I have a few favorite holiday traditions
- Spending Christmas Eve at Steve’s mom’s house and waking up there Christmas morning (and waking everyone else up at 6am because I am so excited).
- Looking at Christmas lights on Christmas Eve
- Going to the special house by Jason and Nacho
3 years ago we started having our own friend Christmas celebration. Jason and Nacho have family out of the state so they’re always out of town on Christmas, so about a week before we all usually get together, do Friendmas dinner and presents. We rotate houses each year and this year it was our turn! We invited Bethy, Jason, Nacho, Lucius and Nico over for a Friendmas extravaganza!
I made grilled cheese and tomato soup. Yummmm.
Winston and Clementine were excited to get some extra attention from their favorite aunt and uncles, and to play with Lucius and Nico.
After dinner, we gathered around the tree to open presents. I LOVE PRESENTS!!!!
Steve also got Tron in 3D from Bethy, but was hoarding the camera so we didn’t get a picture. After presents, I decided to put my new baking mat to use and made dessert.
The entire night was perfect. I feel so lucky to have the most amazing group of friends. Jason, Bethy and I have been best friends for something like 12 years. I think when I met Bethany, I was still in 8th grade! We’ve all changed a lot throughout the years, but I couldn’t imagine my life without them!
What are your favorite holiday traditions? Do you do a separate friend Christmas?