Thankful #8

Traditions - I love traditions, they make life so much fun and give us something to always look forward to.  In my family we had several traditions growing up and as Ethan grows up I hope to have many more.

My favorite holidays is Christmas and one of my favorite traditions growing up was on Christmas Eve we have always had tacos for dinner and then my mom always makes homemade sugar cookies and we would spend the evening decorating them.  I look forward to this every year and have continued it in my own family.  Also in getting ready for Christmas and living in Oregon, Jeff and I have always gotten a live Christmas tree from a local tree farms.  Not so much a fan of all the cleanup afterward but love the smell of the tree and seeing the decorations the whole month long.  With Ethan we have also added Christmas traditions of Zoo lights and this year we are going to add snow tubing/sledding at Mt. Hood.

The 4th of July is my second favorite for traditions.  As a child my family lived in Salt Lake City, Utah, and each year my Grandma Verna made each one of her grandchildren matching patriotic outfits/sundresses and we spent the day in Provo, Utah, seeing the 4th of July parade, cooking breakfast along the parade route and all the fun activities as well as shooting our cap guns.  My Great Grandma Johnson lived down the street from the parade route so we always had a potty spot.  And fireworks are always a hit, they just make you smile.    

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

I wish I still had those dresses! I'm with you- I wish I would have learned from her how to sew! I've had a bad attitude about Christmas...I guess since it's not all about me anymore! It's fun to see the kids get so excited, and my favorite part is the creative aspect...cards, neighbor gifts...I am determined to have a better attitude this year. The 4th of July is still my first favorite though! Love this post, brings back the memories of G.G. Johnson!