i find holiday traditions so interesting. some people go see a movie every christmas. some people go eat dinner at a restaurant. some people cook for their whole family. some people like to be alone with their nuclear family. if you’re me you haven’t given up the tradition of reading a night before christmas with your (now adult) younger sister and wanting to never leave home all day on christmas. i am not the most traditional person but chrsitmas does something to me. i’m stuck in my ways about it. for it to feel like christmas i need to procrastinate on my shopping until at least the 22nd, get everything done and wrapped by the 24th so i can enjoy our church’s candlelight service on christmas eve. i have to read the night before christmas with my sister (not sure yet what i’m going to do when she outgrows this, but we have zoe two years in the tradition, so i think i’m good)! and i also have an attachment to waking up christmas morning at our home, and having bacon egg and cheese breakfast bagel sandwiches and orange juice in my pajamas and relaxing and enjoying the morning. this year i cooked for some of my family and that was something new and fun. some people go to grandma and grandpa’s house where the whole family congregates for a few days to share christmas together. the matriarch and patriarch of the family keep all the little traditions alive and the energy is shared between grandparents, parents, and their children. the campbell’s are one of those families, and i had fun capturing some of their sweet moments together at christmastime. thank you for inviting me into your home to share in some of your time together.