Part 3: Christmas on the Farm
My family's 3rd and final Christmas celebration of the season is with my mom's family on the farm.
It's about as storybook-esque as it can get, in my opinion. We do go over a river once or twice, but there are no woods on the way to the farm, just lots and lots of snow covered fields.
My mom comes from a big Catholic family- she has seven brothers and sisters, some of whom are also married and have kids. Each year, nearly the entire family comes home for Christmas. My grandparents have a fair sized house, but when that many people converge, it's like a very cozy and comforting chaos.
|Only 1/2 the Crowd......|
|Actual Picture of the Dessert Madness|
There isn't a lot of heritage or even tradition unless you count what dessert everybody is famous for, but it's meaningful in a very special way. When we finally pack up our things and leave to head back home, it's always well past dark, and as we pull out of the long driveway, there is always a giant wooden candle lit up with Christmas lights reminding us of the hope and guidance that the birth of Christ brings for us Christians.
Happy holidays to all!