This may sound a bit grinchy, but each year, I do a little bit less for the holiday season. Long gone are the days of finding teacher gifts and trying to get that perfect toy. I’m really doing what just what makes me happy and following our key traditions. Maybe it is maturity or the fact that it’s just an overwhelming time of the year, but I’m really fine with playing it low-key.
One of my favorite holiday traditions is making cookies. We won’t have carolers or guests over this year, but we’ll surely eat plenty ourselves. It’s just expected..ginger cookies, peppermint bark, Grandma Joyce’s peanut butter cookies and nutter butter acorns are just a few in the yearly repertoire. This time will be used for kicking back (with those cookies) and watching a few of our beloved holiday movies. Elf is always a favorite, although Home Alone is a close runner up. Don’t forget the Christmas music and parade! We’ll drive through River Oaks and wonder at the lights, with eggnog in hand. This year we’ll go to the Heritage Society’s candle light event at the park and Zoo Lights. Don’t forget Dewberry farms…we make the yearly trek to Pattison to pick and cut our own tree. There are so many great pleasure close by.
Although, our traditions are simple, it is something we all look forward to and enjoy being together. Love and happy holidays to you and yours no matter if you’re running like crazy or taking some time in front of the tv with some great cookies.