When Rachel asked me to be a part of this tour I was all like "heck yeah my family has so many great traditions this will be so fun and easy!". Then I got the email that my link and photos were due and I had zero idea what I was doing anymore... So I sat down to plan out this post and was like "shoot, we don't have any traditions anymore...."
Now before y'all go and think this is gonna be some sappy sad song post, it's not!
My family is going through transitions where everyone is growing up but we haven't been grown up long enough to have "families" of our own. So we are all kinda in that weird phase where we don't believe in Santa anymore but we don't have any one to pretend to be Santa for either... It is sad not to believe in Santa or to not have a big hoopla over the holidays with all kinds of traditions. BUT my family has had some of our best and most memorable Christmases in the past two years, and so I think this transition and time of change is really beautiful and I'm not gonna try and force a tradition to make it "feel" like the Holidays. I would rather be stuck in this odd phase where everyone is clueless but enjoying one another :)
This year we wont all be together for Christmas so sadly our Nerf war can't be a "tradition" but I think the traditions aren't what matter it's the memories you are making from the tradition. So if something doesn't go as planned, or you don't even know how to start just enjoy the time and make some memories with your family. Who knows maybe your own totally unique tradition will bloom on its own :)