Wednesday, December 10, 2014

new family traditions

this weekend we started a new family tradition.  i know you are a little young to remember these traditions, but it is important to your dad and i that we have family traditions that you grow up remembering.  this year we decided to start the tradition of cutting down our christmas tree.  this was something i did as a kid and looked forward to it every year.  i still have such vivid memories of that day and i will always cherish those memories.  i hope you will too, one day.  

we went to richardson's family tree farm in spring grove, il.... not as far as i was expecting!  you and i both napped on the way there AND on the way back.. silence for daddy :) 

we took a hay ride out to the trees and searched high and low for the perfect tree!  it was hard because almost ALL of the trees were perfect! you wanted to get down and walk so bad, but it was wayyyyy too muddy!  

after we cut down our tree we went inside to warm up with some hot chocolate.  i gave you a sip after it cooled down but you were not a fan!  i wonder if you will dislike chocolate just like i did when i was young?? you haven't liked any other chocolate things i've given you a taste of yet! 
not really sure what to think of the bumpy wagon ride!

watching daddy being MANLY!

our perfect tree!

sitting right in the mud...


now you're happy on the wagon! 

2014 georgalas family tree cutting.. i'm the only smart one with sunglasses :) 
another new family tradition i started this year was our advent calendar.  i know once again, you are way too young for this to make any sense to you, but i wanted to remind you and us about the idea of giving around the holidays.  the sense of giving and family is so very important to me and i want you to always remember that during this season.  our advent calendar has things on there that remind us to do things for others.  we have had a fun time making crafts to give to people, bringing people a hot coffee when they least expect it, and having festive meals just the 3 of us!  

santa sheets & christmas jammies! ready for the season!

our advent calendar...handmade :) 

snowman pancakes for dinner
 and just because you're too darn cute... !!

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE those pictures! Nora is adorable and I love her smiles! I am so happy you were able to cut down your tree! I can't wait to see it all decorated!