have found this neat web site, there is a link over there on the right to 100 Days to Christmas. You should go check it out. It has some neat ideas for the holidays and also can help you keep on track to be prepared when the day actually gets here!

Hope you are having a great week....looking forward to hearing your family traditions!

3 comments:

Brooke said...

I love Christmas too, Abbi! One of my favorite Christmas family traditions is to make Christmas goodies. We make cookies and decorate them, cinnamon candy, white chocolate covered pretzels, caramel apples, divinity, and more. Also, you can try making a ginger bread house and even make it into a competition between you and Joel over who can make the most unique one. I also love the night before Christmas gift. We usually give pajamas or a game to play that night. A big tradition that I will start with our new little family is stockings. Most people have stockings, but my mom made a big deal about our stockings. My stocking was always my most exciting moment during Christmas. My mom put movies, cds, bath products, candy, jewelry, lip gloss, and all kinds of surprises.

Heather said...

hey! I found your blog through Kelli's. You may not remember me - Heather Tomlinson, before I was a Skaggs!
Anyway, I have been reading your blog and I must say first of all that I am impressed you sew! I wish I could...
As far as traditions go: I LOVE Christmas. Love it! Our family had many traditions growing up - we still do. And so did my husband's. So our first christmas (we are about to have our 3rd together) i was upset I was 3 hours away from my family and 2 from his! SO I made a decision that we would start our own traditions since we couldn't participate in all of our families. So now we bake and decorate a gingerbread house every year. It is so fun! Neither one of us did that growing up, so it is our tradition! We also buy an ornament wherever we go on vacation through the year. We only have a few, but it is a fun way to remember the memories you made there in years to come.

Anyway, long reply - sorry! Just thought I would share!

Abbi said...

Heather, thank you for sharing your Christmas tradition! I found your blog through Kelli's as well and have been reading it ever since. As for the sewing, I believe that anyone can learn to do it! So if you ever want to learn just let me know :)