Sunday, December 13, 2009


i've always been a fan of traditions and the christmas season always seems to be full of them! Now that we've got two little nuggets of our own, starting new traditions with my fam of four has been a priority.

last year we started our tradition of going to blowing rock and cutting down our christmas tree. we start the day with breakfast, grab starbucks with two pupms of pumpkin spice for the road, sing jingle bells in the car, pick out our tree, grab pizza from mellow mushroom for lunch and then head home! i wrote a long post about this last weekend...

another tradition we started this year is the elf on the shelf! it's so much fun and the story is really cute. parker loves to find the every morning!

this weekend, we watched "polar express" for the first time with parker. brandon and i always watch it during the christmas season and also "the holiday". parker loved "polar express" because it had a train which is his latest obsession!

snuggled all up in our jammies!

parker with his ice cream (aka "O-cream" as he calls it!) he doesn't get sweets much, so this truly was a special treat!

once the movie started, he forgot about his ice cream!

such a good movie with a great story!

snuggled up with daddy

another tradition is we ALWAYS go to church on christmas eve. i love going on christmas eve, there's something so special about it! and then at some point (usually a few days before chrismas) we go when my parents are in town and grab starbucks and head to McAdenville to see the famous christmas lights!

do you have any christmas traditions that are special for you? i'd love to know so leave me a comment!