Friday, December 9, 2011

Ghosts of Christmas Past

One of my favorite bloggers, Niki, always does a Friday Flashback and today I'm copying her.
Today is it is...
The Ghosts of Christmas Past.
Don't you remember the excitement of Christmas morning when you were a kid?
The joy of opening the one gift that you wanted more than anything?
Christmas was a HUGE deal when I was growing up.
My Mom went out of her way to set traditions.
Christmas Eve we would drive around and look at Christmas lights, read the Christmas story out of the Bible, leave cookies and Coca-Cola milk for Santa and then in bed before midnight.
Christmas morning would come and my brother and I would be up at the crack of dawn.
Seriously, I think 3am.
My parents would make us wait.
But, when the opening started it was a big deal.
The year this picture was taken I received an initial ring that I wanted so badly.
Does anyone else remember the initial jewelry phase?
Gotta love that robe too.. Eh?
Since getting married Brad and I love to reminisce about our childhood days and swap stories of Christmas' past.
He too, was overjoyed by presents and everything that is Christmas.
Can't you tell by this picture?
It seems he was always a big fan of the lake and water sports.
Even though we haven't been lucky enough to have human children of our own yet we are incorporating some of our family Christmas traditions and starting some of our own.
I'll share those with you in another post on another day.
What were your family Christmas traditions?
What are some of the new ones you've started?


MCW said...

Adorable! I need to do a post like this too...xoxo

donatelli98 said...

Cute stuff!!! We are trying to keep some of our families traditions and mixing in some of our own.

Nikki said...

I'm pretty sure Buddy tries to wake you guys up on Christmas morning. He's just not persistent enough ;)

I have the same memories. We would wake my parents up at 3am and they would tell us to count to 1,000. Then we'd go wake them up again, and they'd tell us the same thing. Then we had to wait until my Dad set up the video camera and do is Christmas intro before we could go downstairs. It took forever, but I'll never forget sleeping with my Sister on Christmas Eve and waiting, waiting, waiting with her.

I Do Declare said...

That robe!!!!!!!!!!!

Leigh Powell Hines said...

Love looking back. I remember one christmas best where I woke up in the middle of the night and took a sneak peak. It was magical with the dolls.

It really is fun for children, and I think it really starts at my son's age now. He's quite excited. The two year old doesn't know anything really, but my son has had some practice now.

Impulsive Addict said...

I love that pic of you!!

Someone else asked me about my Christmas traditions and guess what? I'm pretty sure we have ZERO! I need to think of some ASAP. We can't be the family without a tradition!!!