Saturday, December 5, 2009

Carruth Family Traditions

Paul says I make up traditions...

He says that I say things are a tradition, but then my family tells him that we only did it once.

So here are some of my favorite traditions- and if you wish, you can comment and say which are real and which are fake and add in any I forgot :)

Christmas Traditions
  • Decorating for FHE
  • Mom's white/silver Christmas Tree
  • Running around the house on Christmas Eve to get tired
  • Christmas Eve with the Shoells (Nativity)
  • Singing Hymns together
  • Pajamas from Mrs. Claus
  • The White Stocking
  • Me closing my eyes until we are all in the living room
  • Waking all the kids up and then waking up Mom and Dad
  • Brushing our teeth before we can open presents
  • Mom making delicious breakfast (I'm hoping for coffee cake this year)
  • Going to Gma and Gpas' houses
  • Doing a talent at Gma and Gpas
  • Wearing our new clothes to Gma and Gpas
Old/One time traditions
  • Wearing pajamas to the Ward Christmas breakfast
  • Showering together - (EXCEPT ERIC!!!) (haha)
  • Going Ice Skating
  • Going to Temple Square
  • Mom and Dad singing "Baby It's Cold Outside"
As you can tell, I am very excited for Christmas and I hope that we can spend a lot of time with family and not a lot of time at Olive Garden :)

Paul and I put up Christmas lights today!