We just celebrated our 3rd California Christmas! We have created quite a few new traditions here that we all enjoy. Being that we don't have family here, Clay and I have tried to find other things to do to make lots of family memories!
We go to the Christmas tree farm and cut down our tree, which is always fun! We did a little bit of baking together, went to visit the white reindeer at Mount Madonna and this year we were able to go to the Christmas Eve service at Church. The past few years we haven't gone because we always have to leave around 10 minutes in, the kids just can't keep quiet. This year we made it, almost the entire time. Clay had to walk out with Cohen because towards the end of service Cohen says Really loudly 3,2,1 and then says My Mom makes really good hot chocolate. We tried and the kids new what Christmas was all about, which was the important part.
And of course..we made reindeer food and left out Cookies and milk for Santa!
Christmas morning, Cohen was sick but we were still able to enjoy opening presents together and had a wonderful day! Hoping soon to be able to celebrate with our Alabama and Georgia family!
Update from Minneapolis
8 years ago