Thursday, January 8, 2015

Lucia Tradition...











I'm go glad I married a Swede... :-)
such amazing new traditions...
One of my favorite is Lucia... It's such a beautiful celebration of light...
Every year our girls participate in the Lucia procession held by our local Swedish Club! who knew, right, a Swedish club! ha!
They practice weeks before... singing the songs and meeting up with friends...
Then on the big night they light the candles, dim the lights, and it seriously just takes your breath away with how beautiful these little angels look walking down the aisle singing the Swedish traditional songs...
God Jul... 

trimming the tree...














Christmas was awesome... it always is! There are so many traditions from my youth and Mattias' that we pull together and make our story...  our family's story... I love it.

I think for me just sitting back and sipping it all in like a big mug of warm tea is my favorite... I love just watching my family... through my eyes... having a family of my own lets me relive my own childhood... be a kid again... I don't think I ever really stopped... 
I love to get excited the night before Christmas with my girls... our hearts beating as we sit bundled outside listening for Santa's sleigh... hearing it and then running inside quickly and hiding under the covers... it's exciting, it's magic....  and it all starts here..