25 December 2013

Kickin' It Old Skool - Day 25

This month I'm joining Jamie Ridler and Shannon Ridler in their Kickin It Old Skool Blog Challenge.  It's a month long challenge that will encourage us to post every day.  If you want to join in, click here or on the button on the left side bar.

Day 25 - Holiday Traditions

Today we are asked to share a holiday tradition.  Growing up we had quite a few traditions.  Every year we would celebrate Christmas Eve with my Dad's family.  We would all gather at my Grandparents for a meal and gift exchange.  After the festivities my Mum, Dad and I would get in the car and drive four hours to my Mum's family home.  I would lie in the back curled up in my yellow Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy sleeping bag and we would listen to the radio play holiday music and Santa progress updates from NORAD.

These days it's really just my Mum, brother, sister-in-law and I.  We have taken to having our visit on Christmas Eve with yummy h'orderves and gift exchanges.  This year we had our dinner on Christmas Eve instead of snacks.  

I wish you all a wonderful day!


Steph Snider said...

Merry Christmas!

Suzie Ridler said...

That sounds pretty perfect to me and the memory of your Christmases from the past are lovely.

Johanne said...

Merry Christmas Laura! It's good to have such family memories. We used to have a larger family gathering too.