Well, now that Christmas is right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to share some old photos that my mom dug out for me last week.
Aren’t my sister and I cute? I think this photo was taken at Christmas 1986. The date in the lower left corner says APR 1987, so I guess my mom didn’t develop these pictures for a few months. (Hey, single moms are busy!)
The back of this photo says February 1984, so I assume it was taken at Christmas 1983. My sister and I are totally rockin’ our footie pajamas. (I heard a rumor that you can buy adult size footie pajamas at Target nowadays. Can someone please confirm or deny? I might need a pair in my life.)
I wonder what my sister is wearing around her chest in this photo? It looks like a pair of underwear, which doesn’t really surprise me. She’s dressed up as Quail Man for multiple Halloweens! 😆
Christmas 1985 looked like a good one! Check out all of those gifts!
I’m pretty sure this is the year that I stopped believing in Santa. Don’t I look annoyed!?
Every family has their own special holiday traditions and ours is no different”¦ although, I think ours are sort of random!
On Christmas Eve, my mom, sister, and I watch Pee-Wee’s Christmas Special and A Very Brady Christmas. Both were taped off the TV in the late 80’s (one during a snow storm), so the quality isn’t great, but we still watch them. We even quote lines and sing along to the songs!
We also have a Christmas morning tradition that never changes.
Growing up, there was a Christmas morning “rule” in our house that no present could be opened until my mom had her coffee. Not surprisingly, my sister and I quickly learned how to make my mom her much-needed cup of coffee, so we could open presents as soon as possible.
Over the years, our morning tradition evolved into making my mom her mug of coffee, delivering it to her in bed, and bringing our Christmas stockings into her bedroom to open immediately while my mom looked on and sipped her coffee. We’ve had this same Christmas morning tradition as long as I can remember and we still continue it year after year.
After we open presents, we eat Pillsbury Cinnamon Buns! 😀
I woke up with a serious craving for peanut butter this morning, so I made a piece of whole wheat toast with peanut butter and banana slices on it.
On the side, I had an iced coffee with a splash of eggnog.
I also added some extra peanut butter to the other half of the banana that didn’t fit on my piece of toast. Peanut butter!
Question of the Day
What’s your most unique holiday tradition?