Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas Traditions


The best part about Christmas, to me, is getting together with family.  How blessed am I to have a great one, and to be able to spend time with them this year.  This weekend was spent loving on cousins and eating yummy food.


Today, two amazing ladies are telling you what their favorite Christmas traditions are, and they're both giving away some pretty great things!


Kayla blogs over at My Kind of Yellow, and she just happens to be one of my best bloggy friends.  She and her hubby-to-be go on the best dates, she has the cutest style, and she's giving away this beautiful necklace..  (which also doubles as just a pearl necklace!)

"My favorite Christmas tradition would have to be when all of the women, young and old, in my family get together and have an entire Saturday full of baking together. It's always so fun to catch up on life, and make some amazing snickerdoodles and cheesecakes at the same time!"



Hailey blogs over at Love, Laughter, and Lipstick.  She is the mother of 2 adorable little ones, wrote a post that I absolutely adore about what to wear at home, and is giving a $10 gift card to Sephora!!

"My favorite Christmas tradition was cutting down our Christmas Tree when I was younger, and it's now our new tradition as well!"

What is your favorite Christmas Tradition?



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44 comments :

Annie said...

Getting together with family is so fun! My mom has 11 brothers & sisters so I have a TON of cousins too! Love the cousins pic :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Em said...

My fav Christmas tradition is watching the kids make gingerbread houses! So fun!!

Care said...

Love the family pictures!

Helene said...

What sweet girls!!!

I love looking at christmas lights with my family

stephanie said...

what sweet family pictures! it's my absolute favorite part of the holidays!!

Megan said...

What cute pictures! And I definitely agree, the holidays are most special because of all the time we get with family. I can't wait to be lazy and eat & laugh with them :)

Rebecca S. said...

It looks like you had a lot of fun! Yay for Christmas festivities :)

Kristen said...

I wish my cousins lived close. Looks like everyone had a great time!!

Amanda @ Eloquent English said...

What a fun, fun picture with all of the cousins!!! xoxo

The Golden Girls said...

Your family is absolutely adorable! Happy Holidays! Hugs from Cali! xx The Golden Girls

s said...

awe beautiful family you have! love all the red! xO!
www.thehautecookie.com

Ashlyn said...

Woohoo giveaway! Rig it for me ;)

jess.walker said...

I love how Sarah, James, and I didn't get the red and black memo. Oh well. I love eating "real food" with both sides of the family!

Lauren said...

New follower! :) Such a cute blog!

xo

Megan said...

Getting together with family is so much more special when you're older and don't get to see them as much. You realize you took so much for granted when you were younger.

Tyne Swedish said...

So my favorite holiday tradition was waking my mother up at the crack of dawn to open gifts and being so excited b/c no matter how many gifts I had found around the house she always surprised me! Now it is just spending the day with my family then opening gifts x-mas eve night b/c we have to be out east to have christmas lunch with his family then we meet his best friend Cam at the cinema to catch a flick. We've done this for the past 3 years and I think it is terrific!

Chao
Poppie
http://thepoppie.com

Sara Pierce said...

Reading 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' and 'The Three Trees' on Christmas Eve before bed :)

smk053078 said...

Family, family and more family. Plus the look on my girls' eyes when they wake up Christmas morning. Love you, girl!!

Lyndsey said...

Getting together with the family! Love making new memories with the people I love!

xoxo,
Lyndsey

www.theeyelinermanifesto.blogspot.com

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Aww, I love that you are so close to your family! :)

Kelly Ann said...

I love listening to Christmas carols while opening presents on Christmas morning!


xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Theresa said...

I love cousins! What's that saying? I think it's something like "Cousins are your first best friends?" So true!

Hmm, I have so many favorite Christmas traditions it's hard to chose. I think Christmas breakfast with the inlaws ranks pretty high up there. Decorating and snuggling together for holiday movies is pretty high up there too :) I just love this time of year!

Unknown said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is the different dishes we make to represent our heritage; ravioli (Italian), gugelhof, a yellow cake (Polish), and lamb(Irish). The recipes have been handed down from generation to generation, and I can't wait to share them with my kids.

Trish
jflynn006@twcny.rr.com

Shaylynn, They Let Me Blog. said...

I love my cousins, love them. I have so stinking many.

It's a utah thing, and by utah thing I mean Mormon thing;)

Priscila@mommode said...

I love to bake PW's cinnamon rolls and enjoy them with my guys on CHristmas morning as we open presents!

vintagelillies said...

Looks like you had so much fun, lovely family photos! My favorite Christmas traditions are decorating our house, and spending lots of time with my family.

rooth said...

Family get-togethers, especially with little ones around, must be completely crazy!

Northern Style Exposure said...

Cute post! Looks like fun

Kayla Peveler said...

Dang girl look at you, 600 followers ;) yay!

Alisa Marie said...

What a beautiful family! I love christmas time :)

crit said...

Going to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party in Orlando, Fl, where I live.

Caroline said...

such a beautiful family! so excited for all the traditions to begin as it gets closer to Christmas :)

LEIGH said...

I love baking cookies with family on the holidays. I haven't done it in a while, but I used to when I was little and it was so much fun!

Eshna said...

Great giveaway. And the photos are so lovely :)

Eshna said...

Great giveaway. And the photos are so lovely :)

Stephanie said...

spending time with family for the holidays is the best. for reals. :)

Johanna said...

The holidays definitely make having a big family even better! Love up on them extra hard this month and every month!

Emily said...

What a cute family you have. I love this time of year for that very reason, it is so good to be with the ones we love most!

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Kimberlee Van Der Wall said...

Aw great family photo :)

Emily said...

Great giveaway Ashley!! Molly Stillman from stillbeingmolly and I were talking about you the other day, hope your ears were burning :)

The Chic Sheet said...

Lovely photos :)


XX,
Miranda

Zhanna Frid said...

I love your family pictures!!
XO,
Zhanna
www.lifeandbows.com

Head to Toe Chic said...

My favorite tradition is baking cookies with my Mom is sister. We use recipes from both of my Grandmothers. It's so fun!

xo,
Angela

Kayla said...

Just getting together with my family is the perfect tradition for me. :)

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