Saturday, December 13, 2008

Saint Lucia


This morning the girls woke us up by coming in the room early (while it was still dark) wearing their new Saint Lucia dresses and crowns and said "Saint Lucia invites you to breakfast." They brought in coffee and sweet cake for breakfast. Then we all gathered up on our bed and enjoyed breakfast together.

We have this Christmas tradition that the girls work on this (often with Grammy's help) and plan it and help us celebrate Saint Lucia Day (Dec. 13). This year was extra special because Grammy made them new gowns (their Christmas present) and Daddy was home to help us continue on in this family tradition. In the past, the girls have made make shift gowns out of night gowns and kitchen trash bags, but now they have dresses that will last for years to come.

This is one of my favorite holiday traditions. This idea came after we read the Kirsten AG books. I grew up in the midwest where Scandinavian traditions were quite common.

Even in the midst of our chaos and mess, it is still important to have things that make this time feel special for the Christmas season.

11 comments:

cindy said...

What a wonderful tradition and how nice Chuck was home to enjoy it, too!

Tiffany said...

That looks like so much fun, what a neat, unique tradition!

ScienceGeek said...

This is a sweet tradition. However, just like last year, the pictures of those lit candles on the girls' heads really freak me out. They're so brave! I love the dresses too!

We celebrated my oldest son's bday over here today (Star Wars party), and Peg and I talked about how we'll miss you.

crispy said...

Don't worry about the candles. They are battery candles. Pretty cool...

crispy said...

BTW, I will sure miss you guys too. =)

Sean and Lisa said...

Cris,
Your girls are just beautiful. Look at those smiles. Precious!
I have never heard of St. Lucia, something to google and learn about, for sure. Thanks for sharing.
Also, I just wanted to thank you so much for your encouragement. What a blessing you are to me!!!!

I'm just catching up on reading and saw that your house appraised. Go God!! I knew it would. Rejoicing with you in answered prayer and so excited that your family will be back together under the same roof. You have been so strong thru this long wait but so glad this wait is almost over!!!
What a wonderful Christmas gift this year.
Merry Christmas, friend!
Lisa

Anonymous said...

My two granddaughters are sure beautiful. Love the pictures and the outfits that Grammy made for you both.

Julie said...

How cool! I remember reading about that in the Kirsten book!

Christine said...

Traditions are wonderful. Love the costumes.

Lee and Bev said...

We have to take advantage of those few drops of Scandanavian blood we have. The girls were adorable and were so excited to maintain this tradition.

Susan said...

Grammy, you are wonderful!! The little dresses are great and what a fun tradition. You look like little angels Tally and Tristen.