I usually don’t make New Years resolutions but this year I do have a few goals.
One of my goals is to really become more organized and consistent with my blogging. I’ve gotten behind on quite a few things over the holidays and posting regulary has been one of them.
I also haven’t had the chance to really just sit down and blog about all the fun things that happened around our home during the holidays. So, as today looks like it’s going to quite around the house, I’m going to take the opportunity to share a little about our Christmas celebrations.
For the past few years we have been hosting a Christmas Eve party at our house. We invite a few friends over after our church’s Christmas Eve service and have fun eating and playing games.
We first started doing these parties as “Kung Fu Christmas Eve”. Everyone would either make a favorite Chineese dish or order from a local take out place. We would than place all the food together and have a huge buffet of Chineese food. Lots and lots of fun.
But this year, the hubster made a suggestion, make every year different – pick a different country or style of food.. shake it up he said.
Well, I LOVED that idea, and since I’ve been in a Celtic/Irish kind of mood lately, we decided to host a Nollaig Shona Dhuit party! That’s Merry Christmas in Irish.
We had a great time. Our friends our so awesome and love to join in on the fun. There was Bangers and Mash, Corned Beef and Cabbage, Potato Soup, and Shepherds Pie. There may even been a few Guinness and Shipwicks floating about.
We ate, we played a silly candy came game, but most of all, we had a great time together!
One other tradition that we have been doing for years is giving our kids new pajamas on Christmas Eve. Picking out their pajamas ahead of time is one of my favorite shopping times. I love finding ones that fit their personalities. Even our ‘adopted’ and married in kids love this part of Christmas!
Christmas day was filled with more food, more fun, and some amazing family time.
I hope your Christmas was just as special! If you posted a Christmas recap, feel free to leave me a link in the comments, I’d love to stop by and read about your Christmas too!