Monday, November 30, 2009

Show Us Your Life-Christmas Traditions

This week at Kelly's Korner is all about Christmas Traditions. I LOVE CHRISTMAS...and that is an understatement! This is the second Christmas I have celebrated as a married woman. I love having our own home to decorate. As for traditions....well...

Growing up we had traditions...every year each one of us (my sister, brother, and I) all picked out a Hallmark ornament. Upon getting married and moving out I was given all my ornaments. Mark's family also had this tradition so when we got married we already had a filled tree, not to mention one of my bridal showers everyone brought an ornament! So...last year I set up 2 trees at our house. I could only find a picture of one of them.

Growing up we have the traditions of who's side of the family we go to on which day/eve. When Mark and I got married we decided because of the traveling we would take turns. We see my family on Christmas Day one year and his on Christmas Eve and then swap the next! It's the only fair way.....

Growing up we were very close to 4 families. (vacations, church, SuperBowl, New Year's Eve) We spent a lot of time with them. As time has passed the "kids" have started getting married...having children....below is a picture of the "Annual Curtis Christmas Dinner." My mom has everyone over! It's so fun to see everyone! It's always a great time setting the timer for this picture. LOL!
Mark and I have just started traditions in our home. The psat 5 years I have joined the crazy people on Black Friday...and shopped starting at 3 a.m. with Mark's mom, aunts, sister, and cousins. It's so fun! While we are shopping Mark and his dad have started their own tradition of setting up the outside lights on both their house and ours. Then in the evening Mark and I set up the Christmas decorations inside our home.
Next year things may be a little different. We are going from just the 2 of us to a family of 4 in a blink....the twins will be a little older than 6 months next Christmas! AH! We are so excited to see what God has in store for us! We KNOW it's going to be good! :) We keep looking at eachother at random times and say "can you believe next year we are going to be taking 2 babies with us?" WOW!
P.S. Visit tomorrow to find out....IDENTICAL or FRATERNAL TWINS!!!


  1. very cute traditon!! i will do mine sometime this week......hahahah

    best wishes

  2. Fun tradition! I can't wait to hear about the twins! We do the exact same thing for Christmas day/eve, it seems to work out great and everyone is usually happy! :-) This will be our 2nd Christmas as a married couple as well, so it's kind of fun developing our own traditions!

  3. I love your white tree! And you need to update the blog ASAP after finding out if the twins are identical or fraternal. :)

  4. Your tree is beautiful and thanks for sharing your traditions! Congrats on the twins, looks like you have many blessings coming your way in 2010! How exciting!


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