Merry Christmas to all!
It’s Torey, Maddie, and Meghan, sharing with you how we spent our Christmas in Tarpon Springs, FL. We are starting to experience the sad but necessary reality that is sharing Christmas with the in-laws. Rylee, Tim, and little Gemma spent Christmas with the Kenney’s in South Bend, IN, and Ryan and Christine spent Christmas in Asheville, NC with Christine’s grandparents. We missed them very much, but were able to celebrate Christmas in our little way……… kind of.
As anti-Christmas as it sounds, we made the decision to postpone Santa this year. The magic of Christmas tradition is just more fun with the whole clan present. With that being said, we did not lose sight of what Christmas is truly about; celebrating the birth of our Savior while truly being present with those you love. This is the ultimate tradition of Christmas, and this is what roots our family in our Catholic faith.
Here are just a few Magee Christmas traditions that we would like to share with you all:
- Sibling Secret Santa
- agee Bowl Mania: football picks
- Appetizers for Christmas Eve dinner
- Christmas morning mass (followed by mom's allotted 10 minutes of pictures)
- Mom's homemade cinnamon rolls for Christmas morning breakfast
- Doing a puzzle with the family (and dad always hiding the final piece so he can complete it)
- Baking/decorating cookies
- Matching pajamas
- Family games – any kind of competition with us
Some of these traditions got postponed for Rylee and Christine’s arrival, which means we get to celebrate Christmas for two weeks straight, essentially. No complaints here!
What are some of your family Christmas traditions?
Meghan: "It's the twitchlets!"
Torey and Maddie: "No Meghan... we're the twitches and you're the tweeblet."
One of Maddie's greatest friends from grade school and high school spent the weekend with us! Jess works at Disney World in Orlando. It was magical to spend some time with our favorite Princess!