Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas Eve Tradition

Every Christmas Eve, we put on our new red pajamas and we take a family picture. We started this tradition in 2001, when I found these cool Santa Pants pajamas for Heath and I. I thought they were too cool to pass up. So Heath and I wear these every Christmas, and we get new pajamas for the kids every year. (Yes! We still fit into them!)

After we take our picture, I print it out, put it on a tile board, and they go up every year with our Christmas decorations. I am in the process of re-making these, because they were ruined with mold, along with most of our Christmas decorations. So after I get them done again, I'll give ya a little sneak at how they look on our wall. For now, here are our Christmas Eve pictures since we started the tradition, in 2001. The first few years were spent at my parents house. Then we moved to California. This years' picture will be the first in Colorado. Enjoy.























13 comments:

Ande said...

You guys always have such fun pictures. The refried beans look yummy,so they taste better than the ones in the pack? I'll have to try some.

Queen of Chaos said...

Very cool tradition! I love all the pictures. :)

BrittanyLane said...

What an awesome tradition! I love it. Seriously cool pants too...

Rayna said...

those are cute pics and a great tradition!

Kimberly said...

I LOVE this idea...what a great , fun tradition. You are are an adorable bunch, do you know that!!!

Shavonne said...

You know what I think is funny is that other than the last picture, Heath has the same smile in all the rest. It's like you photoshopped the same face in all of them! I didn't know you put them on tile boards. that is a way cool idea!

I'm Always Rite said...

Cute! :)

Becky said...

What a wonderful, wonderful tradition. We do sort of the same with our "Christmas picture" taken on Thanksgiving. The one we send in our yearly Christmas cards. I have them all displayed in frames during the holidays. We have 28 this year.

Don't stop that tradition. When you are in my place, it will quite a legacy.

Becky said...

And also ... when I was looking at your pictures, I got unbelievable excited each time I saw a new baby.

runningfan said...

Very cute. Love all the family pics.

Colleen said...

So cute! Traditions are so fun. I love seeing your family growing through the pictures and watching your hairstyle change!

Virginia Janet said...

You have such gorgeous traditional taste. Wishing you and your family a blessed and wonderful Christmas.

Elise said...

Totally cute pics and what a cute family. What a great way to remember the holidays and how your family has grown.