Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas is Coming!

I am so excited about Christmas this year. I don't care if I get presents, I'm just excited to see family. I am flying to Knoxville to celebrate the holiday with my mom, sisters, and their families. Most of all, I can't wait to see my nephew Cameron (4.5 years old) and my niece Cimone (2.5 years old). They are cousins...not brother and sister...but they were both born on a Friday the 13th. Spooky!

I am also looking forward to "finding the pickle." OKAY - get your head out of the gutters! This is my family's tradition and a German tradition that has been around for centuries (There are rumors that this isn't a German tradition, so I'm not aware of its origins, but we like to say it's a German tradition.) Mom has a pickle ornament that she hides in the tree. We all rush to the tree when everyone gets to her house to see who can find the pickle first. The winner gets to play Santa and hand out gifts.

We are blessed to have my mom's fiance Joel joining us for Christmas for the first time this year. God help him! :)  He is a great guy and we're looking forward to him being a part of our family.

I am praying for safe travels with no delays this Christmas season since my time is limited to about 3.5 days with family. Happy Holidays to you and your family!

Cameron and Lindsay - we like to cause trouble!

Cute Cimone who is still weary of Aunt Lindsay.

1 comment:

  1. Love all your recent blog posts, Linds! Can't wait to try some of the recipes. Hope you have a very, very awesome Christmas with your family and that you have safe and hassle-free travels. Merry Christmas and Happy, healthy and prosperous 2012. Love ya! XO