It’s Christmas week, you guys! Can you believe it?
It’s not the first time I have spent Christmas in Florida or somewhere warm, but I still find it a bit weird. No snow to play in, no cozying up by the fire, no hot chocolate and egg nog, and just a different vibe. Hey, don’t get me wrong – I’m not complaining. We’re having an absolutely fabulous and relaxing time here! But it is just different.
christmas lights at upper canada village
We aren’t doing too much in the way of Christmas stuff for Maya this year since she is still so tiny, but next year I’d like to make sure we get the traditions going for our little family. A new pair of cozy pyjamas that arrive on Christmas eve. Christmas carols filling the house. The smell of the Christmas tree and baked goods all around. Watching Christmas movies. Consuming so much egg nog and chocolate that it makes my stomach hurt. Leaving cookies and milk out for Santa. Spending hours on Christmas morning sitting around opening presents, nursing a cup of coffee, and having a good giggle. Watching kiddos take in all the magic of the day. A nice big turkey dinner with family and friends. I love all of it.
my gorgeous sister putting christmas dinner together
Here’s a little Christmas throwback.
Me back at home for Christmas during the early University years…
My first Christmas with Dan – the “new boyfriend” on the scene…
Our first Christmas tree together in our first apartment (the year before we bought our house!)…
This is the last of the 613 (ie. Ottawa) holiday style series! Check out these other bloggers for their take on holiday traditions:
What kind of traditions do you guys have? Do you celebrate Christmas? What’s your favourite part?