This is a semi-long post and with all my Christmas Activities going on I forgot to post yesterday!!! I wanted to share with you my Christmas Traditions.
My first celebration of the year was my lunch with my Stuart ladies. I have been working at Stuart for almost three years now! They never fail to amaze me at their thoughtful ness, the fun we have, and the amazing food we eat. We always have a lunch of amazing food and then we do secret Santa. We do it a different way then just exchanging gifts. We pick out a gift to unwrap and then the other ladies has guess who’s it for. It so awesome to see how much we know each other the gifts we would like to receive. This year I got a Chick-fil-A gift card (already been spent), a forever 21 gift card, some fuzzy socks (my fav), and some candy!!
On Friday night, me and Chase had our first Christmas celebration together. He surprised me with plans to the restaurant in downtown Buford he found. We ate right behind the piano player. Me and chase both had this scrumptious steak with Brussels sprouts. We had an awesome dinner. Afterwards, we went back home and awesome presents with the new puppy helping us. This is the first year that this tradition has happened but I hope its has many many more years to come.
Tonight we had our annual Christmas at my aunt Vicki’s. My dad’s aunt will always have a special place in my life and her house has been one of my favorite Christmas celebrations. We eat sandwiches, which is so different than any other meal I have at Christmas. Tonight we squeezed, 14 people around the table to eat. We get stocking at Vicki’s and presents. We stay for hours and just hang out and laugh. Vicki always goes all out and it makes me so happy and excited to kick off the rest of the holidays.
On Christmas Eve, my family attends the service at our church. Tomorrow it will be Sunday so we will go to church anyways. We also have our Christmas Eve at our granny’s. I’ve been going to this every year since my very first Christmas. We eat dinner and sit around and talk. After granny’s, we come home and open our presents for my family. We do stockings and have all of our family time. This is also one of my favorite times because no matter how much I think I know I'm going to receive I always get surprised.
Christmas morning; we used to wake up early and go to my great grandmothers house. She now lives with my great aunt so we go to her house and have breakfast with my huge family. This is one of the best times too because all my cousins are always there and we would eat my favorite food; breakfast food. We do white elephant gifts and this year we’re bringing our favorite snacks and mug to give away. After we get done with this we go home to relax and get ready for that night. Everyone comes to our house to celebrate with my grandma and my moms side. We eat Johnnymazeti (a German lasagna dish) every year. On Christmas night, we’ve recently started doing a tradition of seeing Star Wars or going bowling.
I’m excited for this Christmas and some of the new traditions I have started. I would like to start some traditions too. Some of them I have in mind of doing next year is; going to the Christmas tree farm, ginger bread house making, Christmas game night, and giving back.
Hope Everyone had a wonderful Christmas Eve Eve!! I would love to here about your family traditions in the comments!