Aloha Friday!

Friday, 19 September 2008


In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought on Fridays I would take it easy on posting too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

If you would like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave the link below. Don’t forget to visit the other participates! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

This weeks question:

With Autumn in the air, my thoughts are beginning to turn toward Winter/Christmas. What are some of your special Winter/Christmas traditions?

*We have already started singing Christmas Carols so that Abby will learn them. So far, she knows Jingle Bells and ask for Rump.a.Pum.Pum quiet often. :D

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13 comments:

Jen E said...

Last year my husband and I spent months gathering christmas music from different CDs and we made what we consider the perfect compilation of music - we both love some christmas music but get really annoyed with the radio's rotation of it, so we found a great happy medium. I look forward to pulling out that CD again this year and maybe adding to it.

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

I love Midnight Mass. We have a small, old church with a great music program. On Christmas Eve they use lots of candles, dim the lights, decorate with poinsettas everywhere. It is a lovely way to celebrate Christmas.

Kathy said...

The kids and I always bake and decorate cookies together. And I always take them out at night to just drive around and look at the lights. And of course we decorate the tree together.

Sage and Savvy said...

Going to see all the Christmas lights around the neighborhood.

AmyG said...

Use to be putting the tree up the day after Thanksgiving, but we've changed that to the 2nd week of December. We bake cookies that morning, so the house smells all yummy. Gather all the Christmas decorations. Sort them out, crank up the Christmas music, put the tree up & start decorating.

Oh and we started this last year & I hope to carry it on every year... we baked our first ginger bread to make our own gingerbread houses. Lots of fun!

TheAngelForever said...

My oldest son loves to go sledding with my husband. We also celebrate Chanukah and try to make potato latkes.

Have a great weekend :)

acupofjoy said...

Thanksgiving Day it is tradition to make an ornament for the Christmas tree. Fun family activity and even more fun to reminisce the following Christmas.

Aloha Monkey said...

I don't even want to think about Christmas. I'm not ready to give up Summer :(

But, we'll probably put up a bunch of light around our house and decorate just one tree this year.

Thanks for stopping by. I think I'm on the verge of being a germophobe. It gets worse with age too.

diana said...

my favorite Christmas tradition is having handmade stockings (knitted by my grandmother) and stuffing them with all kinds of little gifts that we all purchase on our own.

Beth Hotchkiss-Yoder said...

is having the family all in and having homemade pizza on Christmas Eve!!! :)

Channah said...

We make latkes!

Mrs. Brownstone @ XBOX Wife said...

Great question!

We read "The Polar Express" by Chris Van Allsburg every single year and have since 1985! We also collect tree ornaments from all of the places we visit.

Emily said...

Mmm, I love Autumn and the anticipation of Christmas right around the corner!
Christmas Eve we always open one present. When we were kids it was usually a new pair of PJ's. Then my sister and I would sleep under the Christmas Tree that night. We always have the same casserole for breakfast on Christmas morning.
Naturally things have changed a bit now that I'm married and grown. We usually spend Christmas down south with my family, and we still do the same casserole! We're trying something new this year and we will be spending Christmas in a cabin in Tennessee! Can't wait.