Home for the Holidays

There’s nothing quite like being home for the holidays. Following traditions that have formed throughout the years, laughing with family, and eating lots and lots of cut out cookies. What are some of your favorite traditions? Mine is making my way to the 6 o’clock church service where I celebrate my favorite Christmas Eve tradition of standing in a circle, lighting our candles, singing “Silent Night.” I pick out my most Christmas-y outfit that must contain either red or green, sparkle, or bows. This year it’s all about the sparkle in my red, sparkly, trumpet sleeve sweater from Forever 21 paired with these cute little ornament earrings from a local shop in my hometown called By the Light of the Moon.

We follow the night by everyone coming over to the house to enjoy the beautifully decorated Christmas tree, jam out to some classic Christmas tunes, and eat all kinds of food (my fave being beer bread with dip).

I also love the togetherness of family during the holidays especially this Christmas when I have so much to be thankful for. A year ago today my dad was going through some of the toughest times of his life, and a year later he is a second time survivor of cancer and finally healthy again. That is a Christmas miracle itself. I am forever a daddy’s girl.

Be sure to take today and tomorrow for a little R&R and family time. Let’s pause on looking at our screens and posting little square pictures on Instagram and truly get lost in the magic of the holidays. Start thinking about those resolutions for the new year to become a better and happier you. Happy Holidays lovebugs!


Sammy Jo