Friday, December 13, 2013

Favorite Holiday Traditions


Finish the Sentence Friday


It's Friday again. This week was busy, but also dragged for some reason. I have gotten another translation order, a much smaller project so far. It seems as if business is picking up eventually.

Finally, the countdown to the holidays has started for good, and Janine and Kate are chiming in with this week's Finish The Sentence Friday:

My favorite holiday tradition is...

... the quiet family time we spent on the 25th. We get up VERY early, when the girls get up. After opening the presents we have a yummie breakfast, and spend all day playing, taking naps, cuddling. We have a small dinner, as usually my parents come over for the big dinner on the 26th. I love the feeling of being cocooned in, just the four of us. It's peaceful, it's quiet, it's warm, so full of joy and excitement. Can't wait :-)


What is your favorite holiday tradition? Join the FTSF and tell about it!

18 comments:

  1. Holiday traditions are the best! :)

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    1. I couldn't agree more. We're still working on details, but it's so much fun to try new things..

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  2. I love that it's just you on Christmas day! We're traveling. I'm both looking forward to it and dreading it...

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    1. I bet travelling would be fun, too. But as long as the kids are still small, I think they need the day to stomach all the excitement :-)

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  3. The peaceful, quiet time sounds like heaven and totally perfect to me! Thanks for sharing Stephanie and wishing you a wonderful weekend now, too!! :)

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    1. Thank you for hosting, Janine! We are some sort of cocooners, so that day all to ourselves is perfect :-)

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  4. We always go out for Chinese on Christmas eve. I think I will continue the tradition of making my son's handprints into ornaments each year.

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    1. Chinese for dinner on the 24th sounds great. When I was a child, we had toast Hawaii for dinner that night. Later, we had varying dinners. For us, we haven't quite made a tradition, yet, but my MIL's paella would definitely be a great idea :-)

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  5. This is so beautiful. I feel the same way! I can't wait for a similar experience with my family.

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    1. Your kiddo is the age now when it really starts to be fun! Enjoy this holiday!

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  6. I think you've described the best part of Christmas - spending beautiful moments with family!

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    1. It is all about family. As long as I can spend the day with the ones I love most, it's perfect :-) Have a wonderful weekend, Tarana!

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  7. Cocooned sounds beautiful :) Good for you.

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    1. Cocooning is the best, especially with a good layer of new snow outside :-) Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Lizzi!

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  8. We're doing that this year for the first time. We're putting our feet down about driving all over to see everyone. I'm looking forward to it!

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    1. Have fun enjoying your quiet holiday this year, Jean! Having tons of family around is sure lovely, as long as it's not turning into stress.

      Happy Holidays, Jean!

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  9. Aw, that is beautiful. I love that. I want to focus on being cocooned in. Just playing with the kids and enjoying them. I need to do that. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you for hosting, Kate! Enjoy your quiet holidays!

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