Family Life, STL

Christmas Traditions

So I woke up this morning to a few little piles of snow flurries. I don’t know how I feel about that… Part of me wants to be excited because it can be a “festive” sort of thing, but then the other part of me is dreading the slush and horrible driving conditions. I am interested in seeing how Payton reacts to the blanket of white that will eventually cover the ground. It’s so fun seeing little kids experience things for the first time.

While my parents were here for Thanksgiving we got to do a few fun holiday things. We went the day after thanksgiving to a tree farm and cut down a tree. This was my first time actually going to cut a tree down. I told Chris it was easier than I thought it would be (because he is the one who actually cut it down!). Prepare for picture overload…

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It was such a fun time! That same weekend we went down to Old Town St Charles for the Christmas parade. It is one of the few redeeming qualities about this area (in my opinion anyway…). I love love love the vibe of Old Town, and even more so around the Holidays.
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We had a blast, even though it was cold. My Floridian parents survived (don’t you just love how my dad looks like a creepy homeless man stalking us… haha). We had some of “Grandma’s Cookies” and some hot apple cider. Payton love collecting the cards the characters handed out and getting to meet all the different types of Santa’s… but her favorite was “THE HORSE!” that led the parade in the carriage.

Just a few of my favorite traditions to ring in the Christmas season… what are some of yours?

 

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