Wednesday, December 22, 2010


As Matt and I prepare for Christmas this year, we have spent less time at the mall (and by that I mean ZERO time at the mall wondering what we were going to get people)...and more time talking about our family values and the things about our childhoods that we remember with so much joy.

Over the next few days I'm going to be posting some of my favorite memories and traditions from my childhood.

The Tree: Waiting until Christmas Eve to scour the available trees (that were almost always free), for the skinniest/scraggliest tree we could take home and give new life!

Sleuthing: The year my brother asked for a gun. After calling Wal-Mart to see how much that particular gun cost, with tax, we scoured the "log" in my mom's checkbook to see if she had written a check for that amount. There were also numerous times that gifts were unwrapped and rewrapped, for curiosity's sake.

1 comment:

  1. Can I just say, that only the younger siblings in the family snooped. I can only remember snooping once, and felt really guilty about it and NEVER did it again!!!