Recently, I was reading Gesine's blog and she was talking about traditions. Not only is she an amazing baker (go check out her scrumptious Christmas creations) but she, too, lost her mother to cancer. Cooking is a way of connecting through time and space .. and that really spoke to me. This is the first time we've had kiddos over the holidays and I want to make it a very special season for them.. and not just with material things.. like Mama did for me.
Whether they are with us only a few more weeks or this is the beginning of our forever together, this year, the Christmas traditions begin.
Tradition #1: I was never a fan of those radio stations that played all Christmas music ALL the time (starting Thanksgiving Day). I thought it was totally overboard. Now, with the kiddos, that station is played continuously and Little Buddy and I happily sing along. Music was a very important part of my childhood and all the warm fuzzy memories are flooding back.
Thanks to my holiday bestie (Amazon), these are arriving soon ...
I hope Mama is smiling down, singing along with us.
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