Thursday, December 24, 2009


are fun. Especially when you get to create your own!

Each year, it seems like we create new traditions.

The first year we were here in Nashville we started the tradition of baking cookies, throwing out reindeer food and letting the boys open their presents from us and each other on Christmas Eve. Watching the 24-hour marathon of Christmas Story all day on Christmas Day

The second year we were here in Nashville we started the tradition of having Santa come to our house on the Sunday before Christmas, Santa shaped pancakes for breakfast, staying in our jammies all day on Christmas day and shopping the day after Christmas (getting 50% wrapping paper at Target is a huge part of that).

This year, we'll we kept most things the same (we added the Toys for Tots giving evening)...pretty much everything from before. Except, now it appears we added...making a trip to the doctor's office. Yep, Christmas Eve and Palmer and I were at the Dr. Palmer had a sinus infection that we hope is now getting cleared up. In all seriousness, I hope we don't start that as a tradition, but I will say that it seems like he gets a little cold at this same time...must be something in the air.

Anyway, tonight, we'll have fun. I hope next year that we'll find a church home and we can actually go to Christmas Eve services...I want the boys to be in a Christmas play and continue to understand the importance of Christmas. That is our Big Hairy Audacious Goal for find a church home. No more excuses...too many churces in this town for that. We're going to find a church!

Bring on the fun of Christmas Eve!

Beautifully Blessed and Truly Thankful to have a family to help make wonderful Christmas traditions with,

PS...Mom is so wonderful to give up her traditions and take on ours!!!