Celebrating the Holidays

Today I am joining Sweet Marie's Holiday Traditions Party at Emma Calls Me Mama. I am going to go ahead and apologize.  I don't have many digital holiday photos... I got a new camera and computer after Christmas, so they are not on here.  But, I will share with you the traditions my little family has started.  We really only decorate for Christmas.  We get a real tree and put it up by December 7th (my birthday.)  And, I decorate with alot of paper snowflakes that we cut out.  Alot!  I wish I had a photo of them to share, but I put them in every window in the house and pull the blinds up so we can enjoy them.  Last year, I even decorated the tree with them.  I just love simple decorations.

Every year, my sister and I got new Christmas pj's.  And, I carried on the tradition with Baby Hughes...doesn't he look enthralled with Christmas?

Last year, I bought a copy of The Night Before Christmas for Mr. Hughes to start reading every Christmas Eve.  I dedicated it to him and I have visions of him reading it to Baby Hughes every year before we tuck him in to wait for Santa.

And, one last thing that makes a holiday special for me (you see, I don't really like traditional Thanksgiving food.  I know, I am weird) is Cherry Slop.  You are probably wondering why anyone would want to eat something called "slop" and I will tell you... it is delicious!  It is actually called Cherry Fluff, but I called it slop when I was little and the name stuck.  So, here is the recipe:

*one can of cherry pie filling
*one can of pineapple tidbits or crushed pineapple, drained
*one 14oz can of sweetened condensed milk
*one tub of Cool Whip (thawed a little)

Okay, you just put it in a big bowl, mix it up, and refrigerate until you are ready to serve it.
Now, the proper way to serve it is in a greenish yellow Pyrex bowl with daisies on the side(ie the Cherry Slop Bowl) that my Aunt Dee owns... it just tastes better that way.

Well, that is all I have for now.  We are really just starting our own holiday traditions as a family.  So, I am going to see what the rest of the partygoers have and maybe get some more ideas!  Thanks so much Marie for putting this party together!


  1. Thank you for sharing your family traditions for Christmas. Your little "Santa" sure is adorable. Love reading your posts. Lori
    PS. We have the same Birthday!

  2. Hi! Thanks os much for stopping by and checking out my halloween costumes :) Love the photo of your baby, too darn cute. The idea for pjs on christmas is great!

  3. Cherry Slop sounds good! I also like the idea of Christmas pj's! Too cute!

  4. I want to see the snowflakes this year it sounds so pretty! I love hearing about your holiday traditions, every year i get matching pj's for my chickadees... it my favorite thing so see them all matching,
    love your necklace you won... so pretty,

  5. Love your traditions. New Christmas jammies are a must, and I too love Cherry Slop...er fluff! Baby Hughes is one good lookin' fella!

  6. Your baby is cute. The cherry slop sounds fabulous. And of course it tastes better in that specific pyrex bowl. We always got new jammies too.

  7. Hello sweet Michelle - look at Baby Hughes! Oh my, he made me giggle in his little outfit. Your Christmas traditions are so special. Our kids get to open one gift on Christmas Eve, and it's new jammies too! Love that tradition.

    Thank you for joining me for the party!


  8. Thanks for sharing. Your Cherry Slop sounds very yummy and I think I'll try it myself.


  9. oh i just love holiday traditions!! you've got some good ones, too! can't wait to see your holiday decor! by the way, I too am a December baby...3 days after you!!

  10. What a cute litle elf! thanks for sharing your traditions, I enjoyed them.
    ~Myrna Lee


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