19 December 2009

Christmas Traditions

Enjoying the Season
Since moving to Vermont 10 years ago, some new traditions have developed for the holidays. First I must say that Thanksgiving is our family's major holiday.The kids and grandkids begin to arrive on Wednesday and the last ones leave on Sunday afternoon.  Everyone's favorite holiday!!!

But when Christmas comes along we seem to have different traditions.My husband is a Pastor so much of the time during this holiday is centered around church-life.  We have a blended family of eight kids and 16 grand-kids and it seems that the tradition has become to come and visit the folks between Christmas Eve and New Years Day and whatever else you do you must get outside and have some fun because it is beautiful. The picture above is our little village taken from the hill behind our house where we all go sledding. 
Kinda like a Currier and Ives eh?

This is my youngest son Seth trying out his new snowshoes. As long as you keep moving you will not get cold! I am also snowshoeing with him but as usual I am taking the pictures.

Two of the girls sledding. Last year they received snowboards for Christmas but it was so cold the day we tried them out the camera kept shutting down and the pictures didn't come out. I have a few more to show but I will do that with my next post. Make sure you stop back to Beverly's Pink Saturday post to get a list of all the other participants on this our Christmas Traditions Post. Enjoy your family traditions and the wonders of the season.Have the Merriest of Christmases Ever .
Much Love Meg


Anonymous said...

Like The Endless Mountains I live in in Pennsylvania there is nothing more beautiful in the Winter than the Northeast!! (o.k. so maybe by February a beach in FLorida looks pretty good!!) LOL!!LOL!!
Merry Christmas!

Pam said...

What a lovely place to live. Photos of family are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Meg; I love your blog,, thank you so much for stopping by and your kind comment... The winter photos are so beautiful, I love sledding miss that. Happy Pink Saturday..

Merry Christmas to you all;


Tammy Nischan said...


I noticed your post on Melanie's blog, and I had to come by for a visit.

We lost our son, Nick, to brain cancer on November 29th of last year (08). I just wanted to stop by and say "hi" and "I love you" and I consider you a new sister in the Lord.

Thankful that we do not grieve alone but also sorry about the loss of your precious son Jonathan.

Joshua 1:9 (Nick's favorite verse)

Kathy said...

The picture of your village from above is just beautiful, Meg. I noticed it as soon as I got to your page - looks like a Christmas card!

Merry Christmas...Kathy

Pam said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I decided to read yours more closely and found that not only do we share names but also the loss of a son. We lost our 21 year old son on May 12, 2007. In our grief group we were told that we never recover. You recover from a broken leg or other such things. The task is to integrate the loss into lives and learn to live again. It is so difficult at times. May God bless you as you travel this difficult journey.

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Oh my goodness....that first picture is just fabulous!! Just like a piece of art. :0)

Have a lovely day,

someplace in thyme said...

Hello Meg, I love that your holiday is centered around church. That is why we celebrat this glorious holiday in the first place, and so much of the meaning of Christmas seems to get lost. Your pictures are gorgeous and look like they could be on a card. I hope you have fun this year with your family and want to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas. Happy Pink Saturday and see you in 2010, Char

Pam said...

Email me and I'll send you the dimensions for the grocery bags. They are easy to make.
My email address is fabricartistpam@yahoo.com

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I am a new reader of your blog. I was so interested I read all of it. You are a brave woman. It is hard to lose a child, even harder as a Pastor wife, they are suppose to be perfect. My heart goes out to you. May the Lord richly bless you this coming year. Martha