Well, I am FINALLY getting around to posting the last of our Christmas adventures. Yes, I realize it is almost a month since Christmas, but at least I have our tree down, Christmas cards sent, and only 1 present left to deliver…I just like to say it makes Christmas last a little longer! Ha!
We celebrate Christmas with my family on the 26th of December. This is our second year doing this and I think we all agree this tradition is a keeper. By gathering at mom and dad’s the day after Christmas It allows us more time to be together, and kids have had time to process their first round of gifts before receiving more. We follow the same routine each year: dinner, gifts, and dessert… it is great!!
You can see by all of these gifts why it takes us over and hour to open presents each year. C-R-A-Z-Y!!!
We allow the kids to open presents first and then they each choose one gift to play with while the adults open their presents. This system works well for us.
While these two were enjoying their special Christmas cookies...
Lydia was in sacked out in one of her favorite spots: Granny’s arms!
My hope is that we will all keep the Christmas spirit all year long! Why should special traditions, time with family and friends, unexpected gifts, and celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, be limited to only one time of the year? It won’t be around here!