Barefoot by the Sea: Family Traditions

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Family Traditions

I miss the holidays.  I really do.  It seems like December flew by and what I love most about that most special month is the traditions that we share as a family.  Here are a few pictures from our Christmas Eve "baking spectacular".  Miss Sydney prefered to roll the dough - and did so for over an hour and Riley prefered to create works of art with each cookie.
It was such a special time, which is why I think I tend to experience the "after Christmas blues".  At the same time, there is something to be said for a fresh start and a New Year.  Not to mention the lack of scattered pine needles all over my floor. 

"Every family has a story that it tells itself, that it passes on to the children and grandchildren. The story grows over the years, mutates, some parts are sharpened, others dropped, and there is often debate about what really happened. But even with these different sides of the same story, there is still agreement that this is the family story. And in the absence of other narratives, it becomes the flagpole that the family hangs its identity from."

Do you have special traditions throughout the year? 


  1. Such lovely traditions! thanks for stopping by. I'm following on GFC now and would love us to keep in touch!

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  2. We are big breakfast people here. Whenever my brother and sister-in-law come up we always go to our little local breakfast place super early (my kids are early risers), and then we head to Target for Starbucks and to walk around. It seems so silly, but it is something that we do every time we get together, and is so fun.

  3. Awww! I miss the holidays too! The cooking, the music, the time :) I am with you girl! Looks like you had a great time tho friend! Hugs! Happy new year!

  4. Felicitaciones a la gran repostera y mini chef es maravilloso enseñar a los niños a cooperar en el hogar ,BRAVO...HUGS,HUGS.

  5. those are great pictures! Beautiful girls! that is a great tradition for your family! Traditions are so beneficial..I am posting about this tomorrow!
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