Monday, January 18, 2010

Christmas breakfast at the Spicer home--the new tradition

We seem to have settled into a new tradition with John's side of the family, although both sides would always be welcome to come...Christmas breakfast at our house!!
We also seemed to have settled into a menu: monkey bread; breakfast casserole with potatoes, eggs, sausage and cheese; tortillas; pico de gallo; and cranberry fruit salad. Song and Anna also love for us to pull out the punch bowl and little punch cups and have cranberry juice with ginger ale, in addition to orange juice and coffee. Can you tell I like this breakfast?
What I love are traditions, particularly when they're fun and they involve families and friends.

Emma loving on cousin E.E. (known to most as Andrea)

Cousin BeccaBoo who is looking far too old and gorgeous!
Our perpetually guilty looking dog Michael (aren't your dogs given formal names like that?)
Anna Blythe
The beautiful cousin Stephanie, now in her last college semester before beginning medical school in the fall! We are so proud of her!
Our lovely Andrea, a very happy and newly minted college graduate
Listening to John read....
....the Christmas story from Luke 2, another family tradition. Could anything be more wondrous than the actuality of the God of the universe being contained in the fragile body of a baby?

Emma on her 'phone' with the punch in the background. Did I mention I love our Christmas breakfast?

1 comment:

Leslie said...

What a fun way to spend Christmas morning! I love traditions too - and know that my children really appreciate these special times and knowing that this is what our family does! I know you do a great job of building that into your family's days too.