autumn days

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Finding Comfort in Tradition

My children and I find great comfort in tradition.  We love going out to a restaurant on our birthdays, hosting for a cozy party of 25 on Thanksgiving, sharing dinner with aunts and uncles for Christmas Eve, visiting grandparents on Christmas, and hosting our sixth annual Blueberry Muffin Festival on New Year's Eve. 

For the last occasion, families gather with us to drink root beer, devour blueberry muffins, play the piano and card games, eat popcorn, and make merry in a variety of other ways.  Each year our friends sign our tablecloth, so we can look back at the wonderful people that have gotten to join us for our annual festival.  We also dress up like polar bears and read the books that inspired this party.  Irving and Muktuk: Two Bad Bears, by Jill and Daniel Pinkwater.  We find such great comfort in these traditions. 

Our family is now dreaming of finding other awesome books around which to create parties.  Groundhog's Day or April Fool's Day may be next.  The sky is the limit.  We are celebrating the comfort of creating new traditions.

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