25 Days of Christmas--Days Thirteen and Fourteen

Yesterday was an unbelievably long day...I woke up at 4:30 a.m., was gone all day, and finally returned home after midnight. Needless to say, I missed my 25 Days of Giveaways post for Day 13. I'll go ahead and answer Jill Savage's question, even though it won't count for the fun drawing. Here's Day 13's question: Do you and your spouse have any "gift giving" traditions for the two of you? Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha! Nope. Sometimes we get each other biggish things, sometimes small, sometimes practically nothing at all. Last year, we remodeled our bathroom in the fall and decided to consider that our gift to one another. One thing I started doing a few years ago, though, is buying myself small gifts for Mr. B to have the girls give me. Because he doesn't have to come up with any ideas or take the kids out shopping, it makes things much less stressful for him, and I'm always very happy with my little presents. I also can watch prices and get good deals, which saves us money over the run-out-Christmas-Eve-and-try-to-find-something-nice-for-Mom routine we had going for a while there. Okay, that was easy! On to day 14: So what food does your family prepare on Christmas that is a part of a long tradition? I grew up having blueberry muffins for breakfast Christmas morning. As we came up on our first Christmas after we were married, I told Mr. B, "My family always has blueberry muffins on Christmas morning." He responded, "Well, my mom always makes a huge breakfast with eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes..." To this day, I'm not sure whether he was serious, or if he was just trying to start a new tradition, but I make a really big breakfast that includes blueberry muffins. Here we are last year, eating our traditional breakfast:


  1. Aw! I remember that tradition. I've tried to keep it too, but Jeff isn't a breakfast person, and go over to his parents' house pretty much first thing in the morning on Christmas and they always have Nana's cinnamon rolls there. I guess sometimes we need to start "new" traditions.

    BTW~ Evie told me that since Grandma and Grandpa won't be there this year, Jeff and I should probably come over first thing in the morning for breakfast and to watch White Christmas. :)

  2. What a great picture!  Thanks for posting that. 

    ANYthing can become a tradition, of course.  Maybe Jeff could join in on this one? and then head for his folks.

    I hope Christmas is filling the homes of all your readers right now.  You're certainly contributing to it.  And that comes from your local Grinch!