Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Day 6 - Blog Party - Childhood Memories

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Favorite holiday memory from YOUR childhood

Each year around Christmas time, my family would drive from Wisconsin to Indiana so we could celebrate with our extended family. Being an only child, this was one of two times (summer being the other) that I would get to play with family members my age. Besides the excitment of being able to play, I would basically get three Christmases. One at home and one at each Grandparents. One Grandma would always go way overboard and practically fill the whole room with gifts. I think it took us hours to open. On each gift she would tie an ornament for decoration. We could never keep the ornaments, we always had to give them back so she could use them again for next year. Since I saw them year after year, they had a great comfort to them.

16 comments:

Natalie said...

My grandmother ALWAYS went overboard with me as well. Must be a grandmother thing!

Melissa said...

Oh, my parents go WAY overboard too! Funny story about the ornaments. My parents have done that in the past.. but we got to keep them!

Christina said...

My mom just started doing the ornament thing! Thank you for sharing!

Cathy said...

Now that my grandparents are gone, I have very fond memories of Christmases with them. Thanks for sharing!

Amanda said...

Grandmas! My stepmom just sent our 2yo more for his birthday than we bought him. Gotta love Grandmas though.

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

One of the traditions we have for our kids is personalized ornaments every year- I plan to give them their stash when they have their first tree, but for now they make a wonderful addition to our family tree each Christmas!

Sarah said...

My mom always wraps each person's gifts in a different wrapping paper. Dad gets x, Mom gets y. Unfortunately now that we have our own family it always takes me a while to sort out the "key!"

Tena said...

my mama went overboard, well she still does!!

Staci said...

I love the ornament idea! My grandparents over did things every year, now they are spoiling my little one.

hippos toes said...

There is something very comforting about traditions :) Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie said...

That's cute about the ornaments! Neat tradition!

Proud Mommy said...

I hope when I am a grandma that I can afford to go overboard. My mom does the same thing with my kids!!!

Tracye said...

My parents do, too!

Allison said...

Wow 3 christmases must have been awesome!

sandy said...

Three Christmases?! You can't go wrong there!

Momstart said...

I always had four.