Monday, November 24, 2008
These pictures have nothing to do with Traditions. At least not for me anyway. We went to the Teddy Bear Tea on Saturday. The kick-off of the holiday season. We got all dressed up and went to a traditional tea party. It's annual event put on by our city with the proceeds going to the local hospital. This is the first year that Megan and I went. It was ok, I guess. But I don't think I'll be going again next year. After all the hoopla of getting fancied up only to be rushed through a cup of tea and food from Costco....eh, I'm kind of over it. To tell you the truth, I really just wanted an excuse to put Megan in this super cute dress. Isn't she adorable? Even though she is still refusing to smile or look happy in front of a camera?
Back to the topic of traditions....I was wondering what yours were. So if you're so inclined, and have a moment, I'd love it if you posted in the comments :)
Do you have Thanksgiving at your house, or go away? This year we are going to my moms and I can't wait! I've never done Thanksgiving myself.
What's your favorite thing on the Thanksgiving menu...the one thing you wait all year for? For me it's the turkey that my mom's husband makes. Oh. My. Gosh. The best ever!
When do you put up your Christmas Tree? When I was a kid we never put ours up until maybe two weeks before Christmas. But now I like to do it the weekend after Thanksgiving.
Real tree, or fake tree? I prefer a real one, but I have a nice fake one. It's easier. No stringing the lights!
Do you open presents on Christmas Eve, or wait till the morning? We wait till morning. Actually nothing goes under the tree until the kids go to bed. That way they're super excited to see the loot when they come downstairs in the morning! It's what my mom did for me and it stuck. :)
Santa gifts: wrapped or unwrapped? Unwrapped.
Favorite treat you only make this time of year? Spritz cookies or Mexican Wedding cookies.
And lastly...do you have a traditional Christmas breakfast? Like something you make every year? I'm still working on this one. I haven't found that perfect thing yet. So if you have one, let me know, K?
Oh, one more thing before I sign off....Jake did all kinds of Thanksgiving projects and activities at school the past couple of weeks. He's come home with 4 different turkeys and Indian and pilgrim stuff but the best thing was his recipe for How to Cook a Turkey:
We will go hunting for our turkey. Take off all the feathers. Then it's ready to cook in the oven. It cooks for three minutes at sixty degrees. We will have salad too. The turkey will have spices.
We got a copy of all the kids recipes and I have to say it's another thing that will go into the box to be saved forever! It's so cute. What I thought was cool was that Jake was the only one to say he was going to hunt for his turkey! Doesn't surprise me though!
Have a great Thanksgiving!!
Posted by Corey at 9:29 AM