Wrapping all the way…

Traditions are important to every person I know or have come into contact with. Our traditions usually come from our families, but once you get married you usually come up with some of your own. One tradition hubby and I do is try to have all our gifts bought by Thanksgiving or the week after and then have them wrapped by this time each year. This year hubbys family was here right after thanksgiving so we sent all that side of the families gifts back with them last week (saves on postage). Usually the pups hang out with me while I wrap, and this year I had a little extra help…

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Its been a fun and interesting experience to have our first cat as a married couple. Our Grayson has his own crazy yet sweet personality and he is like a little kid… he has to be in the middle of whatever I do.

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I have been having to figure out how to wrap when he gets on the paper and decides to take a nap or use the paper as a scratching area….

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Even with something that could seem like an inconvenience I find myself finding it funny and hubby and I giggle at all his antics (except scratching the paper… that’s a bad habit to let start). So the tradition hubby and I started 8 years ago now has a new twist with Grayson in the mist and we have to be okay with things sometime take a little longer when he decided to “help” 🙂

Hope your Christmas season has started out with traditions, old and new, people you care about, and memories that will last.

A Sunday Drive…

When I was a little girl my mom, dad, and I would always take Sunday drives. We would go all over the state and sometime to other states if time permitted. Sometimes our Sunday drives would happen on Saturdays if we wanted to drive too far, as usually Sunday we went to church. These are some of my favorite memories from my childhood.

When I met my husband he also had the same experience as a child so we decided to incorporate these “Sunday drives” into our relationship. We felt it was important to have this time and to keep them as part of our family traditions.  We really enjoy them and find it is really a time to connect, talk, and relax.

So today we took one of our drives after he got home from work. We drove into Maryland and I found a lot of photo opportunities. I thought I would share some.

First we went by this little church, I thought the stained glass windows and steeple were very neat.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On one of the back roads we had to put on our brakes rather quickly as a chicken almost ran out in front of us…

 

 

 

 

 

Then we found this little park we could walk the dogs along a stream.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next we found some neat farms, barns, and fence lines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some cows were wondering what I doing... I think they thought I was a crazy lady taking pictures of their farm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the way home I saw some what looked like wooden crosses along side an old barn. I thought they were neat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was a nice day, despite the migraine I had, and I enjoyed the ride.

Do you have any family traditions you have carried over into your family now? Were you able to do any on those today?