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#85825 - 11/26/09 09:44 PM Holiday Family Traditions
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Edited by OsoMajor (11/26/09 09:46 PM)
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#85847 - 11/28/09 08:15 PM Re: Holiday Family Traditions [Re: OsoMajor]
vanbags Offline
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this is a great topic =]

christmas was my family's most celebrated holiday. on christmas eve we would celebrate with my moms side of the family with food, fun & games. my maternal grandma would always spend the night at our house & on christmas morning my dad would cook us breakfast. christmas day was spent with my dads side of the family & we always had a big italian feast.

in 2007 i got married & moved to an army base in kentucky USA, where i am now. right before christmas, my husband deployed to iraq. that year my cousin flew out from california USA to be with me.

this is the first christmas i'll be spending with my husband so we hope to create some of our own traditions.
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#85851 - 11/29/09 04:53 AM Re: Holiday Family Traditions [Re: vanbags]
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#85855 - 11/29/09 08:55 PM Re: Holiday Family Traditions [Re: steve robinson]
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Hey Guys, here are some pics of my Thanksgiving turkey...









Pic #1 Ready to feast!
#2 A bottle from the Jaramillo estate. wink
#3 Yours truly
#4 My younger son, Isaac.
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#85856 - 11/29/09 09:25 PM Re: Holiday Family Traditions [Re: OsoMajor]
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Steve, really enjoyed reading your post. Thanks for sharing your family's traditions. Vanbags, I'm glad that you will be spending the holidays with your husband. Enjoy the holidays.
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#85857 - 11/30/09 01:17 AM Re: Holiday Family Traditions [Re: OsoMajor]
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Great topic, OsoMajor! Love the turkey photos! I had the great pleasure of viewing the Rose Parade floats 2 years ago, what a sight!!
Our holiday has always been Christmas. Christmas eve we usually spent with family in New Mexico. Now that we are in California, I took it upon myself to make my grandmother's food. So, for Christmas eve, we have posole and tamales and open presents.
Now that I have a daughter, we've started new traditions: opening presents from Santa on Christmas morning (something I never did as a kid), and we decorate our tree on December 12th, Santa Lucia Day-my daughter's saint's day. We also get a visit from the kings on Los Reyes (Jan. 6th) because of our Spanish traditions. We get a roscon from the Mexican bakery and invite friends over to celebrate.
Can't wait for the festivities to begin!

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#85858 - 11/30/09 03:51 AM Re: Holiday Family Traditions [Re: laduque]
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#85860 - 11/30/09 07:58 AM Re: Holiday Family Traditions [Re: steve robinson]
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Great Photos, beautful Turkey...and a Texas fan....

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#85861 - 11/30/09 04:52 PM Re: Holiday Family Traditions [Re: Kipper]
teachertraveler8 Offline
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Wow OsoMajor! Those are great pictures. The turkey looks ready to be in a magazine.

I have a funny story about Christmas traditions and I hope you won't kick me out of the forum for sharing this. I mean no disrespect.

A few years ago at church, the pastor asked several people to share about their Christmas traditions. When she approached me, the only thing I could think of was that we set up a wooden nativity set every year that my husband made. After our sons got airsoft guns, they were doing "target" practice on the Nativity set. I quickly put a stop to it, but I decided that I couldn't share that "tradition" in church.

I tend to stress about the gifts, when in fact, they really aren't that important. I love the music, walking through the neighborhood looking at lights, seeing family again, having a break from school, receiving cards, and baking cookies.


Edited by teachertraveler8 (11/30/09 04:54 PM)
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#85864 - 12/01/09 02:12 AM Re: Holiday Family Traditions [Re: teachertraveler8]
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I told my son, "the pics have to look good, I'm posting them on Madrid Man!". Guess he did a good job! smile

Teachertraveler8, boys will be boys. It's not so bad. BTW, how big was the nativity scene?

Kipper, I'm a native Texan. Gotta be true to my home state. Since I've lived half of my life here in California (which I love), I think of myself as having Texas roots and California stock!
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