Hello dear friends! How was your holidays? We finally got the Christmas decorations put away this last weekend. It was nice to be able to reflect on this year’s holiday season and truly relish our first Christmas together as a family of three.
When Cale and I first got married we struggled to establish our own traditions. Once married, with our own home, our childhood traditions were not quite the same with just the two of us (no one tells you about that part when you first get married). Part of what makes those old memories so special is the fact that they happened when we were kids. Traditions can be forced into existence but we think the best kinds are the ones that simply happen. Like magic they show up one random holiday season and before you know it you find yourself doing them year after year… and that is exactly what happened with our friend Carroll the Cactus.
Carroll was given to us as a wedding gift four and half years ago. A precious baby cutting at the time Carroll has nearly doubled in size every summers (Cale calls him the Mutant Cactus). Our little farm house only allows room for a tiny tree forcing us year after year to sift through and choose our favorite ornaments. I know Carroll is not a fancy tree but he is special in his own way and this year he was big enough to handle a few more of our beloved ornaments.
This Christmas we welcomed Carroll the Cactus to our holiday traditions. Something I’m looking forward to continuing even when we have a tree big enough to display all of our ornaments.
Did you start any new traditions this year? Do you intentionally start traditions or just let them happen organically? What are some of your favorites?
From the Farm
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