November 22, 2010

Traditions and Memories

We got our first, real snow fall yesterday. And when I say "real" I mean it actually stuck to the ground enough to have a decent snowball fight. So to keep tradition alive, I must play my "First Snowfall" Anthem from The Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack.


I think the reason I get so excited when I open the drapes in my bedroom and see a blanket of snow on my front lawn is because not only does it make the cold more bearable (who wants it to just be cold without something pretty to look at?), but it also brings back a myriad of memories with my family around this time of year: Going on carriage rides at temple square, making Christmas treats in the kitchen while Harry Connick's Christmas album blasts from the stereo, going sledding at Tibble Fork, watching A Christmas Story for the millionth time with all my siblings, snacking on crackers, cheese, and smoked sausage (don't forget the spicy mustard...mmmm). Now that I have a family of my own, I look forward to the making of many more memories and traditions.

And I already know this Holiday season will be one of the most memorable for my little family simply because of one day: December 6th, 2010.
This is the day I find out whether I will be re-using Toby's baby clothes or if I need to start shopping for cute dresses and hair bows. :)

I'm so excited!

Any guesses on what I am having? For your convenience, I created a baby poll in the upper right corner of my blog. Let the guessing game begin!


AKIndiMini said...

Glad to hear you got a nice blanket of snow. It can't decide what it wants to do

And I voted. :)

Colleen said...

I voted GIRL! I guess we'll see whether you're a follower of trends or a bucker of trends! Can't wait to find out!

Jessie said...

Ooo, Dec 6th! I'll totally remember that and check in on you that day - so you'd better post it quick! I'm excited to hear whether you're having a cute little buddy for Toby (and you - my 2nd boy is unbelievably charming) or a pretty little girl!

So fun!