Imagine this... 3 families consisting of 6 adults and 4 children (one under a year) all needing to smile at the same time. I'm telling you, our photographer needed a raise today! And in the end, it was a fun memory even with the goofy grins. 3 generations ranging in ages from 71years -8 months. What a joy! To top off the fun adventure to the mall for pictures, Megan got to go on her first merry-go-round. Her cousins kept her laughing and smiling while Daddy held her on the horse and mommy tried to take some moving pictures (not my camera so you'll have to wait for those to be posted). So fun!
Afterwards we had some family time and started to think about decorating for Christmas. We've started all the discussions of what kinds of family traditions do we want to have with Megan. Our families gave us some wonderful holiday memories and we want to do the same for Megan. So we are working through how to celebrate Advent, setting limits for gift giving so that it doesn't become a free for all, do we celebrate with Santa (which by the way is the source of many of our fondest childhood memories), what "tree trimming" traditions do we want to establish. We figure this year is our test run because it's not like Megan will remember it... I'd love to hear from my friends out there - what memories and traditions mean the most to you!?!?!?