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I’m terrible at making obnoxious abbreviations for words and I’m constantly asking The Glue if they work or not.  I’m pretty sure I was OK’d to say “tradish” instead of tradition.  Do you kind of hate it?  Me too.  Let’s continue.

I look forward to family traditions year after year.  Growing up we had quite a few around the holidays.  One of my favorites was picking out our real (always had to be real according to The Mother) tree from the grocery store parking lot the day we drove home from celebrating Thanksgiving in North Dakota.  No matter how late or how tired we all were, that’s what we did.  Now that we’re older and live apart we still try to make it happen.

There have been many lovely moments in my family recently and so many photos I want to share with you guys but believe it or not, this is just a tiny sampling of what we actually took. Having The Wee One around makes everything feel so sparkly new and precious.  I can’t help but want to capture it all.

Thanksgiving.

Great-Grandma with Great-Grandson

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First Turkey Day!

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Family photo

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Soppy face.  The Scottish used to call McKenna soppy face because she looked so pathetic and woeful sometimes (even when she was happy).  The name didn’t stick.

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The Wee One and his Uncle

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The Wee One and his Great-Uncle

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The Scottish, The Tape, and The BIL (aka The In-laws)

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Four generations

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Buying the tree.

The Wee One is all bundled up.  Thank you to Grandpa and Grandma Scottish for the snowsuit and Auntie L Dawg for the penguin hat!

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Auntie and nephew

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The whole gang

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Family photo 2 (complete with cheeky grin)

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Grandpa and Grandma MN with their grandbaby

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 Decorating our house for the first time!

BEFORE

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AFTER

The blue star was an accident, and we’re too lazy to change it.  Let’s just call it a new tradition.

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Sorry for the blurs, there are first name initials hanging on the two red stockings for Cousin Jo and The Wee One.

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Our tree is fake, which makes for a cleaner carpet and a happier me.  This world ornament from Great-Grandma is so beautiful.

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Baby’s first Christmas bootie ornament from Things Remembered

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I’m the best Christmas gift ever!”

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Have a fantastic weekend.  🙂

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10 Responses to “Tradish Pics”

  1. Kelly G

    So adorbs! isn’t that annoying?? JK. but he really is, love the family photo of the 3 of you, thanks for sharing 🙂

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  2. Rachel

    I love Christmas traditions, and real trees ARE the best. 🙂 Yours looks great, and I understand wanting to avoid the needle hassles! The Wee One is getting so alert and big – he just has the cutest expressions!

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  3. The Glue

    Yes, “tradish” is acceptable. Though the same cannot be said for a lot of your other attempts. Great post overall! My nephew rules!

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