One of the nice things about living at home again is being around for all the Traditions :) You know me and Traditions... we go back a long ways and aren't so easily separated ;)
Mom and Dad making our yearly "Almond Butter Crunch" Christmas Candy - they've been making this since before Janna and I were born - now THAT's a tradition ;)
Look at us being helpful... we always get the important job of painting on the chocolate -this year we got a bit confused I guess... Janna seems to have chocolate fingernail polish even!!
Decorating our Christmas Tree
The MacIsaac Christmas Party - every year my Nanny's side of the family has a big gathering in O'Leary PEI, of all her brothers and sisters (15 at one point -less now), their children, grandchildren... and on it goes... not everyone can make it every year, but the show must go on! year after year after year after year... perhaps it's from this side of the family that I got my affinity/need for traditions!
Nanny and Pappy and grandchildren (at least the ones present)
Christy and Pappy
( just in case you are wondering at the name change... My Pappy has called me "Christy" for as long as I can remember -it's his nick name for me, not "Chris"- "Christy" and he's the ONLY one on the planet who's allowed :) (even strangers or patients when they get my name wrong and call me Christy, they get the whole story... "sorry, you can call me Chris or Christiane... but my Pappy is the ONLY ONE who calls me Christy"...)
Of course, another tradition that goes without saying and is sorely missed when one of the families is away... That is the Bryant/Fox Christmas Eve gathering :) We have pictures of this event from WAY back... one where I'm holding Jamsey in my lap and he's pretty new! Here's a few pics of our 2007 Christmas Eve, with EVERYONE present (no kids were in Africa, Australia, or Ecuador!)
That's most of the "pre" Christmas ones (that come with pictures anyway ;)