Blogtember 12: Traditions

Friday, September 12, 2014

Today's prompt: Tell us about a favorite tradition. It could be a family tradition or from a holiday, university, you-name-it. What makes it so special?

Last year, our first year of marriage, I was all about establishing traditions. Yes, they'll be much more fun when we have kids.. but for now, I think it's so special for us to have begun laying that ground work. 

Last Christmas morning was my favorite moment of all time. Seriously, it was so wonderful. With so much extended family living around us, Christmas is a marathon of lots of fun and food and joy. I love it so much, after growing up with 3 people on this continent that share my DNA. Marriage is funny like that. But our own little Christmas was just the very best thing. 

We woke up while it was still dark, kept our jammies on (well I kept mine on and Ben added  layers!) snuggled our pup, and ate homemade Pioneer Woman cinnamon rolls. I am so thankful for this random silly photo that I snapped, because I truly cherish it. 

I'm already so ready for Christmas this year! Any fun traditions that we can borrow from your family? 


  1. I love Christmas so so much, but I'm beginning to cherish Christmas Eve even more. Christmas day is so rush rush rush and running around to different families. Yes it's lovely and beautiful. But, on Christmas Eve my immediate family gathers for a fun night of drinks, board games, and Christmas carols. It's so fun and cozy.

  2. I can't wait to establish traditions with my man in our first yer of marriage! It's all so fun and exciting!!! :)
    By the way, those cinnamon rolls look delicious!

  3. Please tell me where you found the "Oh Holy Night" wall's amazing! Your CHRISTmas morning sounds wonderful :-)

  4. so fun! those pioneer rolls look SO yummy! my husband is british so last christmas we adopted his tradition of opening english poppers at christmas dinner!

  5. I made myself a promise to try to enjoy Christmas this year and not stress.


  6. We exchange a small gift Christmas Eve night!! The only rule is it has to be kept under $20. It's fun getting to open up a gift before Christmas morning, and it's just us two!

  7. so sweet I loved the first Christmas...I can't believe we are about to celebrate our third married christmas

  8. Looks like you two had a GREAT Christmas!


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