Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Holiday Matriarch

In the words of Buddy the Elf, "I thought maybe we could make ginger bread houses, and eat cookie dough, and go ice skating, and maybe even hold hands." 

As the Holiday Matriarch, a job I take very seriously, it is my job to create traditions and make memories. Christmas is right around the corner and I am beyond excited. Christmas is my favorite holiday and with the addition of Piper it makes everything even more magical. She looks at everything with a sense of wonder and surprise. This year, even though she won't remember our merriment and celebrating, we are establishing the traditions that our little family will carry into the future.
Here's a look at this years Christmas Memory Making List:
Christmas tree decorating while listening to Johnny Mathis
Christmas movies on Saturday nights
Seeing the lights downtown
Hot Toddies
Baking cookies
Christmas caroling
Christmas pajamas and Sunday morning pancakes
Yacht Club Regatta
Make a gingerbread house
Creating our Christmas card
Hanging our outdoor lights
Write a letter to Santa, write a letter to Piper
Pitman Lights and bakery doughnuts
Red train ride
25 days of Christmas books
Crab bisque on Christmas Eve after church
Mariah's Christmas album in my car
Hot cocoa or apple cider before bed
Driving around the neighborhood at night to admire everyone's lights
Christmas present clues
Festival of Trees
Eating Chinese food and watching A Christmas Story
Visiting the live nativity
Opening one gift on Christmas Eve
Reading Luke 2
Watching the 24 hour Elf marathon
Creating our December Daily album
Watching the Rockefeller Center tree lighting

1 comment:

  1. Jennifer Whittington-BookhoutNovember 29, 2011 at 10:03 PM

    O MY!! This is such a precious picture!!! She is quite possibly the cutest baby ever :)