November 2011

The 5pr46u3s | Thanksgiv…CHRISTMAS!!!!

This here household may or may not be obsessed with Christmas.  We are not those people that go crazy over decorating their yard… but then again we don’t have a yard.  Anyways, pictures first, then story time!


The very first picture is Addison’s thanksgiving day outfit.  I know, she looked adorable.  That was the only picture we took on thanksgiving day since we were all busy stuffing our faces… see what I did there?  The next day we got down to some picture taking goodness, and started our first family tradition:  Killing Trees }:)

I want to give a shout out to McCromes Christmas Tree Farm on Rt. 155 in Dover.  I highly recommend them if you want to cut down your own local tree in Dover.  Tell them I sent you, it wont get you anything, I just felt like saying it.

Kate and I are so glad that Christmas time is back once again.  We seriously get all giddy and childish during this time of year.  It is a little scary.

Thanksgiving went amazing!  We had a lot of great food and got to spend a lot of time with our family and friends.  I hope all of you had a great thanksgiving as well!  An interesting topic of conversation recently has been on starting our own family traditions and when we should start them.  I definitely want to have our own Thanksgiving-Christmas-Holiday traditions, but I feel weird forcing them while our child still has no concept of… well… anything.  Part of me wants to do our own little family thing but I also still cling to my childhood traditions which are hard to let go of.  Cutting down our first Christmas tree as a family was a great place to start though.  It was something that Kate and I had already started doing over the last 8 years of being together.  I would love to be able to tell you that Addison loved it and smiled the whole time… but she was busy catching some Zs.  Seriously though, who cares when she looks that adorable!

So we shall see when it will be time for us to start our own Christmas Eve/Day traditions.  But for now we will stick with the standard operation procedure.  Any slightly more experienced Moms and Dads out there that have any advice on this?  When did you break off from going to your parents house for Christmas day and start your own family Christmas tradition?

Thanks for looking,

daniel. kate. addison.

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  • Katie Criswell

    November 28, 2011 at 11:46 am


  • Jacquie

    November 28, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    I was just thinking about this a couple days ago. It seems that Allan & I have started a tradition of taking out our wedding flutes on Christmas and having Christmas mimosa’s. I thought to myself – how is this tradition going to change in the next few years and when we have kids? Shall we continue to only have orange juice on Christmas? What family fun traditions can we create? I’m very interested in hearing from the moms & dads.

  • Erica Cole

    November 28, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    you guys have the most beautiful baby girl! 

  • MumandDad

    November 28, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Great pixs Kate and Dan…you don’t need to worry about the right time…you will know…and it will just happen…just don’t be in a hurry…Addison is still little…and she wants to go to Grammie’s for Christmas….she told me…shhhh it supposed to be a secret….:)

  • Roxygirl13348

    November 29, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    I love this blog and actually found it from your posts on our birth club board! Your daughter is seriously so cute! Anywho a bit on family traditions, My husband, myself and our two boys pack up a make the 5hr trip home for Thanksgiving spending equal time with all Meme’s and PopPop’s but for Christmas we host it at our house, we invite everyone and usually one or two sets of meme’s and poppop’s will make it out here. That’s one tradition, another is because my husband and I love Christmas so much we set up our Christmas tree BEFORE Thanksgiving *Yup we’re tacky*, and then over the weeks we slowly decorate the rest of the stuff, and from Thanksgiving to Christmas I am a baking machine, and now that my oldest is 3 he helps me out in the kitchen. We open presents as soon as my son wakes up on Christmas morning, and every year we buy new Christmas Jammies for Us and The boys, ya know those really tack ones that SHOUT Christmas? Yeah we get those every year :)

  • Julie

    December 2, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Fantastic photos, as usual!  Our daughter is almost two and I’m really looking forward to the day when we can have Christmas morning at our own house.  When to start that is a tough call.  For us, it’s a house issue.  When we have a big enough place and can house the grandparents, we’re definitely taking over.  

    Whoa – Jacquie, Christmas mimosas are a great idea!

  • Lori

    December 8, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    love the one of Kate an Add resting on her chest.

    gorg as usual.

    still pissed you didn’t shoot my wedding.

    trash the dress sesh maybe?

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