Day 36: What is a holiday tradition you have in your family?
We put up our Christmas tree on Thanksgiving every year… I’m hoping Bubby will stay in until his due date so we can do that again this year! LOL!
When I was little my mom made an advent calendar for Christmas, and we used it EVERY year… and as far as I can remember she still hangs it up. It’s definately worn and loved, and the sticky glue stuff she put on the back of the ornaments doesn’t stick as well… but I remember fighting with Dylan EVERY day in December to be the one that got to put the next ornament up to count down til Christmas. So next year, probably starting in the spring so that I don’t get overwhelmed with school, Boogie, and another sewing project, I am going to start making an advent calendar for our family. I love this blog called Homemade by Jill… not only does she have two beautiful children (I love to see her update with pictures of them, they have the best eyes!)but she is a crafty momma! She posts some of the coolest tutorials and pictures of things she’s made for her home, gifts and for her children. Recently I posted about some burp cloths that I made for Boogie (as well as some I made last year for Janelle), well I found that tutorial on Jill’s blog! Well… check THIS out! That is something she’s been working on for her family! I LOVE it! So that is what I will be working on next year, with a little help from my mom. I still have lots to learn about sewing, but now that Boogie is going to be here soon, it makes me want to learn that much more! I can’t wait to get started!
Ok. So… we decided to put the Christmas tree up a few weeks early, typically, we put it up on Thanksgiving evening… but I wanted it up NOW. After 2 days of putting everything up, which wasn’t even everything we usually put up, I’m wishing we had put it up in like June. It took all of my energy, and all of my strength and stamina to just put ornaments on a tree. Seriously? It was awful 🙁 I went to bed SUPER early last night, and after finishing today we went to mom’s and I basically collapsed into a chair most of the day. I’m pooped!
This year we decided to purchase little pumpkins and paint them, instead of getting large pumpkins and carving them like we usually do. We just don’t have anywhere to display carved pumpkins at our apartment, so this was the next best thing. We got 5 little pumpkins (one for J, me, Boogie, Snickers, & Mudgett) and borrowed some paint and brushes from mom… and here’s a little preview for you: