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Favorite Holiday

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When I saw Andrea’s topic for this week I was so excited!  Christmas is my favorite holiday (with 4th of July a close 2nd) and I love decorating my house with all things Christmas.  We typically put up four Christmas trees – one in the girl’s room, one in the game room, one in the dining room (that has all the collectible ornaments and all the ornaments the girls have made), and then the big “fancy” tree in the living room.

Like many families, we have several Christmas traditions. I’ll share with you a few of our favorites.

  1. Our annual trip to see Santa.  We have seen this the exact Santa since Abigail was born.


I have framed all the past Santa pictures and put them on the mantle.  I love this new addition to our Christmas decorations.

2.  I LOVE mailing Christmas cards.  I probably mail over 100 cards every year! All the cards we get are hung up on our kitchen cabinets.  I am always sad when I take them down at the end of the season though.  However, I put them up with the Christmas decorations so we can look at them each year.




3.  We have an Annual Christmas Cookie Decorating party.




4.  We kick off the Christmas season with our annual North Pole Breakfast.  This is when our elf arrives… Zooby Tinkerbell.




5. Christmas Decor all over the house!!




Here is a look back at our past Christmas celebrations…

Christmas morning – 2008

Kate’s first Christmas

Kate in her new ride

Christmas Morning – 2009

Abigail’s first Christmas.

The family in the snow.

Christmas morning – 2010

All dressed up and ready for the Christmas Eve Service…

one of my all time favorite pictures!!

Christmas morning 2011

Christmas Morning – 2012

Christmas Morning – 2013

Christmas Morning – 2014


Christmas Morning -2015



Christmas Morning -2016

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19 thoughts on “Favorite Holiday

    1. Thanks! When I looked at my Christmas countdown on my phone I had the same feeling! I haven’t even started thinking about presents yet!!!

  1. Christmas cards are definitely my favorite! I love sending and receiving every year. This year is our “off” year for professional pictures so it will be a little tricky getting a family photo. Love that pick from behind of the girls and the tree…precious!

    1. Thanks!! We take family pictures every fall and it stresses me out every year. Our pictures for this year are scheduled for this Sunday 📸🌲😫

    1. Thanks!!! I use to like Thanksgiving but now it is so stressful. I miss the days when we could just eat, relax and watch football.

  2. Christmas is my favorite holiday too! Love all the pictures. Looks like you have an awesome time as a family around the holidays. Love the drum kit! :O

    1. Thanks!! I love decorating for Christmas. I usually try to convince Danny to get everything down the 2nd weekend in November 🎄🎄🎄

      1. If we didn’t host Thanksgiving, I would get it down on Veterans Day weekend 🙂 I don’t blame you one bit! 🙂 And if anyone tries to say that is too early, you don’t need that kind of negativity in your life! LOL!

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