What tradition are you grateful for?
Well, this question came at a good time! (since I’m still just drawing these out of a bag)
Every year growing up, my dad always made a ginger bread house before Christmas, and then on new years we were allowed to break it. Usually by the time New Years came around, the candy and frosting were always super stale and not good to eat anymore. But we all knew that Dad loved making it, and we had fun helping and seeing how it turned out every year.
When I asked Dallas what his favorite tradition was, he said, “eating food”– a little bit sarcasticly, but also seriously. Since we are just barely starting our family, we haven’t really had a huge motivation to start any traditions of our own, yet. But when I think about Christmas and Thanksgiving, I think of all of the food that I look forward to.
I love marshmallows with sweet potatoes, homemade eggnog (it’s basically ruined me from being able to drink store-bought), and the homemade noodles that my mom makes and serves over mashed potatoes. It’s so silly that you can totally make these things ANY time of year, but the holidays are special, and you make an extra effort to make it nice and memorable.
So I would have to agree with Dallas when he said the food is his favorite tradition. But since we don’t really have any exclusive traditions for our little family, it’s fun to know what other people do so that we can do fun things with our family in the future.
So what tradition are you grateful for? Do you have one that you love, that we should try?