Finding Our Way On The Holidays.


My husband loves the holidays.  When I met him, I was at a point in my life where the holidays were just ehhh.  I mainly did ’em for the kids.  He made me fall in love with Valentine’s Day, Halloween and Christmas.  With a deep love for these special days, we don’t have traditions.  Sometimes we celebrate Valentine’s Day the day before or the day after and we’re okay with that.  We never have a set plan for Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas either.  We have ideas in mind but thats about it.  Its not that we’re spontaneous because we are both planners by nature but I think its because our families are in Texas and we just leave it up in the air and try new things.  We’re still finding our way.

This Christmas we’ll be doing it “A Christmas Story” style.  Lunch at our favorite Japanese restaurant.  No duck.  No turkey.  No roast.  I’m excited about it.  We’re thinking about venturing up to LA.  One of the best things about living in Southern California is that we cater to tourists.  Disneyland is open.  Area hotels have restaurants that are open.  Chinatown is open.  The Lakers always play on Christmas so LA Live is bound to be open. (I tried to confirm via Twitter but haven’t heard back)  And of course movie theaters are open on Christmas.

I won’t be taking a break from blogging and social media, I admire those of you that are… I like being connected and so do my husband and the kids.  I have to admit, it is pretty liberating to be non-traditional.  We’re cool like that.

Are you traditional or non-traditional?  What are your plans for Christmas?

Breaking tradition in 2009 with our bacon wrapped turkey.

Bacon Wrapped Turkey

Restaurants that are open on Christmas Day:
Canter’s Deli on Fairfax in LA
Keno’s on La Palma in Anaheim
All Downtown Disney Dining
El Torito, Marie Callender’s, Shakey’s, Del Taco, Sizzler, McDonald’s – Please call ahead to make sure your location is open.

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