In marriage one of the greatest blessings is joining two pasts into one…including two sets of holiday traditions. Jesse’s family celebrated Christmas Eve with the whole family and opened presents and then stockings. My family traveled to Indiana each year and ate specific Christmas cookies.
Together we have begun a new set of Christmas traditions. It all begins by cutting down the largest Christmas tree we can find. We go Christmas tree hunting the day after a snowstorm and when it is well below zero degrees.
Another tradition is taking a day off of work for Christmas shopping. When you live in a big city, you are always trying to shop when everyone else is not shopping.
Lastly, we always spend Christmas with crazy travel plans.
This year we will drive to Chicago for Christmas Eve with the Smiths. We will then drive up to Northern Wisconsin for the Sutherland family Christmas. On Tuesday we will return to Minneapolis to fly to Phoenix, AZ for Christmas with the Lashbrooks. We love our crazy plans and our amazing families.