Friday, December 9, 2011

On Family Traditions and Life Lately

I grew up in a home that wasn't to big on family traditions which is why I think it's so important to me that my own little family has special traditions that we do during the holidays and all year round. I want to make Chloe's childhood special and for each day to be filled with love. I want Chloe to be able to have wonderful memories to share with her own children one day, and to be able to pass down these traditions that we started together as a family!

Last Sunday we got our very first Christmas tree. We spent the evening decorating it, listening to Christmas music, eating warm cookies and drinking delicious hot chocolate but this is real life not a movie so there was also a crabby baby, blurry pictures, and overly tired parents who were so sick of listening to Christmas music. At the end of the day we plopped ourselves on the couch and admired our beautiful Christmas tree that we worked so hard on. Even though things didn't go as I envisioned it I still loved every minute of it because its real and my family and we were together making memories that will forever be embedded in our hearts. 

Isn't that what family traditions are all about? Spending time with the ones you love, writing the story of our lives no matter how imperfect or messy it might be! I'm learning that you cant force this.... making memories.... family traditions. I apologize if  this post is scattered all over the place, it feels like its been so long since I have actually written anything real.


It feels so wonderful to be writing, to share whats on my heart, to have some time to myself! I plan on writing a post very soon about life lately, my last one was about the struggles that my husband and I are facing right now in our marriage and I haven't really shared whats been going on since that post. I don't really want to come across like I'm ignoring this topic in any way or that everything is perfect and wonderful again.

Thank you to everyone who has prayed for us, it means so much to me!


  1. I think it's wonderful your family of three is making its own traditions! Good for you! And yes, I know what you mean...the idealized picture we have in our head is hardly ever like the reality. I have yet to put up our Christmas tree and I have been dreaming of that for YEARS for our first child! :/

  2. Thanks Rachel! I know what you mean, sometimes life just gets in the way of the things that we really want to do. Hopefully you get to put up your tree soon! :)