12.13.2013

5 on Friday-Christmas traditions

Do you have Christmas traditions you do with your family? I love Christmas traditions and love creating traditions for our little family. So, I thought it'd be fun today to link up with Darci and Lauren Elizabeth and share some of our Christmas traditions with you.

{one} Last year was our first year to attend The Christmas Train. It's put on by a local church and takes place in an old western town. There is a real train you ride around the town that tells the Christmas story and then there are lots of things to do within the town. Restaurants, shops, lots of entertainment for the kids. It's a fun place to visit. This year we were able to go with Dustin and Mia, which was so fun. The only negative able this year is that it was about 25 degree outside...COLD!



{two} It was so fun linking up for the Christmas pajama party, that a new pair (or two) of Christmas jammies each year is making our tradition list! Who knew pj's could be so fun?!

{three} Another tradition we started last year was to make hot chocolate, put on our jammies and drive around and look at Christmas lights in our town. Emma loves Christmas lights and yelled every time she found some. So fun!!
(this is a terrible pic, but sometimes you take what you can get. :) Emma is back there too, just hard to see her without any light.)

{four} Baking! Some of the best parts about the holidays are all the goodies you get to make and eat! This year I enjoyed two little helpers on our day of baking. Emma lasted maybe 2 seconds, but she looked cute while she lasted! :) And Collin did great!! He baked a whole batch of cookies with me before he was off to play with Emma.

{five} Have your heard of The Jesus Storybook Bible?! It's amazing!! We love reading this Bible anyway, but after I found an advent reading plan to go along with it, I knew this was the perfect plan for us! The kids love it, we love it...win win. :)


Now I want to know...what are some of your favorite Christmas traditions?! We might just add them to our own! :)

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28 comments:

  1. Oh I LOVE the driving around tradition! My hubby, being a hot chocolate fan and all, would love to start that!

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    1. It such a fun thing to do in the evenings...if y'all do it, you'll have to let me know! :)

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  2. Don't even have kiddos yet and already know that the Jesus Storybook Bible is the best one out there!!!! Such a fan of it!! It really is so good!! Love y'all drinking hot chocolate and seeing the Christmas lights around town. SUCH a fun tradition!! Love hearing about others' family traditions!! Merry, merry, Kristal!! xx

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    1. That Bible is awesome!! Can't go wrong with Christmas lights & hot chocolate! :)

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  3. That's such a sweet family picture in the car! How fun! :)

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  4. Thank you for posting that pic of Dustin,Collin and I and not the other LOL. Although, Collin is making the face Dustin was in this pic! Love it :) And loved joining you all at the train this year!

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    1. I was tempted but I refrained. :) We're close glad y'all went with us!

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  5. Christmas PJ's are the best! The pictures are so cute! I would love for you to come link up with me today!
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    1. They are so fun! Thank you!! I stopped by & linked up with you. Thanks!

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  6. Since we don't have kiddos yet there are not a lot of traditions we have but we do make a gingerbread house each year. Together we work on one to try to make it better than last year!

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    1. Fun! I have a gingerbread train I picked up last year that we never did, so I'm hoping we can do it this year.

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  7. LOVE your traditions! The Christmas Train sounds like such a fun night out! One of my favorite part of the holidays is probably the baking, too. Love that Emma lasted all of 2 seconds :) Have a great weekend!!

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    1. Thank you!! We had fun that night. She's so funny...busy, busy, busy. Happy weekend! :)

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  8. Love the pajama christmas drive idea! So cute and sounds very fun!

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    1. Thank you!! The kids love it & so do Robert & I ;)

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  9. Love all these traditions! :)

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  10. Love the traditions! We do the jammies too. Since we moved back home to SC we will pick up the tradition of going to the Festival of Lights again. And of course our family Christmas party that it's been 8 years since we've been too! I'm so excited to be home for Christmas!

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    1. Oh, I'm so happy you get to be home for Christmas!! What a sweet Christmas it'll be :)

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  11. I've been looking for a good bible for my son - I'll have to check that one out! Cute blog!

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    1. Thank you! I really think you'll like that bible!

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  12. I LOVE this! Jon and I started small traditions when we got married, but I can't wait to have kids so we can start family traditions with little ones :)

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    1. Thank you!! Having kiddos is a game changer. Collin & Emma are SO excited this year, but I think I'm even more excited just to watch them be excited. Ha!

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  13. i've been trying for YEARS to get my fam to do the christmas pjs thing. never happens. but the train is one we do too!

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    1. You know what I think would be really fun?! Matching Christmas pjs for the whole fam!! Maybe I can make that happen next year. :)

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  14. All great traditions Kristal! Love the cute pjs and the storybook bible.

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  15. Kids are looking cute!!In my house we used to place Christmas-crib.It's such a interesting one.

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