Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
The year is winding down so fast. Where did it go? We’ve been swept up in holiday traditions here in our house. With 4 boys home from school for the break, I won’t pretend its a bed full of roses. There have been many peaceful moments though, and I know I am very fortunate. Here in the Wimmer house, probably much like yours, we like to keep traditions strong. A friend asked to see a few pictures, so if you’ll oblige me, I’d like to share a few holiday photos.
Well, there are still a few “ornaments” left on this tree since taking this picture!
This year we took the kids to see “The Christmas Carol” and it was phenomenal. Sitting right there in the Ford Theater was an incredible experience….. just knowing that Abraham Lincoln saw performances there himself really filled me with awe. This is the site where he was unfortunately assassinated in 1865, during the performance of Our American Cousin.
Reindeer brownies are always a hit for class parties; we’ve made many batches of these through the years!
Randy likes to read The Nutcracker at Christmastime. The kids have been painting their own nutcrackers since 2007.
Remembering my Grandmother…..and making a fruitcake for my Dad. Been making them since before we got married.
Sugar cookies are a must. I’ve been seeing on FB that many of you are keeping this tradition alive too!
Naughty or Nice?
Randy likes to paint shops and houses for the Christmas village every year with the boys. There’s even a craft store in this town!
I enjoy looking through December magazine issues from years past (does anyone else keep their holiday issues too?). I found this excerpt from last year’s Whole Living and thought I’d type it up and share it with you. I’ve got some of these covered, but others are more difficult for me (say, #10).