Monday, January 5, 2009
The beginning of new family traditions
We decided to start some new traditions this year, as it is our first Christmas together. Some were borrowed traditions and some were new.
Like this one. We borrowed this family tradition from another family at church, the Cooks. We made a fondue spread, which the kids could not have thought was more cool. We enjoyed all kinds of goodies dipped in cheese!!! Mmmmm...
Then, we gave the kids a new stocking and ornament. We bought stockings for all of us, including one extra just in case there ever is a need for one. :-)
Cait got a kitty because she adores them and B got a surfer frog.
We let Dad hang the first ornament and the star seeing as how it was his first Christmas with us (this was B's idea).
Cait set up and re-set up the nativity. She constantly tweaked it throughout the Christmas season. It had to be perfect!
The finished tree.
Hot chocolate by the fire!