For today's prompt about journaling, I decided to write about how both of us have very different family traditions ... and the pull out tab shows the end result! This was an interesting page to do, because Ken is very attached to his traditions ... and I am attached to mine, so it was a challenge in our relationship to find a way to blend the 2!
Here's the journaling you can see:
My family’s traditions include decorating the tree with strings of large lights, having a very relaxed Christmas Eve dinner, waking up early to open all of our gifts, then having some kind of breakfast, and then playing with our new stuff or going outside to explore. Ken’s family’s traditions include decorating the tree with strings of very tiny lights, a very formal Christmas Eve dinner, opening a single gift that night, waking up to have a leisurely breakfast of bran muffins and fruit soup, and THEN opening presents, and then sitting inside all day playing games with the family. You can see where we hit a few speed bumps blending our traditions once we got married!
And the stuff on the tab:
The end result is this:
decorating the tree with medium sized lights
a casual Christmas Eve dinner
waking up at a reasonable hour to open all of our gifts
eating cinnamon crumb cake and sipping hot tea as breaks from gift-opening
calling loved ones far and near
playing with our toys both old and new, including some games
having a very formal New Year’s Eve dinner