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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

What are you Christmas Traditions?

Our heritage is Danish so we celebrate on Christmas Eve.  We have our Tradition Pork roast as well as a Turkey for the Canadian spouses and the children that are born here. 

After dinner we have Rice Pudding that is made the day before from a Rice Porridge (made from Milk and long grain rice)to that I add whipping cream and Vanilla Sugar.  On top of this we pour some warm thickened blackcurrant syrup, oh and it tastes soooo good!!! 

Once we are finished with dinner and dessert and the plates are cleared, we gather around the tree, (we use to hold hands and walk around the tree but there are 25 of us now and that makes it a little difficult) sitting on the floor or wherever there is room.  We sing at least 3 songs and we always end with Silent night.  After the songs are done, one person is designated to hand out the gifts to everyone, making sure that each person gets at least one gift before passing out another one to someone who already has one.

After this is done, the kids play and the adults have a cocktail, coffee and some cookies or chocolates and relax until it's time to go home :-)  It's always a great time to be with the whole family!!

Well, that's our Christmas tradition, I hope you enjoy reading it :-)

Did anyone make it out for any good Boxing Day shopping?  I was at home preparing dinner for the kids and my MIL.  We had our own quiet family dinner on Boxing day and it was really nice with just the 7 of us (my youngest brought his girlfriend)  Funny it takes you all day to cook and then it's over in an hour and then it takes 3 hours to clean everything up again ............ LOL.  But it is worth it to have everyone together once in a while :-)

Take care, thanks for stopping by,


PS - Guess what I got for Christmas - I got a YUDU!!!!  WOOHOO!!!  Now I just need to get my craft room in order so that I can set it up and start using it.  Maybe this will be my incentive to get cracking ...... LOL, well you never know.  I think it's off to IKEA some time this week to see what kind of sales that they have going on right now :-)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Holidays

I know it's been a while but with the holidays it's been quite hectic around here.  I just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and all the Best to you and your families in the New Year.  I hope that you have a very safe holiday!!  I will be back and post on a more regular basis in 2011, that's my New Years resolution :-)

Take care,