Wednesday, October 29, 2008

snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes

A TRADITION IN THE KEEPING:

Each year, when the first *real* snow falls, we keep our tradition.

That is, being, we all pile into the vehicle, put in the chosen christmas cd (charlotte church this time), and drive with no destination in mind.

Thankfully, i was feeling well enough for the little jaunt. Because today, the snow was f al l in g.

And drew was the official direction giver.

And we had these great coupons so we decided to crash B&N.

I got some much needed reading time in with the boys & John was able to spark his most recent dinosaur interest with the small visual feast there.

family time. free *bucks. fun.

Especially when drew said, "I don't really like just driving around."

Hey! Who's tradition is this anyway?
Yours or ours?? :)

Isn't that just classic. You think everyone's enjoying this thing called "tradition" because, well, you know, it's "tradition" and as long as you do it every year that makes it special, right? And as long as we're all here, we might as well stick a label on it and call it fun! Well, I guess after being cooped up in the house for a couple of days you really can appreciate the little things. Even just driving around town watching the snowflakes swiftly scatter with the chime of bells in the background. And free starbucks. Well, that right there just makes me happy!

As for Drew, I am sure he heard that B&N was in the plans. Can you blame him?

p.s. I promise a post--soon-- for the "character training of the boys." Hang with me! I need to get some pictures to go along with it! :)

12 comments:

thedomesticfringe said...

What a great tradition to celebrate the first snowfall! I just stumbled across your blog...Hi!

Tammy S. said...

I love your posts Erin! That is great. I'm so glad you and Jon are enjoying your "tradition" when the first snow falls! (:

skB said...

I love your tradition! I want some snow so we can do that tradition!!! :)

Janelle said...

That is a fun tradition! Would be interesting to look back over the years and see just when that car drive took place aka the different times of year the first snow started falling! That is a funny thing about tradition too. Maybe everyone else doesn't like it, but you're doing it because it's "tradition". My husband said that he found that out with his family. His Dad loved to have Eggnog on Christmas Eve, but my husband doesn't really care that much for Eggnog, but he did it because it was "tradition". Kind of funny I think! That would be a great post - traditions - whether they are good or bad and which ones people participate in. I know we find a sense of security in them and often look forward to them, but is change really a bad thing? (That phrase has absolutely nothing to do with the elections by the way!)

Janelle said...

Sorry that was so long!

Leah (Parrish) Millan said...

I love going on pointless drives, and I especially love when they all happen to end up at the Krispy Kreme on the other side of town. Can that still count as a pointless drive??

What a great tradition!

Alex makes fun of me because I christen "traditions" just because it was something fun we did... but we never get around to doing it again... "like pizza on the beach at sunset the second Monday of June"

jeileenbaylor said...

What a fun tradition!

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