With the upcoming (any day, right?) arrival of little Nora, we will not be traveling to see family this Christmas, but spending our holiday right here at home. Two years ago, when J was but two months from making his debut, we did the same. Because Chris is a teacher, we’ll all be spending the next two weeks soaking up family time and preparing for the expansion of our family.
But without the big family celebration of Christmas all together, we’re not sure what our first “family Christmas” will look like. When I was growing up, Christmas Eve was always spent with 25+ family members and Christmas day with a smaller, but still sizable gathering. When we go to Texas or Washington for the holiday now, we get to spend time with similar amounts of folks. So for us three point five Peeks in Kentucky, this year may be eerily quiet.
It could be really fun to establish some traditions–like opening and reading J’s new Christmas book or spending time praying for our far-flung families–but we haven’t sketched any plans out yet.
What does your fam do to celebrate the birth of our Lord?