Since moving to Idaho we have tried to make our new house feel like a home. It’s just my husband and me, so we try to make each other feel special. In order to do so, we have adopted a couple of traditions to make sure we don’t get homesick. Some we do together, others we do separately.
Saturday Morning Breakfast.
This is a huge breakfast that we make and eat together. It usually involves coffee, pancakes, bacon, and eggs. Sometimes we switch it up with some bagels and lox, pastries, or a quiche. We always eat together though, with no phones around and talk. This is the most important part.
Taking the dogs for a long walk
Now that we have Auri it’s really hard for one of us to walk the dogs. Auri is still a puppy and not used to the leash so she ends up winding it around the person walking her. This annoys the walker and Tesla, our other dog. We make sure that after breakfast we make time for the dogs as well. Taking them on a long walk around the neighborhood gives us a chance to go out, explore our area and exercise the dogs.
Taking time for a bath and audiobooks
I am not usually a big fan of audiobooks, but I am a huge fan of baths and reading. I don’t trust myself not to get the book I am reading wet so turning on an audiobook is the next best thing. The bath usually consists of a bath bomb, bath salts, or bubbles (because you are never too old for bubbles!). This is a time I have for myself, no cats, dogs or husband. Just me relaxing. Trust me it is great for your mental health.
This list isn’t very long but it is something we do every weekend that is sort of becoming a tradition. Do you have any traditions you do on the weekends?
So each and every year there are a couple of things I find my self doing around this time of the year. I can’t help it, it’s like ingrained into my soul! I must do each of these things or else it just does not feel the same. I’m sure you all have things like this as well, I know I’m not the only one!
Watch Love Actually
I don’t really like most holiday movies (unless its hocus pocus during halloween because it’s pretty much a must watch!) but there’s something about this movie I need to watch every year. I know what happens, I know the good (and awful) things that are coming, yet every year I load the movie up because it’s just not Christmas unless I see Hugh Grant act like a sweet bumbling prime minister.
This is new and all my husband’s fault. It started the first year we started dating and it will happen this year as well. It’s tradition for us to spend Christmas with his family and eat steaming platefuls of homemade lasagna. Who am I to stop tradition?
Open presents at Midnight on Christmas Eve.
This one is a family tradition. My entire family gets together on Christmas Eve, We Party, We Drink, we make fools of ourselves (At least I do!) and we wait until midnight and open presents. I don’t think there was ever a year I didn’t do this.
This year I made a Ginger Bread Minion House with my Nephew, Last year I tried my hand at Fudge, and the year before that was cookies. Every year I make something sweet and Christmas related. You must think Why, when I don’t really like sweets? Well to be honest I don’t know, but the Martha Stewart that hides inside of be demands that I do.
So even though Christmas is my least favorite holiday and I don’t wrap presents well, and I always get so frustrated this time of year, I do find myself having Christmas Traditions.
Are there any traditions you find yourself doing this time of year?