Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Jingle Bells

Hi everyone!

Yesterday I spent most of the day just relaxing.  I needed that... the rain and sleet and constant state of storms going through the area, has unfortunately woken up my rheumatoid arthritis and made my more sore than I had been. 

Tonight, we have the Boy Scout Holiday Awards Dinner.  It is a buffet with sausage peppers, baked ziti, rolls, salad, and lots of desserts.  Then, the Boys get their merit badges they have earned and any promotions.

Pumpkin and my dad made chocolate chip cookies last night for the dessert table!  Yum! 

Since Fuzzy is allergic to nuts/peanuts, this ensures that he has at least one 'safe' dessert to eat!   It's easier that way for all our peace of mind!

I saw this out on the web and I decided to play along!

List your 5 Favorite Holiday Traditions

1.     Tree trimming.  I love when we put up the tree and discuss the ornaments.  It is a wonderful way to walk down memory lane; from my childhood, to getting married, the birth of each kid, and adding the new ornaments from this year! 

2.     Dinner out on Christmas Eve.  My parents, Hubby, the kids, and myself, go out for a quiet dinner out.  It is perfect because on Christmas Day the house is bustling, busy, and filled to the brim with family!

3.     Adults opening gifts on Christmas Eve.  This tradition started as a way to keep the insanity to a minimum on Christmas morning.  After the kids went to bed, my mom, dad, Hubby and myself would exchange.  Starting last year, we allowed the kids to stay up and watch, and they give us their gifts, too. 

4.    Christmas Jammies.  I always had a pair when I was kid, and you just have to wear them on Christmas Eve!  So do my kids!

5.     New Year's Eve at home with friends.  Each year we invite some of our friends and their kids, and we have snacks/appetizers, some drinks, and relax!  We toast the New Year at midnight with champagne and sparkling cider and then settle in to chat and eat some more!

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So, that is that!  I hope to see some of you play along!

I am gonna go rest now!  I will take a vicodin to get me through tonight, as it will be a long evening and I am sore!  My boys just miss a promotion!  They are eligible on January 10th!  That stinks doesn't it?  Now they have to wait to the Year End party!

be well,
Dawn

17 comments:

sunnyside46 said...

I love being part of your traditions vicariously
Marti

randlprysock said...

Hi Dawn!!  I am late getting around to everyone!!!  The dinner sounds so yummy!!  So glad you had a day to relax!!  Many hugs to you and have a great evening!
Lisa  

astoriasand said...

I hope you all have a wonderful evening at the awards dinner.Food sounds good Yummy.Your five favourites sound wonderful Dawn.I hope you soon feel much better tonight..The weather plays havock with my arthritis too OUCH .These poor old knees.I must laugh or I would cry.Prayers for you always .I hope you have had a nice quiet rest day.What a shame about the boys missing the promotion.Yes it does stink LOL!! Take Care God Bless Kath
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wwfbison said...

Your Christmas traditions sound wonderful.  I really like the Christmas Eve jammies...maybe I'll try that this year!  I hope your dinner goes well and your feeling better.  Too bad the boys missed this promotion.  Take care, I hope your soreness eases.
Lisa

chat2missie said...

Enjoy your evening.
Missie

mleighin21st said...

Ahhh, the holidays!  Very nice meme.  Congratulations to the boys on their merit badges.  I'm sorry the old pains are returning, take care of you!
                                         Hugz,  Leigh

queeniemart said...

I hope that awards dinner went well and fun was had by all.
HUGS, lisa

sugarsweet056 said...

Have a good evening. :)
Sugar

tenyearnap said...

Tell those aches and pains to go back to sleep! I hope the vicodin knocks them out of you. Enjoy the Scout dinner and your Christmas Pajamas. Gee, I think I'll get my kid some pajamas to wear Chrismas eve, too. Great idea. --Cin

coelha said...

Christmas Jammies!!!  I love those!!  :)  Julie

glensfork4 said...

We definately have the new PJ's that is a must...but that is the only present opened the night before.

Hope you are feeling a little better....

Michele

toonguykc said...

I have no Christmas traditions  -- except that I used to watch "The Exorcist" on the 23rd.  ;)

xx
Russ

nay0114 said...

Loved hearing about your traditions.
Take care, Chrissie

eml625 said...

Traditions are great !  Your are similiar to ours.
Feel better today, another storm coming through NY today !
hugs,
Ellen

ksgal3133 said...

Relaxing is always a good thing :) I hope your feeling better!


Hugs,
Gretchen

rdautumnsage said...

Sorry to hear about the rheumatoid acting up. I can relate somewhat, the carpel tunnel in my wrist and hands has me in agony with the ice storms. It's snowing like crazy right now, I think your close enough to me the kids will have a snow day today! Yeah! Pickles is thrilled she loves the snow. Decorating the tree is my favorite time of the year. Each year since Skye was born we would go to "Hand of Man" in Owego and buy a couple of expensive old tyme glass ornaments. She now has a set of her own for her tree. I actually miss seeing her ornaments on the tree this year.......

I used to love going out on New Years, anymore I love just curling up with Doc in my warm home, toasting the New Year in with him. (Hugs) Indigo

lurkynat said...

sounds like great ideas! sounds like you are busy already!:):)
love,nat