We survived… Time for some Christmas cheer!!!

Wow I feel like I’m just getting settled back home from being away for thanksgiving. I have a feeling I’m going to be saying the same thing about Christmas in no time.

We survived our baby’s first stomach bug. What an exhausting week. It was 6 days of her not feeling well and boy oh boy did I worry constantly about her. She was a trooper. You wouldn’t even know she felt bad until you had to change her diaper. Ugh those diapers…. Nothing prepared me for that! We had to disassemble her car seat at one point and wash everything. Poor girl! Glad she is doing much better!

Christmad time is finally here! I wish it could be more than a month of celebrating! Christmas has also been a time of traditions and memories of my childhood and now that I have my own child I think it may be even more fun! Granted she is just 6 months old and has no clue what is going on I guess these memories are for me. I am however, finding it difficult to let go of some of my old family traditions so that my new little family can create our own. It’s bittersweet. But I am excited to build memories with my husband and daughter. I’m still trying to find out what our ‘thing’ will be.

For the past six years I’ve slowly been trying to convert my husband into a Christmas junkie too. I’m not sure if I am succeeding in this goal or if I’m just driving myself crazy. This year with Carolina he doesn’t seem to be resisting as much, so many she is the answer to getting him to love the holidays. It’s not that he’s the grinch but he just didn’t grow up with family traditions and have those warm memories. He had the most pathetic tree… A Charlie Brown tree he would put in his kitchen table and that would be the extent of his decorating. When I came into the picture I told him it’s a real tree only or this thing wasn’t going to work. 🙂 (ahhhh the smell of pine) needless to say we’ve had a real tree ever since. The deal also included if/when we had kids that we’d have to go to a Christmas tree farm for our tree. I’m sure he will be dressing like Santa clause in no time. Ok, well maybe not that far.

My granny started a collection of nutcrackers in 1992 and I’ve received at least 1 every year since. I think I have over 30. My husband just shakes his head when I bring them out!! I haven’t decided what to start collecting for Carolina! Our house looks like it threw up Christmas decorations. I have multiple kinds of Christmas candles going on daily in a rotation. Even my dogs have Christmas collars!

This Christmas I am looking forward to getting out tree, writing to Santa Claus, sitting in Santa’s lap, baking my annual cookies, sending our Christmas cards (isnt it sad that mailing Christmad cards is like a dying tradition. My family used to decorate the house with the cards we got), I’m sure there is more we will do this season! I hope to capture as much as I can!

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season with those you love!!!

5 thoughts on “We survived… Time for some Christmas cheer!!!”

  1. You said it so right! I am also in search for our ‘thing’ that I can be so proud of. Something created by me that is cherished year on year. Becomes a practice that goes on for decades to follow..And I so hope that Carolina converts your husband into a true Christmas junkie!

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    1. Oh me too! I have a feeling if anyone can change him it’ll be that little girl. I know one thing we will do is donate something she doesnt need/wear/play with anymore. I want her to know there is more to Christmas than gifts for her. Next year when she’ll be about 18 months we will unwrap a book every night from dec. 1-25 and read before bed. It’ll be a combo of new books and ones she already has. Im gonna have her grandparents pick out a few as well. I’m thinking we will also have a countdown to Christmas. Just a few ideas so far.

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  2. I’m so glad your baby girl is feeling better… And just in time for the best time of the year!!

    Everything definitely changes when you have a baby around the holidays! My husband used to give me such a hard time about listening to Christmas music… But especially since our daughter is a bit older and is interested in all the lights, presents and the tree… And with our second daughter coming in just a few weeks. The holidays is just that much more special! We kind of felt like that about every little holiday that’s come and gone since our daughter was born. We definitely put a lot more effort into celebrating all these special moments. =] It also makes me sad that no one sends out holiday cards anymore. Ever since my husband and I got married, we’ve made it a point to send one to our family and friends. Hopefully there are more people like you and me who will pass that tradition on to our little ones. I can’t wait to see what other traditions we start as a family.

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