Sunday, November 27, 2011
Family Traditions One Year Giveaway!
Family traditions create positive feelings in a family, right? Most traditions are handed down from generation to generation; others come from cultural or ethnic heritage.
With my strong Frence-Creole and Choctaw, etc., heritage...my family is steeped in traditions. Our traditions have meaning that is special to our family and create feelings of warmth and closeness. By our spending time together in a fun and special setting, the family has grown close and, the more our traditions are observed, it brings us even closer together; it promotes a sense of belonging, safety and assurance in this hectic and ever-changing world.
Our family traditions gives all of us something to look forward to.
The adults are just as excited as the children! This time of the year we have so much to do! Each year, as the children and grandchildren grow older, they want to add their ideas to our growing list of things to do. Here are some pics of my family at our gathering the first of this week.
Lisa, my baby Sis
Kisha and Daun...my oldest standing at the door
Yvette, my Sis ...pics taken at Mom's
Some of our activities are: Games, touch football, music, a family movie and photo sessions. The first day together, we have breakfast; lunch is Gumbo and all the trimmings. Then we all put on a talent show for our 82 year old mom/granny! She also has a day when we bring her chocolate covered cherries and Biscotti...she loves them!
Our baking/cooking day, we bake fruitcakes and fruitcake cookies, other cookies for the kids, pies, cakes, etc. The children have time set aside for their gifts. Our large traditional meal is cooked and served...including invited company, we have a huge crowd!
Our bonfire is to celebrate family...it is a huge affair that ends with fireworks! We are all together from a week to two weeks when the last ones pull out for their long drive home.
Our mom is very pleased and will talk about the event for months! We are truly blessed to have her with us, and all of us do all that we can to take care of her!
Do you have Family Traditions? Tell us about your traditions! We would love hearing about them!
We are celebrating our one year of blogging with a Giveaway...
"One Year Giveaway"!
James and I will select a special family tradition from your comments.
The person selected will win this three piece set of holiday kitchen towels and I will be adding more to this set! You must be a follower or become one to enter. The contest starts now, and ends December 4th at 10PM EST. The winner will be announced December 5th next post... Come on now, let's hear about your Family Traditions.