Friday, December 4, 2009

Holiday Traditions

Today's post is for the Etsy Bloggers Carnival this week :) The theme is holiday traditions! So here are mine :)

One of the fun things about getting married is that you get to combine families and family traditions! Sometimes this blending is an easy process, sometimes it's a difficult thing to do, we've been blessed in that so far it's been an easy process! We're lucky though, our families get along great together, and so far we're the only one's married.

Christmas actually works out fantastic for us. My Mom's family on her Dad's side is from Cuba and in Cuba it's traditional to do the big celebration on Christmas Eve and then Christmas Day is spent at home as a more intimate time with the family. So what we've done since we've gotten married is we celebrate on Christmas Eve with my family, go back over there for breakfast on Christmas day so we actually see them on Christmas, and then spend the rest of the day with Mo's family. They usually have a great party at their house in the afternoon with the extended family.

It makes for a fun holiday and not too much pressure! Now when one of our brothers get married, things might get more complicated. For now though, all the holidays are easy! Doesn't hurt that we both have great families :)

We are doing things slightly different this year though. My brother has been over seas for the last two years and he comes home on the 30th! So we're skipping the party on Christmas Eve, we'll still do breakfast with my parents Christmas morning, and then our big Christmas celebration with our family will be when my brother is home to celebrate with us! I can hardly wait to see him!

10 comments:

storybeader said...

what a nice present, to see him! Have fun!

Carapace said...

It's great that your brother is coming back in time for the holidays! Hope you feel good the whole time!

Athena said...

Aw, nice! Have a wonderful time with your brother! :)

BeadedTail said...

How wonderful that your brother will be back during the holidays!

TiLT said...

yippee for getting to see brother!!!
Sounds like a nice Xmas...ours gets a bit hectic, the in-laws never quite let go of their kids...they still try to have us get together Xmas morning..um, excuse me...we all have kids, they'd like to spend the morning with Santa's gifts...anyway...
Have a happy one!!

Splendid Little Stars said...

How wonderful that you get to see you brother soon! And how great to have been blessed with two fantastic families!

Linda Pruitt said...

What a wonderful celebration you will have with your brother!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Jesse and I have a similar situation as you and Mo...we get together with my family Christmas Eve day...his that night.
Then Christmas day his family during the day and mine at night...works out well :)

So glad to hear your brother will be home...how exciting!!!

tamdoll said...

That's excellent that you get to celebrate the holiday in a relaxed way. Enjoy your family this year!

NICO Designs said...

How wonderful to be able to see him. Have a great Christmas!!